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.

 
Quatorze Juillet
  $30.00
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Martin Quenehen, Bastien Vivès, Bastien Vives, Quenehen, Bastien Vivès, Martin, Vives, Bastien, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Brussels, Casterman, 2020, 1st, 9782203196834, 11 inches, 7.7 inches, 256 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

In the style of Une Soeur and Le Chemisier, Bastien Vivès' first mystery-thriller. Jimmy Girard is a young police officer in the (imaginary)...


Philippe Dupuy, Dupuy, Philippe, Limited to 2400 copies with a signed & numbered print laid in, Very Fine in Very Fine sleeve in publisher's shrinkwrap, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034736263, 9.25 inches, 6.7 inches, 128 pages, two-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, decorative boards, French

"A History of Art 2: Painting" This volume is a biography of artists Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp by Philippe Dupuy (half of the team of...

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Philippe Dupuy, Dupuy, Philippe, Limited to 2400 copies with a signed & numbered print laid in, Very Fine in Very Fine sleeve in publisher's shrinkwrap, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034733477, 9.4 inches, 6.7 inches, 128 pages, two-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, decorative boards, French

"A History of Art 3: Do Not Paint" This volume is a biography of French fashion designer Paul Poiret by Philippe Dupuy (half of the team of...

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Jim Jourdane, Jourdane, Jim, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Makisapa Editions, Toulouse, 2017, 2nd, 10.8 inches, 7.5 inches, 78 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Glued to a crocodile, swallowing fossils, or shoes melted by lava... Scientists working on all continents share their best stories,...

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Caza: Les Mois sont de papier 2
  $50.00
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Philippe Caza, Caza, Philippe, Near Fine (only light wear), Le Pythagore, Chaumont, 20, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.75 inches, 96 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, French

A Caza sketchbook. Unlike the first volume, this volume is 100 pages of preparatory drawings for an animated film "Les Enfants de la Pluie" ("Children of...

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Philippe Caza, Caza, Philippe, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Sevres, Editions la Sirene, 1994, 1st, 9782840450580, 11 inches, 9.25 inches, 88 pages, 100 color plates and 11 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print and quite scarce. Beyond his work in French comics (Metal Hurlant and more), Caza was a popular science fiction illustrator. This...

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Sumographie
  $60.00
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David Prudhomme, Prudhomme, David, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2019, 1st, 9782302079014, 11.2 inches, 11.2 inches, 206 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: Regarded as demigods in Japan, sumo wrestlers are also a source of fascination well beyond Japanese borders. But the world inhabited...

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J & K
  $45.00
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John Pham, Pham, John, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Geneva, Atrabile, 2019, 1st, 9782889230716, 8.9 inches, 6.7 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The French edition of John Pham's Jay and Kay stories from his self-published comic Epoxy, revised, redesigned, and reworked by Pham. A lovely physical...

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Fantagas l'Intégrale
  $50.00
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Carlos Nine, Nine, Carlos, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Montreuil, Les Reveurs, 2017, 1st, 9791091476799, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

The Carlos Nine albums Fantagas and Siboney in a lush hardback edition augmented with new drawings and a new cover. From the publisher: We pay tribute...

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Spots
  $30.00
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Philippe Petit-Roulet, Petit-Roulet, Philippe, Very Fine, Cornelius, Paris, 2014, 9782360810796, 6 inches, 8 inches, 128 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps

A collection of Philippe Petit-Roulet's spot drawings for the New Yorker. The minimal text is in English and French. Resume: Troisième...

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Dedales Limited Edition Totebag
  $30.00
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Charles Burns, Burns, Charles, Limited to 500 copies, Cornelius, Paris, 2019, 1st, color

A Charles Burns collectible limited to 500 copies. On the occasion of the release of "Dédales" by Charles Burns, Cornelius produced this unique...

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Raphaël Meyssan, Meyssan, Raphaël, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Delcourt, Paris, 2019, 9782413019978, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 176 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This inventive historical graphic novel is illustrated entirely with period engravings of the time. The Paris Commune was a radical socialist,...

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Mortel
  $15.00
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Marc Dubuisson, Thierry Martin, Dubuisson, Marc, Martin, Thierry, Very Fine, Paris, Delcourt, 2020, 1st, 9782413008941, 7 inches, 6 inches, 104 pages, 100 color strips, Softcover, French wraps, French

There is more than one way to die and the Grim Reaper does not lack imagination or resources to achieve his ends. Here are a hundred ways to die, always...

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Toajene
  $30.00
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Bruno Bozzetto, Gregory Panaccione, Bozzetto, Bruno, Panaccione, Gregory, Paris, Delcourt, 2020, 1st, 9782413027515, 11.7 inches, 9 inches, 104 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Panaccione is an award-winning specialist in wordless comics. Bruno Bozzetto is an Italian animator/director, perhaps best known for Allegro non troppo...

