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.

 
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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Blanc Autour
  $36.00
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Wilfred Lupano, Stephane Fert, Lupano, Wilfred, Fert, Stephane, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dargaud, Paris, 2021, 9782505082460, 11.1 inches, 8.3 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The new album illustrated by Stéphane Fert, the artist of Morgane, Quand le cirque est venu, and Peau de Mille Bêtes. It is set in a 1830s...

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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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Jean-Michel Charlier, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean-Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2016, 1st, 9782205076301, 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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Blueberry 28 - Dust N&B 30x40
  $40.00
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Jean-Michel Charlier, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Charlier, Jean-Michel, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2018, 1st, 9782205077438, 16 inches, 12 inches, 72 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 2004. This was the...

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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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#594 of 2,050 copies signed by Charlier and Gir, Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase in a Very Good protective cardboard 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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Blutch: Un Autre Paysage
  $70.00
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Blutch, Blutch, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrink wrap, Paris, Dargaud, 2019, 1st, 9782205079586, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 240 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Blutch Drawings 1994-2018" A beautiful art book and exhibition catalog of Blutch drawings in a variety of media, with more drawings than have ever been...

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Very Fine, Steven Hillenburg, Hillenburg, Steven, Jungle Kids / Nickelodeon, 2007, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 30 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

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Very Fine/Fine, Noel Sickles, Sickles, Noel, Futuropolis, 1980, 1st, 9.75 inches, 12.25 inches, 128 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, French

One of only three book collections of this classic adventure strip. This volume features four stories and large, sharp reproduction. Covers the same...

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Very Good+ (light cover wear, previous owner's name neatly written on title page), Didier Conrad, Yann, Conrad, Didier, Glenat, 1984, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original editions ("E.O." - Edition originale) of the two volumes of Bob Marone published by Glenat in 1984 and 1985. Bob Morane is literary...

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Very Good+ (light cover wear, previous owner's name neatly written on title page), Didier Conrad, Yann, Conrad, Didier, Glenat, 1984, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original edition ("E.O." - Edition originale) of the two volumes of Bob Marone published by Glenat in 1984 and 1985. Bob Morane is literary character...

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Bob Marone Ex-Libris 1
  $6.00
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Didier Conrad, Very Fine, Conrad, Didier, Super-Heros, 5 inches, 3 inches

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Bob Marone Ex-Libris 2
  $8.00
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Didier Conrad, Very Fine, Conrad, Didier, Fantasmagories, 2010, 6.38 inches, 4.75 inches

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Bots Tome 1
  $24.00
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Ducoudray, Stephen Baker, Ducoudray, Baker, Stephen, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Ankama, Paris, 2016, 1st, 11 inches, 7.75 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

In the course of world conflicts, humans have delegated the art of war to machines. The Earth is now just an immense battlefield populated only by robots....

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Bouncer, Tome 8: To Hell
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Francois Boucq, Jodorowsky, Alejandro, Boucq, Francois, Glenat, 2012, 9782723487009, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 64 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The eighth volume in this precisely illustrated tale of the Old West. Bouncer owns a saloon in the town of Barrio City, where bathtub whiskey's easier to...

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Bouncer, Tome 9: And Back
  $26.00
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Alejandro Jodorowsky, Francois Boucq, Jodorowsky, Alejandro, Boucq, Francois, Very Fine, Glenat, Grenoble, 2013, 9782723487009, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The conclusion of a two-part story. Another incredibly warped Jodorowsky Western featuring deformities, disfigurations, a blistering desert, a train crash,...

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Bouts d'ficelles
  $30.00
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Olivier Pont, Pont, Olivier, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dargaud, Paris, 2018, 978-2205073942, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Do you remember Martin Scorsese's 1985 comedy After Hours? Olivier Pont's new album takes the same premise--one wrong move leads an individual deeper and...

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Frédéric Brrémaud, Federico Bertolucci, Brrémaud, Frédéric, Bertolucci, Federico, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Grenoble, Vents d'Ouest, 2018, 1st, 978-2749308432, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the writer and artist of the Love series is this two-part fantasy series. Featuring a forest world with foxes, boars, and mythological creatures. With...

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Brune Platine
  $25.00
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Very Fine, Marion Mousse, Mandel, Lisa, Mousse, Marion, Casterman/KSTR, 2013, 1st, 9782203043596, 2203043598, 12.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Marion Mousse's latest work. This artist has been working in bande dessinee over the last ten years, published mainly by Treize Étrange...

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Buffalo Wings Signed Print
  $25.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Angouleme, 2016, 16.5 inches, 11.7 inches, color

A color A3 size print on medium weight stock. This scan does not do the print justice. 

