Angouleme 2019

Here are the books that arrived in our latest shipment of European imports. There are a variety of art books and French graphic novels. These include my selection of new titles from all the major French bande dessinee publishers, limited edition monographs published by the Angouleme BD Festival, art books from Ominiky Ediciones in Spain, and some art books and comics from Belgium and the Netherlands. There are also rare and out-of-print books I scouted at Angouleme and over nine days in Paris. 

 
Attention Chien Mechant
  $25.00
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Bastien Vives, Vives, Bastien, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman, 2017, 1st, 978-2203120228, 9.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A nearly wordless picture book. All the images are what is illuminated by a flashlight's circular beam. A great concept imaginatively rendered. Here is...

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Bouts d'ficelles
  $30.00
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Olivier Pont, Pont, Olivier, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dargaud, Paris, 2018, 978-2205073942, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Do you remember Martin Scorsese's 1985 comedy After Hours? Olivier Pont's new album takes the same premise--one wrong move leads an individual deeper and...

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Bunny!
  $20.00
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Stan Manoukian, Manoukian, Stan, Very Fine, Stan Manoukian, Paris, 2017, 1st, 8.2 inches, 8.2 inches, 42 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

"A Vegan Story written & illuminated by Stan Manoukian." Text in English & French. Stan Manoukian is a French artist based in Paris. He...

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Carnet Sauvage
  $30.00
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Zao Dao, Zao Dao, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2016, 1st, 978-2-35283-426-7, 9.5 inches, 6.9 inches, 120 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

An art book from a young female artist in mainland China. Her work may well remind you of Manu Arenas. From the publisher: Born in the 1990s in...

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Des Gens Bizarres
  $35.00
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Nicolas De Crecy, De Crecy, Nicolas, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Cornelius, Paris, 2017, 1st revised, 6 inches, 6.25 inches, 112 pages, 60 color illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth, French

Des Gens Bizarres ("Weird People"). Originally published in 2004, this illustrated book presents more than fifty characters, each accompanied by a short...

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Henk Kuijpers, Kuijpers, Henk, One of 2250 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Heemstede, Big Balloon, 1995, 1st, 9789054253778, 11.28 inches, 8.9 inches, 96 pages, color, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid color plate, Dutch

Franka's first adventure Het Misdaadmuseum ("Criminology Museum") from 1978. This is the earlier, more cartoony rendition of Franka that evolved into the...

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Henk Kuijpers, Kuijpers, Henk, One of 2000 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Benneveld, Franka, 2010, 1st, 9789076706566, 11.28 inches, 8.9 inches, 108 pages, color, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid color plate, Dutch

"The Silver Fire" starts with Franka walking into a trap, because her girlfriend Laura and her Russian diamond millionaire boyfriend are part of the...

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Henk Kuijpers, Kuijpers, Henk, One of 2000 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Benneveld, Franka, 2012, 1st, 9789076706658, 11.28 inches, 8.9 inches, 96 pages, color, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid color plate, Dutch

"Underworld" is about revenge. In the beginning, Franka helps put the crime boss Johnny behind bars. That is why the loyal Bep wants to avenge Johnny by...

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Henk Kuijpers, Kuijpers, Henk, One of 2000 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Benneveld, Franka, 2016, 1st, 9789076706764, 11.28 inches, 8.9 inches, 96 pages, color, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid color plate, Dutch

The 23rd Franka album--Geheim 1948 ("Secret 1948"). Rotterdam Maritime Museum, Amsterdam Centraal Train Station, Koopgoot, Casa de Colón, and...

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Gainsbourg (Hors Champ)
  $75.00
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Joann Sfar, Sfar, Joann, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2010, 11.7 inches, 9.2 inches, 451 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, French

Joann Sfar delivers in this book event the entire history of Gainsbourg that he has wanted to tell for a long time. A story told in comics and story boards....

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Joann Sfar, Sfar, Joann, Bump to lower rear corner otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2010, 11.7 inches, 9.2 inches, 451 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, French

Joann Sfar delivers in this book event the entire history of Gainsbourg that he has wanted to tell for a long time. A story told in comics and story boards....

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Out of stock
Jean-Claude Forest, Forest, Jean-Claude, Very Fine, Paris, L'Association, 2005, 1st, 978-2844141200, 11.4 inches, 8.7 inches, 64 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, French

From the publisher: How to Decode Etircopyh is the first of two color Hypocrite stories published in Pilote (and previously published by Dargaud in...