French Imports

Stuart Ng Books is the largest importer of French Bande Dessinee (and related art books) in the United States. We select and stock new titles and current releases and source them directly from the French publishers and distributors. We carry the most mainstream publishers such as Casterman, Dargaud, And Dupuis, to boutique publishers such as Comix Buro, Stardom and Bruno Graff. We also buy and sell used, secondhand, and collectible Bande Dessinee and related art books from collectors here and abroad.

 
Phil Cordier, Thierry Martin, Cordier, Phil, Martin, Thierry, Corners bumped otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Komics Initiative, Notre-Dame-d'Oé, 2021, 1st, 9 inches, 6.75 inches, 96 pages, duotone illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A new, very limited pulp story, illustrated by the French bd creator, illustrator, and storyboard artist Thierry Martin. An illustrated novella in French....

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Phil Cordier, Thierry Martin, Cordier, Phil, Martin, Thierry, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Komics Initiative, Notre-Dame-d'Oé, 2021, 1st, 9 inches, 6.75 inches, 96 pages, duotone illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A new, very limited pulp story, illustrated by the French bd creator, illustrator, and storyboard artist Thierry Martin. An illustrated novella in French....

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Bastien Vives, Vives, Bastien, Fine in Near Fine to Fine dustjackets (occasional slight rubbing to some dustjackets), Paris, Delcourt, 2012-2013, 7.2 inches, 5.2 inches, 6 x 192 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, French

A series of comic strips by Bastien Vivès, collected thematically: Video Games, Family, Love, The Blogosphere, War, and Comic Books. We have six of...

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Les Enfants du Nil
  $30.00
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Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (moderate wear to the corners of the spine, light rubbing, very flat, tight, clean), Delcourt, Paris, 1990, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This anthology features the very first comic stories by future comics greats Claire Wendling and Alain Ayroles. This series was a showcase for students...

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Entre Deux
  $35.00
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Vincent Perriot, Perriot, Vincent, Near Fine, Editions de la Cerise, Bordeaux, 2007, 2nd, 11.75 inches, 8.6 inches, 80 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps

A beautiful wordless graphic novel told with one image per page. From the publisher: The drawing prodigy Vincent Perriot (first published at age 18!)...

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Agito Cosmos, Tome 1: Aquaviva
  $25.00
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Olivier Milhaud, Fabien Mense, Milhaud, Olivier, Mense, Fabien, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light wear), Grenoble, Glenat, 2012, 1st, 9782723484121, 9.5 inches, 7.25 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Fabien Mense (AKA Fabien M) who started out drawing the Tikitis in Lucha Libre takes on a subject close to his heart, sea creatures and the oceans! The look...

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Super Heroines - Signed
  $60.00
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Hubert de Lartigue, de Lartigue, Hubert, Inscribed by the artist to Greg Theakston, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (corners bent inward, head of the spine bumped, three mild dings to the edges, interior Fin, Toulon, Soleil, 1996, 1st, 2877645339, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 103 pages, 46 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, boards, French

Warmly inscribed by de Lartigue to fellow artist and publisher Greg Theakston. This copy also has de Lartigue's address label on the front endpaper with...

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Moebius, Moebius, Near Fine (mild wear, very flat, tight, clean), Les Humanoïdes Associés, Paris, 1981, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 72 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, French

A 1981 paperback collection of Moebius stories: -Double Evasion (in color) Ktulu (in color) -Citadelle Aveugle (in color) -Preface to Les Yeux du Chat...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Good+ (bump and wear to the tail of the spine, smaller bump to the head of the spine, upper corners very slightly pushed inward, light wear to cover, interior sound), Les Humanoides, Paris, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This first volume collects three previous collections: John Watercolor (21 early stories from Hara Kiri, Inedit, Echo des Savanes, etc) Le Bandard...

