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ouis L'Amour ventures forth into a new frontier with the release of his FIRST Graphic Novel, LAW OF THE DESERT BORN!



Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2014. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from history (real and imagined) to science fiction to autobiography.

Named for acclaimed comics creator the Will Eisner, the awards are celebrating their 26th year of highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels. The Eisner Awards are considered the "Oscars" of the comic industry.

List of Nominations | Eisner Awards Homepage



Over the years, Louis' works have been released in nearly every entertainment format imaginable. First we sailed the South Pacific, battled head hunters, and foiled Nazi spies as his short stories were published in adventure and pulp fiction magazines. Then we rode along, across the vast frontiers of the American West as his words became novels and feature films. He sits beside us as we drive across country, his exciting dramatized audios keeping us on the edge of our seats and his unabridged readings faithfully bringing us every word of his stories. We carry him in our pockets, on our phones and slide our way through his eBooks on our tablet computers, finding him in every Nook, Kindle and iPad. His legend carries on!

And now . . . we are proud to announce
the release of his first graphic novel!


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Bronze Prize Winner Feathered Quill Award 2014

Best Graphic Novel of 2013!

 

Law of the Desert Born

Louis L’Amour, Charles Santino, Beau L’Amour, Katherine Nolan, and Thomas Yeates. Bantam, $25 (160p) ISBN 978-0-345-52812-4

Revered western writer L’Amour finally gets the graphic novel treatment. At the opening of this engaging tale, a lone rider shoots down two men at a ranch house, then flees into the desert. Flashbacks reveal the killer’s motivations, as a posse follows him and civilized notions of right and wrong are left far behind. L’Amour dashed off the original yarn for a pulp magazine in the mid-1940s, and it has passed through several versions—an audio play, a screenplay, and comics.

This actually may be the story’s ideal form, since the author’s son Beau came to realize that the core of the tale was the tense relationship between the murderer, Shad Marone, and Lopez, the Mexican-Apache tracker pursuing him; the graphic novel version provides room to develop this theme. Yeates’s black-and-white depiction of the rugged landscape and the hard-bitten characters is superb. The result is stunning and richly textured. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 05/27/2013

Law of the Desert Born

Louis L’Amour, Charles Santino, Beau L’Amour, Katherine Nolan, and Thomas Yeates. Bantam, $25 (160p) ISBN 978-0-345-52812-4


Law of the Desert Born is a beautifully illustrated retelling of one of L'Amour's short stories - based more upon an audio version by L'amour's son Beau and Katherine Nolan. This is the first graphic novelization of a L'Amour novel and the attention to detail really shows. . . .

To say the artwork is breathtaking would be an understatement. This is one of the most beautifully illustrated black and white graphic novels I've read in a long time. The panels are clean and the artist/authors were judicious in avoiding making the story too wordy. Surprisingly so considering this came from an audio version.

This is a new way to enjoy L'Amour's work. Not a retread of the short story but a new perspective that is interesting, fresh, full of dimension, but still paying homage to the original.

Read the Full Andrea J. Review on Goodreads!

Reviewed by Andrea J. - July 15th, 2013

 

Louis wrote novels and short stories in several different series.

For information on his Sackett novels and short stories go to... http://www.louislamour.com/sackett/index.htm

For information on the Hopalong Cassedy novels go to http://www.louislamour.com/novels/hopalong4byLouis.htm

For information on the Kilkenny Novels and short stories go to http://www.louislamour.com/novels/kilkenny_stories.htm

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