A long-time fan of the 9th Art, the novelist Marc Levy publishes his first comic strip as a screenwriter, L’Agence Des Invisibles.
The mystery of the disappearance
In twenty years of career, Marc Lévy has often been adapted for cinema, television and comics, but until now he had never written an original screenplay. This is now done with L’Agence des invisibles, a romantic story where a secret agency is responsible for finding people who disappeared in major conflicts. “The notion of the disappeared is both very romantic and very interesting“, explains the novelist. Some have taken advantage of a war to disappear, then be reborn under another identity. There is a whole mystery of the disappearance. Everything related to this notion of identity fascinates me.”
A journey through the history of France
Marc Lévy grew up in the sixties and seventies, “a crazy time for comics”, he admits: “It was incredible. My first collection was Blake and Mortimer and Les Tuniques Bleues.” The first sequence of L’Agence des invisibles – an impressive aerial war – pays direct homage to his childhood readings. “For our friends, it all started with a child’s game. Some will not have time to become adults”. Thus begins Les enfants de la liberté, where small and big stories intertwine. The book offers, in fact, a journey through the history of France through the destinies of Raymond, Claude, Charles, Sophie or Osna, adolescents barely out of childhood engaged in the Toulouse resistance. In a sustained rhythm, the reader lets himself be caught up in the adventures with the many twists and turns of the characters. For this first time, Marc Lévy has teamed up with screenwriter Sylvain Runberg, to whom we owe a transposition of Millenium into comics.