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January

Glenn Gould

GLENN GOULD: A Life Off Tempo
Sandrine Revel

Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona. Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician?  Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger?  Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan.
2017 marks a number of important anniversaries for Gould: the 85th of his birth and 35th of his death but also the 60th of his legendary tour of Russia, a first for a Western artist, and of his debuts with the world's leading orchestras.
8.5x 11, 136pp., full color hardcover hc, $25.99, ISBN:9781681120652
$30.99 CAN; $14.99 ebooks,

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January

DUNGEON: TWILIGHT COMPLETE SET, VOLS 1-4
DUNGEON: TWILIGHT COMPLETE SET, VOLS 1-4
Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Obion, Kerascoet, Alfred, Mazan

The great saga detailing the end of Dungeon has come to a close. All four books are featured here in one specially priced set. The planet Terra Amata, on which Dungeon resides, has stopped turning. On one side, total darkness and absolute coldness; on the other, a searing desert and eternal day. The survivors live on a thin slice of earth where day and night meet. A territory known as Twilight. Welcome to the third facet of the Dungeon world and its dark downfall. Marvin is blind but still dangerous and Herbert the Duck has become the darkest of Lords.
6.5 x 9, 384 pp, full color paperback set, $49.99 ISBN: 9781681120607

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Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, the complete hardcover set 1-5
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, the complete paperback set 1-5
P. Craig Russell

A complete collection of the prize-winning and greatly acclaimed adaptations of Oscar Wilde's works, this specially priced set brings each story to life with brilliant illustrations by a master of comic art. Each of the paperback volumes of Wilde's compelling tales are assembled here with close to 200 pages of exquisite comics, including such classics as "The Selfish Giant" who won't let the children play in his garden until the dire consequences make him see the light, "The Devoted Friend" on what constitutes real friendship, "The Nightingale and the Rose" a stirring story of sacrifice to love with a cruel twist, "The Birthday of the Infanta" where a hideous dwarf discovers that his good humor and tricks may not be the reason he receives such attention, and "The Happy Prince" where a once spoiled young prince finds what it means to make sacrifices. Perfect for middle school students as an introduction to the world-famous author, the dazzling illustrations in this book suit the finely crafted prose of Wilde.
8.5 x 11, 192 pp, full color paperback set, $39.99 ISBN: 9781681120614

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January

THE LIGHTHOUSE
THE LIGHTHOUSE
Paco Roca

Francisco, a wounded, despairing sixteen-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border. In his escape, he encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo's tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier. By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller "Wrinkles."
6x9, 64pp., duotone hardcover, $15.99, ISBN: 9781681120560
$18.99 CAN,  $9.99 e-books

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January

TREASURY OF XX CENTURY MURDER COMPENDIUM
TREASURY OF XX CENTURY MURDER COMPENDIUM I
including The Lindbergh Child, The Axe-Man of New Orleans, and Madison Square Tragedy.
Rick Geary

Witness the most controversial and famous true crime cases that shook the 20th century!  These 240 pages retell the love affair that ended the life of prominent architect Stanford White- then dubbed the crime of the century, the New Orleans' Axe-Man and his gruesome killing spree, and the abduction (and resulting media circus) of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son- all collected in a handsome quarter-bound omnibus. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories, each including bibliographies of research sources, present true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.
6x9, 240pp., B&W quarter-bound hc,$27.99, ISBN 9781681120638

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January

Look
 
LOOK
Jon Nielsen

Artie is a droid programmed to endlessly perform a single task left in a world abandoned by humans. He is starting to wonder what meaning his task has. But when he and his only friend, Owen, a robotic bird, cast aside the only lives they've ever known in search of a brighter future, they encounter others that want nothing but to hold tight to the past Join Artie the Robot and Owen the Vulture for a light-hearted sci-fi adventure as they journey far and wide for the answer to one of life's greatest questions: "why are we here?"
6x9, 144pp., B&W hc, ISBN:9781681120898
$15.99

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January

BILLIE HOLIDAY
BILLIE HOLIDAY
Jose Munoz, Carlos Sampayo

Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence...), he seeks to restore the truth, revisiting the memory of Billie. Through this investigation, Muñoz and Sampayo trace, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz.
By internationally renowned Argentine artists, featuring Munoz' strikingly raw heavy blacks, this is not just a biography but a spell-binding art book tribute.
9x12, 80pp., B&W hc, gold stamped black and red cover, ISBN:9781681120935
$19.99

