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.

 
Frank Miller, Miller, Frank, Limited to 3,000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Urban Comics, Paris, 2014, 1st, 12 inches, 8 inches, 240 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The Dark Knight Returns. The first black & white edition of this classic Batman story! To celebrate 75 years of Batman, Urban Comics in Paris...

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Zidrou, Enrico Marini, Zidrou, Marini, Enrico, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (bumped top left and bottom left corner, minor shelf ware and scratches) , Paris, Dargaud, 2017, 1st, 978-2505070832, 12.8 inches, 8.5 inches, 72 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Enrico Marini's original Batman album. This is a first printing of the original French edition which preceded the American edition. It is printed in the...

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Zidrou, Enrico Marini, Zidrou, Marini, Enrico, Mild bump to top spine, otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2017, 1st, 978-2505071211, 12.8 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The Limited Collector Edition of Enrico Marini's original Batman album. This is a first printing of this original French edition which preceded the...

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Zidrou, Enrico Marini, Zidrou, Marini, Enrico, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2018, 1st, 978-2505071389, 12.8 inches, 8.5 inches, 72 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Enrico Marini's original Batman album. This is a first printing of the original French edition which preceded the American edition. It is also two inches...

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Noël Simsolo, Olivier Balez, Simsolo, Noël, Balez, Olivier, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Grenoble, Glenat, 2018, 1st, 978-2344012376, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 48 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

The artist Olivier Balez is best known in the U.S. for his graphic novel translated into English by Nobrow as Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York...

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Pierre Alary, Alary, Pierre, One of 150 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 10.75 inches, 8 inches, black & white

A special drawing of Belladone by Alary created especially for this exlibris.

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, One of 150 numbered copies signed by Ange and Alary, Very Fine, Hobby Folie, Paris, 2004, 1st, 8.25 inches, 8.25 inches, two-color

A special drawing of Belladone by Alary created especially for this exlibris.

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Belladone Exlibris #3 - Signed
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Pierre Alary, Alary, Pierre, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 10.75 inches, 8 inches, black & white

A special drawing of Belladone by Alary created especially for this exlibris. Beautifully printed with deep blacks on cardstock.

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Belladone Promotional Poster
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Pierre Alary, Alary, Pierre, Fine (factory folded, unused), Toulon, Soleil, 2005, 47 inches, 15.75 inches, color, French

A huge 16 x 47 inch poster for Belladone.

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2004, 1st, 2845658591, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 96 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This Limited edition is long out of print and will not be reprinted. This limited edition reproduces the entire first volume of Alary's graphic novel:...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Inscribed by both the writer and the artist, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2004, 1st, 2845658591, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 96 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Inscribed by both the writer and the artist. Inscribed by the writer on the first page: "Une histoire ecrite a la pointe de l'epee...et signee d'un...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Inscribed by the artist with a full-page pencil drawing, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (bump to the tail of the spine end with a small 1/8" scrape, corners very lightly bumped, interior Very Fine), Toulon, Soleil, 2004, 1st, 2845658591, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 96 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Inscribed by the artist with a nice full-page pencil drawing of Belladone and dated in the year of publication: 2004! This Limited edition is long out...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Inscribed by the artist with a full page drawing, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2004, 1st, 2845658591, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 96 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This limited edition is long out of print and will not be reprinted. This copy has a big, full-page pencil and watercolor dedicace by the artist. This...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, One of 200 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This very deluxe edition of Belladone, limited to 200 copies, consists of: The album in a cloth binding, special covers, plus eight-pages of sketches...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, One of 200 numbered copies signed by the artist, Upper corners bumped otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This very deluxe edition of Belladone, limited to 200 copies, consists of: -The album in a cloth binding, special covers, eight-pages of sketches and...

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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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Belladone, Tome 2: Maxime
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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2005, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 48 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Marie and Maxime pursue the would-be assassin of Louis XIV who escaped them at the end of Tome 1. Like the first volume, this volume has several great...

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Belladone, Tome 3: Louis
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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2007, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 48 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The finale to the 3-part storyline. Pierre Alary is a former animator at Disney's studio in France. His work is fluid and nimble and full of charm. Text...

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Belles de Nuit
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Olivier Ledroit, Ledroit, Olivier, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Les Editions Nickel, Viry-Châtillon, 2013, 978-2-9144-2049-5, 13.3 inches, 10.5 inches, 176 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth, French

An entire book devoted to Olivier Ledroit's paintings of women. Nudity. Several foldouts. Preface by Michel-Édouard Leclerc and an afterword by...

