Isle of 100,000 Graves
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Isle of 100,000 Graves


Five years ago, little Gwenny’s father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures — and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a shipful of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad.

Little does she realize that the Isle comes by its ominous name honestly, as the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners… and then putting an end to their lives in a wide variety of gruesome ways. And they’ve reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty.

And yes, this story is a comedy. Albeit a dark one.

For the first time in his career, Jason has enlisted a writer: Fabien Vehlmann. (Vehlmann has written a number of graphic novels for the French and American markets, including an installment of the legendary Spirou series and the three-volume Green Manor continuity, of which two volumes have been released in English.) Vehlmann has managed to interiorize Jason’s deadpan style and wit perfectly, creating a uniquely smooth and successful collaboration.

Title:Isle of 100,000 Graves
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:56 pages

    Isle of 100,000 Graves Reviews

  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 08, 2011

    Set in Pirate Times, Gwenny’s pop went a-sailing to find the legendary treasure of the Isle of 100,000 graves but never returned. Then Gwenny finds a map to the island in a bottle and joins a swashb...

  • HannahCassie (PSIloveThatBook)
    Mar 16, 2016

    Absolutely hilarious! Loving these graphic novels!...

  • Allie
    Aug 11, 2014

    Boy howdy, I love Jason. This story centers on a plucky little lady, Gwenny, looking for her father. He disappeared while looking for treasure on the titular Isle of 100,000 Graves. She finds a map in...

  • Jeremy Stephens
    Nov 21, 2011

    Three letters summarize my reaction to everything about this graphic novel-wtf. I have been reviewing books here on the goodreads site for three years now and thus far this was by far the hardest boo...

  • Miguel Jimnez
    Jun 24, 2014

    Si se creía que no había alguien con un estilo similar a Jason, se estaba en un error. Jason es único, no hay duda, pero Vellman complementa y queda muy bien en la —ya de por sí— especial narr...

  • Tif
    Nov 17, 2011

    A simple story about a clever girl who hires a pirate crew with the lure of map promising a massive, legendary treasure, in the hopes of finding her father whom went missing years before on an island ...

  • Zaz
    Feb 15, 2016

    This one was fun. The story didn't look interesting at first, but soon there were pirates and other creepy bad characters. I liked that the main characters were smart kids and how the setting was real...

  • Meem
    Feb 15, 2014

    Jason delivers pitch-perfect noir every time. Every work of his is a monument to minimalism. You are a treasure map inside a bottle, you beautiful Norwegian, and I'd be a willing prisoner in your isla...

  • Pustulio
    Jan 29, 2015

    Lo mismo, bien raro el muchacho. ...

  • Ross McLean
    Mar 22, 2016

    A charming and precocious young girl teams up with a band of rough and tumble pirates in search of a fabled treasure and her long lost father. They try to take advantage of her, but she is always one ...

About Fabien Vehlmann

Usually uses the pseudonym VehlmannFabien Vehlmann est comme son héros : pétillant, engagé et plein d'humour.Après avoir patiemment suivi les cours d'une école de commerce nantaise, Fabien Vehlmann réalise que sa voie est ailleurs. Bien décidé à se lancer dans la bande dessinée, il se consacre à l'écriture de manière intensive durant une année entière. Il empile les projets et inonde scrupuleuseme