Mr. Toussaint Louverture, forgotten treasures

"Me, what I love about it is the monsters" of the American Emil Ferris. Edition Monsieur Toussaint Louverture Four hundred pages drawn in ballpoint pen in a

Mr. Toussaint Louverture, forgotten treasures
"Me, what I love about it is the monsters" of the American Emil Ferris. Edition Monsieur Toussaint Louverture

Four hundred pages drawn in ballpoint pen in a style that is ruffling: Me, what I love about it is the monsters of the American Emil Ferris has established itself as a highlight to the winners of the last festival of Angouleme. The criticism was overwhelmingly positive, and the author has lent itself to the game of interviews and portraits in many French media, as well as to meetings, signings in bookshops. Behind this campaign beating the drum is hidden, not a large publishing group, but a small house in bordeaux weighing in at 1.6 million euros of turnover: Monsieur Toussaint Louverture.

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"We spent 150.000 euros to support this book: one would have been able to drink the cup in case of failure", emphasizes Dominique Bordes, the founder of this house. Me, what I love about it is the monsters has sold more than 70,000 copies, and volume 2 is in the process of creation. To obtain the publication rights in France, Monsieur Toussaint Louverture had ...

Updated Date: 13 August 2019, 00:00

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