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Bere Kakerlaak Ex-Libris
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Didier Conrad, Very Fine, Conrad, Didier, Fantasmagories, 5.875 inches, 8.25 inches

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Upper corners lightly bumped, all other corners sharp, otherwise Fine., Joe Kubert, Kubert, Joe, Gilou, 1986, 1st, 2905146036, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print. The French edition of Kubert's "Tales of the Green Beret" comic strip.

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Bertail Sketchbook - Numbered
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Dominique Bertail, Bertail, Dominique, One of 900 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Comix Buro, Paris, 2015, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.1 inches, 48 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, French

Dominique Bertail is a comic book artist (Ghost Money, Shandy), illustrator (Bayard, Fluide Glacial, Casterman), and storyboard artist (advertising and...

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Beta ...Civilisations, Volume 1
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Jens Harder, Harder, Jens, Very Fine, Actes Sud, Paris, 2014, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8 inches, 368 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

An incredible tome. The history of the world, from the emergence of the earliest human civilizations to 1 A.D., told in thousands of pictures, with very few...

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Near Fine (light spotting on top edge, very minor wear to cover edges), Mireille Moon, Herge, Moon, Mireille, Herge, Editions Moulinsart, 2006, 9782874241161, 8.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, French

A faux biography of "The Diva of the 20th Century" Bianca Castafiore from the Tintin books. Illustrated with sample panels and photos.

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Bidou, une vie de chien
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Eduardo Damasceno, Luis Felipe Garrocho, Damasceno, Eduardo, Garrocho, Luis Felipe, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Grenoble, Vents d'Ouest, 2017, 1st, 978-2749308593, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"A Dog's Life", charmingly illustrated. The animals speak through pictograms; the humans in their occasional scenes speak in traditional word balloons (in...

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Bienvenue A Boboland
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Very Fine, Philippe Dupuy, Berberian, Charles, Dupuy, Philippe, Fluide Glacial-Audie, 2008, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French, French

Text in French.

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Flora Grimaldi, Anna Cattish, Grimaldi, Flora, Cattish, Anna, Very Fine, Glenat, Grenoble, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Anna Cattish was born in Russia in 1982. She graduated in graphic design, but prefers working in illustration and comics. For several years, she was a...

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Flora Grimaldi, Anna Cattish, Grimaldi, Flora, Cattish, Anna, Very Fine, Grenoble, Glenat, 2016, 1st, 978-2344008485, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Anna Cattish was born in Russia in 1982. She graduated in graphic design, but prefers working in illustration and comics. For several years, she was a...

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Big Ben Bolt: Harvard Heavyweight
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#147 of 1000 numbered copies, Very Fine/Fine, John Cullen Murphy, Caplan, Elliot, Murphy, John Cullen, Pollischansky, 1978, 1st, 15.5 inches, 11 inches, 112 pages, Hardcover, cloth, German, English

The first 406 dailies - 68 weeks (2/20/50 to 6/7/51). This adventure strip with its blend of melodrama, romance and comic relief was John Cullen Murphy's...

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Bis Jonvelle
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Jean-Francois Jonvelle, Jonvelle, Jean-Francois, Konemann, 1997, 1st thus, 96 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, German, English

A collection of Jonvelle's erotic photography. All text in both English and German.

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Black & Tans
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Very Fine, Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Mosquito, 2007, 12 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Three stories: Bois Brocelan, Black & Tans, and Solitudinis Morbus. Text in French.

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Very Fine (flat, tight, clean), Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, iBooks, 2003, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.1 inches, 55 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

This full-size English language edition is out of print and increasingly hard to find. If you want to really appreciate the art, this ibooks edition is...

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Blacksad 2 - Arctic-Nation
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Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2003, Later, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition with a page size twice as big as the Dark Horse edition! The best way to see and appreciate Juanjo's amazing watercolor artwork.

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Blacksad 3 - Ame Rouge
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Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2005, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 52 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition with a page size twice as big as the Dark Horse edition! The best way to see and appreciate Juanjo's amazing watercolor artwork.

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Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2010, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition with a page size twice as big as the Dark Horse edition!  The best way to see and appreciate Juanjo's amazing watercolor...

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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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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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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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Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2003, 1st, 2205051997, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

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

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Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Diaz Canales, Juan, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2005, 1st, 220505564X, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

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

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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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Fine/Near Fine, Chic Young (with Alex Raymond), Young (with Alex Raymond), Chic, Futuropolis, 1982, 1st, 9.75 inches, 12.5 inches, 128 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, French

One of the few collections of the pre-marriage period of this classic strip. This volume features Blondie's romantic adventures with a succession of...

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Very Fine, Blutch, Blutch, Fluide Glacial, 2009, 1st, 96 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, French

The Blotch series is about an artist in 1920s Paris who passes himself off as an art sensation but is in reality a fraud making a living drawing...

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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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