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Hawaï !
  $50.00
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Joann Sfar, Sfar, Joann, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Gallimard, 2019, 1st, 9782742460816, 10.25 inches, 7 inches, 424 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, French

Hawaii is the subject of Joann Sfar's latest travel notebook. See Sfar's scratchy ink scribbles and watercolor daubs are applied to the Hawaiian Islands and...

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Buster Mix le Cow-boy Chanteur
  $40.00
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Carlos Nine, Nine, Carlos, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Montreuil, Les Reveurs, 2020, 1st, 9782378940973, 11.25 inches, 8.2 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

Buster Mix: The Signing Cowboy and his (rocking) horse Flash. The 88-page graphic novel and 56 pages of sketches, layouts, pencil pages, pastels, and extra...

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Gabriele Pennacchioli, Pennacchioli, Gabriele, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine plates in Very Fine portfolio, Les Sculpteurs de Bulles, Cresserons, 2020, 1st, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, color, English

Gabriele Pennacchioli's first portfolio, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the artist. This beautiful and luxurious collectible gathers 53 of his...

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Xavier Dorison, Ralph Meyer, Dorison, Xavier, Meyer, Ralph, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2019, 1st, 9782505075318, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The latest volume in Ralph Meyer's action-packed, beautifully drawn, hit Western series. Meyer is a multiple award winner for his work in comics, including...

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Mathieu Reynes, Reynes, Mathieu, One of 2000 numbered copies signed by the artist, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034743483, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 72 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This black and white large format limited edition is an inch taller and wider than the standard edition. It contains a signed & numbered color...

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Hugo Pratt, Juan Díaz Canales, Rubén Pellejero, Pratt, Juan Díaz Canales, Hugo, Pellejero, Rubén, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Casterman, Paris, 2019, 9782203185883, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 82 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The new adventures of Hugo Pratt's Corto Matese by Canalès and Pellejero. In French. This edition features colors by Pellejero. From the...


Hugo Pratt, Juan Díaz Canales, Rubén Pellejero, Pratt, Juan Díaz Canales, Hugo, Pellejero, Rubén, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Casterman, Paris, 2019, 9782203185890, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 88 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The new adventures of Hugo Pratt's Corto Matese by Canalès and Pellejero. In French. This edition presents the story in magnificent black-and-white....

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Hugo Pratt, Juan Díaz Canales, Rubén Pellejero, Pratt, Juan Díaz Canales, Hugo, Pellejero, Rubén, Near Fine, bumped upper and lower edges of back cover, issued without dustjacket, Casterman, Paris, 2017, 9782203122086, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The new adventures of Hugo Pratt's Corto Matese by Canalès and Pellejero. In French. This edition features colors by Pellejero. From the...


Hugo Pratt, Juan Díaz Canales, Rubén Pellejero, Pratt, Juan Díaz Canales, Hugo, Pellejero, Rubén, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Casterman, Paris, 2017, 9782203122093, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 88 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The new adventures of Hugo Pratt's Corto Matese by Canalès and Pellejero. In French. This edition presents the story in magnificent black-and-white....

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Michael Sanlaville, Sanlaville, Michael, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman, 2020, 1st, 9782203172722, 12 inches, 9.2 inches, 88 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The sex and action and cartoonish violence are raised to the nth degree in the second volume of this new series written and illustrated by Michael...

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Revoir Paris - L'Exposition
  $100.00
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Benoit Peeters, Francois Schuiten, Peeters, Benoit, Schuiten, Francois, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Casterman, Paris, 2014, 1st, 13.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 98 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The out-of-print catalog of the great exhibition at la Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. This exhibition explored the urban...

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Lucio Perinotto Artbook 4
  $30.00
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Lucio Perinotto, Perinotto, Lucio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Geneva, Paquet, 2019, 1st, 9782889325047, 12.7 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A new collection of 37 paintings made for the covers of the magazine Le Fana de l'Aviation, as well as over 100 incredible pencil drawings published for the...

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Luc Brunschwig, Etienne Le Roux, Brunschwig, Luc, Le Roux, Etienne, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 9782344034583, 14.75 inches, 11 inches, 64 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This large format black & white edition reproduces Etienne Le Roux's inked pages prior to the application of color. From the publisher: The...

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Sylvain Runberg, Jae Kwang Park, Runberg, Sylvain, Park, Jae Kwang, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 9782344039038, 14.75 inches, 11 inches, 72 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This large format black & white edition reproduces Jae Kwang Park's finished pencil pages prior to the application of color. Park, a member of the...

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Monstre est amoureux
  $22.00
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Séverine Gauthier, Stan Manoukian, Gauthier, Séverine, Manoukian, Stan, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2020, 1st, 9782344040935, 8 inches, 10.5 inches, 32 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Monster is in Love." A children's picture book beautifully and charmingly illustrated by Stan Manoukian (of Stan & Vince). From the publisher: A...

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Club Colonial
  $30.00
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Patrick Verlinden, Antonio Lapone, Verlinden, Patrick, Lapone, Antonio, Very Fine, Brugge, Bonte, 2013, 1st, 9781151025562, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 48 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

An art book portraying the denizens of a jazz club, the Club Colonial. 15 full-page color illustrations accompany the text in Dutch and French. Plus a...

