Magnetic Press is releasing the second in a series of all-ages graphic novels that depict the realities of the animal kingdom in some of the most beautiful artwork I’ve ever seen.
In this beautiful wordless tale we see the fox’s normal day turned on it’s ear when disaster strikes the forest. He and the other creatures must flee or die, so why is the fox running toward the danger?
Love: The Fox by the amazing team of artist Federico Bertolucci and writer Frédéric Brrémaud is a perfect example of what this medium can achieve. Their storytelling is not only fluid and approachable but utterly beautiful. This next sequence especially, any one of the following pages (heck any of the pages we show you here today) could be framed and hung on any museum or art gallery wall. As not only great examples of comic art as art in their own rite.
Federico Bertolucci fine arts education is evident all over the page, as is his years with Disney. His work reminds me of what animation felt like before we began to rely so heavily on the computer. This pencil and watercolor style coupled with his grasp of sweeping film style presentation blows me away. And the book isn’t just serene pastoral pages, check out how he handles action!
I love a nature story, and this one looks beautiful and heartfelt. It’s also refreshing to see an all ages book that isn’t just fluff. The story is reminiscent of classic Disney nature films, I have a feeling this book will be chock full of drama and adventure. I wish I could give it a proper review but for right now we’re seeing what you’re seeing. Guess we’ll find out more this October!
This preview was a pleasant surprise in my email this morning, I can’t wait to read the book.
Love: The Fox
Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci
Written by Frédéric Brrémaud
In Stores: October 28th, 2015
Pages: 80 pages
Format: Hardcover with spot-glossed elements and curved corners
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Cover Price: $17.99
From Magnetic Press…
ABOUT LOVE: THE FOX
“It’s not easy being one of the smaller predators in the woods, competing with an entire woodland population for scraps along the food chain. But when nature throws cataclysmic weather into the mix, it becomes a race for survival… and Love.
LOVE: THE FOX follows a spry, intrepid, one-eyed fox during an average day of foraging when a natural disaster erupts. Readers are taken on a thrillride as animals of all shapes and sizes react to the danger, but the fox inexplicably runs towards the fire, braving daunting obstacles and looming predators to reach a desperate location in the heart of the storm…
This second volume in the celebrated LOVE series is another beautiful all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior, like a nature documentary told through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling. LOVE: THE FOX a lavish, gorgeously rendered and ultimately heartwarming story that is a monument to modern sequential narrative.
About Magnetic Press, Inc.
Magnetic Press is a multiple-Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel publisher built as a curatorial art-house publisher, working with talent from all over the world to bring the best graphic novels, art books, and comics to English language audiences everywhere. Operating as an international ambassador of talent, Magnetic Press launched in 2014 with a small but growing catalog of exceptional and innovative creators from around the globe. With decades of experience producing and releasing award-winning material for companies such as Archaia, Dark Horse, DC, Boom Studios, Viz Media, Electronic Arts, Namco, Microsoft, Fox, and Lucasfilm, Magnetic Press works on the global stage to re-define the relationship between creator, publisher, and reader. As a creator-owned publishing service provider, MAGNETIC PRESS not only offers editorial and production experience, but supports the creator as a true working professional, allowing them to define their own branding and professional requirements.