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. 

 
Le Chat Botte
  $12.00
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Annette Marnat, Marnat, Annette, Very Fine, Milan, Paris, 2018, 978-2408004484, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 16 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

Annette Marnat's charming Puss in Boots. A thin softcover picture book with 30 color stickers to apply inside the book. Discover and rediscover the story...

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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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Meelo's Big Adventure
  $20.00
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Stan Manoukian, Manoukian, Stan, Very Fine, Stan Manoukian, Paris, 2016, 1st, 8.2 inches, 8.2 inches, 48 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

"An epic story written & illuminated by Stan Manoukian." Text in English & French. With 6 pages of Stan's pencil drawings. Stan Manoukian...

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Monstre a peur des monstres
  $22.00
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Séverine Gauthier, Stan Manoukian, Gauthier, Séverine, Manoukian, Stan, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 978-2344031230, 8 inches, 10.5 inches, 32 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A new must-see series that features adorable little monsters! We talk a lot about monsters ... they come out at night and sleep during the day. Thus,...

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Species Vol. 2
  $24.00
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Stan Manoukian, Manoukian, Stan, Very Fine, Stan Manoukian, Paris, 2017, 1st, 8.2 inches, 8.2 inches, 60 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

A collection of 134 strange creatures created and rendered in color and black & white by Stan Manoukian. Fans of Dave Cooper, Ragnar, and Bobby Chiu...

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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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Kraken
  $25.00
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Bruno Cannucciari, Emiliano Pagani, Cannucciari, Bruno, Pagani, Emiliano, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2018, 1st, 978-2302071421, 11.1 inches, 8 inches, 104 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A superbly illustrated story of men haunted by sea monsters. I'm a sucker for such things and if you like this sort of thing, you'll love this. I can't read...

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Marimo #2 - Phantasmagoria
  $25.00
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Very Fine, Paris, 2018, 1st, 9.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 100 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Marimo is escaping the comforts of Home to wander into the fascinating and thrilling world of Phantasmagoria. We wanted to write about things that scare us...

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Absurdus Delirium 2
  $25.00
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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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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
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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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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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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...


Leporello
  $35.00
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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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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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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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Out of stock
Jean-Michel Charlier, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean-Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2018, 1st, 9782205077438, 16 inches, 12 inches, 72 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

A beautiful oversize (12 x 16 inch) black & white edition of this Blueberry graphic novel written & illustrated by Jean Giraud in 2004. This was the...