Steve McQueen in Le Mans
Steve McQueen in Le Mans graphic novel
Steve McQueen in Le Mans graphic novel
Steve McQueen in Le Mans graphic novel
Steve McQueen in Le Mans graphic novel
Steve McQueen in Le Mans graphic novel
Steve McQueen in Le Mans graphic novel
Steve McQueen in Le Mans graphic novel

Masterfully crafted by Sandro Garbo and the team at Garbo Studio, ‘Steve McQueen in Le Mans’ fuses a blistering graphic novel with a bold and vivid tribute to McQueen himself, a man who gave new hope and meaning to car enthusiasts around the world. Inspired by 1971’s iconic ‘Le Mans’ movie, which overcame its initial box office struggle to find true cult status, Garbo’s creation pays homage to the movie, its race, the cars that fired on all cylinders and the man who made it all possible. It’s a unique partnership between licensor CBS Consumer Products, Greenlight (representing Steve McQueen) and ACO (the owner of ‘24 Hours of Le Mans’).

In 1971, a movie came out unlike anything seen before. ‘Le Mans’ had minimal scripted plotlines, used real footage of the 1970 race that took place a year previously and launched Steve McQueen to a new level of epic stardom. Four decades after its release, the movie is still a defining icon for those who live for auto racing, such as Sandro Garbo. And now, the movie and the man behind it come back to life, through a legendary new graphic novel. ‘Steve McQueen in Le Mans’ is not just a re-telling of the movie’s story, but a perfectly-fitting tribute to the “King of Cool.”

Synopsis

Steve McQueen famously said “I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who races, or a racer who acts.” In 1970, he decided to share his passion and produce the best movie about car racing ever made. He couldn’t imagine a better place than Le Mans, one of the oldest and most prestigious endurance races in the world, to make his dream come true. The filming was difficult, but Steve never gave up. And neither did another car enthusiast 45 years later… Sandro Garbo and his team created a piece of art to share their love for classic cars, the movie ‘Le Mans’ and the “King of Cool.” But not just any graphic novel, this book would be a tribute to Steve McQueen and a legacy for all lovers of car racing and fans of the legendary Porsche 917, Ferrari 512, and of course many other beauties.

And after 3 years of hard work, here it is… What makes this graphic novel so appealing is the love and effort Sandro and his colleagues invested in it, making sure that every detail was carefully crafted and depicted the story at its best. “We’re really trying to push the quality of this graphic novel, as well as the endearing motivation behind it,” explains Garbo. “It’s a volume that will delight any fan of classic automobiles, racing or the work of McQueen. My team has invested hundreds of hours into crafting the perfect volume, and we’re currently working with partners (including CBS Consumer Products and the McQueen family themselves) to promote it to readers and groups around the world. McQueen knew no boundaries, and neither do we.”

“We’ll be launching this month with our hardcover “tribute edition,” which is a beautiful 35x26cm, 64- page edition that will take pride of place on anyone’s coffee table or display cabinet,

For more information, visit the book’s official website.

 

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