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. 

 
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...

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Joost Swarte, Swarte, Joost, Limited to 750 copies, Very Fine, Griffioen Graffiek, Hilversum, 2011, 1st, 8.25 inches, 5.5 inches, 8 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

A luxurious little production of "a tiny graphic novel" by Joost Swarte (originally published in the annual report of the Dutch Booksellers Association in...

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La Pendeja, La Pendeja, Fine, Ominiky, Palma de Mallorca, 2017, 1st, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 56 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Nuria Aparicio "La Pendeja" (Barcelona) is an illustrator and 2D animator. She began her career working as a freelancer for various animation studios and...

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Carnet Sauvage
  $30.00
In stock
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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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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Midi-Minuit
  $30.00
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Doug Headline, Massimo Semerano, Headline, Doug, Semerano, Massimo, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2018, 1st, 978-2800174617, 10.25 inches, 8 inches, 176 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A garishly colorful, beautifully illustrated graphic novel. From the publisher: "Midi-Minuit" is a high-voltage mystery that mixes fiction and reality...

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Renato Roldan, Roldan, Renato, Includes a signed & numbered illustrated bookplate limited to 100, Fine, Ominiky Ediciones, Palma de Mallorca, 2018, 1st, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 56 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Includes a signed & numbered illustrated bookplate limited to 100. Renato Roldan: "I started my career as an animator, but ended up doing...

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Je suis un autre
  $30.00
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Rodolphe, Laurent Gnoni, Rodolphe, Gnoni, Laurent, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2018, 1st, 978-2302066342, 10.4 inches, 7.9 inches, 140 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Laurent Gnoni adopts a beautiful light impressionistic line for this psychological thriller. From the publisher: Peppo and his brother Sylvio spend...

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Au Pays des Ombres
  $30.00
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Mathis, Thierry Martin, Mathis, Martin, Thierry, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2012, 1st, 9782302023543, 11 inches, 8 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This is the reissue of Thierry Martin's first album. Originally published in 2005 as " Vincent, Mon Frere Mort-Vivant ", it has been long out of print....

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Quand le cirque est venu
  $25.00
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Wilfrid Lupano, Stephane Fert, Lupano, Wilfrid, Fert, Stephane, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Delcourt, 2017, 1st, 978-2-7560-9421-2, 14 inches, 10.75 inches, 24 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

In English: When the Circus Comes to Town From the publisher: In this delirious, colorful tale, Wilfrid Lupand and Stéphane Fert invite the...

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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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Journal d'Anne Frank
  $25.00
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Antoine Ozanam, Nadji, Ozanam, Antoine, Nadji, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2016, 978-2302048881, 10.4 inches, 8 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Nadji's beautiful graphic adaptation of the diary of Anne Frank. Nadji Scelsi is a young Lille based artist working in illustration and animation.

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