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New Life

Illustrated by Yannick Marchat

An emotional journey through one man's desire for freedom and the discovery of a new life he could never have expected.

With his son grown and his marriage dissolving, Xavier, a 48-year old writer, finds himself deep in the heart of a mid-life crisis. Setting out on his own, he finds emotional freedom and true independence. When he meets Leah, a young and vibrant artist, he rediscovers the beauty of unexpected love. Together they set out to lead a life of spontaneity and youthful adventure. When Leah becomes pregnant, Xavier quickly realizes that his life has indeed started over, just not in the way he expected. Overwhelmed with anxiety, Xavier questions his choices. Can he father a child at this stage of life? Can he and Leah hold onto their passion? He's back at square one. A romantic tale of unexpected love, second chances and the questions we all must answer when a new life is put in our hands.

Xavier Bétaucourt is a French writer, born in Lille, France. He studied literature and film before becoming a television journalist. After creating his own magazine dedicated to the 9th Art, he dove into the world of sequential storytelling. Mixing his background in journalism with his passion for illustrative art, he wrote two nonfiction comics: Bouclier Humain (Human Shield) with Grand Angle, then Noir métal (Black Metal) through Delcourt. In 2016, he released Le Grand A (The Big A), a biographical comic through Futuropolis, and most recently, his autobiography with Too Old for You.

Yannick is a French writer and artist. He released his first book, Albin and Zélie, in 2012, which launched his career as a comic creator. He collaborated with writer Bétaucourt to create Too Old For You, which was originally published in French in 2015, with La Boîte à Bulle.

""...an emotional story."" - GRAPHIC POLICY ""This past year has been a major turning point for Humanoids." " - PASTE MAGAZINE "“A beautiful and emotional journey.” " - MULTIVERSITY