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. 

 
Ange, Patrick Renault, Charlie Adlard, Ange, Patrick Renault, Adlard, Charlie, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2019, 1st, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 72 pages, black & white with 16 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Charlie Adlard was kind enough to sign this copy for us. This limited oversize deluxe edition reproduces the entire 52-page graphic novel from Adlard's...

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Jean-David Morvan, Pierre Alary, Morvan, Jean-David, Alary, Pierre, Limited to 1500 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Grenoble, Glenat, 2018, 1st, 9782344029503, 14.75 inches, 11 inches, 64 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This oversize black & white Collector's Edition of The Queen of the Black Coast, limited to 1500 copies, is a showcase for Pierre Alary's line art and...

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Artbook Liana Anatolevich
  $40.00
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Liana Anatolevich, Anatolevich, Liana, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Ominiky Ediciones, Mallorca, 2018, 1st, 12.2 inches, 8.9 inches, 80 pages, over 160 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Liana Anatolevich is a digital illustrator living in Irkutsk, Russia. This is her first art book. Over 160 illustrations and drawings and two pages of...

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Christophe Arleston, Audrey Alwett, Virginie Augustin, Arleston, Audrey Alwett, Christophe, Augustin, Virginie, Special limited edition, Very Fine, Soleil, Toulon, 2011, 1st, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 72 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This was a special limited edition for the 2011 BD Festival at Angouleme with a print run of 1000 copies or less. An oversize hardcover reproducing...

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Lastman, Tome 10
  $20.00
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Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Casterman/KSTR, 2017, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 216 pages, black & white with 33 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, French

You may have read the first six-volume story arc of this manga-inspired action adventure series in English. Since First Second is extremely...

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Lastman, Tome 11
  $20.00
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Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Casterman/KSTR, 2018, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 216 pages, black & white with 15 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, French

You may have read the first six-volume story arc of this manga-inspired action adventure series in English. Since First Second is extremely unlikely to...

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Lastman, Tome 7
  $20.00
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Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Casterman/KSTR, 2015, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 216 pages, black & white with 10 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, French

You may have read the first six-volume story arc of this manga-inspired action adventure series in English. Since First Second is extremely unlikely to...

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Lastman, Tome 8
  $20.00
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Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Casterman/KSTR, 2016, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 216 pages, black & white with 10 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, French

You may have read the first six-volume story arc of this manga-inspired action adventure series in English. Since First Second is extremely unlikely to...

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Lastman, Tome 9
  $20.00
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Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Balak, Michael Sanlaville, Bastien Vives, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Casterman/KSTR, 2016, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 216 pages, black & white with 20 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, French

You may have read the first six-volume story arc of this manga-inspired action adventure series in English. Since First Second is extremely unlikely to...

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Droles de Zings
  $35.00
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Jean Barbaud, Barbaud, Jean, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Bamboo, 2016, 1st, 978-2818940488, 11.75 inches, 10.5 inches, 144 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A new collection of Barbaud's aviation cartoons. He renders 120 of the world's aircraft, primarily military, in his deft and wonderful style. In addition to...

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Christophe Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Christophe, Barbucci, Alessandro, Limited to 1800 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2018, 1st, 978-2-302-06507-9, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This limited oversize deluxe edition reproduces Barbucci's inked pages before coloring, as well as 15-pages of color and black & white sketches. From...

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Christophe Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Christophe, Barbucci, Alessandro, Limited to 1600 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2018, 1st, 978-2-302-06986-2, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This limited oversize deluxe edition reproduces Barbucci's inked pages before coloring, as well as 15-pages of color and black & white sketches. From...

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Christophe Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Christophe, Barbucci, Alessandro, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2017, 1st, 978-2302055834, 12.75 inches, 9.125 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: Ekho is a mirror world to the earth. It has developed like her, but electricity doesn't exist; only magic reigns. On Ekho you'll...

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Christophe Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Christophe, Barbucci, Alessandro, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2017, 12.75 inches, 9.125 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: Operation Black Tea! Agents Fourmille and Yuri, in the secret service of her holiness the Pontiff, are tasked with leading an...


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Christophe Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Christophe, Barbucci, Alessandro, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2018, 978-2-302-06985-5, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: Back to the Big Apple for this new adventure! Beautiful Fourmille is inhabited by the spirit of a murdered sommelier. If she is to...


Edgar Allan Poe
  $30.00
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Dino Battaglia, Battaglia, Dino, Very Fine, Eboli, Nicola Pesce Editore, 2016, 11.9 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Italian

A collection of Edgar Allan Poe stories adapted into comics form by Italian master Dino Battaglia.

