Glacial Period

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February 2007

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“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

• Nominated for the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Painter

With this graphic novel ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics – a mad genius. And, for the first time, the Louvre museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels, each a vision of this great museum by a different artist.

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

“De Crecy's gorgeous artwork and twisted sense of humor carry the day. The Louvre's graphic novel series is off to a very strong start. I look forward to seeing what the next three volumes have to offer.” – Marc Mason,
Comics Waiting Room

“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

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Booklist

•Literary review magazine

“De Crecy's art is breathtaking, he lives up to his reputation as a mad genius with this amusing work.”

Forbidden Planet

•Comics retailer

“Nicolas De Crécy is one of the more fascinating – not to mention gifted – creators to emerge from the great Franco-Belgian comics scene in the last couple of decades … Beautiful comics work and art talking about the importance and place of art, what’s not to love here?” – Joe Gordon

Publishers Weekly

•Publishing trade magazine

“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.”