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  Nicholas De Crecy

NOMINATED FOR AN EISNER AWARD 2007
Best Painter

New bigger hardcover edition of the
out of print paperback.
The Louvre Collection:
GLACIAL PERIOD
Nicolas De Crecy

With this graphic novel, for the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, The Louvre museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels, each a vision of this great museum by a different artist.
De Crecy, at the sight of the incredible richness of the museum's collection was overwhelmed and felt small and ignorant. The result is a story set thousands of years hence in a glacial period where all human history has been forgotten and a small group of archeologists fall upon the Louvre, buried in age-old snow. They cannot begin to explain all the artifacts they see. What could they have meant? Their interpretations are nonsense, absurd, farcical.
"I enjoyed it, and recommend it to those who can laugh at their cultural selves." -AnotherUniverse/San Francisco Review
"Definitely a winner. Droll and deadpan, filled with dry wit that punctures the pomposity of art criticism."
-Andrew 'Capt Comics' Smith, Scripps Howard News Service
"De Crecy's storytelling is agile, witty, and peppered with surprising twists. Beautiful and muted watercolor panels."
-School Library Journal
"De Crecy is one of the brightest talents in French comics, not only because of the breadth of his whacked-out imagination and his penchant for absurd humour, but also for the detail of his beautifully coloured panels." -The Guardian
"Mischievous humor. A great find." -Library Journal
"A clever upending of the resilient myth that masterworks of art preserve the history and spirit of their era; the meaning of art, De Crecy suggests, belongs to the people who experience it."
-Washington Post
"***, humorous, insightful, and touching." -Comics Buyers Guide
"Beautifully painted book." -Book Page
"De Crecy is a gifted storyteller whose eye for body language and ear for a funny line never fails him. He deftly combines art history, science fiction and simple philosophizing in a short but very sweet tale." -Publishers Weekly
"De Crecy's art is breathtaking, he lives up to his reputation as a mad genius with this amusing work." -Booklist
"De Crecy's gorgeous artwork and twisted sense of humor carry the day. The Louvre's graphic novel series is off to a very strong start. I look forward to seeing what the next three volumes have to offer."
-Marc Mason, www.comicswaitingroom.com
8 ½ x11 , 80pp., full color hardcover, $22.99,
ISBN 9781561638550

 

 
   
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See also in the Louvre collection:
Phantoms of the Louvre
An Enchantment
On The Odd Hours
The Museum Vaults
Sky Over The Louvre
Rohan At The Louvre
Cruising Through The Louvre
Guardians of the Louvre

"Setting comics creators loose in the Louvre, and then letting a story come to them that is inspired by the works they come across. One of the premiere cultural institutions in the WORLD decided that it would be a great idea to create a "lasting bridge" between their artworks and the world of comics-and their readers. That's just huge."

Karen Green, Comixology. See the complete overview of this series: "4 Nights in the museum."

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