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It was while leafing through Les Vieux Fourneaux, a colorful comic strip by Wilfrid Lupano and Paul Cauuet, that I rediscovered the island of Nauru, a 22 km² confetti lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean whose tragic history could serve as a metaphor for that of our planet.

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Several years earlier, I came - without understanding its significance - upon the late television broadcast of an old black and white documentary devoted to the industrial exploitation of poshosphate on this island.

 

Nauru in puppets Les Vieux Fourneaux T. 4 : Bonny and Pierrot, drawings 49-52 - Dargaud 2014                                                            

> Clearly, the decline of this lost paradise could serve as a metaphor for that of our planet and this is the story we wish to share with you.