Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist whom knows nothing about wine. Richard Leroy is a wine maker and artisan who never reads any comics. For a year Etienne goes to work in Richards vineyard and Richard in return is initiated into the world of comics. “The Initiates” documents this exploration of each other’s world. Richard and Etienne are both so passionate about their worlds that it is impossible not to rapidly get drawn into this journey of discovery. From print methods, organic farming, the use of colour in comics, the huge varieties of types of wines, and differing genres of comics, this book is an explosion of senses and delights, as both wine maker and comic artist learn what drives the other to love their vocation.