A Spirit of Rebellion

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Maddie Crum interviews Jacques Ferrandez, who adapted Albert Camus’s classic The Stranger into a graphic novel, on the importance of The Stranger, his personal connection to it, and more:

The book is about the human condition and also about youth. Camus used to describe Meursault as someone who does not know how to lie. Each new generation can identify with this character. While drawing Meursault, I thought of James Dean, who became famous among the young people of his time with the movie “A Rebel Without a Cause.” He stood for a spirit of rebellion against the Establishment and, generally speaking, against propriety and conventions.


Olivia Wetzel is a student taking time off to live and work in San Francisco. If she could be any animal, she’d be a penguin. She’s never eaten pepperoni before, and one of her feet is a whole size bigger than the other. More from this author →