Irish Examiner Features Berlin - "A masterpiece!"

“In the frame during a big year for comics” / The Irish Examiner / Don O’Mahony / December 18, 2018

It was inevitable the conclusion of Jason Lutes’ epic Berlin trilogy would be on a downbeat note.

What began in the autumn years of Weimar Berlin, and seen through the eyes of the vivacious Marthe, a young woman who has arrived in the city to study art, ceded inevitably to the grim rise of Nazism.

Possibility crushed by conformity and fear.

Its cold historical truths resonate today in so many frightening ways but more than that, it is quite simply an artistic triumph.

Lutes’ line work captures intricate architectural detail, which he

balances with minimal panels and odd perspectives to convey so much drama. A masterpiece!

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