(2019) 18 x 23,5 cm / 1 color / silver foil cover
Written & illustrated by Mathilde Van Gheluwe
130 pages | A dark yarn of poetry, party, and witchcraft
(Debuted at the 2019 Angoulême International Comics Festival)
☆ ☆ ☆ One of the Beat's Best Comics of 2019* ☆ ☆ ☆
Welcome to Funky Town! My name is Lele. I’m going to be twelve soon, so I’m not really a kid anymore. I live here in Funky Town. Every night people are drinking and dancing and celebrating together. I don’t like parties very much, and I don’t have any friends, except for Cat. My favorite things in life are poetry, food . . . and mom, of course! Oh, and each day I go to Baba Yaga’s house in the woods to get mom her potion. Mom always tells me to be careful around Baba, but I don’t know why. When I grow up, I will be like Mom.
". . . dark, moody, depressing . . . one of the best [books] of the year, and it will break your heart."
Philippe Leblanc, The Beat
" . . . made me want to go to the woods and become a witch too."