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THE MERCENARY The Definitive Editions
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INITIATES

 

THE INITIATES
Etienne Davodeau
The sold out hardcover now in paperback. 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).
8x11, 272pp., B&W trade pb: $19.99
ISBN 9781681121338

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THE TRUE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID

 

THE TRUE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID
Rick Geary
'Being an authentic narrative of the final days in Billy the Kid's brief and turbulent life.' One of our folk legends of the great Wild West, William H. Bonney went from cowboy and gunslinger for a rancher to pure outlawry forever dodging justice in New Mexico when it wasn't even a state. On the one hand, he was charming, fun-loving –often at social events like dances-, quite appealing to the ladies. Also conversant in Spanish, "Billito" was popular with the Spanish speaking crowd. On the other hand, he had no compunction to coldly kill a man, a sheriff, a deputy, anyone who got in his way rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail even when caught. It is probably his feats of derring-do escaping from jails that made him most famous and this is the main subject of this biography following him until he is shot in pitch darkness by lawmen obsessed with getting rid of him.
Reviews:
"Billy's life and, particularly, his violent death have been the subject of innumerable films and songs, most of which romanticize the desperado. Geary's "true death" sets the record straight in an admirably unsensationalized fashion."
-Booklist
"5 stars! Those who are interested in tales of the Wild West will find plenty to enjoy here, and the book is even a good pick for students, as Geary's account is both economical and factual."
-Brigid Alverson, ICv2
"An unabashedly entertaining read from cover to cover and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal and community library graphic novel collections."
-Midwest Book Review
"His tone is quite informative, but at no point does he really sacrifice a sense of wonder or entertainment."
-Eye on Comics
"Geary's art is well-suited for this kind of reporting, as it's straightforward in showing expression and setting. With its pen-and-ink, old-fashioned flavor, the reader feels transported back to an earlier time."
-Comics Worth Reading
"Geary coaxes out the human side of the larger-than-life figure: the troubled criminal, the angry young man, the charismatic antihero loved by the locals (including local women) [and] makes his story feel fresh."
-Publishers Weekly
8x10, 56pp., B&W hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 9781681121345, e-book: $6.99

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