Ludovic Debeurme’sLUCILLE hits these shores this week, and it’s a stunner. In France this hefty (500+ page) graphic novel about two teenagers from troubled families coming of age together was a major literary event, crossing over even with non-comics readers, and Top Shelf’s English version is very faithful to the original.
Top Shelf has created two videos, a full length trailer with praise from fellow cartoonists like Charles Berberian, above, and a shorter version, below. Both feature music by Debeurme — he’s also in a band.
LUCILLE is definitely one of the most significant graphic novel releases of the year.
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