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.

 
Yongui Dumont, VF without dust-jacket as issued, Bleys, Olivier, Dumont, Yongui, Vents d'Ouest, 2010, 1st, pictorial boards

Paris 1876. In the Penouquet family "fluid photography" studio, customers speak with their dead relatives and pose with them for pictures. This is of...

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Olivier Bleys, Yomgui Dumont, Bleys, Olivier, Dumont, Yomgui, Very Fine, Grenoble, Vents d'Ouest, 2011, 1st, 9782749305998, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Black Bedrooms, Volume 2: Soul Hunting"The Pénouquet twins, Louise and Tristan, have been kidnapped! To find them, the nine members of this family...

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Very Fine, Yomgui Dumont, Bleys, Olivier, Dumont, Yomgui, Vents D'Ouest, 2012, 1st, 9782749306766, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The conclusion of this dark comedy of the Penouquet family, battling to defeat on old alchemist who is plotting to harvest gold from children's kidneys.

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Chaos - French 1st
  $150.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (corners sharp, moderate wear to dustjacket edges), Paris, Les Humanoides Associes, 1991, 1st, 9782731607086, 12.7 inches, 10.7 inches, 92 pages, over 200 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A collection of over 200 color and black & white illustrations. This is the French first edition, in its original large square format, with a...

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Denis Zilber, Zilber, Denis, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Chicago, Trinquette, 2013, 1st, 9781934623169, 12.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

In this 48-page full color hardcover, Denis Zilber shows off his experience as a freelance illustrator, character designer and visual storyteller in print,...

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Charles Burns, Burns, Charles, Near Fine (light wear to the edges, very flat, clean, unused), Leuven, Belgium, Beeld Beeld, 2010, 1st, 9781151022219, 47 inches, 33 inches, color

The poster of the Charles Burns Expo (exhibition) at M -- Museum Leuven or simply M -- an art museum in the inner city of Leuven, Belgium, in the super...

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Charles Burns Expo M Poster
  $45.00
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Charles Burns, Burns, Charles, Very Fine, Beeld Beeld, Leuven, Belgium, 2010, 1st, 27.7 inches, 19.7 inches, color

The poster of the Charles Burns Expo (exhibition) at M -- Museum Leuven or simply M -- an art museum in the inner city of Leuven, Belgium. A 50 x 70 cm...

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Very Fine, Charles Gleyre, Lepdor (ed.), Catherine, Gleyre, Charles, 5 Continents Editions, 2006, 1st, 978-88-7439-355-8, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A retrospective on the Swiss artist (2 May 1806 – 5 May 1874), who painted in Paris and taught and influenced a number of younger artists, including...

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Very Fine, Matthieu Venant, Turner, Laurent, Venant, Matthieu, Delcourt, 2006, 9782756003573, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Dragon Hunters." This goofy comic series is inspired by the popular French TV series.  Gwizdo and Lian-Chu fancy themselves skilled dragon-hunters....

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Fine, Marc Lechuga, Venant, Mathieu, Lechuga, Marc, Delcourt, 2010, 1st, 9782756006529, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Dragon Hunters." This goofy comic series is inspired by the popular French TV series.  After winning the jackpot, the two hunters have grown soft:...

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Chien Pourri
  $12.00
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Colas Gutman, Marc Boutavant, Gutman, Colas, Boutavant, Marc, Very Fine, L'Ecole des Loisirs, Paris, 2013, 978-2211211970, 7.5 inches, 5 inches, 54 pages, 32 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

A humorous children's novel about a mangy but lovable dog profusely illustrated in color by Marc Boutavant. Also known as Mouk, Marc Boutavant's...

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Chien Rouge, Chien Noir
  $36.00
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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...

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Alessandro Barbucci, Barbucci, Alessandro, Very Fine, Paris, Soleil, 2010, 1st, 9782302014046, 11 inches, 8 inches, 125 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Barbucci is famous for his hugely popular Skydoll and Monster Allergy series which he created with Barbara Canepa. Barbucci wrote and illustrated this--his...

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Alessandro Barbucci, Barbucci, Alessandro, Very Fine, Soleil, Paris, 2011, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 96 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Barbucci is famous for his hugely popular Skydoll and Monster Allergy series which he created with Barbara Canepa. Barbucci wrote and illustrated this--his...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (bright, tight, unrea, Les Humanoides Associes, Paris, 1992, 1st, 11.7 inches, 10.6 inches, 92 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, French

The dustjacketed first edition/first printing of this excellent 1992 collection of Moebius artwork. Some 40 color and over 200 black & white...

