From the cartoonist of Van Helsing's Night Off comes another quirky introspective tale. Lone Racer is the story of a down-and-out racecar driver whose days of success are long gone. After a misguided attempt at a bank robbery -- where he is supposed to drive the getaway car -- Lone Racer decides that his days of going downhill are over. Will he get back on track? … A rare blend of whimsy and sadness, Lone Racer is a story of fast cars, faster women, and one man's ride from first to worst and back again.
"A sleeper of a book that deserves a wider audience ... a charming little gem." -- Chris Mautner, The Patriot-News
"The magic in Nicolas Mahler’s work does not exist in its impeccable writing, or in its elegant drawings, but in the strange alchemy between the two." -- Lewis Trondheim
"Lone Racer is a refreshingly off-beat story, told in a unique graphic style. I love it!" -- Bill Plympton
Lone Racer is new cartoon book (or graphic novel, if you will) from Nicolas Mahler, who splashed on American shores about three years ago with the book Van Helsing's Night Off. Mahler presents Lone Racer in a quirky and offbeat fashion, with his minimalist art style that would seem more at home in a newspaper or magazine. At its heart, however, Lone Race is an unfussy tale of unrelenting determination or perhaps, plain and simple stubbornness. Lone Racer might be eccentric, but it's also a rousing tale about the can-do spirit. -- Leroy Douresseaux