Ludovic Debeurme introduces Lucille to America

In Europe, Ludovic Debeurme is well known for his many comics, but this week Top Shelf is introducing him to North America with the publication of Lucille. The 2006 book which won numerous awards is one that I compared in my introduction to Blankets, another volume published by Top Shelf about young people in love. There are some truly beautiful moments and scenes in the book, but overall, I still feel like I'm digesting it. I suppose that longer books tend to stick with us like that. I had the chance to speak with him over e-mail and I really regret that I couldn't have attended the PEN INternational Festival earlier this year where Debeurme was a guest.

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