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Ciia (Chhuy-Ing), Ciia (Chhuy-Ing), One of 900 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Paris, Comix Buro, 2009, 1st, 978-2-916518-30-5, 8.7 inches, 7.1 inches, 48 pages, color, softcover, wraps, French

The long out-of-print Ciia (Chhuy-Ing) sketchbook. Ciia (Chhuy-Ing) is living in France and working in illustration and animation. 18 pages of life...

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Cinerama
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Charles Berberian, Berberian, Charles, Fluide Glacial, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards

A series of movie spoofs by Charles Berberian. The comic strips include spoofs of Batman, Ultraman, Spaghetti Westerns, and Turkish Cinema.

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Citadine
  $30.00
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Ood Serriere, VF, Jactance, Serriere, Ood, Soleil, 2011, color wraps

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Emmanuel Civiello, One of 900 numbered copies signed by the artist., Very Fine, Civiello, Emmanuel, Comix Buro, 2010, 1st, wraps, French

This sketchbook contains sketches from Asia and elsewhere, elves, korrigans, orcs and other enchanting or real animals, pages dedicated to the comics Long...

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Christophe Arleston, Olivier Vatine, Arleston, Christophe, Vatine, Olivier, Limited to 1500 copies, Fine, Soleil, Toulon, 2009, 1st, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 49 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

An out-of-print limited edition oversize album reproducing Vatine's inked pages prior to coloring. Cixi is a recurring character in Christophe Arleston's...

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Christophe Arleston, Olivier Vatine, Adrian Floch, Arleston, Christophe, Vatine, Adrian Floch, Olivier, Very Fine, Soleil, Toulon, 2013, 1st, 15 inches, 11 inches, 152 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This oversize special edition contains all three "Cixi of Troy" volumes in black & white! The first 104 pages are pencilled and inked by Olivier...

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Alfonso Font, NF, Font, Alfonso, Glenat, 1985, 1st, pictorial boards, French

A wacky but text-dependent sci-fi adventure with two spacemen. Nice artwork by Font including some of his bubbly nude females. Text in French. Out...

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Alfonso Font, NF, Font, Alfonso, Glenat, 1985, 1st, pictorial boards, French

A wacky but text-dependent sci-fi adventures with two goofy spacemen. Spaceships, robots, space stations, exotic planets. Really nice artwork by Font...

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Alfonso Font, NF, Font, Alfonso, Glenat, 1985, 1st, pictorial boards, French

A wacky but text-dependent sci-fi adventure with two goofy spacemen. This story is set on a near-future earth and Kubrick and Clarke's run-ins with a wily...

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Clochette Postcard Set
  $25.00
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VF, Loisel, Regis, Regis Loisel, Granit Associes, 2005, 1st

A collection of fifteen images of Tinkerbell, created between 1995-2005, most created expressly for Granit Associes.

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Clockwerx 1: Genese
  $26.00
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Jean Baptiste Hostache, VF, Henderson & Tony Salvaggio, Jason, Hostache, Jean Baptiste, Les Humanoides Associes, 2008, 1st, pictorial boards, French

A steampunk adventure set in 1897 London. It features great victorian mecha designs. This is part one of two and, true to French storytelling style, there...

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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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Coeur De Pierre
  $20.00
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Severine Gauthier, Jeremie Almanza, Gauthier, Severine, Almanza, Jeremie, Very Fine, Paris, Delcourt, 2013, 11.6 inches, 8.7 inches, 32 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the publisher: The day the little girl with a heart of artichoke met the boy with a heart of stone, she fell madly in love with him. Therefore she...

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Enki Bilal, VF, Christin, Pierre, Bilal, Enki, Casterman, 2005, pictorial boards, French

Originally published in 1988. Text in French.

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Coleres
  $20.00
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Very Fine, Paul Filippi, Mercier, Mathias, Filippi, Paul, Casterman/KSTR, 2009, 1st, 9782203012271, 2203012277, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A noir story set in 1965. Stylishly drawn in a loose relaxed manner: there is not a straight line to be seen! This is the first album by Paul Filippi who...