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Gnognottes
  $35.00
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Jean-Christophe Menu, Menu, Jean-Christophe, Fine, Paris, L'Association, 1999, 1st, 2844140238, 11.375 inches, 8.625 inches, 128 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

From the publisher: This "choice of hors-d'oeuvres" consists of scattered pages (Psikopat, PLG, Lapin) and unpublished experiments, presenting the many...

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Le Livre du Mont-Verite
  $28.00
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Jean-Christophe Menu, Menu, Jean-Christophe, Fine (very light wear, very flat, tight, clean), Paris, L'Association, 2002, 1st, 2844140882, 11.5 inches, 8.625 inches, 86 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, French

This volume (in English: The Book of Truth Mountain) collects six stories by the influential French underground cartoonist. Five of them appeared in French...

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Thierry Martin, Martin, Thierry, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Roeschwoog, France, Editions Black & White, 2020, 1st, 9791094988756, 6.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 192 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards

aka The Saucy Envelopes of Major Martin. A new, very limited art book by the French bd creator, illustrator, and storyboard artist Thierry Martin featuring...

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Thierry Martin, Martin, Thierry, One of 150 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Roeschwoog, France, Editions Black & White, 2020, 1st, 9791094988763, 6.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 192 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This is the deluxe edition, signed and numbered by the author, with variant front and back covers, and a print of the classic cover. aka The Saucy...

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Jean-Baptiste Monge, Monge, Jean-Baptiste, Very Fine, Wentworth-Nord, QC, Canada, Goblin's Way, 2018, 1st, 9782981528933, 10.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 66 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps

A new sketchbook by the French fantasy illustrator Jean-Baptiste Monge. This is his second self-published book. Filled with incredibly detailed drawings and...

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Jean-Baptiste Monge, Monge, Jean-Baptiste, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Goblin's Way, Wentworth-Nord, QC, Canada, 2016, 2nd 2018, 13.25 inches, 10 inches, 148 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, decorative cloth, English

Jean-Baptiste Monge's first fantasy art book in English! Self-published by Monge, this art book is beautifully designed and lushly produced, with...


Cromwell End Zone
  $45.00
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Cromwell, Cromwell, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2020, 1st, 9791096315307, 10.1 inches, 8.4 inches, 220 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

From the publisher: Obviously, you're already familiar with Cromwell! Cromwell the provocateur, Cromwell the subversive! Well in this artbook you'll find...

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Venise Celeste - First Printing
  $225.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine (bump to the bottom edge of the front board (cover), very light wear at the spine ends, otherwise very sharp, tight and clean) issued without dustjacket, Aedena, Paris, 1984, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.75 inches, 104 pages, over 175 illustrations, about half in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This was the first art book published by Moebius' own publishing company Aedena. For this book, Moebius collects his work based upon the locations he was...

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La Chute de la Maison Usher
  $60.00
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Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Corben, Poe, Edgar Allan, Corben, Richard, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (one corner slightly pushed inward, light wear), Paris, Albin Michel, 1986, 1st, 9782226025678, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 52 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From 1986, a French edition of Richard Corben's color Edgar Allan Poe adaptations: "The Fall of the House of Usher" (28 pages) from A Corben Special...

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Drawers 2.0
  $175.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (3/8-inch scrape to the top of the spine, small nicks to the tail of the spine, otherwise Very Fine, the open corners are sharp, covers clean, binding tight), Bordeaux, Le Cycliste, 2005, 1st, 2912249740, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 144 pages, over 650 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French English

This is the revised and expanded 144-page edition of Drawers, the retrospective of Claire Wendling's work in comics, games, animation, and illustration....

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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Very Good+ (moderate rubbing to the covers and corners), Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 1st, 12 inches, 12 inches, 16 pages, color, Softcover, wirebound

Long out of print. A portfolio of thirteen new color illustrations by Claire Wendling of girls and their pets: big and small, wild or domesticated. A...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Limited to 200 copies signed by the artist, Very Good, issued without dustjacket (the boards are peeking thru at three spots at the spine ends where the cloth is worn, upper corners are bumped and worn,, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe edition of Belladone, limited to 200 copies, features a cloth spine, special covers, eight-pages of sketches and studies, and is signed by...

