Writer/director of the film Immortal, Enki Bilal is recognized as one of the world’s most talented graphic artists, published in more that fifteen languages worldwide. The Dormant Beast and December 32nd are the first two books in a haunting and captivating trilogy that explores the dark side of human nature. Nike is a memory expert who remembers his every experience with perfect clarity. This is more of a curse than it is a blessing, because the pain of his past never fades. Follow Nike as he uses his gift to try to understand his link to Leyla and Amir, both orphaned beside him in war torn Yugoslavia, Nike lives in a violent and chaotic world where manipulating the truth is a powerful tool and a man who can remember everything is invaluable to whoever controls him.
Enes Bilal (born 1951) is a French comic book creator, comics artist and film director. Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, to a Slovak mother and a Bosniak father who had been Tito's tailor, he moved to Paris at the age of 9. At age 14, he met René Goscinny and with his encouragement applied his talent to comics. He produced work for Goscinny's comics magazine Pilote in the 1970s, publishing his first story in 1972. In 1975, Bilal began working with script writer Pierre Christin. Bilal is best known for the Nikopol trilogy (1980–1992). The books have been adapted into a movie Immortal (2004).
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