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January

THE CROSS-EYED MUTT
The Louvre Collection:
THE CROSS-EYED MUTT
Etienne Davodeau

Fabian is supervisor at the Louvre. He loves his job. He also loves Mathilde. When it comes time, she presents him to her family in their vast country house and not without some apprehension, as the Benion clan is a bit special. There's her father, Louis, who heads since 1975 the family furniture company founded in 1947, and two brothers, Maxime and Joseph. They're not bad guys, just rather clumsy and with a decidedly unsubtle sense of humor. The fact that Fabian works in the Louvre is a welcome coincidence, since they just found in the attic a painting by an ancestor in the nineteenth century. It's a sorry representation of a cross-eyed mutt. What is the value? ask the Benion. Is this an eyesore or a masterpiece? Fabian, pretty embarrassed, punts on the question. So for the Benion, case closed, if it ain't an eyesore then no doubt it has its place on the walls of the Louvre! Fabian is left hoping the whole delusion will just go away, until one day the two brothers show up at the Louvre and ask. Getting the Cross-Eyed Mutt into the Louvre would demonstrate his commitment to becoming a member of the Benion family! Fabian is now in a pickle when he meets Mr. André Balouchi, an oddball frequent visitor of the museum who turns out to have quite a bit of clout…
A raucous satirical comedy that asks: Who decides what makes a work of art worthy of being in a major museum?
7 ½ x 10 ½, 144pp., B&W hardcover, ISBN: 9781681120973
$24.99

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January

STORY OF LEE SET
STORY OF LEE SET
Sean Michael Wilson, Chie Kutsuwada, Nami Tamura

Lee, living in Hong Kong, meets Matt, a fine young Scot. Their relationship becomes stronger by the day, despite their deep cultural differences. But there is Lee's Dad to contend with who views this affair very suspiciously. And there is another contender for Lee's heart, a Chinese young man, whose jealousy takes on twinges of xenophobia. Will Lee and Matt's relationship successfully cross the cultural divide and overcome the negative odds? Two worlds collide creating good sparks... and bad ones. In volume 2, it's the reverse as they move to Scotland. Collected in one specially priced set.
5 x 7 1/2", 2 book set, B&W trade pbs, 320pp., normally $24, $19.99 ISBN 9781681121055

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THE LYRICAL COMICS OF DILLIES SET
THE LYRICAL COMICS OF DILLIES SET
Including Abelard, Bubbles & Gondola, Betty Blues
Renaud Dillies

The bittersweet 'funny animal' comics of French master comic artist Dillies collected in one specially priced set. From Abelard, a love struck little chick who'll go to the end of the world to catch the moon for his beloved, to Bubbles & Gondola with Charlie the mouse whose writer's block can only get unstuck when he gets out to the world, to Betty Blues, about a hard bitten jazz trumpeter duck and his gorgeous floozy he loses to his music, these are fairy tales for adults with the surrealist charm of Herriman's Krazy Kat. 3 volumes collected in one specially priced set.
8 ½ x 11, 3 hardcover volumes in a set, full color, 288pp., normally $59, $49.99 ISBN 9781681121062

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PERSIA BLUES SET
PERSIA BLUES SET
Dara Naraghi, Brent Bowman

Minoo Shirazi is a rebellious young Iranian woman, struggling to define herself amidst the strict social conventions of an oppressive regime, and the differing wishes of an overbearing father, in between life in Iran and life in midwestern America. Minoo Shirazi is also a free-spirited adventurer in a fantasy world, a place where aspects of modern America and ancient Persia meld into a unique landscape. And yet, neither of these women are the true Minoo Shirazi. 2 volumes collected in one specially priced set.
6x9, 2 volume set, B&W trade pbs., 224pp., normally $26, $19.99 ISBN 9781681121079

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January

SARTRE
 
SARTRE
Mathilde Ramadier & Anais Depommier

For some he was the philosopher of existentialism, for others the constant provocateur, the politically engaged author, the uncertain militant, the repenting bourgeois, the life companion of Simone de Beauvoir… From his first readings in the Luxembourg Garden to his refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean Paul Sartre was all of this at the same time.
8x11, 160 pp., color HC, ISBN:9781681121017

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