In The best in the world Pauline Martin chooses gentler subject matter, using a subtle touch as she sizes up the romantic relationships between young people.
When The Best In The World was first published, one French critic remarked :
“ With her comic the best in the world, Pauline Martin succeeds in making the novel that many French writers fail to get right every year … ”
More praise from the French press :
“ Pauline Martin’s universe is curious, endearing and disturbing all at the same time. You begin to appreciate the feeling of unease that lingers throughout this work. ”
Pauline Martin has made two other books : Léonora, with David B., and Ce que je sais de ma maman (What I know about my mum).
She now works as an art director for a publisher of children’s books.
Ellen Lindner, from the collaborative comics translation website comixinflux
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