Gourmand Magazine Best US wine book translation
Slate Cartoonist Studio Award nominee
A graphic novel that explores the nature of one’s vocation, this book offers a look at the daily devotion to craft in two dissimilar professions. Étienne Davodeau is a comic artist—he doesn’t know much about the world of winemaking. Richard Leroy is a winemaker—he’s rarely even read comics. But filled with good will and curiosity, the two men exchange professions, and Étienne goes to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar, while Richard, in return, leaps into the world of comics. Providing a true-life representation of how both professions work, this insightful book investigates two fascinating fields, exploring each man’s motivations and ultimately revealing that their endeavors and aspirations are not much different.
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...what comes through clearly is that both men genuinely appreciate others...Davodeau reinforces this idea of quiet appreciation with a muted color palette...Read Full Review of The Initiates: A Comic Artist... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
...The Initiates is not your slam-bang mainstream graphic entertainment: sweetly contemplative, it looks at both its worlds with curious appreciation and an eye for telling specifics.Read Full Review of The Initiates: A Comic Artist... | See more reviews from Blog Critics
Graphic novel fans may find the subject matter too unusual, while readers interested in wine may find the format too unusual.Read Full Review of The Initiates: A Comic Artist... | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
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