Steve McQueen in graphic novel form

Published on by Amandine Romano Pierard - updated on

A graphic novel based on Le Mans – the 1971 film depicting a fictional version of the car race – is slated for release in December 2016.

“I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who races, or a racer who acts.” Steve McQueen

You've heard the squealing of the tyres live, you’ve heard them on the film's soundtrack… now you get to hear the pages turning.  The story still isn't over – now you can enjoy it all over again in with the graphic novel "Steve McQueen in Le Mans”.


The work of enthusiasts… for enthusiasts. Sandro Garbo and his team are all real artists who have poured all their talent into this book. They have spent three years producing this little paper treasure. The story is the same as the one depicted in the film – but the work's highlights are in the detail of the models, their majestic features and a convincing journey into the past. No imagination is needed – "Steve McQueen in Le Mans" naturally takes you on a journey through time. The illustrations of the legendary cars from this period have been turned into something magical. Obviously, the Porsche 917K and the Ferrari 512S make appearances.


You'd be forgiven for thinking that Father Christmas really did exist – from September, fine car and racing enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on this novel.

But they will have to be quick: there will only be a limited print run of "Steve McQueen in Le Mans", priced €32. But you can reserve your copy now by going to