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La Femme Fatale

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Enjoy an intimate interaction with the beautiful and profound. Inspired by tarot and illuminated manuscripts, “La Femme Fatale” tells the mythic story of Eva the vampire encapsulated in a deck of cards. Intricate illustrations enliven the personal narrative of a struggle for self-determination. This contemporary heroine inspires compassion while the card format encourages ...more
Card Deck & Companion Booklet, 42 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Art & Lenny (first published August 2011)

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Christa  Seeley
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Relations that Suck and La Femme Fatale are two stories about the same girl – a vampire named Eva. La Femme Fatale tells her story, taking us back to the time of the French Revolution and her move to the New World. It takes us through her early time as a vampire and her struggle to both conceal and accept what she is. The most unique part of La Femme Fatale, however, is its format. Referred to as “genre-busting” Marilyn Yu has taken our traditional concept of
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Aug 02, 2011 L (Sniffly Kitty) rated it really liked it
I love this concept for a book. Sure it's artsy, and I'm not that big on artsy. But, it's just novel enough for me to enjoy it although I wouldn't say that there's much depth to the story. Also, the pictures are pretty nice although perhaps a bit clip-arty.

There is a companion book that gives you the full story as well as some explanation of each card. Some of the cards don't actually have story components on it; instead, they have other pictures. The author suggests that you could use the deck
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Marilyn Yu, voted Best APA Designer in the Bay Area by Asian Week readers, is a clothing designer, artist, and author based in San Francisco. With a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, Yu is constantly trying to merge her various interests in the work she does. For over a decade, Yu has interwoven ...more
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