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.

 
Memory
  $75.00
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Milo Manara, Manara, Milo, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Geneva, Paquet, 2001, 1st, 9782940199402, 12 inches, 8.875 inches, 170 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth

A beautiful Manara art book from 2001. Traces Milo Manara's career, including advertising work, travel sketches, erotic art, historical subjects, and...

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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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Simon Goinard Phelipot, Goinard Phelipot, Simon, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (corners pushed inward, one spine end pushed inward, otherwise Fine), Paris, Editions Carabas, 2007-2009, 1st, 9782351003015, 9782351005323, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 192 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

French painter and illustrator Simon Goinard Phelipot is better known as a visual development artist for film, TV and games, and as a SF&F Book and...

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In Humus
  $30.00
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Linnea Sterte, Sterte, Linnea, Very Fine, Bordeaux, Editions de la Cerise, 2018, 1st, 9782918596141, 8.6 inches, 6.7 inches, 148 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, French

The French edition of Linnea Sterte's largely wordless graphic novel Stages of Rot originally published by Peow Studios and currently out of print in...

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La Folie de Ziegfeld
  $10.00
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Olivier Beer, Gérard Goldman, Beer, Olivier, Goldman, Gérard, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Futuropolis, 1987, 1st, 2-7376-5611-7, 6.75 inches, 9 inches, 24 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Ziegfeld's madness. A comic book by Olivier Beer and Gérard Goldman. From the publisher: The hopeless passionate love of Ziegfeld Horowitz for...

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Ata, Leconte, and Zou
Et Paris?
  $12.00
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Ata, Leconte, Zou, Ata, Leconte, Zou, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Futuropolis, 1987, 1st, 9782737656125, 6.75 inches, 9 inches, 24 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A charmingly illustrated comic strip about a young woman doing man on the street interviews.

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Dante's Paradiso Postcard Set
  $20.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine in Very Fine folder, Paris, Moebius Production, 2021, 6 inches, 4 inches, 18 color illustrations

Here, in a handy postcard format, are Moebius' 18 magnificent color illustrations created in 1999 for Edizioni Nuages' edition of Dante's Paradiso (La...

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L'Ombre
  $40.00
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Alberto Ongaro, Hugo Pratt, Ongaro, Alberto, Pratt, Hugo, Fine, Brussels, Casterman, 2004, 6.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 232 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, French

Contains three adventures of l'Ombre, a cool early work by Hugo Pratt. It is fun to see the strong influence of classic American comics strips (especially...

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Dr. Ben Cine & D. (2)
  $20.00
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Joost Swarte, Swarte, Joost, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Futuropolis, Paris, 1987, 1st, 6.75 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Beautiful clear line illustrations by Swarte. One page comic strips from the Dutch weekly Vrij Nederland. March 1979-April 1980. Text in French.

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Passi, Messa! Tome 2
  $20.00
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Joost Swarte, Swarte, Joost, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Futuropolis, Paris, 1985, 1st, 6.75 inches, 9 inches, 64 pages, 122 black & white panel cartoons, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Passi, Messa! is Joost Swarte's "reflections on human life on our planet. A guide for a well organized life." Beautiful clear line illustrations by...

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Passi, Messa! Tome 3
  $20.00
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Joost Swarte, Swarte, Joost, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Futuropolis, Paris, 1986, 1st, 6.75 inches, 9 inches, 64 pages, 122 black & white panel cartoons, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Passi, Messa! is Joost Swarte's "reflections on human life on our planet. A guide for a well organized life." Beautiful clear line illustrations by...

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Passi, Messa! Tome 4
  $20.00
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Joost Swarte, Swarte, Joost, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Futuropolis, 1989, 1st, 9782737626524, 6.75 inches, 9 inches, 64 pages, 122 black & white panel cartoons, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Passi, Messa! is Joost Swarte's "reflections on human life on our planet. A guide for a well organized life." Beautiful clear line illustrations by...

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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius Production / Comicon Edizioni, 2021, 1st, 9782908766196, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 176 pages, over 210 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Italian, French

In Stock Now! "Moebius - Alla ricerca del tempo" at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) (July 10 to October 4, 2021) is the largest...

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Express
  $20.00
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Claude Renard, Francois Schuiten, Renard, Claude, Schuiten, Francois, Very Fine in Near Fine folder (light wear to the folder), Magic Strip, Brussels, 1983, 1st, 6 inches, 4.25 inches, 8 color illustrations

Eight color postcards in a printed folder. A short loose narrative told in eight images. About a train and a couple on the train. Express was originally...

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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
  $200.00
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light rubbing to the otherwise sharp corners, bright, clean), Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 978-2908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing company.

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Moebius, and et al
Aedena Le Catalogue Hiver 85-86
  $75.00
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Moebius, et al, Moebius, et al, Very Good+ (mild wear, very flat, tight, clean), Aedena, Paris, 1985, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 16 pages, 43 color and 27 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

Moebius' own 1980s publishing house which produced art books, portfolios, posters, prints, postcards during its run. It not only published work by Moebius,...

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Les Rencontres Chaland 2008
  $20.00
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Very Good+ (mild wear, very flat, tight, clean), Les Amis d'Yves Chaland Association, Nerac, 2008, 1st, 8.25 inches, 11.75 inches, 16 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, French

A program for a convention devoted to Yves Chaland and his work. Yves Chaland timeline. Profiles of the guest artists.

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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
  $250.00
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 9782908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A pristine, tight, never read copy. "2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing...

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Daya
  $60.00
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Daniel Landerman, Landerman, Daniel, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2020, 1st, 979-10-96315-64-2, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 368 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Daniel Landerman about himself: "I have always had a love for sketches. I'd be lying if I said some of that didn't stem from...

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Out of stock
Apollonia Saintclair, Saintclair, Apollonia, Very Fine, Encre Sympathique, Zurich, Switzerland, 2015, 9783952480342, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 148 pages, over 130 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

From the publisher: Volume One is the first from a series of three art books showcasing most of Apollonia's graphic work. This book includes more then...


Ink is my Blood - Volume 3
  $50.00
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Apollonia Saintclair, Saintclair, Apollonia, Very Fine, Encre Sympathique, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018, 9783952480359, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 148 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

From the publisher: Ink is my Blood is a series of artbooks showcasing most of Apollonia Saintclair's graphic work. The Volume 3, ending the first...

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Ink is my Blood - Volume 4
  $50.00
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Apollonia Saintclair, Saintclair, Apollonia, Very Fine, Encre Sympathique, Zurich, Switzerland, 2020, 9783952480397, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 148 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

From the publisher: Ink is my Blood is a series of artbooks showcasing most of Apollonia Saintclair's graphic work. The Volume 4, first of the new...

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#Hardcover 2
  $65.00
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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Buhl, Editions Caurette, 2021, 1st, 9791096315758, 12 inches, 8 inches, 184 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

From our friends in France and their blockbuster Kickstarter campaign. From the publisher: Last year (in 2019), we started like this: "The...

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Effluvium
  $60.00
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Xavier Mauméjan, Didier Graffet, Mauméjan, Xavier, Graffet, Didier, Very Fine, Paris, Bragelonne, 2019, 1st, 9791028110550, 14.75 inches, 11.5 inches, 120 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

An art book illustrated and designed by epic steampunk fantasy artist Didier Graffet. From the publisher: Painter, graphic designer, architect and...

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Coverama: Alternate Worlds
  $70.00
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Marc Simonetti, Simonetti, Marc, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Bragelonne, 2015, 1st, 9782811216290, 12.8 inches, 9.7 inches, 256 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, wraps

Marc Simonetti (born in 1977) is a French conceptual artist and illustrator. He worked on Valérian and the city of a thousand planets with Luc Besson...

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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
  $225.00
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 978-2908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing company.

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Manoir
  $45.00
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Madeleine DeMille, Serge Clerc, DeMille, Madeleine, Clerc, Serge, Print run of 2000 copies, Very Good+ (upper rear corner lightly bumped, mild rubbing and scuffing to the back cover, cloth spine sunned, hinges wiggle, text block very sound, interior Fine), Paris, Albin Michel, 1988, 1st, 2226029702, 8 inches, 10.75 inches, 104 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An uncommon comic noir graphic novel set in an old mansion.

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Geof Darrow, Darrow, Geof, Signed and inscribed by the artist, Fine plates in a Near Fine box (the very sound box lid is very lightly rubbed at the edges and sunned on one side panel), Aedena, Paris, 1986, 1st, 9.5 inches, 6.75 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover

A very scarce, long out of print portfolio that rarely appears on the market. A very limited edition portfolio of ten color prints featuring Bourbon...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), One of 50 HC ("Hors Commerce") copies signed & numbered with Roman numerals., Near Fine (left edge of the print has a few light abrasions otherwise print is clean and attractive), Editions Aedena, Paris, 1985, 1st, 25 inches, 18 inches, color

45 x 63 cm. Offset printed on Arches 250 Gram Paper. This print was limited to 150 signed & numbered copies and 50 HC ("Hors Commerce") copies signed...

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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, #116 of 950 numbered copies signed by the artist, Pink spine is faded white otherwise Fine, issued without dustjacket, le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2003, 1st, 9.75 inches, 6.6 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This long out-of-print signed and numbered Deluxe Edition is printed on an extra heavy fine art paper (Old Mill 190 gr. paper) which reproduces the artwork...

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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (mild wear to the bottom tips, otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 1st, 12 inches, 12 inches, 16 pages, color, wirebound

Long out of print. A portfolio of thirteen new color illustrations by Claire Wendling of girls and their pets: big and small, wild or domesticated. A...

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Pierre Lambert, Lambert, Pierre, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Orly, Les Editions de l'Ecole Georges Méliès, 2013, 1st, 978-2954208305, 2954208309, 13.7 inches, 13.7 inches, 220 pages, 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, French

Out of print. A sharp new unread copy. This slipcased coffee table art book has 220 13 x 13 inch pages with 250 color illustrations reproducing...

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Petit Conte Leguminesque
  $25.00
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Eric Sannier, Lionel Richerand, Sannier, Eric, Richerand, Lionel, Very Fine, Paris, Editions Akileos, 2007, 1st, 9782915168860, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 62 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, French

Strong, detailed black-and-white line art set in the ancient world. From the publisher: The whole story is as yet unknown. There are well guarded...

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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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Fausse Garde
  $29.00
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Merwan, Merwan, Fine, Moulineaux, Vents d'Ouest, 2010, 10 inches, 7.3 inches, 204 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, French

Discovering Pankat, a total martial art. An album as rich as a 12-round fight and as powerful as a standing knockout. Young Mané is full of envy,...

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Pierre Alary, Alary, Pierre, One of 150 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 10.75 inches, 8 inches, black & white

A special drawing of Belladone by Alary created especially for this exlibris.

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Belladone Exlibris #3 - Signed
  $35.00
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Pierre Alary, Alary, Pierre, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 10.75 inches, 8 inches, black & white

A special drawing of Belladone by Alary created especially for this exlibris. Beautifully printed with deep blacks on cardstock.

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Jerry Frissen, Bill, Frissen, Jerry, Bill, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Les Humanoides Associes, Paris, 2010, 1st, 12.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Part of the Lucha Libre series: The Luchadores Five are five would-be superheroes. California, Surfing and Mexican wrestling masks! It's got everything!...

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Jerry Frissen, Bill, Frissen, Jerry, Bill, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Les Humanoides Associes, Paris, 2009, 1st, 12.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Part of the Lucha Libre series: The Luchadores Five are five would-be superheroes. California, Surfing and Mexican wrestling masks! It's got everything!...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, One of 150 numbered copies signed by Ange and Alary, Very Fine, Hobby Folie, Paris, 2004, 1st, 8.25 inches, 8.25 inches, two-color

A special drawing of Belladone by Alary created especially for this exlibris.

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, One of 200 numbered copies signed by the artist, Upper corners bumped otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Folle Image, Paris, 2004, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This very deluxe edition of Belladone, limited to 200 copies, consists of: -The album in a cloth binding, special covers, eight-pages of sketches and...

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Olivier Vatine, Daniel Pecqueur, Didier Cassegrain, Fred Blanchard, Vatine, Daniel Pecqueur, Olivier, Cassegrain, Fred Blanchard, Didier, Print run of approximately 600 copies or less, Lower rear corner slightly pushed in otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Delcourt, Paris, 1999, 1st, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 80 pages, color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This is an unsigned/unnumbered copy of the signed & numbered deluxe edition which was limited to 550 copies. This deluxe edition contains the...

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Ange, Pierre Alary, Ange, Alary, Pierre, Inscribed by both the writer and the artist, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2004, 1st, 2845658591, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 96 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Inscribed by both the writer and the artist. Inscribed by the writer on the first page: "Une histoire ecrite a la pointe de l'epee...et signee d'un...

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Frank Pe: Une Vie en dessins
  $80.00
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Frank Pe, Pe, Frank, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Marcinelle, Champaka Brussels / Dupuis, 2020, 1st, 9782390410188, 12.7 inches, 9.37 inches, 320 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Frank Pe is an animal specialist with his own private menagerie at his home in Belgium. Like Claire Wendling or Terryl Whitlatch, his animal art is...

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Don Vega
  $30.00
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Pierre Alary, Alary, Pierre, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2020, 1st, 9782505084976, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Zorro, the birth of a legend." From Pierre Alary, a retelling of Zorro! This 96-page graphic novel was written, illustrated, and colored by Pierre...

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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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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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Bastien Vives, Vives, Bastien, Fine in Near Fine to Fine dustjackets (occasional slight rubbing to some dustjackets), Paris, Delcourt, 2012-2013, 7.2 inches, 5.2 inches, 6 x 192 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, French

A series of comic strips by Bastien Vivès, collected thematically: Video Games, Family, Love, The Blogosphere, War, and Comic Books. We have six of...

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