Winners Archive 2022
La ManticoreQUINTAL ÉDITIONS
La Manticore is a Riso printed comic book by french artist Mayeul Vigouroux published and printed in Paris by Quintal Éditions in Spring 2021.
“The Bayurna Yusra is a sovereign more feared than respected whose misogyny is known to all her subjects and particularly to her husband, the Bayun Ghufran. This is why, when the midwife hands him her newborn daughter, Ghufran decides to pass her off as a boy, saving her from a sad fate. Sent to his uncle, Shamil learns decorum, letters, science and the arts of war like all bayijins. Only those close to him know his secret, but the more he grows up, the more he weighs on his frail shoulders. This story follows his pitiful search for identity …”