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Lovecraft e Altre Storie
  $30.00
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Dino Battaglia, Battaglia, Dino, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Eboli, Nicola Pesce Editore, 2016, 11.9 inches, 8.5 inches, 104 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Italian

Six stories by Battaglia, including Homage to Lovecraft, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Golem.

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Arnaud Le Gouëfflec, Dominique Bertail, Le Gouëfflec, Arnaud, Bertail, Dominique, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Fluide Glacial, 2018, 2nd, 978-2352079866, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

Signed by the artist at our booth at NCSFest! This limited edition has a cloth spine, 8 extra pages of artwork, and a color illustrated bookplate (it...

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Arnaud Le Gouëfflec, Dominique Bertail, Le Gouëfflec, Arnaud, Bertail, Dominique, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Fluide Glacial, Paris, 2018, 978-2-352-07970-5, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 88 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Signed by the artist at our booth at NCSFest! "Mondo Reverso is a transgender Western. The men are women, the women are men." Like all women in...

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Frédéric Bezian, Bezian, Frédéric, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2015, 1st, 978-2-302-04769-3, 11.25 inches, 8 inches, 54 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"The Current of Art." An accordion book (similar to Nobrow's Leporello series) which reads across one side and then the other and vice versa, a sublime...

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Ne touchez à rien
  $30.00
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Simsolo, Frederic Bezian, Simsolo, Bezian, Frederic, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Glenat Drugstore, Moulineaux, 2004, 9782226155290, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 88 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Between 1870 and 1999, a mansion defies the passage of time. It's ghostly inhabitants will protect or destroy each new owner depending upon their intent....

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Gus, Tome 4: Happy Clem N&B
  $35.00
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Christophe Blain, Blain, Christophe, Limited to 2500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2016, 1st, 9782205074222, 11.75 inches, 9.75 inches, 104 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A black and white version of the latest volume of Christophe Blain's great western series. Limited to 2500 copies. Blain uses a split brush inking...

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Christophe Blain, Blain, Christophe, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (moderate wear to edges and back cover, interior Very Fine), Paris, Dargaud, 2003, 1st, 978-2205055382, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A limited edition integrale of Isaac le Pirate, Tomes 1 through 3 in a large format in black & white, the best way to appreciate Christophe Blain's...

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La Fille
  $40.00
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Christophe Blain, Blain, Christophe, Very Fine, Paris, Gallimard, 2013, 1st, 9782070653072, 12 inches, 9.75 inches, 76 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Christophe Blain's latest book is an illustrated story of Western magical realism, with text and illustrations on facing pages. (Text is in French.) The...

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Surplus Universalis
  $25.00
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Fred Blanchard, Blanchard, Fred, Very Good+ (short tear at the top of the spine, small bump to the corner, interior Fine), Delcourt, Paris, 2007, 1st, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 96 pages, 64 pages in color and 32 pages in black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards

Blanchard is a French comic artist, designer, and illustrator. He specializes in designing creatures and vehicles and frequently supplies designs to other...

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Fabien Nury, Bruno, Nury, Fabien, Bruno, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Dargaud, Paris, 2019, 1st, 12.6 inches, 9.6 inches, 182 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Bruno pays homage to 76 classic noir films in this art book which profiles the films that have served as inspiration for Nury and Bruno's bestselling noir...

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Trap
  $24.00
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Mathieu Burniat, Burniat, Mathieu, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2019, 1st, 978-2505067054, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A wordless graphic novel.  From the Publisher: Our man is a trapper who lives in the wild. Our dog is his only companion. Our man acquires the...

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Love Nest
  $125.00
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Charles Burns, Burns, Charles, Limited print run, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Cornelius, 2016, 1st, 9782360811281, 6 inches, 6.75 inches, 128 pages, over 100 black & white illustrations with 8 pages in color, Hardcover, cloth, French

Love Nest is a totally new book by Charles Burns, created especially for Cornélius. It was limited to one printing, now out of print, and not...

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Denis-Pierre Filippi, Silvio Carboni, Filippi, Denis-Pierre, Carboni, Silvio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Grenoble, Glenat, 2018, 1st, 978-2344014288, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 60 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

The fifth volume in this series of original Mickey Mouse stories by Europe's biggest comics creators. The authors of the Extraordinary Journey propel...


