Steve McQueen Returns To Le Mans In Graphic Novel Form

Of all the movies we’ve seen about cars and racing, Steve McQueen‘s cult classic Le Mans remains the best. Now it’s coming back, but instead of the silver screen, it’s resurfaced in the form of a graphic novel – and just in time for the holidays, no less.

The book is the result of three years’ work by a team of artists lead by Sandro Garbo in Switzerland. And as you can see for yourself from the images and video below, the results look positively stunning – transforming one of our favorite films into illustrated story boards.

Of course the original King of Cool is the headliner, but as in the film, he shares his starring role with some pulse-quickening machinery – including the legendary Porsche 917 (complete with Gulf livery) and its contemporary rival, the Ferrari 512.

Watching the original movie, said Garbo, “I pictured the panels we could create and they were so stunning that I only wanted one thing: to create and share them. Today, when I look at the result, not only does it have the same energy, but this large format allows everyone to contemplate the illustrations at their own pace, admiring the pages, panels and every detail. That’s what
illustration adds.”

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for classic film buffs or vintage racing enthusiasts, look no further. The book is currently available as a Tribute Edition, with 64 pages printed in 14″ x 10″ and English-language text for €32. Further editions are expected to follow in French, German, and Italian as well.

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