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 Major - First Edition
  $300.00
In stock
Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Print run of 1000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Stardom, Paris, 2011, 1st, 6.25 inches, 4.25 inches, 312 pages, black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, French

This is the out-of-print original edition from 2011 with a small 4 x 6 inch sketchbook format that reproduces the original's actual size. This reproduces...

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Zerstorer der Welt
  $125.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Fine, Volksverlag, Linden, Germany, 1980, 1st, 9 inches, 6.5 inches, 48 pages, 43 panels in black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, German

A sharp copy of the first printing of the German edition of Moebius' Tueur de Monde ("World Killer"). The format closely emulates the French first edition...

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Jean-Michel Charlier, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean-Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2016, 1st, 9782205076295, 16 inches, 12 inches, 56 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 1999. This...

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Jean-Michel Charlier, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean-Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2016, 1st, 9782205076301, 16 inches, 12 inches, 56 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 1999. This...

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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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Kerascoet, Kerascoet, Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Paris, Soleil, 2014, 1st, 9782302042766, 12.5 inches, 10.6 inches, 324 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, French

A massive coffee table art book devoted to the artists of Miss Pas Touche, Jolies Tenebres, and Beaute (Miss Don't Touch Me, Beautiful Darkness, 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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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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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...


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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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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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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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-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...


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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