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Coloriages avec Moebius
  $80.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine (mild rubbing to the corners, 1/2" closed tear to one page, very flat, tight, clean), Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2010, 1st, 13.5 inches, 9.4 inches, 24 pages, monochrome illustrations with 4 pages in color, Softcover, French wraps, French

A coloring book for the 2010 Moebius exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. Full of great line art by Moebius. Text in French.

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Phil Cordier, Thierry Martin, Cordier, Phil, Martin, Thierry, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Komics Initiative, Notre-Dame-d'Oé, 2021, 1st, 9 inches, 6.75 inches, 96 pages, duotone illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A new, very limited pulp story, illustrated by the French bd creator, illustrator, and storyboard artist Thierry Martin. An illustrated novella in French....

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Phil Cordier, Thierry Martin, Cordier, Phil, Martin, Thierry, Corners bumped otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Komics Initiative, Notre-Dame-d'Oé, 2021, 1st, 9 inches, 6.75 inches, 96 pages, duotone illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

A new, very limited pulp story, illustrated by the French bd creator, illustrator, and storyboard artist Thierry Martin. An illustrated novella in French....

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Appollo, Bruno, Appollo, Bruno, Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2008, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

1942, the war rages. While the allies wage a thankless struggle against the Nazi Reich, two agents arrive in Madagascar. They need to contact the local...

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Virginie Augustin, Augustin, Virginie, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 9782344020654, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 72 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Virginie Augustin studied animation at the École des Gobelins before working for Walt Disney on films like 'Tarzan' and 'Hercules.' Her comics...

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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...

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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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Robin Recht, Recht, Robin, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Glenat, Paris, 2018, 978-2344018477, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Robin Recht's adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "The Frost Giant's Daughter." This first printing includes 8 extra pages: 4 paintings by Recht, a bonus...

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Sylvain Runberg, Jae Kwang Park, Runberg, Sylvain, Park, Jae Kwang, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 9782344023372, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The People of the Black Circle. Park Jae Kwang, a member of the Superani Studio, brings a bit of Manhwa to this adaptation of Robert E. Howard's pulp...

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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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Régis Hautière, Olivier Vatine, Didier Cassegrain, Hautière, Régis, Vatine, Didier Cassegrain, Olivier, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 9782344037171, 14.75 inches, 11 inches, 64 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This oversize black & white Collector's Edition of Red Nails , limited to 1500 copies, reproduces Didier Cassegrain's finished pencil pages prior...

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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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Contes-Saumatres
  $30.00
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Yann, Berberian, Bodart, Boucq, Clarke, Denis, Dupuy, Gabrion, Hermann, Juillard, Michetz, Rossi, Wendling, Zep, Yann, Berberian, Bodart, Boucq, Clarke, Denis, Dupuy, Gabrion, Hermann, Juillard, Michetz, Rossi, Wendling, Zep, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2019, 1st, 9791034730322, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This new edition of two comic anthologies from 1997 and 1998 contains Claire Wendling's last published comic book story : a twisted version of The Little...

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Coronado
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Near Fine, Jacques de Loustal, Lehane, Dennis, Loustal, Jacques de, Rivages/Casterman/Noir, 2009, 1st, 9782203024625, 2203024623, Softcover, wraps, French

Dennis Lehane's noir short story "Until Gwen" is brought to life by Jacques de Loustal in this moody graphic adaptation. An ex-con with amnesia is released...

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Upper corners bumped, otherwise VF, Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Casterman, 2009, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A new edition of Corto Maltese with a 19-page preface by Marco Steiner and photograph essay by Marco D'Anna, created specifically for this volume....

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Corto Maltèse En Siberie
  $35.00
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Light bump to upper corners otherwise VF/VF in shrinkwrap, Pratt, Hugo, Hugo Pratt, Casterman, 2000

A color hardcover edition of this Corto Maltese adventure.

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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, 2015, 9782203099869, 12.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 96 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

1915. Corto Maltese just misses his longtime friend, writer Jack London, in San Francisco. But the writer left him a message, asking Corto to deliver a...

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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, 2015, 978-2203092112, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 88 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

1915. Corto Maltese just misses his longtime friend, writer Jack London, in San Francisco. But the writer left him a message, asking Corto to deliver a...

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