Colonialism and war disrupted the lives of millions of Vietnamese people during the 20th century. These are their stories.
Clement Baloup intimately traces the paths of those who went to great lengths to seek asylum in unfamiliar lands, and against all odds, established prosperous communities rooted in the colorful culture and experiences of their past, while fostering a future unhindered by the political and personal turmoil that haunts their pasts.
Vietnamese Memories #1 : Leaving Saigon - Softcover Trade
Vietnamese Memories #2 : Little Saigon - Softcover Trade
Vietnamese Memories #1 : Leaving Saigon - Digital Comic
Vietnamese Memories #2 : Little Saigon - Digital Comic
The drawing style differs from the first volume. Clean and expressive lines serve the story completely, and colors skillfully emphasize feelings: dark purple for the terrifying and painful memories of the past; whereas the present, with its more peaceful and hopeful evocations, is depicted in warmer terracotta and yellow shades. (transl. from the French - Olivia)
Little Saigon is written with great restraint, subtlety, empathy, and tenderness towards these men and women seen here in their daily routine but whose journey remains unsuspected. Baloup draws wide open spaces and landscapes with ease, but excels even more at cityscapes. (transl. from the French - Olivia)