Archaia is bringing another unique book to English-speaking audiences this March. From French animator, Arthur de Pins, comes The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition. The book will be released in hardcover with a slick Art Deco look, in combination with some tongue-in-cheek humor. The story focuses on the square crabs nature to only move side-to-side in one direction. But when some of the crabs decide it's time for a change, a revolution begins. A few of the brave crustaceans in an estuary on the French coastline decide it's time to try and actually turn for once, but what will that mean for the human race?
BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon spoke about the book by saying,
Archaia has always taken pride in bringing beautiful European graphic novels to English-speaking audiences, and The March of the Crabs is a wonderful new addition to that catalogue. Beautifully drawn and bitingly funny, Arthur de Pins' striking work is poised to be a delightful new discovery for the industry this year.
When I first read the title of this book, I immediately thought of March of the Penguins, which is more of a serious documentary, but still follows a group of animals' journey. I think there is something quite fascinating about how different types of species go about their lives, and when you combine that with smart humor, the result is always priceless. Looking through some of Arthur de Pin's artwork, I am beside myself with how his simplistic style can be so amazing to look at. The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition looks like it's going to be a fun book to read, and I can't wait to read and review it! The hardcover arrives in comic shops from Archaia on March 25th with a cover by creator Arthur de Pins for the price of $19.99.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.