Nympheas Noirs
  $40.00
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Fred Duval, Didier Cassegrain, Duval, Fred, Cassegrain, Didier, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 978-2800173504, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Didier Cassegrain's new graphic novel! An adaptation of Michel Bussi's best-selling, widely-translated crime novel Nympheas Noirs ("Black Water Lilies"),...

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Yann, Didier Cassegrain, Yann, Cassegrain, Didier, Slight tear to the bottom corner of the back cover otherwise Very Fine, Roubaix, France, Ankama, 2017, 1st, 979-1033504764, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 152 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A collection of all three volumes of Cassegrain's "Trap on Zarkass!" Plus 12 pages of extra art by Cassegrain. From the publisher: On the surface of...


Play with Me
  $55.00
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Nicoletta Ceccoli, Ceccoli, Nicoletta, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2018, 1st, 978-2-302-06479-9, 12.75 inches, 10.75 inches, 120 pages, over 100 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

A new art book from Nicoletta Ceccoli--her third--collecting her paintings from 2014 to 2018. Text in both English and French. From the introduction:...

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Very Fine, Angouleme, 2019, 1st, 21 inches, 15.75 inches, color

Now in stock! One of the three official posters for the 46th Annual International Festival of Bande Dessinee at Angouleme held January 24 - 27, 2019....

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme, 2019, 1st, 13.75 inches, 10 inches, 160 pages, 185 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

We acquired a limited supply of this Regular Edition and the Coffret Edition before they sold out.  Buy your copy now! This is the...

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Limited to 450 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme, 2019, 1st, 13.75 inches, 10 inches, 320 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

We acquired a limited supply of this Coffret Edition and the Regular Edition before they sold out. Buy your copy now! Mr. Corben...

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Nogent-sur-Marne, Delirium, 2013, Later, 979-1090916104, 12 inches, 9 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This French edition of Creepy Presents Richard Corben upgrades the American version significantly with a larger page format, Jose Villarubias has done...

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Nogent-sur-Marne, Delirium, 2014, Later, 979-1090916135, 12 inches, 9 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This French edition of Creepy Presents Richard Corben upgrades the American version significantly with a larger page format, Jose Villarubias has done...

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Very Fine, Angouleme, 2019, 1st, 21 inches, 15.75 inches, color

Richard Corben won the Angouleme festival's Grand Prix in 2018 and was the subject of a career retrospective museum exhibition at the 2019 festival. This is...

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Jorge Corona, Corona, Jorge, Very Fine, issued without dustjackets, Vents d'Ouest, Grenoble, 2018, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Published comic book size, in English, under the title "Feathers," we offer it in the larger French format to better appreciate Corona's artwork. From...

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Bourbon Thret
  $45.00
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Geof Darrow, Darrow, Geof, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (mild rubbing to the covers, interior Fine), Delcourt, Paris, 1995, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 48 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This Geof Darrow album went through one printing in 1995 and was never reprinted. A collection of three comic stories of the schlubby Caucasian samurai...

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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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Ricardo Delgado, Delgado, Ricardo, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman, 2018, 1st, 978-2203158467, 10.7 inches, 7 inches, 136 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From storyboard and concept artist Ricardo Delgado, the wordless graphic novel Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians! Collected by Dark Horse as a trade...

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Gabriele Dell'Otto, Dell'Otto, Gabriele, Limited to 2000 copies. Signed by the artist., Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Pulp's, Paris, 2016, 1st, 12.3 inches, 12 inches, 324 pages, almost 900 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English, French, Italian

The definitive book for every Dell'Otto fan! This large-format 12 x 12 inch artbook showcases nearly every piece of Marvel art created by superstar painter...

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Pasqual Ferry, Ferry, Pasqual, Fine, Ominiky, Palma de Mallorca, 2016, 1st, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 56 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Pasqual Ferry is a Spanish comic book artist and penciller best known here for his work for DC and Marvel (Heroes for Hire, Action Comics, Adam Strange,...

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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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Kililana Song, Tome 1
  $30.00
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Benjamin Flao, Flao, Benjamin, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Futuropolis, Paris, 2012, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.7 inches, 128 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Benjamin Flao is simply amazing in this French graphic novel. Action, humor, travel diary realism, documentary detail, as well as cartoon exaggeration....

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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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Jean-Claude Forest, Forest, Jean-Claude, Very Fine, Paris, L'Association, 2008, 1st, 978-2844142566, 11.4 inches, 8.7 inches, 64 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, French

From the publisher: Published by Dargaud in 1974, Hypocrite's last adventure (the second one in color) is probably the wildest and the most "free-jazz"...

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