WebFind: “Tananarive”, from Glénat, offers a curious, unexpected first adventure for a bemused senior citizen!

Here’s some absolutely gorgeous pages from a stunning looking new 120-page graphic novel, Tananarive, due for release in French by Glénat next month, written by Mark Eacersall, with art by Sylvain Valley.

Moving as fast as his old bones allow him, behind the wheel of a coupe that had never left the garage and accompanied by a curious passenger, he will discover that it is never too late to learn about others… and about himself.

It’s never too late to have a great adventure. In the twilight of a tidy and cautious life, a retired notary will go on an adventure for the first time in his life. It’s a little adventure, but a real odyssey for him.

Launched as fast as his old bones allow him to follow in the footsteps of a hypothetical heir, at the wheel of a coupe that had never left the garage and accompanied by a curious passenger, he will discover that he is not never too late to learn about others … and yourself.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, and almost as many albums, Sylvain Vallée has become one of the greatest representatives of ligne claire, offering a modern take on the long-established comic art style.

Here, he and writer Mark Eacersall combine their talents as storytellers in this initiatory, funny and poetic road trip, revealing deep and human feelings, the flavour of which, we’re assured will lingers in us. long after reading this album, which is as unique as it is universal.

Sylvain Vallée has previously won the Angoulême awards for his work on Once Upon a Time in France, written by Fabien Nury, which was published in English in 2019 by Dead Reckoning / Naval Institute Press.

Fingers crossed, someone publishing in English may pick up on this new graphic novel and investigate the possibility of offering it in the UK.

Tananarive written by Mark Eacersall with art by Sylvain Valley is on sale in French from
Glénat on 8th September 2021 | ISBN: 978-2-344-03839-0 | Pages: 120 | Buy it from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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