Water Memory

Written by Mathieu Reynès | Illustrated by Valérie Vernay
Europe Comics
2016 - June

About Water Memory:
Marion starts a new life when she moves into the family house that her mother has recently inherited. She waves goodbye to city life and hello to a life by the sea, in the village where her grandparents lived for over 30 years. And it’s just magical: a fantastic view and the beach just at the end of the garden. In the village, the older residents seem to have fond memories of Marion’s grandfather, who died long before she was born. Now’s her chance to find out more about her family history, about which, until now, she knew practically nothing. And then there are those sculpted rocks which are apparently a trace of forgotten legends… But when strange events start happening in her life, Marion soon realizes that all is not as it seems…

This is an enchanting fantasy about a family secret and ancient maritime legends.

About the authors:  Mathieu Reynès & Valérie Vernay

Mathieu Reynès is a French cartoonist, known for his graphic novels Sexy Gun and three volumes of Lola Bogota, Les tennismen , Les informaticiens, Toutou & Cie, and Les Maîtres Nageurs that he illustrated himself.

Valérie Vernay created the first volume of the comic book adaptation of the La guerre des Boutons. At the same time, she illustrated another children's book "Perdus dans la forêt" and created her very own series "Agathe Saugrenu," with Vincent Zabus on the script.

Meet Valérie Vernay at the New York Comic Con between October 5th-8th !

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