An epic graphic novel that tells
the heroic tale of a dethroned princess.
Legend tells of a Golden Age, “ when the valleys and mountains were not constrained by walls.
When men would come and go as they pleased…”
But those days are long gone.
The kingdom has been stricken by famine and is plagued by the corruption of the lords of the court. When the old king dies, his daughter, Tilda, prepares to take the throne and succeed him. With the support of the wise Tankred and the loyal Bertil, her closest counselors and friends, she intends to carry out the reforms needed to relieve her people of their misery. But a plot led by her younger brother suddenly condemns her to exile.
Guided by strange visions, Tilda decides to take back her kingdom with the help of her two companions. Thus begins a long journey in which their fate will become intertwined with “The Golden Age.” More than just a legend, much more than an account of free men and their struggle, it’s a lost book with power enough to change the world.
Roxanne Moreil shares her time between her job in a bookstore and a hatful of projects related to comic books. An active member of Maison Fumetti, she is heavily involved in the Fumetti Festival and in creating the feminist exhibition “ Une BD quand je veux si je veux [A Comic Book If I Want, When I Want].”
The Golden Age is her first script, co-written with Cyril Pedrosa, with whom she founded Éditions la Vie Moderne in 2015.
His meeting with writer David Chauvel took him away from Walt Disney’s animation studios and into the world of comic books, beginning with the tetralogy Ring Circus. Working on both collaborations (Paroles sans-papiers, Premières Fois) and solo works (Trois Ombres), he is also the author of children’s series such as Brigade Fantôme and is a founding member of the comics anthology Professeur Cyclope. He has won a number of awards: Prix Le Point de la BD, Prix Sheriff d’or de la librairie Esprit BD, Prix Bédélys Monde for Portugal in 2011. Prix des Libraires de Bande Dessinée, Prix de la BD Fnac for Portugal in 2012.