The Celestial Bibendum (Hardcover)

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The Celestial Bibendum (Hardcover)

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Nicolas De Crécy's unique work of surrealism and fantasy, starring one lonely seal pup lost in a vast and corrupt metropolis.

The Devil is everywhere in New York-on-the-Seine. But the arrival of Diego the Seal in this sinister and soulless port may just change that. There, Diego is courted by the upper echelons of the city, who want to groom him for the Nobel Prize of Love.

Eisner-nominated creator Nicolas De Crécy (Foligatto, NBM's Salvatore) has created here a totally original world, rich in absurdist humor, and presented in a beautiful tumult of painted colors.

A beloved cult classic, now back in print in a gorgeous, slightly oversized format.
After studying at the Angoulême comics art school, Nicolas De Crécy made his debut in 1987 with Bug Jargal, an adaptation of a work by Victor Hugo in collaboration with Sylvain Chomet. He then worked with the French Walt Disney Studios for two years, during which time he made the highly acclaimed comic book Foligatto, written by fellow Angoulême school artist Alexios Tjoyas. He has experimented with various styles and genres, including playful black and white Monsieur Fruit series from 1995-1996, the baroque full-color fantasy The Celestial Bibendum from 1994-2002, the pantomime comic Prosopopus in 2003 and the absurdist anthropomorphic series Salvatore from 2005-2010.
Product Details ISBN: 9798893575866
Publisher: Humanoids, Inc.
Publication Date: August 5th, 2025
Pages: 200
Language: English