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.

 
Andre Franquin, Franquin, Andre, Limited to 2000 numbered copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034738113, 17 inches, 12 inches, 120 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An artist's edition of a classic Spirou and Fantasio adventure by Franquin: "Le dictateur et le champignon" ("The Dictator and the Mushroom"). This...

+

l'Amirale des mers du Sud
  $28.00
In stock
Jorge Zentner, Carlos Nine, Zentner, Jorge, Nine, Carlos, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bordeaux, Editions de la Cerise, 2019, 1st, 9782918596165, 10.8 inches, 8.3000000000000007 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"The Admiral of the South Seas." A watercolor graphic novel created by Jorge Zentner and Carlos Nine in 1992. From BoDoi: Initially, almost 30...

+

Chien Rouge, Chien Noir
  $36.00
In stock
Frederic Bezian, Bezian, Frederic, Very Fine, Paris, Carabas, 2006, 1st thus, 2351001117, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 96 pages, two-color, softcover, French wraps, French

This is the second, Carabas edition of Bezian's structural experiment in comics storytelling. The first edition was from publisher PMJ in 1999. The title...

+

Christophe Arleston, Alessandro Barbucci, Arleston, Christophe, Barbucci, Alessandro, Bumped lower corners otherwise Fine, issued without dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2019, 9782302078796, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: Ekho is a mirror world to the earth. It has developed like her, but electricity doesn't exist; here magic reigns. On Ekho you'll...

+

#Hardcover 1
  $60.00
In stock
Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2019, 1st, 979-10-96315-39-0, 12 inches, 8 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From our friends in France and their blockbuster Kickstarter campaign. From the publisher: The aggressive rejection of any nude artwork (and...

+

Out of stock
Kiraz, Kiraz, Near Fine (mild wear, very flat, tight, clean), Denoel, Paris, 1978, 1st, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 32 pages, 27 color cartoons, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From 1978, Kiraz's first collection of Playboy cartoons. 27 cartoons selected from his first eight years with the magazine. Captions in French.


Major Au Musee Bleu - Plaque
  $50.00
In stock
Moebius, Moebius, Very Fine, Paris, Moebius Production, 2020, 12.7 inches, 9.5 inches, color

A 24 x 32 cm (9.5" x 12.7") print laminated to a 3/8-inch thick wood plaque with a transparent mat anti-UV and anti-reflective film. The beautiful matte...

+

Francois Schuiten, Schuiten, Francois, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Brussels, Casterman, 2015, 1st, 978-2-203-09850-3, 13.8 inches, 9.5 inches, 48 pages, 52 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A beautiful art book collecting 52 of Schuiten's paintings and illustrations of the steam engine La Douce. September 25, 2015 the museum Train World in...

+

Entre Deux Cases
  $45.00
In stock
Vincent Mallie, Mallie, Vincent, Very Fine in Very Fine card sleeve in publisher's shrinkwrap, Editions Caurette, Buhl, 2019, 9791096315376, 8.5 inches, 12 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards

Vincent Mallié is a French comic book author known primarily for his series': Hong Kong Triad, L'Arche, Les Aquanautes, Avant la Quête and Le...

+

Out of stock
Andrew Mar, Mar, Andrew, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Editions Caurette, Buhl, 2020, 1st, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 284 pages, over 600 black & white illustrations with gold accents, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Andrew Mar is a Dallas-based artist working in games and fantasy cards. This is a new hardcover collection of fantasy themed ink drawings. The pages...


Out of stock
Even Mehl Amundsen, Amundsen, Even Mehl, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2020, 1st, 979-10-96315-64-2, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 300 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial cloth

Following the very successful TEGN trilogy, Even Mehl Amundsen's first published sketchbook. Decade is a carefully curated selection of his works chosen...


Soon
  $35.00
In stock
Thomas Cadène, Benjamin Adam, Cadène, Thomas, Adam, Benjamin, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2019, 1st, 9782205078749, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

I saw this big graphic novel at Angouleme and was immediately impressed. The simple graphic style reminds me of Alexandre Clerisse, but Benjamin Adam...

