The magazine features no text, instead focussing on entirely ‘self-sufficient’ drawings to ‘create infinite reading possibilities’, according to co-founders editor Miguel Angel Valdivia, and Italian student Giulia Garbin, responsible for the magazine’s great design.
With the second issue, the founders went on something of a self-reflexive route, weaving an ambiguous narrative through images inspired from memory by those in the first issue.
‘This second edition continues the path undertaken a year ago, exploring the world of wordless visual storytelling. It is therefore a silent invitation addressed to the readers (or viewers): follow me, as Alice followed the white rabbit, in a dreamt world’, say the founders.
‘The drawings of Le Petit Néant do not tell a story, they work as triggers for the imagination which liberates infinite number of stories. The reader becomes then actor and narrator.’
Artists with work featured in the second edition include Marie Jacotey, Tilo Baumgartel, Andrzej Klimovski, Chris Bianchi, Pierre Seinturier, Alexis de Raphelis, Miguel Angel Valdivia, Thomas Dowse, Giacomo Nanni, Luca Caimmi and Giacomo Monti, with many others.
Le Petit Néant will be launched on 6 March at Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A and is available on the website http://www.lepetitneant.com/