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This strip has a certain je ne sais quoi.

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A sepia image of Paris from the Seine, with the Eiffel Tower on the left. There is a large billboard on the shore.}

billboard caption: This district intentionally Left Bank

The author writes:

Ah. Those were the days. When an ingénue, savant or bon vivant on the qui vive could throw off his or her malaise and go to live on the rive gauche in Paris to become an outré poseur or risqué protégé to the crème de la crème of the avant-garde, and experience real joie de vivre (and perhaps discover their true raison d'être), in a pied-à-terre en route to a boulevard, whose décor was a simple art nouveau chaise longue, or in lieu of that, an art deco armoire. They could form a rapport with a clique or have a tête-à-tête at a soirée, vis-à-vis, about which œuvre in their répertoire was the pièce de résistance, while avoiding the bourgeoisie and the nouveau riche, until they became blasé.

Is this an exposé? Au contraire, mon ami!

This is starting to read like an Agatha Christie novel, but without as many French phrases, and also with no clue.

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape.