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PORTUGAL Cyril Pedrosa
From the author of the acclaimed Equinoxes comes a return to roots that serves as spiritual renewal. Comics artist Simon Muchat is stuck. Suffering writer's block, uninspired, vegetating as a school art teacher, he is losing direction and his taste for life, until one day he is invited to appear at a comics convention in Portugal, the country his family came from and which he hadn't seen since his childhood. The experience proves cathartic. Even though he is not Portuguese himself and is a foreigner there, so many elements are familiar to him. Meeting its lively citizens, full of the zest for life, his distant yet welcoming family bringing back fond early memories, all prove reinvigorating, the breath of fresh air he so badly needed.
Based on his own experience, Pedrosa narrates this return to his roots in a deeply compelling and warmly human way. This is his bestselling graphic novel with over 100,000 copies sold in France and a winner of many prizes including Best Graphic Novel at the Angouleme Festival and FNAC Best GN.
"4 out of 5. I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E graphics! Intriguing story." -Hit or Miss Books
"Moving and intoxicating! Win's Christmas Gift Recommendation: the Perfect Family Holiday Getaway… 10/10." -Win Wiacek, Now Read This
"One of top ten graphic novels of 2017. As much a triumph of atmosphere as action. The book's artist as a young man may be disenchanted, but the dazzling, meditative panels are entirely enchanting."
-Michael Cavna, The Washington Post
9x12, 264pp., full color hardcover, $39.99,
ISBN 9781681121475, e-book: $14.99 See his posts on our Author Blog
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A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM I
Including Jack The Ripper,
The Beast of Chicago
and The Fatal Bullet Rick Geary In this first omnibus volume from Geary’s increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder: the first trilogy of murders that made up the very first volume of this series, Jack the Ripper as only he can narrate it, The Beast of Chicago about H.H. Holmes, possibly the first serial murderer with chilling methodical means and The Fatal Bullet about the assassination of president James Garfield.
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"Geary’s very dry wit and expert pacing hit just the right note on this journey into the macabre." -No Flying No Tights
"It is a very eye-catching, old school style of inking that is pleasant to look at and a perfect fit for the time period he’s bringing to life and the tone of the stories."
"I came late to the Victorian Murder party, but I really like Geary’s just-the-facts-ma’am approach, and I’d love to read some of his earlier volumes."
-Brigid Alverson, Robot 6
"A must-read for those who love comics and Gothic-tinged history. These pages are an artist's master class. Geary's cinematic style establishes visual rhythms that set the pace for a story that remains vibrant despite the fact that the only voice we read is the narrator's. Beautiful."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
6x9, 288pp., B&W trade paperback, $19.99
ISBN PB: 9781681121383