My New York Marathon is a Love Letter to Running, NYC & the Human Spirit

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<i>My New York Marathon</i> is a Love Letter to Running, NYC & the Human Spirit

Best known for sci-fi and fantasy epics like The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius, famed European publisher Humanoids broke new ground earlier this year with the launch of their Life Drawn imprint, which focuses on personal, political real-world narratives. From an Afghanistan travel journal to a humorous exploration of religious identity and how it relates to the world’s most famous superhero, Life Drawn covers a bevy of topics and tones not typically represented by Humanoids’ more genre-specific offerings.

Life Drawn’s latest release, out next week, is Sebastien Samson’s My New York Marathon. Outside of Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, literature and running don’t often go hand in hand, but Samson’s memoir is an affirming love letter to the event and the city around it—and boasts endorsements from several celebrity runners, the New York Road Runners club and the New York Marathon itself. Samson, a runner during his youth, decides decades later to test his aging body and participate in one of the most famous running events in the world. From France to Brooklyn, Samson lets running take him on the journey of a lifetime.

To provide a warm up to the real race, Paste has an exclusive preview of Samson’s interior art below. For more on Life Drawn’s upcoming slate, stay tuned to Paste, and be sure to pick up My New York Marathon next week.

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My New York Marathon Cover Art by Sebastien Samson

My New York Marathon
Writer/Artist: Sebastien Samson
Publisher: Life Drawn/ Humanoids
Release Date: October 31, 2018
Sebastian, a quiet and shy teacher, gets lost in the memories of his boyhood, when he was a strong and successful runner. On a whim, he decides to challenge his aging body and crumbling spirit and run the New York Marathon! From the streets of France to the streets of Brooklyn, Sebastian pushes himself past limits he didn’t even know he had. A humorous and poignant autobiographical tale and a love letter to the landscapes and panoramas of New York as well as a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.

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My New York Marathon Cover Art by Sebastien Samson

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My New York Marathon Cover Art by Sebastien Samson

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My New York Marathon Cover Art by Sebastien Samson

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My New York Marathon Cover Art by Sebastien Samson

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My New York Marathon Cover Art by Sebastien Samson

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My New York Marathon Cover Art by Sebastien Samson

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