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.

 
Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Barbucci, Alessandro, #258 of 450 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Bruno Graff, Brussels, 2015, 1st, 12.75 inches, 9.2 inches, 120 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This copy has a dedicace by Barbucci: a nice full-page drawing with some watercolor accents. This deluxe edition contains: the entire album in...

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Alex Raymond, Raymond, Alex, Near Fine/Very Good+ (boards slightly bowed, several small dings & nicks to dust jacket), Pollischansky, Vienna, 1985, 1st, 15.5 inches, 11.25 inches, 112 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English, German

The text in the strip is in the original English, with the German translation running below the strip. 422 black & white dailies - from 10/28/48...

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Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2000, 1st, 2205049658, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A fine condition first printing (in French parlance, an "Edition Originale" or "E.O.") of the first Blacksad book.

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Nicolas De Crecy, De Crecy, Nicolas, One of 150 copies including a signed & numbered aquatint print, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, Paris, MEL Publisher, 2016, 1st, 9791094823033, 12.5 inches, 11 inches, 344 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe edition of the monograph includes a slipcase and an aquatint print, Le petit fantôme domestique , 2015, signed and numbered to 150...

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Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Barbucci, Alessandro, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Good+ (head of the spine bumped, the corners very lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine), Soleil, Toulon, 2014, 1st, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This copy has a dedicace by Barbucci: a nice full-page drawing with some watercolor accents. A special edition reproducing Barbucci's finished...


Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Barbucci, Alessandro, Limited to 1500 copies, Near Fine (head of the spine bumped otherwise Very Fine), Soleil, Toulon, 2014, 1st, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This copy has a dedicace by Barbucci: a nice full-page drawing with some watercolor accents.A special edition reproducing Barbucci's finished pencils for...

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Venise Celeste - First Printing
  $225.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine (covers lightly rubbed, page edges slightly yellowed, otherwise tight and clean), 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...

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Bastien Vives, Vives, Bastien, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman/KSTR, 2008, 1st, 978-2203012165, 10.9 inches, 7.5 inches, 136 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A first printing of Bastien Vives' breakthrough book with an impressive full-color dedicace. Warmly inscribed to a friend: Pour Sylvain-- In your...

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Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Alessandro, #17 of 25 numbered HC copies signed by Barbucci and Canepa, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Album, Paris, 2006, 1st, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

#17 of 25 numbered HC ("Hors Commerce") copies signed by Barbucci and Canepa on a limitation page AND on a separate ex-libris. This deluxe edition of...

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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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Pinocchio
  $225.00
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Pierre Lambert, Lambert, Pierre, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (edges dusty, mild spine sag, moderate wear to dustjacket), Rozay-en-Brie, Demons & Merveilles, 1995, 1st, 9782950781833, 13 inches, 13 inches, 236 pages, 325 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, French

The most lavish book ever made on Disney's second feature film. This sumptuous book features original documents, story boards, character sketches, layouts,...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Millon & Associes, Paris, 2007, 1st, 10.9 inches, 8.6 inches, 52 pages, 77 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This scarce catalog for a 2007 auction in Paris of forty-one original works by Moebius is doubly significant: (1) it is the only publication of many of the...

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Ateliers Zoo (Signed & Numbered)
  $200.00
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#767 of 850 copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Frank Pe, Pe, Frank, Editions Pyramides, 1996, 1st, 2930203013, 5.75 inches, 7.75 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, French

A limited edition artist's sketchbook. #767 of 850 copies signed by Frank. Frank's bestselling series "Zoo" ran only three volumes, but spanned 13 years:...

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Near Fine (lower corners are lightly rubbed otherwise Fine), Paris, Imbroglio, 2001, 1st printing, 2nd state, 220505290X, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe art book is long out of print. "Blacksad was the surprise of 2000. Distinctions and awards, raves from the press, and the sales! A year to...

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Near Fine (very light dent along the foreedge otherwise Fine), Paris, Imbroglio, 2001, 2nd, 220505290X, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe art book is long out of print. "Blacksad was the surprise of 2000. Distinctions and awards, raves from the press, and the sales! A year to...

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Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Claire Wendling, Barbucci, Barbara Canepa, Claire Wendling, Alessandro, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine in Near Fine slipcase, Soleil, Toulon, 2005, 1st, 13 inches, 9.25 inches, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This limited edition Sky Doll slipcase contains: Sky Doll Tome 1 - Special Edition (matching pink spine and cover art without text) Sky Doll Tome 2...

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Drawers 2.0 (Fine)
  $200.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 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, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bordeaux, Le Cycliste, 2005, 1st thus, 2912249848, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 144 pages, over 650 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

This is the variant cover edition produced by Legends for distribution in the U.S way back in 2005. This is the revised and expanded 144-page edition of...

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Jean-Luc Fromental, Floc'h, Fromental, Jean-Luc, Floc'h, #199 of 250 numbered copies signed by the artist, Near Fine plates in Near Fine box (some plate edges very lightly rubbed, light aging and wear to box), Paris, Albin Michel, 1991, 1st, 2-226-05377-8, 13 inches, 10 inches, 52 pages, color, French

This deluxe edition reproduces the entire album as individual color plates. 52 color plates in a clamshell box with the first plate signed & numbered...

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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
  $200.00
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light rubbing to the otherwise sharp corners, bright, clean), Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 978-2908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing company.

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Limited to 2500 copies, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light rubbing to the dustjacket), Stardom, Paris, 2009, 1st, 10.25 inches, 6.75 inches, 128 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, French

The out-of-print limited edition of Moebius' last Arzak graphic novel. This was released almost a year in advance of the Glenat edition. The pages are...

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Olivier Vatine, Vatine, Olivier, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Delcourt, Paris, 2003, 1st, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 96 pages, 64 pages in color and 32 pages in black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards

Inscribed by Olivier Vatine with a nice drawing of a space girl. Olivier Vatine is a French comic artist/editor, designer, illustrator, publisher, and...

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Olivier Vatine, Vatine, Olivier, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Delcourt, Paris, 2003, 1st, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 96 pages, 64 pages in color and 32 pages in black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards

Inscribed by Olivier Vatine with a nice drawing of robot girl. Olivier Vatine is a French comic artist/editor, designer, illustrator, publisher, and a...

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Jeff Jones 30/40
  $200.00
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Jeff Jones, Jones, Jeff, Fine (very flat, tight, bright), Futuropolis, Paris, 1976, 1st, 15.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 48 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

The sharpest copy of this book that I have ever seen! A beautiful collection of comics and illustrations by Jeff Jones. This volume in Futuropolis' series...

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