Glacial Period (in English)


 

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From the publisher:

For the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics, a mad genius.

De Crecy, at the sight of the incredible richness of the Louvre 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.

"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

Features

Nicolas De Crecy

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine

Creators

Nicolas
De Crecy

Publishing Information

New York
NBM
2006
1st

Physical Description

9 inches
6 inches
80 pages
color
Softcover
French wraps
English

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