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"Virtuose du récit en images, Quantanilha campe admirablement des individus ordinaires pris dans des situations qui ne le sont pas." Télérama

"On rit, on pleure à la lecture de cet épatant objet graphique." Le Monde

"Écoute, jolie Marcia fait montre d’une très grande finesse." Libération

"Le nouveau roman graphique de Marcello Quintanilha est encore une fois haletant." Canal BD Magazine

"On peut voir dans ce roman graphique autant une description de la vie dans les favelas, marquée par la violence mais aussi l’entraide, qu’un hymne aux femmes." Books

"Dans des dialogues hauts en couleur, soulignés par les teintes vives du dessin, Marcello Quinthanila rend palpable l’énergie de ces femmes en conflit." France Inter

"A chaque livre, Quintanilha expérimente une nouvelle technique graphique et narrative qui insuffle une force de vie phénoménale dans ses fictions." Les Arts Dessinés

"Un roman graphique puissant... A la fois tableau cru de la classe populaire brésilienne et belle histoire d’amour filial. " Livres Hebdo

"Une des bandes dessinées les plus fortes du moment." BDGest

"Écoute, jolie Márcia est un récit haletant qui témoigne de la maîtrise narrative et graphique de Marcello Quintanilha, confirmant ainsi son statut d’auteur phare de la bande dessinée sud-américaine." Avoir Alire

"Un formidable portrait de femme, débordant d’énergie et d’émotion, comme rarement lu en bande dessinée... Bravo." Bodoï

"Grandioso !" PlaneteBD

Listen, beautiful Marcia
Marcello Quintanilha

Marcello Quintanilha has created a new graphic novel, coming out from Editions çà et là on september 10, 2021.

A single mother, born and raised in a community in the State of Rio, nurse Márcia, has been fighting a real domestic battle to discipline her daughter, the insubordinate Jaqueline. Despite the help of her companion Aluísio, the girl’s stepfather, everything seems useless : Jaqueline doesn’t accept submitting to anything that prevents her from going around and doing whatever she wants, without giving any explanations to anyone. However, when the young woman finds herself up to her neck in organized crime, Márcia will have to face huge risks to get her out of this predicament. Whether Jaqueline wants it or not. Marcello Quintanilha os one of the most famous Brazilian comics artists, acclaimed internationally. Armed with a palette of strong colors and his unique style of building dialogues, Quintanilha has done it again : ’Listen, beautiful Márcia’ is an emotional, surprising and unmistakably Brazilian thriller.

Informations
Published in September 2021

24 x 31 cm, hardcover
128 pages
full color

Marcello Quintanilha

Marcello Quintanilha was born in Niterói in 1971, he first published comics in 1988, for magazines such as Mestre Kim, General, Metal Pesado and Zé Pereira, under the pseudonym Marcelo Gaú. In 1999 he published his first graphic novel, Fealdade de Fabiano Gorila. In 2003, he published the first
volume of the series Sept balles pour Oxford, by Belgian publishing house Le Lombard. He also started to create illustrations for the Spanish newspapers El País and Vanguardia. He was awarded the HQMIX Trophy as best Brazilian artist. In 2016, he was awarded the Fauve Polar award at the 43rd Festival d’Angoulême, for his graphic novel Tungstène, published by çà et là in 2015 — which was then adapted as a featured film. Since 2002, he has been living and works in
Barcelona, Spain.


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