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. 

 
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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Midi-Minuit
  $30.00
In stock
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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Le Petit Theatre de Spirou
  $40.00
In stock
Al Severin, Severin, Al, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dupuis, Marcinelle, 2018, 978-2800174884, 14 inches, 10 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

The latest album written and illustrated by the phenomenal Belgian artist Alec, or Al, Severin, one of my favorite artists. This features Severin's...

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Gainsbourg (Hors Champ)
  $75.00
In stock
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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Leporello
  $35.00
In stock
Joost Swarte, Swarte, Joost, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Glenat, Grenoble, 2010, 1st thus, 12.2 inches, 9 inches, 124 pages, over 370 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A collection of 40 years of Swarte illustration and design work. There is practically no text at all beyond a list of the artwork with dates. It is entirely...

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Very Fine, Joost Swarte, Swarte, Joost, Oog & Blik, 2012, 1st, 9789054923763, 9.5 inches, 6.75 inches, 20 in leporello form, color, Softcover, wraps, Dutch

Some years back, Joost Swarte published a book titled "Leporello," which is not, in fact, a leporello. Here we have an actual leporello by Joost Swarte, and...

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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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Absurdus Delirium 2
  $25.00
In stock
T.P. Bigart, Tha (Joseph-August Tharrats), Bigart, T.P., Tha (Joseph-August Tharrats), Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (spine faded, mild rubbing to covers, interior Fine), Paris, Fluide Glacial, 1992, 1st, 2858151539, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 52 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print. Tha is a Spanish artist/cartoonist. This is a compilation of the one-pagers he started in 1982: "Short stories of delirious and...

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Olivier Vatine, Alberto Varanda, Vatine, Olivier, Varanda, Alberto, Signed by Olivier Vatine, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2018, 1st, 978-2344030790, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Signed by Olivier Vatine at our booth at San Diego Comic-Con! Vatine signed this book and then embossed the page with his custom blind stamp! Script,...

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Attention Chien Mechant
  $25.00
In stock
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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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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