This is the tale of the titular Pietrolino, a man who came to use his skills as a mime to stand up against the oppressor and cheer the bruised souls of a Nazi-occupied France. The graphic novel adaptation of a theatre play originally written by the ever multi-faceted Alexandro Jodorowsky ("The Incal," "The Metabarons") for the famous French mime Marcel Marceau. It is here poetically brought to life by prolific European artist and frequent Humanoids contributor, O.G. Boiscommun ("The Book of Jack").
Born in 1971, Olivier Boiscommun studied Graphic Arts in Paris. Initially a fashion designer, he switched to studying Fine Arts in Angoulême in 1993. He created a story for the Enfants du Nil anthology in 1994, followed by a small black and white album at Le Cycliste. He worked on the animated film Bamboo Bears before joining Delcourt publishers, where he began the Troll series with Joann Sfar and Jean-David Morvan. In 2001, he produced Anges with writer Dieter, as well as creating The Book of Jack and The Book of Sam with writer Denis-Pierre Filippi.