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The Initiates and An Enchantment at comics stores this week!

February 14, 2013 by  
Filed under NBM Blog, New Releases

Go take a look at these two great books just in stores now:

THE INITIATES

A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs

 Etienne Davodeau

 Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn’t know much about the world of wine-making. Richard Leroy is a wine-maker. He‘s rarely even read comics. But these two are full of good will and curiosity. Why do we choose to spend one’s life writing and creating comics or producing wine? How and for whom do we do them? To answer these questions, for more than a year, Etienne went to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar. Richard, in return, leapt into the world of comics. They opened a lot of bottles and read many comics. They traveled around, meeting authors and wine-makers sharing their passion for their jobs. The first time a book explores the nature of a man’s vocation with a true life representation of it from two very different perspectives. They get to realize they both have that precious and necessary power to bring people together. With guest appearances by Trondheim (Dungeon, Little Nothings), Emmanuel Guibert (The Photographer) and Marc-Antoine Matthieu (Museum Vaults).
OVER 100,000 SOLD IN FRANCE
“This nugget in black & white is both graphic novel and autobiography. Proposing discovery of the making of a wine and a book at the same time, the story is up to the natural and living nectar it’s looking to make evident.”
-Le Monde

8×11, 272pp., B&W hardcover $29.99, ISBN 9781561637034

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AND:

In the Louvre Collection:

AN ENCHANTMENT

Christian Durieux

Those two, they never should have met. In the night, in a long corridor pinned with ancient dreams, they make of this encounter a party. Those two, they must have a gift.
The next remarkable graphic novel in the Louvre collection after Glacial Period, The Sky Over the Louvre and Rohan at the Louvre tells the tale of the retiring museum director on a fugue from his retirement dinner through the vast halls of the museum, eloping with a muse…

“[A]sweet sense of mystery and magic. Beautiful lark of a story.” -Publishers Weekly

10 ½ x 11 ¼, 72pp, full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-705-8

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