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Carthago Vol.1

Illustrated by Eric Henninot and Milan Jovanovic

In the insatiable quest for natural resources, humans are searching further and deeper into the earth, threatening to unleash monsters thought to be long gone.

The megalodon, the prehistoric ancestor of the great white shark was the most ferocious predator of the seas, an 80 foot killing machine extinct for millions of years… But when divers drilling in an underwater cave are attacked by this living fossil, oceanographer Kim Melville discovers that this creature may not only have survived, but thrived, and is reclaiming its place at the top of the food chain.

Christophe Bec is a writer and artist. Born in France, he spent the first few months of his life in Morocco due to his parent’s work. Attracted to comics from an early age, he began his career by producing fanzines, one of which earned a Best Fanzine nomination at Angoulême Comics Festival. He joined the Comics School of Angoulême the next year. Known for the art behind “Absolute Zero”, “Sanctum” and “Prometheus”, he is also the author of “Pandemonium”, “Shadows of Salamanca” and “Carthago”. “Sanctum” earned him nominations for Best Comic Album at both the Cognac Detective Film Festival and the Jules Vernes Film Festival. He also won the Uderzo Prize for his series “Lent”.

Born in 1974, Éric Henninot studied to become an engineer in Marseille, working for scientific companies like Cemagref and SITA, but his passion for art eventually led him to a career in comics. In 2007 he collaborated with Christophe Bec to create the series 'Carthago' for Humanoids, which was a bestseller. In 2010 he drew 'Little Jones', the third installment in Dargaud's 'XII Mystery' series.

Born in what was formerly known as Yugoslavia, Milan Jovanovic became interested in comics at age 13 and published his first stories in the late 1980s. After studying graphic design, he worked at an animation studio as well as in advertising. In 2001, he co-founded the comics magazine Bager and collaborated with writer Frank Giroud on The Snake in the Ice in the series 'Secrets' at Dupuis. He joined the Carthago series on the third book, collaborating with Christophe Bec. He now lives in Belgrade, where the French Institute held an exhibition of his work in April 2016.

"I was so damn entertained I couldn’t stop reading. The writing is bananas and the art is just plain awesome. This is like Jaws meets Heavy Metal comics. I hope they make more." - Forces of Geek "Put simply this is the kind of comic to become utterly lost within and would be worthy of the term “unputdownable” if such a word existed." - SciFiNow "This one is one of the tops–and you need to grab it." - AiPT! "Both the simple and the complex panels are striking in Carthago, combining brutality with beauty." - ICv2 "Carthago goes inside instead of out to find its mysteries and madness. So far under the waves, so close to the center of the Earth, it might as well be in space. There is still as much to discover on our own planet as there is outside our solar system. The fear of darkness in this book, it’s not of the alien — it’s primal." - DoomRocket "A captivating series! …Enough can't be said about the absolutely flawless work of Eric Henninot. His classic and realistic style is the source of magnificent scenery. " - Actua BD "Moreover, the underwater scenes are superb and stunning. Always spectacular and cinematic." - Sceneario.com "And therein lies the strength of this writer: with each sequence, magic happens." - Chronicles De L’imaginaire "Bec deftly constructs his story, creating a well-researched puzzle whose pieces come together at different times to form a disturbing picture of our future. He continually manages to intrigue us while making impossible events credible." - BD Tresor

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