The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard

By Eddie Campbell; Dan Best
(First Second, Paperback, 9781596433014, 128pp.)

Publication Date: August 5, 2008

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Description

‘He flies through the air with the greatest of ease – the daring young man on the flying trapeze!’

Step right up, Ladies and Gentlemen, for a glorious spectacle of graphic literature beyond your wildest imaginings, in which young  Etienne discovers that replacing his uncle as the Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard, world-renowned acrobat and head of a circus troupe, is every bit as difficult as it appears to be. 

Etienne is swept up in wonder and work even as he struggles to keep up his grandiose façade, while every day his chances for happiness slip further away.  For Etienne, taking a stand for his own happiness is as daring as any trick the Amazing Remarkable Leotard could perform. 

Eddie Campbell and Dan Best bring to life the historical story of the daring young man on the flying trapeze in a tale filled with wonders and marvels. 




About the Author

As Campbell fans worldwide might expect, it's not enough for him to give us a breathless adventure, he's at his characteristic mischief, piling on wry allusions and hidden wonders in every page. Take for instance these various circus acts, the elastic woman, the man of fire -- here are the prototypes of every classic comics superhero. Leotard's first company is even called "Le Quartette Fantastique"! And watch the very end for the last Leotard circus show, when in 1932 Ohio, two Jewish kids in the audience are busy drawing the circus Strongman, in his tight fitting leotard and flowing red cape....

 

Eddie Campbell is the acclaimed artist behind From Hell, for which he won the Ignatz award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and the Eisner award for Best Graphic Album.  In 2001, From Hell was made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp.



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