Barrel of Monkeys, which won the Prix Révélation at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême, is Ruppert and Mulot's first book to be published in English. It also constitutes the launch of Bill Kartalopoulous' Rebus Books!
|Startled by an ostrich in the night|
|One of the book's intricate Eadweard Muybridge-esque sequences, involving a guide dog race|
phenakistoscopes in Barrel of Monkeys. As indicated in the book, if you want to see some of the phenakistoscopes in motion, click through - and click on each of the phenakistoscopes to see them in motion! Seriously, do it. It's pret-ty cool.
|Jérôme Mulot did all the hand-lettering in this English language edition, for aesthetic fidelity|
|The dialogue is often laid out in this confusing, yet appealing vertical fashion|