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80 THE SHOP FEBRUARY 2017 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ f you've ever wondered when someone says "I liked the movie, but the book was better," if the opposite could be true, then a new racing novel based on a four-decades-old film is your chance to find out. Steve McQueen in Le Mans is a graphic novel created from a simple premise: a retelling of McQueen's1971 film Le Mans, which overcame initial box office struggles to win true cult status as one of the most enduring racing movies of all time. The realization of the novel was driven by Sandro Garbo and the team at Garbo Studio. The graphic novel pays homage to the movie, the Le Mans race, the cars and, of course, McQueen, the ultimate King of Cool. "We're really trying to push the quality of this graphic novel, as well as the endearing motivation behind it," Garbo said. "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 part- ners (including CBS Consumer Products and the McQueen family) to promote it to readers and groups around the world. McQueen knew no boundaries, and nei- ther do we." Le Mans had minimal scripted plotlines, used real footage of the 1970 race, and helped push McQueen to stardom. The book initially launched in December with a hardcover edition. EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared on THE SHOP's website and in our daily eNews- letter. Learn more at 'King of Cool' Gets His Own Graphic Novel I \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ONE MORE THING... Synopsis of 'Steve McQueen in Le Mans' 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 leg- endary Porsche 917, Ferrari 512 and, of course, many other beauties. And after three years of hard work, here it is … Sandro Garbo created a work of art with the new graphic novel, 'Steve McQueen in Le Mans.' The graphic novel pays homage to the movie, the Le Mans race, the cars and, of course, the "King of Cool."

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