Titan by Francois Vigneault

Titan book cover

Set in a mining colony on Saturn’s moon Titan, this graphic novel by François Vigneault is far-future sci-fi that tackles issues of class, workers’ rights, colonization, genetic engineering, and other political, social, and ethical issues.

There are times when white text is printed on a light(ish) pink background (see image below). I hate to say how frustrating this was for me. My eyes simply aren’t good enough to handle that without lighting that’s much brighter than I prefer to read with. Aside from this one issue, I did love the artwork and that minimalistic color palette overall. It drew me in to the story and felt perfect for this off-world setting.

I’m a huge sucker for a story that brings capitalism’s flaws to the surface, a story that makes us rethink where our priorities are, who we’re hurting, and how we can do better. Vigneault gives us all of that in Titan. It may be set in the future, but these are issues we face today. I appreciate the emphasis on character and relationship within a thrilling plot that’s full of action, and I’m looking forward to more of Vigneault’s work.