Jean relates his daily life and adventures with his sour-tempered teacher Madame Moinot, his busy dad, his kind nanny Yvette (the Queen of iced chocolate), his little brother Paul (with whom he is always fighting), and his precocious and spiteful neighbor Michele (whose parents own a kennel), telling them all those small and amusing things that appear to make him a normal boy.
But inside there is a great emptiness and a voice calling "Where is my mommy...?" as his only maternal contact is through a series of fanciful postcards read to him by the girl next door! With sensitivity and emotion, Regnaud and Eisner-nominated Bravo (Best Short Story 2008) tell their story that reminds us that children are not the only ones who would rather invent than deal with reality. Winner of Essentials Award at the prestigious Angouleme Festival (pretty much Europe's most influential comics art festival), 2008.
Fanfare/Ponent Mon, hardback, 120 pages, published March 2009