Skin of a Thousand Beasts: the review

Skin of a Thousand Beasts: the review
Skin of a Thousand Beasts: a tale of opposites, a contemporary fairy tale set in a remote time and place, where the princess to help doesn't really need to be rescued, but to be free to make her own choices: to choose who to be, how to live and who to love.

The new graphic novel by Stéphane Fert who, after Morgana, gives us a new, beautiful work made up of princes and princesses in search of each other and of themselves, of evil kings and fathers, you do that are actually witches (or vice versa?). All this, contained in a fairy tale made on foundations such as female identity and, in general, the rejection of everything that can be toxic: a violent and unnatural love, the imposition of a role within the limits of one's gender, a patriarchy that leaves no way out. A real and magical tale at the same time, with a dreamlike aura given by its enchanting illustrations that seem to have come directly from a children's storybook.

From Giambattista Basile to the Grimm brothers in St é phane Fert

As with Morgana, the first graphic novel by Stéphane Fert published by Tunué, the French illustrator and cartoonist was inspired by one of the key characters of the Breton cycle, so in Pelle di Mille Bestie it again focuses on a famous story: this time, Fert finds the material for his comic in the tale of the Brothers Grimm entitled Dognipelo, in which a beautiful princess escapes from the clutches of her father, who intends to marry her as the only one to equal the beauty of her dead consort. The girl thus dresses in a dress made up of the fur of all the animals of the forest and escapes from the castle in which she lives, taking on a sort of new identity in another kingdom, where she will find the true love of her life none other than in the king who governs.

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