“ A day in the life of the persecuted Rebetiko musicians ”
Athens, 1936. General Metaxas is cracking down on rebetis and their way. A small group of friends – Rebetiko musicians – wind their way through the Athenian backstreets, ouzeris and market squares dodging the police while settling disputes over hashish and women. With music at its heart, the narrative builds to a joyous party at its climax in this award-winning graphic novel.
Prudhomme re-creates the music deftly, using small panels that echo the darkness, the closeness, of the cafés while also filling them with movement