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JACQUES MARTIN ALIX L'Odyssée d'Alix (hors série n°7), Casterman 1987 Original illustration for the back cover, accompanied by its two gouache colorizations (one from 1987, the other from 1999). Signed. India ink on paper 37 × 48.1 cm (14.57 × 18.94 in.) A drawing of particular importance in that it constitutes a completion, perfecting the volume that magnifies the epic of Alix's adventures. But also in that it embodies, with remarkable accuracy, the serene dimension of Martin's work, the Olympian calm emanating from both the setting and the sublimated expression of the characters. This serenity is opposed to the tragic aspect, so often marked in the series. The "Martinian smile" emblematic of the work finds here a particular resonance, rarely equaled. F. G.
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