Fans of Ludovic Debeurme and his award-winning graphic novel Lucille have cause for celebration! Top Shelf is pleased to announce the poetic and emotionally wrenching sequel, Renée, now available for pre-order from your favorite retailer.
Renee by Ludovic Debeurme
Softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 544 pages
ISBN 978-1-60309-304-0 • Diamond order code: NOV150469
Named one of the year's 20 Essential Graphic Novels by ACBD (the French Association of Comics Critics)!
"With detailed hatching reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch, Ludovic Debeurme crafts fantastical and poignant scenes, exploring the ordinary monstrosity of man and his anxieties… Debeurme has invented a unique poetry here, with intelligence and grace." — Les InRocks
"Renée's triple-voiced narrative is beautifully constructed, and proves Debeurme's enduring talent for breaking the traditional boundaries of comics. Simply excellent." — Citrouille / Association of Booksellers for Youth
The acclaimed French cartoonist Ludovic Debeurme returns with the devastating follow-up to his prize-winning graphic novel Lucille. While Lucille moves back in with her mother and Arthur serves time in prison for murder, directionless young Renée becomes obsessed with a married jazz musician twice her age. Balancing the grotesque and the graceful, Debeurme's haunting border-less panels follow these three lost souls between dreams and reality, twining their stories together into a poignant and universal search for redemption.
Click here for details and an 11-page preview!
Strong Female Protagonist: Book One
by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag
ISBN 978-0-692-24618-4 • Diamond: JUN148321
"Bold and interesting." — Entertainment Weekly
"Strong Female Protagonist... bring[s] new questions about vigilantism, justice, and heroics to the field, standing alongside stories like Watchmen and Soon I Will Be Invincible in the canon of witty, thoughtful commentaries on superheroism that manage to be, at the same time, extremely satisfying as superhero comics." — Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag have earned a devoted following for their slice-of-super-life webcomic Strong Female Protagonist — now bring it to your bookshelf! One of Comic Book Resources' Best Books of the Year leaps back into action with a new printing in January. Don't miss it!