Extra Vegetalia | Gwenola Carrère (Requins Marteaux)
24,5 X 33 cm
At the edge of the universe, a little to the left after our galaxy, a few stars and a black hole rub shoulders with the small planet Vegetalia. Its surface conditions are much the same as those on Earth: craters, volcanoes, seas and streams. It is home to a lush jungle of gigantic, perennial tropical plants, which thrive with animal power. In this mystical and fertile setting, a society composed of women lives peacefully, until the day when, projected from who knows what vortex, an injured man appears on the beach... Gwenola Carrère, a talented visual artist, deploys here the first part of a lavish tale very freely inspired by the feminist novel Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915). Served by an erotic and wild feature, the book is reminiscent of the stories of adventurers and the first fantastic novels, and reminds us that even for seasoned explorers, the most virgin lands are those of the heart.