Enjoy nine pages of the new book from Top Shelf and writer/artist Ludovic Debeurme!
New from Top Shelf this week is Lucille, an OGN from writer/artist Ludovic Debeurme, which is making its English-language debut in the United States after winning acclaim in Europe, particularly with its 2006 René Goscinny award from Angoulême. Presented in a deluxe softcover, it’s certainly going to be one of those always excellent collected editions that Top Shelf puts out.*
Here’s the synopsis from Top Shelf:
This rich and intimate story follows two teenagers, Lucille and Arthur, as they struggle with the complex legacies inherited from their families: legacies of illness and pride, of despair and hope. Somehow two lonely misfits form an instant connection, and with the intoxicating boldness of youth, they journey together across Europe, discovering each other, discovering themselves, and hoping against all odds to make their own destiny.
Lucille is more than a story about anorexia, alcoholism, and adolescence. It’s a story of love amidst tragedy, full of the halting awkwardness of life and the operatic grandeur of teenage emotion. — A 544-page deluxe softcover graphic novel with french flaps, 6.625″ x 8.875″
*I would argue that Top Shelf and Archaia have some of the best collected editions right now.