Hubert

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Hubert is a solitary man who shapes his life by going to museums. He talks to few people and only about museums and art. When his neighbor downstairs, a lonely woman, tries to seduce him, he doesn't understand. He takes photos of the pictures he likes—usually of beautiful women—and paints copies of the paintings at home. There is only one real woman who fascinates him; she lives in the opposite building and he can see her balcony from his window. One of the most beautiful graphic novels Jonathan Cape has ever published, Hubert marks the beginning of a great career.

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Ben Gisjsemans studied audiovisual arts and comics in Ghent and Brussels. Hubert is his first book.

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"Gijsemans, meanwhile, is one to watch." —James Smart, Guardian"This is a wonderful book, and I want everyone to read it." —Rachel Cooke, Observer"This beautiful, moving book isn’t only about what it is like to be too much alone; to turn its almost wordless pages is briefly to replicate the experience. The deafening silence of its frames are at moments as crushing as lead . . . This is a wonderful book, and I want everyone to read it. Its emotional and visual economy is extraordinary, Gijsemans showing such (precocious) daring when he devotes six, nine, even 12 frames to the smallest ceremonies . . . His drawings, washed out but somehow lush, too, are so tender and telling." —Rachel Cooke, Guardian"impressive first graphic novel."—Booklist“Gijsemans is an artist of towering talent, and he captures Hubert’s life in all its loneliness with a delicacy of line and a mastery of pacing that is nearly unseen in debut comics.” —PublishersWeekly.com 
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