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Mathieu Lauffray, Lauffray, Mathieu, Paris, Dargaud, 2020, 1st, 9782205079869, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Mathieu Lauffray returns to the high seas in his new series! From Planet BD: On board his ship, Captain Black Vane prepares to attack a Spanish...


Mathieu Lauffray, Lauffray, Mathieu, Limited to 4000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2020, 1st, 9782205085150, 14.5 inches, 11.75 inches, 68 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Mathieu Lauffray returns to the high seas in his new series! This limited edition reproduces Mathieu's new album in a "Grand Format" almost twice as large...

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Walking Cat Tome 1
  $20.00
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Tomo Kitaoka, Kitaoka, Tomo, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Kana, 2020, 1st, 9782505085188, 7.2 inches, 5 inches, 168 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, French

I was intrigued by this manga and I bet you are too. Believe it or not, it's never been published in English. From the publisher: Since the zombies...

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Olivier Ledroit, Ledroit, Olivier, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Les Editions Nickel, Viry-Châtillon, 2007, 978-2-9144-2021-1, 13.3 inches, 10.5 inches, 304 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, French

A massive oversize art book on Olivier Ledroit. Arranged thematically and chronologically. Over 300 pages of artwork: illustrations, covers, entire pages,...


Histoires de fantômes du Japon
  $40.00
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Lafcadio Hearn, Benjamin Lacombe, Hearn, Lafcadio, Lacombe, Benjamin, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2019, 9782302078970, 11.2 inches, 8 inches, 208 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: At the height of his graphic talent, Benjamin Lacombe offers a tribute to Japan, through a haunting and thoroughly researched...

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Belles de Nuit
  $95.00
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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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Cosey, Cosey, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 9782344037614, 11.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

Cosey, creator of A Mysterious Melody, delivers a new tribute to the Disney heroes of his childhood, This time starring Minnie and in his favorite...

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Shi, Tome 4: Victoria
  $25.00
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Zidrou, Homs, Zidrou, Homs, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2020, 1st, 9782505080961, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The final volume of Shi: "Two women against an empire." From the Publisher: In this final volume, Kita and Jay plot their ultimate revenge against the...

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Gess, Gess, Gess, Gess, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2020, 1st, 9782344041512, 14.75 inches, 11 inches, 48 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This large format black & white edition reproduces Gess' inked pages prior to the application of color. From the publisher: Conan in the land of a...

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Une Annee sans Cthulhu
  $30.00
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Thierry Smolderen, Alexandre Clerisse, Smolderen, Thierry, Clerisse, Alexandre, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2019, 1st, 9782205077445, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 176 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A beautuful new album from the creators of Souvenirs de l'Empire de l'Atome (Atomic Empire) and l'Ete Diabolik (Diabolical Summer)! A Year without...

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le Royaume de Blanche Fleur
  $30.00
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Benoit Feroumont, Feroumont, Benoit, Light wear to the open corners otherwise Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034737437, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 112 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A relaunch of Benoit Feroumont's comic series about Anne, a pretty young innkeeper, and the royal family in a mythical kingdom in the middle ages. "Le...

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Sabre
  $29.00
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Eric Freres, Freres, Eric, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2019, 1st, 9782205079326, 7.4 inches, 9.3000000000000007 inches, 256 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards

An impressive long form wordless graphic novel. Reminiscent of the Dawn of Man sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. From the publisher: 15,000 years...

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Alain Ayroles, Juanjo Guarnido, Ayroles, Alain, Guarnido, Juanjo, Very Fine with Very Fine obi band in publisher's shrinkwrap, Paris, Delcourt, 2019, 1st, 9782413019534, 13.4 inches, 10 inches, 168 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This special "Édition Noir & Blanc" features: -Juanjo's finished pencil pages prior to the application of watercolor. -An eight page...

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Jean Frisano, Frisano, Jean, Limited to 700 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, 9eArt+ éditions / Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme, 2020, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, color illustrations, French

Jean Frisano (1927-1987) was the subject of a major art exhibition at the 2020 Angouleme Festival: "De Tarzan à Marvel, l'Amérique...

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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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Temudjin - Deluxe Edition
  $90.00
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Antoine Ozanam, Antoine Carrion, Ozanam, Antoine, Carrion, Antoine, One of 1200 numbered copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Canal BD Editions, Paris, 2012, 1st, 13 inches, 9.8 inches, 112 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe edition is embellished with a numbered color print, an extra 8 pages of art and sketches, and an exclusive variant cover. Antoine Carrion aka...

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Seaside - Signed & Numbered
  $65.00
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François Avril, Avril, François, One of numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Marcinelle, Champaka / Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9782390410072, 10.75 inches, 11 inches, 120 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

An art book presenting the recent paintings of illustrator and occasional bande dessinee artist Avril. This is a numbered limited edition with a...

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Lastman, Tome 12
  $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, 2019, 1st, 9782203186118, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 224 pages, black & white with 14 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 Books is extremely unlikely...

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