His occasional full-page watercolour and pastel drawings are nothing short of beautiful. In a strange way, they give the story a sense of realism. I suppose the change of format acts the way documentary photos would.
Being a French cartoonist, Winshluss is obsessed with sex, death, viscera, scat, and exposing the dark side of humanity. But this album is also a political parable, and contains a strange sense of moral justice. I don't think it would be fair to call the guy 'immoral'. Does that even matter? I don't know.
When we finally got this album in the store, Jamie Salomon was so excited, he took it home and read the nearly 200 pages cover to cover twice over-- same day! Off hand, I remember Jamie also loving 'Monster Men Bureiko' and 'Panier de Singe'.. both of which are also in the store. Come by and check em all out!