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Obscure Cities Series

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The Obscure Cities is a graphic novel series set on a counter-Earth, created by the Belgian comics artist Francois Schuiten and his longtime friend, writer Benoit Peeters, in the early 1980s. In this fictional world, humans live in independent city-states, each of which has developed a distinct civilization, each characterized by a distinctive architectural style. 

The word Obscure is somewhat misleading for English-speaking readers. In America, we tend to think of the word to mean “little known” or “odd.” The French use the word for multiple meanings, including “mysterious,” “hidden,” or even “secluded.” ALL of these adjectives could apply to the world imagined in the minds of Benoit Peeters and Francois Schuiten. 
The Leaning Girl by Benoît Peeters; François Schuiten
The Tower by Benoît Peeters; François Schuiten
The Fever in Urbicande by Benoît Peeters; François Schuiten

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