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Lou !

Art: Julien Neel

Script: Julien Neel

Genre: Youth

Meet Lou! She's hardly your average 12 year old. Her handmade outfits are the talk of the school (even though they make the other girls laugh), and her homework gets a lot of attention from her teachers (even though it lands her in the shrink's office). Home sweet home is an apartment she shares with her couch-potato mom and a cat named Cat. At least she can pour her heart out to her best friend, Mina, and scribble her dreams in her secret diary.

1. 2004 46p.Journal Infime
Original CoverUsharp Comics: Lou! #1: Diary DatesGraphic Universe: Lou! (GU) #1: Secret Diary

Bull Lou! #1: Diary Dates

By: Usharp Comics

ISBN: 9781905496105 (48p.) (2005) Format: Hardcover

Bull Lou! (GU) #1: Secret Diary

By: Graphic Universe

ISBN: 9780761388685 (48p.) (2012) Format: Softcover

Lou's almost a teenager, Lou's life is becoming even more interesting. Playing with dolls has lost its appeal and the boy across the street gets cuter every day. The new neighbor, Richard, just might be the perfect match for Lou's mom. But will Lou or her mom ever pluck up their courage and actually talk to their crushes?

2. 2005 46p.Mortebouse
Original CoverUsharp Comics: Lou! #2: Summertime BluesGraphic Universe: Lou! (GU) #2: Summertime Blues

Bull Lou! #2: Summertime Blues

By: Usharp Comics

ISBN: 9781905496112 (48p.) (2008) Format: Hardcover

Bull Lou! (GU) #2: Summertime Blues

By: Graphic Universe

ISBN: 9780761388692 (48p.) (2012) Format: Softcover

Summertime is here! But there's no sun, surf, or sand for Lou. Instead, it's Brussels sprouts, mud, and mosquitoes. Lou and her mom are off to spend the summer with Memaw in the most boring town on earth. Lou's mom keeps busy by exchanging love letters with her new sweetheart, Richard, but Lou's crush, Tristan, only sends her a lousy postcard. Will meeting a new boy chase Lou's blues away? Paul's not exactly a heartthrob, but he's sweet and . . . unusual. He's nothing like Tristan, but could he be just as crush-worthy?

3. 2006 46p.Le cimetière des autobus
Original CoverUsharp Comics: Lou! #3: Down in the DumpGraphic Universe: Lou! (GU) #3: Down in the Dump

Bull Lou! #3: Down in the Dump

By: Usharp Comics

ISBN: 9781905496129 (48p.) (2009) Format: Hardcover

Bull Lou! (GU) #3: Down in the Dump

By: Graphic Universe

ISBN: 9780822591658 (48p.) (2012) Format: Softcover

Lou's school year is off to a rocky start. Her BFF, Mina, won't speak to her, but a new friend, Mary Emily, never shuts up. Lou's mom and her new boyfriend are madly in love, but all their smooching is getting on Lou's nerves. Meanwhile, a wrecking ball is smashing down the apartment that used to belong to her beloved Tristan. Lou still has a friend in Paul, if she can just work up the courage to write him a letter. Life was a lot easier when dressing up in her pink princess gown and going to the park for ice cream would solve any problem. Is it any wonder that Lou is down in the dumps?

4. 2007 46p.Idylles
Original CoverUsharp Comics: Lou! #4: RomancesGraphic Universe: Lou! (GU) #4: The Perfect Summer

Bull Lou! #4: Romances

By: Usharp Comics

ISBN: 9781905496136 (48p.) (2011) Format: Hardcover

Bull Lou! (GU) #4: The Perfect Summer

By: Graphic Universe

As: 'Perfect Summer'

ISBN: 9780822591696 (48p.) (2012) Format: Softcover

Meet the new Lou! She's thirteen years old, so it's time to stop mooning over the guy who used to be the guy next door. Instead she's heading for a dreamy seaside village with her friends Mina, Mary Emily, and Karen. Let the boy hunt begin! But the first cute boy she spots is Tristan, the guy next door himself! It's the perfect opportunity to rekindle their romance. So why is Lou giving Tristan the cold shoulder? And why can't Tristan strike up a conversation that doesn't end with his foot in his mouth? It doesn't help that Mary Emily is making the moves on Tristan herself. And things get really messy when Lou's mom shows up with a surprise: Lou's old pal Paul! But Paul is just a friend, nothing more, right?

5. 2009 48p.Laser Ninja
Original CoverUsharp Comics: Lou! #5: Laser Ninja

Bull Lou! #5: Laser Ninja

By: Usharp Comics

ISBN: 9781905496143 (48p.) (2011) Format: Hardcover