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.

 
Aquablue 1: Nao
  $30.00
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Near Fine (some rippling to the laminate on the covers, tight, clean, bright), Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1989, 2nd, 12.75 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Vatine made his name with this book. On a distant planet, a human boy is adopted by a race of aquatic humanoids. As an adult, he must help defend them...

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Aquablue 1: Nao
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 2006 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This album first appeared in 1988.

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Aquablue 1: Nao
  $30.00
In stock
Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1989, 2nd 1997, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Vatine made his name with this book. On a distant planet, a human boy is adopted by a race of aquatic humanoids. As an adult, he must help defend them...

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Aquablue 2: Planete Bleue
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 2003 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This album first appeared in 1989.

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Aquablue 2: Planete Bleue
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1989, 1997 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This 1997 printing retains the original coloring and cover which are no longer available. Text in French.

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Aquablue 3: Le Megophias
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 2006 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This album first appeared in 1991.

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Aquablue 3: Le Megophias
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1990, 1997 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This 1997 printing retains the original coloring and cover which are no longer available. Text in French.

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Aquablue 4: Corail Noir
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 2003 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This album first appeared in 1993.

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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1999, 2004 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 230 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Vatine made his name with this series. On a distant planet, a human boy is adopted by a race of aquatic humanoids. As an adult, he must help defend them...

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Blacksad 2 - Arctic-Nation
  $30.00
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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
  $30.00
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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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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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Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci, Canepa, Barbara, Barbucci, Alessandro, Very Fine, Soleil, Toulon, 2004, 1st Limited, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 108 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This long out of print limited edition reproduces the third Sky Doll volume (with an alternate ending) in its pencil form: the lefthand pages reproduce the...

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Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci, Canepa, Barbara, Barbucci, Alessandro, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light bump to the lower corners, otherwise very sharp, tight, clean), Soleil, Toulon, 2004, 1st Limited, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 108 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This long out of print limited edition reproduces the third Sky Doll volume (with an alternate ending) in its pencil form: the lefthand pages reproduce the...

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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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Big Ben Bolt: Harvard Heavyweight
  $175.00
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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, English, German

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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Les lutins et le cordonnier
  $10.00
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Agnes Cathala, Annette Marnat, Cathala, Agnes, Marnat, Annette, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Milan, 2014, 1st thus, 978-2-7459-9463-9, 7 inches, 6.6 inches, 24 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Annette Marnat's children's picture book retelling the Brother Grimm fairytale The Shoemaker and the Elves. For ages 3-6. Every night, two elves...

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Folles Saisons
  $25.00
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Jean-Francois Chabas, David Sala, Chabas, Jean-Francois, Sala, David, Very Fine, Casterman, Paris, 2013, 1st, 11.75 inches, 12.5 inches, 26 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

An absolutely beautiful children's picture book. From the publisher: Historically, it was understood like this: the seasons change in a given order,...

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Blueberry : Nez Casse (Signed)
  $300.00
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Inscribed by the artis, Near Fine (very light bumps to the spine ends, light rubbing to the front cover, otherwise Fine), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Dargaud, 1980, 1985 printing, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A nicely signed copy of this Blueberry album (published in English as Broken Nose). Giraud has signed "Gir" with a border around it and below that...

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Inscribed by the artis, Near Fine (very light bumps to the spine ends and corners, light rubbing to the covers, otherwise Fine), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Hachette/Novedi, 1982, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A particularly collectable copy of the First Edition ("depot legal. March 1982") of this famous episode in the Lieutenant Blueberry series from the team of...

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Fine (all corners sharp, covers clean, binding tight), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Novedi, 1986, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A Fine condition First Printing of Le Bout de la Piste (published in English as The End of the Trail).

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#738 of 2,050 copies signed by Charlier and Gir, Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Novedi, 1986, 1st, 15 inches, 10.25 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth with an onlaid color plate, French

This is the signed and numbered clothbound edition with an extra 8 pages containing an essay by Charlier and an interview with Jean Giraud and an extra...

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