One of the stories of popular Western writer Louis L’Amour is set for publication in graphic novel format. The North Dakota-born L’Amour (1908-1988) created a number of Western series and stand-alone books with various works adapted for film and television. Law of the Desert Born, first published as a short story in 1946, will be released on October 8th as a graphic novel.
The story is set in 1887 New Mexico and focuses upon the personal journeys of two men – one is a rustler, the other is a half-Apache and half-Mexican tracker. L’Amour’s own son, Beau, has been involved in the story’s transition to the graphic novel. As with many of L’Amour’s works, Law of the Desert Born has also been recorded as an audio book. A trailer for the graphic novel has now been released:
L’Amour was a voracious reader himself, something he outlined in his 1989 posthumous autobiography Education of a Wandering Man – his personal library was estimated at some 10,000 books. At the time of his passing in 1988, over 200 million copies of L’Amour’s books had been sold. In the 25 years since then, sales of his books are estimated at over 120 million copies. Further information about the new L’Amour graphic novel can be found at this official website link: Law of the Desert Born.
(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)