With my eyes having perused so many panels over the years, I can genuinely admit that Steve McQueen in Le Mans is one of the visually arresting and impressive graphic publications I’ve seen—not just in the pencil and color work, but in the larger scope of how each panel is staged. There’s a tremendous use of foreground and background to make the tracks and crowds seem huge. Every couple pages, there’s a eye-grabbing spread that boldly dares anyone to denounce graphic novels as “not real art.

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