ARC | Manga/Graphic Novel Review #65 – Louis Undercover, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

Hello everyone!

Here’s my review for a very, very cute graphic novel. It’s Louis Undercover, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault.

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Louis’s dad cries — Louis knows this because he spies on him. His dad misses the happy times when their family was together, just as Louis does. But as it is, he and his little brother, Truffle, have to travel back and forth between their dad’s country house and their mom’s city apartment, where she tries to hide her own tears.

Thankfully, Louis has Truffle for company. Truffle loves James Brown lyrics, and when he isn’t singing, he’s asking endless questions. Louis also has his friend Boris, with whom he spots ghost cop cars and spies on the “silent queen,” the love of his life, Billie.

When Louis and Truffle go to their dad’s for two weeks during the summer, their father seems to have stopped drinking. And when Truffle has a close call from a bee sting, their mother turns up and the reunited foursome spend several wonderful days in New York — until they reach the end of the road, again.



  • beautiful art
  • heartful story



  • gets a bit of a rushed ending



Just after finishing this one did I realized that I knew the authors’ work, at least vaguely. I was mostly drawn by the art and it did not disappoint me. I like to see the brush strokes and the use of so little colours. The character design was also amazing. I really like this drawing style. I found the story lovely as well. It was a tale of growing up and dealing with parents and other people, that I truly identified with. It warmed my heart so much and it hit home quite a few times. I just found the ending to be a bit rushed and undone. It felt like there was room for a little more closure and resolving of some issues. Still, it did not take anything away from the lovely feelings I had while reading this! It was such a lovely book.

Be sure to pick this up next Sunday!

Until soon,


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