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Bulles Et Nacelle
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Renaud Dillies, Dillies, Renaud, Dargaud, 2009, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A lovely new album by the creator of Betty Blues. Charlie (a singer and a mouse) struggling with the blank page is visited by a small bird called Solitude....

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Bunny!
  $20.00
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Stan Manoukian, Manoukian, Stan, Very Fine, Stan Manoukian, Paris, 2017, 1st, 8.2 inches, 8.2 inches, 42 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

"A Vegan Story written & illuminated by Stan Manoukian." Text in English & French. Stan Manoukian is a French artist based in Paris. He...

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Burn Out
  $25.00
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Antoine Ozanam, Mikkel Sommer, Ozanam, Antoine, Sommer, Mikkel, Very Fine, Casterman/KSTR, Paris, 2014, 1st, 11.25 inches, 7.75 inches, 108 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A new full-length graphic novel by the artist of Obsolete (Nobrow). From the publisher: Set in today's America, a relentless thriller. The discovery...

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Burning Inside: The Art of Jean-Sébastien Rossbach
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Very Fine, Jean-Sebastien Rossbach, Rossbach, Jean-Sebastien, CFSL Ink, 2012, 1st, 9782359470321, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 256 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A ten-year retrospective of the French illustrator, known for his work for Magic: The Gathering, Marvel and Dark Horse. From the publisher: Whether...

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Buster Mix le Cow-boy Chanteur
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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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Butcher Billy's Strange Fantasy
  $55.00
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Frederic Claquin, Butcher Billy, Claquin, Frederic, Butcher Billy, Very Fine, Herscher, Paris, 2018, 9782733504017, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 192 pages, 500 color illustrations, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, French

From the publisher: Illustrator Butcher Billy specializes in pop culture mashups between post-punk icons and comic book superheroes. A great lover of...

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C'était le Bonheur
  $25.00
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Blutch, Blutch, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Futuropolis, 2005, 1st, 2754800085, 9.2 inches, 7.4 inches, 184 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

In this collection of immediate drawings and sketches scribbled in ballpoint pen, Blutch covers "people adrift, the love which frays, and the children in...

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Cahiers Baudelaire Tome 3
  $35.00
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Yslaire, Yslaire, Limited to 2500 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2021, 1st, 9791034753291, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, French

This artbook shows the second half--the last 80 pages--of Yslaire's graphic novel--as a work in process. Mademoiselle Baudelaire is Yslaire's 160-page...

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Edmond-François Calvo, Calvo, Edmond-François, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, 9eArt+ éditions / Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 32 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A limited edition facsimile of an incredible animal ABC book by Calvo from 1946, reproduced from the original art. Mr Loyal presents is one of...

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Edmond-François Calvo, Calvo, Edmond-François, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme, 2020, 1st, 13.75 inches, 10 inches, 208 pages, over 180 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Now in stock! With two different covers available: Mice or Wolf. Take your pick!  This is the catalogue to the museum exhibition ("Calvo: un...


Captain Death
  $29.00
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Alexis Bacci Leveillé, Bacci Leveillé, Alexis, Fine, Paris, Casterman, 2019, 1st, 9782203196957, 7.5 inches, 5.5 inches, 220 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, French

Alexis Bacci Leveillé, a graduate of the Gobelins School, is a animation storyboard artist who entered the bande dessinee field as the co-creator and...

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Carnet De La Cambuse
  $36.00
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Very Fine, Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Casterman, color, Hardcover, spiralbound pictorial boards, French

"The recipes of Corto Maltese." This is a real cookbook, beautifully designed to resemble a travel notebook. With frequent annotations and watercolors...

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Carnet Rouge
  $40.00
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Very Fine, Teddy Kristiansen, Kristiansen, Teddy, Soleil, 2007, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Text in French.

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Carnet Sauvage
  $30.00
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Zao Dao, Zao Dao, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2016, 1st, 978-2-35283-426-7, 9.5 inches, 6.9 inches, 120 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

An art book from a young female artist in mainland China. Her work may well remind you of Manu Arenas. From the publisher: Born in the 1990s in...

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Cassandre
  $240.00
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket, A. M. Cassandre, Mouron, Henri, Cassandre, A. M., Schirmer/Mosel, 1985, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, German

The major monograph on this 1920s-1930s French poster artist. Text in German.

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Didier Cassegrain, Cassegrain, Didier, #174 of the first 900 copies which are numbered & signed by the artist, Very Fine, Comix Buro, Paris, 2009, 1st, 8.75 inches, 7.1 inches, 48 pages, color, softcover, wraps, French

Out of print. One of the first 900 copies which were numbered & signed by the artist. A second collection of drawings, character designs, and color...

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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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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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Denis Bodart, VF, Yann, Bodart, Denis, Vents d'Ouest, 1987, 2002 edition, pictorial boards

A mercenary in 1960s Southeast Asia. Text in French.

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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...