NBM to Publish Enki Bilal’s Phantoms of the Louvre

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For a few years, top European cartoonists have been creating a special series of graphic novels done in conjunction with the Louvre Museum in Paris, all dealing with various aspects of this great institution. NBM has been publishing them here, and the latest is Phantoms of the Louvre by Enki Bilal. It’s a series of portraits of people affected by a work of art—22 portraits for 5000 years of creation. The results are pretty unusual, as you can see. The actual art was exhibited at the Louvre earlier last year. There’s more of a preview here.

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NBM is also releasing a hardcover edition of Nicolas De Crecy’s GLACIAL PERIOD. I love this book so much — the conceit is a team of archaeologists going into the Louvre a thousand years from now and speculating on the motives behind the art — it’s a sly satire on art history and a spectacular visual narrative all by itself.

The other Louvre books are as follows — they are all excellent, check them out if you haven’t purchased them already.
An Enchantment

Rohan at the Louvre

The Sky Over the Louvre

On the Odd HoursFor a few years, top European cartoonists have been creating a special series of graphic novels done in conjunction with the Louvre Museum in Paris, all dealing with various aspects of this great institution. NBM has been publishing them here, and the latest is Phantoms of the Louvre by Enki Bilal. It’s a series of portraits of people affected by a work of art—22 portraits for 5000 years of creation. The results are pretty unusual, as you can see. The actual art was exhibited at the Louvre earlier last year. There’s more of a preview here.

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  1. Giancarlo Roman says:

    Was David Prudhomme’s “la traversee du louvre” also part of this series?? It’s a great book!

  2. Yes Giancarlo, it is part of the series and we plan on publishing it as well. There’s also a prominent US artist working on new one… stay tuned!
    Terry at NBM

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