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The Crime of Passion or, Love’s Delirium: A Spanish Story

Embedded in Letter 37 of Aline and Valcour is a complete short tale, entitled “Le Crime du Sentiment, ou les Délires de l’amour,” published here for the first time in English translation. It appears in a portion of the novel, best described as picaresque, in which the heroine Léonore and her friend Clémentine find themselves, after a long adventurous journey, in Toledo, Spain.

The Border Picnics

There is a tree growing against the fence; its bark is taking on the pattern. The tree gives a little shade on either side, and that’s where Ray sets up his chair to wait for her. Perhaps the park existed before there was a border. Perhaps one day this tree was repatriated, the arbitrary nationality of shrubs.

When the Time Comes

A TRANSLATION OF Wenn es soweit istBY ADRIAN WEST Adam the Third spoke up about the undesirable newborn cats on his farm, scabrous and still blind; in other cases, he looked down on the Catholic Church and dismissed its rites with the words, Puppet Show! Farce! and nowadays he only shows his face in God’s house during the holy days, for reasons of decorum: the newborn cats, those little cripples, should be wiped out.

The Renoir Is Put Straight

L’Auberge. The sign can be seen from the road. The child will remember the vine that winds around the post. She will remember the willow in the yard.

an extract from Blinding: Book One

Out of that corner came Silvia, her eyes sparkling, her lips wet. Her tiny nipples peered through the flesh of her crossed arms. Her thin, naked body, her hairless pubis, and her limpid legs white as chalk were drawn against the rough background of the wall, where nocturnal insects scuttled.

A Connected People

David Prudhomme. french cartoonist. left handed. Hairless and myopic. Born in 1969. i have made comics about Louvre museum, prehistoric caves, rembetiko (greek music style), absurd end of the world, french singer Georges Brassens, family comedy, medieval farce comedy named Pathelin, musketeers. Each time i change my drawing style to be in tune with the subject.

I Remember Beirut

Zeina Abirached was born in 1981 in Beirut, Lebanon. She studied at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Beirut and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. The main subject of her work has been the Lebanese Civil War.


Alfred was born in Grenoble, France in 1976. He launched with a few friends the publishing house Ciel Esther, where he has published several books. Alfred later formed the duo Crumble Club with author Olivier Ka; storytellers and musicians, the two perform and publish children's books and comics together.

Anxious Squirrel

Antony Huchette makes drawings and films. He is the author of La maree haute, published in 2008 by 6 Pieds Sous Terre, and Brooklyn Quesadillas, published in 2013 by Cornelius Editions and Conundrum Press. Alongside of his comics and short films he works on collages and paintings. When he is not drawing, he’s most likely making music or hanging in Brooklyn’s playground with his family.


Aya Kakeda is a Japanese artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. In her work she often depicts what's happening in her imaginary island, totai island. You can see more of her work at

Tragic Strip

Tom Motley's Continuing Ed cartooning courses are enrolling right now at the School of Visual Arts.


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