Death by Peyote – A First Look at ‘The Dust of the Ancestors’
All those who think they ever had a bad trip should prepare themselves for the spectacular finale of ‘The Dust of the Ancestors’. For what? Well, that really depends on …
‘The Dust of the Ancestors’ is a graphic novel in the truest sense of the word: here, the images tell the story and the comparatively scant text “illustrates” the pictures. That this results in a variety of possible readings and interpretations of the events is a desired side effect – as is the reading speed and the reading order. Whether José Guadalupe Reyes experiences a horror trip or a crass film is a matter of opinion. All the same: those who submerge themselves in the exuberant details of the drawings reap the most rewards from this book!
‘Der Staub der Ahnen’ (‘The Dust of the Ancestors’), Avant Verlag – ISBN 978-3-939080-61-9
‘La Poussière des Aïeux’, Actes Sud / Editions de l´An2 – ISBN 978-2330001520
88 Pages / 23,5 x 31,5 cm