French comics creator, Sylvie Fontaine is a seasoned veteran of the form, but is not widely known in the English speaking world. Le Poulet du Dimanche (which translates as "Sunday Chicken," and presumably has a French colloquial meaning that is lost in translation) could go a ways in helping to rectify this situation, as all the work herein collected are wordless pantomime comics in which no translation is necessary (the sole exception to this is the introduction by Jean Giraud [better known as Moebius]). And these are great comics, exhibiting a strong synthetic streak, as Fontaine's work incorporates the likes of Marc Bell, Jean Debuffet, Fiona Smyth, Jim Woodring, and Moebius himself -- especially in some of the lengthy series of transformation comics, which is one of this volume's highlights -- along with that of many others. This is not to say her work is derivative. It takes what it needs from its influences and welds them to her own æsthetic, using each as called for. Her work ranges from delicate to detailed to bold to ruddily expressionistic -- sometimes all in a single piece! This full-size 120 page French-flapped (but of course!) edition is an entertaining collection of engrossing comics as well as an excellent introduction to Ms. Fontaine's work. Check it out!