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PopCultHQ’s First Look – “Love: The Lion” from Magnetic Press

Indie publisher Magnetic Press has just made public a 6-page preview of their upcoming graphic novel LOVE: THE LION. Scheduled for a June 2016 release, LOVE: THE LION is the third volume in the internationally renown LOVE series of silent, all-ages graphic novels that explore genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in lavish, wordless illustration.

Following the success of Love: The Tiger and hot on the heels of the announcement that Love: The Fox won a Gold Medal at the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Magnetic Press is giving fans this preview in anticipation of their sure-to-be-hit third volume of several volumes focusing on a different wild animal in a different natural environment. These exciting tales by wrter Frédéric Brrémaud are told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of artist Federico Bertolucci.

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Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci
Written by Frédéric Brrémaud

ABOUT THE STORY:

A young lion wanders the Serengeti in search of a pride to call his own. But being alone, he is watched with cautious eyes by those families he encounters along the way, including a coalition of rival males in search of their own pride to conquer.

So the nomad searches patiently, waiting for the opportunity to claim his territory and find a new family. But loneliness can breed ferocity…

The third volume in the lavishly illustrated, award-winning series of wildlife graphic novels, each depicting a day in the life of different wild animals, told through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration.

Preview pages:

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Lavish, gorgeously rendered… A monument to modern sequential narrative” – COMIC BOOK RESOURCES

“…Breathtaking beauty… Gorgeous full page illustrations that recall Disney’s animated classics.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“…A stunning isual delight that paints the natural world with a lush sense of wonder and graceful wit. You will joyfully lose yourself in its abundance.” – J.H. WILLIAMS III (Eisner Award Winning Artist of SANDMAN & PROMETHEA)

“Expertly controlled… A beautiful slice-of-life graphic novel…” – SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“…If you are someone who loves comics for its ability to grant narrative meaning to still images, this book was made for you.” – THE COMICS BEAT

“…The book is gorgeous and the panels, breathlessly paced…Visually lavish and unforgettable” – KIRKUS REVIEWS

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Be sure to check out the previously released volumes…

Love TigerLove: The Tiger

A lush paradise when viewed from a distance, providing camouflage to a daily Hell of trials and survival for those who live there.  Portrayed as a day in the life of the king of the jungle, this lavishly illustrated story follows a single majestic tiger through a wordless adventure as it hunts prey and defends itself from other would-be killers defending their own territory.  This exciting tale by Frédéric Brrémaud is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci.

 

Love Fox

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.

 

 

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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