Slash Them All by Antoine Maillard and translated by Jenna Allen
Hardcover – Fantagraphics Books – Sept 2022 – 146 pages
For a group of teens in a tranquil seaside town, summer is approaching and the future is fraught with uncertainty, so the best to hope for is an endless summer. But when two high school students are found dead, news reports of a serial killer on the loose stoke fears and send the small community into chaos. Meanwhile, evil has plans of its own.
Slash Them All is cartoonist Antoine Maillard’s tribute to 1980s American horror cinema yet drawn in a pencil style that evokes 1950s film noir more than Jason or Freddy Krueger. Told with a graphic acuity and emotional depth that transcends its simple slasher inspirations, Slash Them All was named the best work of crime fiction at the 2022 Angoulême International Comics Festival.