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L'Amérique - Volume 1, Part 2

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KAFKA in your iPhone !

Ave!Comics and 6 Pieds sous Terre present a digital graphic novel using the breakthrough Ave!Comics comic book reader :

A novel by Franz Kafka
adapted by Robert Cara
Drawings by Daniel Casanave
black & white

Volume 1, Une villa aux environs de New-York
part #2 (of 2)
38 pages | 160+ panels | French only


At the age of 16, Karl Rossmann is forced by his parents to go to America after having had a relationship with a housemaid, who also gives birth to his child. Just as the ship arrives, he stays onboard to see the captain in order to defend a stoker who claims he has been
treated unfairly. During this incident, he is recognized by his uncle, senator Jacob, who takes him under his wings and decides to educate him. Karl is introduced to two friends of his uncle's, Green and
Pollunder. The latter invites Karl to his house in the country where he meets Pollunder's daughter Clara. But he realises too late that he has accepted the invitation without his uncle's approval. At midnight, Green hands him a letter in which the senator rejects him and tells him that from now on, he is on his own.

Born in 1963 in the Ardennes, Daniel Casanave has visited every
corner of the graphic universe since the mid 80s. He has been drawing
for the press (l'Expansion, le Monde, l'Humanité), been a stage
designer for the theatre, an illustrator for young-adult literature and an
author of comic adaptations of world literature classics.
Robert Carais a painter originally from Sardinia. He has worked
together with Daniel Casanave since 15 years. Together they
publish an anti-clerical calendar in the Ardennes, issued by the
publishing house l'Almanach. Naturally, Robert Cara is a Kafka

PLEASE NOTE : The text is in French only (for now).

The Ave!Comics reader uses a new format, named AVE, to describe a digital comic or graphic novel. This rich format allows the creation of digital paths through the original art, combining animations, transitions, automatic zooms to ensure the best reading experience on a variety of handheld devices.
This version of the reader is specifically designed for iPhone and iPod Touch. More information on Ave!Comics can be found on

Features include:
- animated digital version of the complete comic book
- A revolutionnary reading experience using cinematics that create an animated path through the stories.
- Easy and intuitive navigation between pages and panels.
- Full support for multi-touch, swipe, portrait and landscape mode.
- a reading experience that adapts itself to portrait and landscape.
- page mode to display the original layout of the comic book

Application is translated in English and French.
The comic book itself is available in French only.