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Siegfried, Tome 2: La Walkyrie
  $30.00
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Alex Alice, Alice, Alex, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light cover wear), Dargaud, Paris, 2009, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 72 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition of Alex Alice's adaptation of the Wagner opera, told mostly through visuals. Volume 2 of 3. Text in French. The English language...

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Lazlo Parker
  $50.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Print run of 3,000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Moebius Production, 2020, 1st, 978-2-908-76628-8, 8.25 inches, 6.25 inches, 320 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

NOW IN STOCK! A brand new Moebius art book!  320 pages and only 7 pages of text! This new hardcover, from Moebius production, is in the same...

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Les Armes du Meta-Baron
  $35.00
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Alexandro Jodorowsky, Travis Charest, Zoran Janjetov, Jodorowsky, Alexandro, Charest, Zoran Janjetov, Travis, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light cover wear), Les Humanoides Associes, Paris, 2008, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 60 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition of Travis Charest's Meta-Baron. This is the largest version published in French or English and the best reproduction of...

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Alfonso Font, Font, Alfonso, Very Good+ (moderate bump to the tail of the spine, bottom edge of pages slightly puckered from exposure to moisture, corners sharp, interior clean), Vaisseau d'Argent, Paris, 1990, 2877570320, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Really excellent artwork by the Spanish comics master Alfonso Font is the draw in this action-packed series about a spunky, sexy female detective named...

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Recueil Spirou Tome 356
  $35.00
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Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034736409, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 516 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Le Journal Spirou issues #4170 to 4178. Serialized stories including Spirou et Fantasio by Emile Bravo, Zombillenium by Arthur de Pins, Ralph Azham by Lewis...

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Recueil Spirou Tome 358
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Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034737673, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 516 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Le Journal Spirou issues #4189 to 4199. Serialized stories including Zorgub by Jose Luis Munuera, Zombillenium by Arthur de Pins, Harmony by Mathieu Reynes,...

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Recueil Spirou Tome 359
  $35.00
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Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (bump to the upper corner, scratch to the front cover, otherwise new and unread), Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2020, 1st, 9791034747061, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 516 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Le Journal Spirou issues #4200 to 4210. Serialized stories including Zorgub by Jose Luis Munuera, Zombillenium by Arthur de Pins, Natacha by Walthery,...

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Very Fine, Dargaud, Paris, 2020, 1st, 8.25 inches, 15.75 inches, color

A limited edition promotional print produced by the publisher of Blacksad, Dargaud. A beautiful color print on heavy mat stock.

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Very Fine, Dargaud, Paris, 2020, 1st, 15.75 inches, 11.8 inches, color

A limited edition promotional print produced by the publisher of Blacksad, Dargaud. A beautiful color print on heavy mat stock.

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Very Fine, Dargaud, Paris, 2020, 1st, 15.75 inches, 11.8 inches, color

A limited edition promotional print produced by the publisher of Blacksad, Dargaud. A beautiful color print on heavy mat stock.

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Very Fine, Dargaud, Paris, 2020, 1st, 15.75 inches, 11.8 inches, color

A limited edition promotional print produced by the publisher of Blacksad, Dargaud. A beautiful color print on heavy mat stock.

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Blacksad Promotional Print: Fin
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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Very Fine, Dargaud, Paris, 2020, 1st, 15.75 inches, 11.8 inches, color

A limited edition promotional print produced by the publisher of Blacksad, Dargaud. A beautiful color print on heavy mat stock.

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Fondation Cartier Postcard A
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 1999, 1st, 6 inches, 4.2 inches, color

A postcard from the 1999 Moebius exhibition "1 monde réel" ("1 real world") at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris (June 30 -...

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Fondation Cartier Postcard B
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 1999, 1st, 6 inches, 4.2 inches, color

A postcard from the 1999 Moebius exhibition "1 monde réel" ("1 real world") at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris (June 30 -...