+

Jean-Yves Ferri, Didier Conrad, Ferri, Jean-Yves, Conrad, Didier, Bump to the top of the spine otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Les Editions Albert Rene, Paris, 2015, 9782864973232, 14.6 inches, 10.5 inches, 128 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

The entire album by Conrad and Ferri: in rough pencil form AND finished color, as well as 32 pages of sketches and behind-the-scenes material. From the...

+

Jean-Yves Ferri, Didier Conrad, Ferri, Jean-Yves, Conrad, Didier, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Editions Albert Rene, Paris, 2017, 9782864973287, 14.6 inches, 10.5 inches, 128 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

The entire album by Conrad and Ferri: in rough pencil form AND finished color, as well as 32 pages of sketches and behind-the-scenes material. From the...

+

Jean-Yves Ferri, Didier Conrad, Ferri, Jean-Yves, Conrad, Didier, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Editions Albert Rene, Paris, 2019, 9782864973430, 14.6 inches, 10.5 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The entire album by Conrad and Ferri: in rough pencil form AND finished color, as well as 32 pages of sketches and behind-the-scenes material. From the...

+

Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Limited to one printing of 5000 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2010, 1st, 13 inches, 10 inches, 304 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial velvet boards, French

The massive catalogue for the 2010 Moebius exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. The book was limited to one printing of 5000 copies and sold...

+

Abstract: Ayna The End - Plaque
  $90.00
In stock
Moebius, Moebius, Very Fine, Paris, Moebius Production, 2020, 21 inches, 14.7 inches, color

A 37 x 53 cm (14.7" x 21") print laminated to a 3/8-inch thick wood plaque with a transparent mat anti-UV and anti-reflective film. The beautiful matte...

+

Abstract: De l'Eau - Plaque
  $50.00
In stock
Moebius, Moebius, Very Fine, Paris, Moebius Production, 2020, 12.7 inches, 9.5 inches, color

A 24 x 32 cm (9.5" x 12.7") print laminated to a 3/8-inch thick wood plaque with a transparent mat anti-UV and anti-reflective film. The beautiful matte...

+

Abstract: De L'air - Plaque
  $50.00
In stock
Moebius, Moebius, Very Fine, Paris, Moebius Production, 2020, 12.7 inches, 9.5 inches, color

A 24 x 32 cm (9.5" x 12.7") print laminated to a 3/8-inch thick wood plaque with a transparent mat anti-UV and anti-reflective film. The beautiful matte...

+

Abstract: Jonction - Plaque
  $90.00
In stock
Moebius, Moebius, Very Fine, Paris, Moebius Production, 2020, 21 inches, 14.7 inches, color

A 37 x 53 cm (14.7" x 21") print laminated to a 3/8-inch thick wood plaque with a transparent mat anti-UV and anti-reflective film. The beautiful matte...

+

Arzak, Arpenteur - Plaque
  $125.00
In stock
Moebius, Moebius, Very Fine, Paris, Moebius Production, 2020, 27.6 inches, 19.3 inches, color

A 50 x 70 cm (19.3" x 27.6") print laminated to a 3/8-inch thick wood plaque with a transparent mat anti-UV and anti-reflective film. The beautiful matte...

+

Quatorze Juillet
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

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...

+

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,...

+

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...

+

Caza: Les Mois sont de papier 2
  $50.00
In stock
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...

+

Sumographie
  $60.00
In stock
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...

+

J & K
  $45.00
In stock
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...

+

Fantagas l'Intégrale
  $50.00
In stock
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...

+

Spots
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

Dedales Limited Edition Totebag
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

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,...

+

Mortel
  $15.00
In stock
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...

+

Toajene
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

Hawaï !
  $50.00
In stock
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...

+

Buster Mix le Cow-boy Chanteur
  $40.00
In stock
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...

+

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...

+

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...

+

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...

+

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....

+

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...

+

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....

+

Revoir Paris - L'Exposition
  $100.00
In stock
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...

+

Lucio Perinotto Artbook 4
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

Luc Brunschwig, Etienne Le Roux, Luc Brunschwig, Luc, Le Roux, Etienne, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 9782344022535, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The Scarlet Citadel. Bookended with armies battling, evil wizards, and bloody swords. With 10 pages of bonus material only in this first printing, including...

+