Frédéric Coché is a comics artist who always amazes me. His eerie, dream-like etchings are among the most unusual and arresting images in all of comics. I first became aware of his work when Fréon published Hortus Santitatis in 2001. This was a stand-alone book in their Récits de villes series, and one of the most incredible debut comics ever. His subsequent book, The Hero’s Life and Death Triumphant, from FRMK/Bries was even better.
So I was thrilled to discover this book from Ollendorff and Desseins who are putting out new essays about major philosophers illustrated by contemporary artists. The book is described as an essay on Adorno and Horkheimer through the lens of The Odyssey. Text by Claudie Hamel and illustrations by Coché. I’ve already placed an order.