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. 

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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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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Artbook Andrew Mar
  $40.00
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Andrew Mar, Mar, Andrew, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Ominiky Ediciones, Mallorca, 2018, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, 137 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Andrew Mar is a Dallas-based artist working in games and fantasy cards. This is a new hardcover collection of fantasy themed ink drawings and illustrations...

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Out of stock
Artbook Chuma Hill
  $40.00
Chuma Hill, Hill, Chuma, Bumped upper spine end otherwise Fine, issued without dustjacket, Ominiky Ediciones, Mallorca, 2019, 1st, 13.2 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, over 100 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

This is a brand new hardcover artbook after the artist's softcover artbook sold out. Chuma Hill is a Spanish illustrator and freelance graphic designer...


Nick Sharma, Sharma, Nick, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Ominiky Ediciones, Mallorca, 2018, 1st, 9.2 inches, 12 inches, 64 pages, over 120 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Nick Sharma is an illustrator, character designer and story artist living in Los Angeles. Welcome to his animal kingdom. Over 120 illustrations and...

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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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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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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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Blueberry 28 - Dust N&B 30x40
  $40.00
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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mike Mignola, Mignola, Mike, Very Fine, Delcourt, Paris, 2013, 1st, 13.4 inches, 10 inches, 120 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This is the out-of-print French limited edition reprinting Hellboy in Hell #1-5 in black & white in a large 9.75 x 13.25 inch hardcover format. The...

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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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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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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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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 unleashes another innovative book. This is an illustrated story of Western magical realism, with text and illustrations on facing...

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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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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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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 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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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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Le Major - First Edition
  $300.00
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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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Le Petit Theatre de Spirou
  $40.00
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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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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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Les Cinémas de Caro et Jeunet
  $60.00
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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Cernunnos, 2018, 1st, 978-2374950983, 11.5 inches, 10 inches, 192 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A book about the films of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. An extension of the Halle St Pierre exhibit, with photos, drawings, and other unpublished...

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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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Al Severin, Severin, Al, One of 999 numbered copies signed by the artist, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Brussels, Enigma, 2006, 1st, 9789085090175, 9085090172, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards

We located the last copies of this glorious art book with a Belgian distributor and bought them out. This is one of my favorite artists and one of my...

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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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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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Species Vol. 1
  $20.00
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Stan Manoukian, Manoukian, Stan, Very Fine, Stan Manoukian, Paris, 2015, 1st, 6 inches, 8.2 inches, 42 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

"A Collection of Unknown Creatures." Strange, cute and funny creatures lushly drawn in ink. Fans of Dave Cooper, Ragnar, and Bobby Chiu will like these...

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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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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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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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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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