Preview: The Sky Over The Louvre

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Stunning art and an engaging story anchor the latest volume of NBM's Comic Lit imprint co-published by the Louvre museum. 

Set during the chaos of the French revolution when the former royal palace, the Louvre was inaugurated as a museum of the people, The Sky Over The Louvre is both a story of art and politics.

Academy Award Winning French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere (The Tin Drum, The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) teams up with leading French comic artist Bernar Yslaire ( Best-selling author of the Sambre graphic novel series) for a graphic album that presents a fascinating narrative set in a major, albeit violent, turning point in Western Society.


Bernar YSLAIRE & Jean-Claude CARRIERE

In the next volume in co-edition with the Louvre museum (Glacial Period) we go back to the very origins of the Louvre as a museum: the tumultuous years of the French revolution. It’s the story of a painting of the Supreme Being, ordered by Robespierre from the famous painter David. A painting which was never made. It’s also the story of another painting, that of the young Bara, a 13 year old martyr of the Republic. From the inauguration of the Louvre, former royal palace, as the museum for the people, to the death of Robespierre, this is also the portrayal of the face to face of two major actors of a revolution in a great hurry. Robespierre appears equally enlightened and lost while David accomplishes his destiny: a painter torn between political engagement and artistic ambition. Yslaire, one the great stars of French comics, delivers a stunning masterwork in an epic and disturbing graphic novel seeped in a dramatic and fascinating period of history.

101/2 x 111/2, 72pp. full color hardcover, $19.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-602-0
Comics Trade release: March
General Trade release: May




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