Cities of the Fantastic: The Invisible Frontier

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews Cities of the Fantastic: The Invisible Frontier Vol. 1 by Benoit Peeters and Francois Schuiten.

Francois Schuiten Benoit Peeters Cities of the Fantastic

Schuiten’s art in this title is breathtaking. There are splendid fantasy architectures and landscapes that communicate the feeling of vast spaces and filtered light. The characters are expressive and attractively rendered.

In the story, an aspiring cartographer finds himself in the elite bureaucracy of his craft, where there are disturbing changes underway: mechanization, militarization, and possible conspiracies.

The hardcover volume digests three BD issues, and does not conclude its plot. [via]