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Fondation Cartier Postcard C
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 1999, 1st, 6 inches, 4.2 inches, color

A postcard from the 1999 Moebius exhibition "1 monde réel" ("1 real world") at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris (June 30 -...

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Fondation Cartier Postcard D
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 1999, 1st, 6 inches, 4.2 inches, color

A postcard from the 1999 Moebius exhibition "1 monde réel" ("1 real world") at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris (June 30 -...

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Julien Delval, Delval, Julien, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Editions Caurette, Buhl, 2019, 1st, 11.75 inches, 11 inches, 320 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Two artbooks by artist Julien Delval in a beautiful slipcase. Book 1, Monograph, is a selection of his highly detailed paintings and illustrations. Book 2,...

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Los Angeles
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Sylvain Despretz, Despretz, Sylvain, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2020, 1st, 9791096315765, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 400 pages, 250 illustrations + 100 pages of storyboards, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

IN STOCK NOW ! Los Angeles  is Sylvain Despretz' art book. 400 pages. 250 color and black & white illustrations + 100 pages of...

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Le Niçois: Fashion Week
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Joann Sfar, Sfar, Joann, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2020, 1st, 9782205084849, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

In this satirical graphic novel set in the sunny, riche French Riviera, Sfar applies his typical loose watercolor art style to models, designers, and other...

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Los Angeles - Deluxe Edition
  $100.00
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Sylvain Despretz, Despretz, Sylvain, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2020, 1st, 9791096315772, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 400 pages, 250 illustrations + 100 pages of storyboards, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

IN STOCK NOW ! The Deluxe Edition contains two books inserted in a beautiful slipcase : Los Angeles and Midnight Show . Los Angeles is...

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James Martin, Martin, James, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2020, 1st, 9791096315697, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 350 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

IN STOCK NOW ! From the publisher: This book features 350 pages of artwork by artist and educator James Martin, who currently teaches in the...

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Les Cockpits de Jean-Luc Beghin
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Jean-Luc Beghin, Beghin, Jean-Luc, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Geneva, Paquet, 2017, 1st, 978-2888907770, 12.7 inches, 9.5 inches, 208 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Jean-Luc Beghin is a world renown aviation illustrator famous for his incredibly detailed and accurate illustrations of the cockpits of famous aircraft....

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Man Arenas, Arenas, Man, Small puncture to the paper covering the rear joint otherwise Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2013, 1st, 9782302020016, 11.6 inches, 10.2 inches, 40 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This volume is an offshoot of the main series and despite a narrative, it is nearly a purely pictorial book. It is page after page of Arenas' lush...

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Olivier Schrauwen, Schrauwen, Olivier, Very Fine, Borgerhout, Bries, 2010-2015, 32 pages, color, Softcover, wraps

A Complete Set of Olivier Schrauwen's two mini-comics (to date) about early man: 30000 years of bad luck and 29000 years of bad luck. Great stuff. 30000...

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John Willie, Willie, John, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (very light wear), Paris, Futuropolis, 1985, 1st, Metaluna Store, 12 inches, 10 inches, 64 pages, 109 black-and-white photographs, Hardcover, boards, French

This collection of bondage and fetish photographs, all taken by John Willie in his home during the 50s, bring back to life that cultish and mysterious aura...

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Barbarella: Edition Integrale
  $40.00
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Jean-Claude Forest, Forest, Jean-Claude, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Les Humanoides Associes, Paris, 1994, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Two Barbarella graphic novels. From 1964 and 1974.

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Miroirs - Signed & Numbered
  $150.00
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Jean-Michel Nicollet, Nicollet, Jean-Michel, One of 423 of 450 numbered copies (and 50 HC copies) signed by the artist, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Zanpano, 2009, 1st, 978-2-915757-13-2, 8.3 inches, 11 inches, 132 pages, 144 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print. A beautiful art book devoted to the French illustrator Jean Michel Nicollet best known in America for his cover to first issue of Heavy Metal....

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