Frink and Freud

Pierre Peju, Lionel Richerand


In 1909, while on a fundraising lecture tour in America, theories of psychoanalysis, whose traumatic childhood and complicated personal life later cast a shadow over Freud’s professional career—and came close to destroying his reputation. This little-known and ultimately tragic true story of two divorces, three deaths, and a ménage à quatre, as well as the questionable motives behind Freud’s involvement in it is the subject of a groundbreaking collaboration between artist and animator Lionel Richer and the prizewinning philosopher, biographer, and novelist Pierre Péju. After all, what better medium can there be than the graphic novel to place the American dream on the couch of European psychoanalysis?

Creator Bio

French artist and animator Lionel Richerand studied at the école nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, specializing in illustration and directing animated films. In 2007 he published Petit conte léguminesque, and later directed The Fear of the Wolf. He is currently preparing his own feature film and several comic book projects. Pierre Péju is a French philosopher, novelist, and essayist, whose best-known works are the prizewinning novels Le rire de l’ogre and The Girl from the Chartreuse. Pierre has also written radio plays, and several of his short stories have been adapted for the stage.

Price £14.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 15 November 2020
Pages 216
Height 240mm
Width 170mm
Illustrations Full colour illustration
ISBN-13 9781910593905