Beyond the Shadows (T.5),
Le Lombard 1983
Original plate n° 32, prepublished in the Journal de Tintin
n° 371 of October 19, 1982
Signed. India ink on paper
36.2 × 46.8 cm (14.25 × 18.43 in.)
Grand Prix Saint-Michel 1983, Au-delà des ombres
is without doubt the most metaphysical of the albums by
Jean Van Hamme and Grzegorz Rosinski. Thorgal goes to
to retrieve Aaricia no less than in the underworld. To do so,
he is accompanied by Shaniah who has a secret love for him.
She will sacrifice herself so that the son of the stars gets back his beloved.
her beloved. But how to draw hell? Rosinski chooses
an abstract space where our heroes are caught in the threads
of time that blind angels come to break. A very
scene, almost abstract, where Rosinski shows his mastery of black and white
of his mastery of black and white, one of the scenes that truly
the Thorgal mythology into the imperishable jewels of comics.
jewels of the comic book world.
My vision of the unpredictability of our destinies, wonderfully rendered by Rosinski: blind angels randomly cutting the threads of our lives. Jean Van Hamme