Fears of the Dark Comes to Toronto


FEAR(S) OF THE DARK in Toronto on March 6 at The Royal. FEAR(S) OF THE DARK [Peur(s) du noir] is a  unique collection of six stories by ten of the world’s most cutting-edge, acclaimed graphic artists and cartoonists, all built around their worst nightmares. Working in rich black and white, with subtle color tonalities, the artists dig deep into the eeriest dreads of the mind and direct in a variety of styles, using both 2-D and 3-D animation.

Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Jerry Kramsky, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire, Michel Pirus, Romain Slocombe, went back to the origins of their fears and agreed to animate their drawings and inspire them, each one in their own unique style.

Perhaps one of artists best-known in North America is Charles Burns, whose provocative work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone and The New Yorker, amongst others. It has also graced many album covers for bands, including Iggy Pop. A common theme in his work is physical transformation and invasion.  In FEAR(S) OF THE DARK, his segment recounts the disturbing tale of a shy college student, (voiced by the late Guillaume Depardieu), who falls prey to an aggressive young woman.

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