Curtain Call

Curtain Call

In life, the best laid plans—and intentions—sometimes go to waste…

Vincent is spiraling down the drain, circling himself with no clue of what direction his life should take. He has already abandoned the woman he loved and their newborn child he never met, frightened of the responsibility of fatherhood. That’s too much like growing up. But now, with nothing in his life but a barfly drinking buddy named Gaby Rocket, he’s ready to finally fix himself and make things right. And that all starts with a bank truck heist . . .

But for Vincent, it’s not about the money. He sees an opportunity to do something noble and good in the midst of this crime: reunite the bank truck’s driver with his estranged gay son, and even secretly reward them both with half of the stolen money. Unfortunately, Gaby isn’t completely on board with that noble end goal, focusing more on the treasure that could set them up for life.

As can be expected, things don’t go as planned for anyone involved. Old ghosts and ingrained social mores pop out of every corner to complicate matters, not only in the execution of Vincent’s grand Robin Hood plan, but in his and Gaby’s lives as dyed-in-the-wool loners.

A character-driven crime thriller in the proud tradition of Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers, where the caper itself is just the framework for an engaging and engrossing set of character studies, written by award-winning author Wilfrid Lupano and illustrated by DreamWorks animator Rodolphe Guenoden.

Written by: Wilfrid Lupano
Illustrated by: Rodolphe Guenoden

  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Size:  7.5″ x 11″
  • Cover Price: $19.99
  • ISBN:  978-1-942367-48-2
  • DOC:  JUL182005
  • RELEASE DATE: Sept 26, 2018


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Wilfrid Lupano, Writer – Graduating from Le Sorbonne with a Literary Baccalaureate and degree in philosophy, one would not expect a writer who draws the majority of his inspiration and style from role-playing games and bar life.  But it was extensive interest and hours spent immersed in the story-telling routine of running role-playing games with his friends, and the reality of human life that surrounded them in the taverns in which they’d play these games that led him to writing as a career.  Since his first creation LITTLE BIG JOE in 2001, he has written over 20 different titles (comprising over 60 volumes), and has won many awards and accolades for several of his more popular works, including LE SINGE DE HARTLEPOOL (“The Hartlepool Monkey”), MA REVERENCE (“Curtain Call”), UN OCEAN D’AMOUR (“A Sea of Love”), and LES VIEUX FOURNEAUX (“The Geezers”).

Artist Rodguen (Rodolphe Guenoden) is a 15 year veteran at DreamWorks, having worked on many of their original 2D features (“Balto” “Prince of Egypt” “Road to El Dorado”) before cultivating their transition into 3D with “Madagascar” and the “Kung Fu Panda” series.  This is his first graphic novel.