Arthur de Pins



"Bloody good fun" -Unshelved


Vol. 3: Control Freaks
Arthur de Pins
There's excitement in the Zombillenium horror themed park run by actual monsters. Brought in by Behemoth himself, the vampire Bohemond Jaggar de Rochameau IIII is officially supposed to help CEO Francis in managing the park. But the employees expect the worst: isn't he known as a cold-blooded killer? If one looks more closely, the reasons for his coming may seem less anodyne than announced. Of course, his mission is to increase return on investment for the shareholders, but for Behemoth that return has to be in souls. Francis is appalled but obligated to kowtow to the almighty consultant, determined to take power and pervert the rules of Zombillenium. Meanwhile, Aurelian goes through a bad patch. Depressed by his immortal status and the absurdity of his life... sorry, his death, he's burned out. And burnout, in a powerful demon, can be devastating. Held back in extremis by Gretchen, he avoids the worst. This is timely, because Gretchen has a plan for him... A particularly biting new episode of Zombillenium in which we discover the underbelly of the most monstrous amusement park in the world.
"Overall this is a fantastic volume! There's excellent humor, and there's wonderful growth of characters and plot."
-Sequential Tart
"Sly, smart, sexy and scarily hilarious."
-Now Read This
"One of 6 best GNs for Fall!"
-Foreword Reviews
"Has an unquestionably strong premise... pushes in unusual and unexpected directions. Visually stunning."
-Comics Alliance
"Some of the most fun and personable monsters imaginable and de Pins draws the books entirely in Adobe Illustrator. If I had to attach an adjective to the art, that adjective would be "spritelike." There's something of the faerie in these charming albums."
-Tony Isabella, Tales of Wonder
"With clever, witty writing and exquisite, imaginative art, the undead have never seemed more human." -Foreword
9x12, 48pp. full color hardcover, $14.99; ISBN 9781561639564


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Zombillenium, vol.2
Vol. 2: Human Resources
Arthur De Pins
Tempers are flaring around Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. When one hires only the dead (or witches!) in a region where unemployment is in the double digits, one must expect some friction. But things get particularly ugly when the park's security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere… Gretchen and Aurelian do their best to help save a precarious explosive situation! All presented in De Pins' trademark tongue-in-cheek jubilant black humor and stunning art.
"Fun and comical and definitely worth a read."
-Not Yet Read
"The first volume surprised not only in its inventiveness, but in avoiding generic storylines and familiar scenarios... Human Resources, remarkably, does the same... courtesy of French artist and animator Arthur de Pins, who illustrated the book entirely in Adobe Illustrator. His work is Disney clean, direct and - despite the subject matter - delightful. There's never any lag, as the art carries you breathlessly forward in a narrative that's always charging toward the next plot twist."
-Andrew 'Capt. Comics' Smith, Tribune News Service
"The art is wonderful with an excellent use of color and expressions that are just exaggerated enough to kick it into the cartoony realm."
-Sequential Tart
"DePins artwork... is quite good. It's heavily digital, but full of unique verve, making it rather eye catching, particularly the covers."
-Coverless Reviews
9x12, 48pp. full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561638505

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Zombiellennium Vol.1: Gretchen
Vol. 1: Gretchen
Arthur de Pins
Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don't just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around...
A Young Adult Library Services Association 2014 Great Graphic Novel for Teens
"The twist at the end will send readers to read it again and they will certainly want to know what happens next." -Library Media Connection
"Zombillenium does for cartoon monsters what Sfar and Trondheim's Dungeon albums do for funny animals." -Seattle Post Intelligencer
"Full of witty dialogue and tongue-in-cheek cultural references. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and fun. The blossoming relationship between Aurelian and Gretchen creates an interesting dynamic and the end of the first volume leaves the reader eagerly anticipating what comes next for the pair."
"The art is fantastic. Fun designs, great use of color, and excellent expressions and body mechanics. It's high quality with just enough cartoony qualities to make it both aesthetically pleasing and fun. It's a large, hardback book that beautifully showcases the art.
There's a twist in the very last panel that definitely finished hooking me to this series. I'm now insanely curious where this is going."
-Sequential Tart
"This award-winning, laugh-aloud, smart comic should be of high interest to those who enjoy parodies and anything that pokes gentle fun at Harry Potter or the Twilight craze."
"Whatever dark dealings you think go on behind the doors and in the underground tunnels of Disneyworld, they've got nothing on the secrets of Zombillenium and its mysterious proprietor."
"It's a tough job market for everyone, but for none more than the undead. Fortunately for a certain Mr. Zahner, there's always a home for monsters at Zombillenium. The world and the implications of Zahner's transformations broaden at a steady pace, sweeping us along in their, heh, wake."
-Teacher Librarian
"A Clever, Horror-Themed Riot. A really fun graphic novel, and you realize that when you open to the first page and see a bored-looking goth girl riding a skateboard on top of a broom. Sold. The characters all have distinct personalities, and at least some of them are bound to grow on you by the end. Arthur de Pins has excellent comedic timing and creates great comedic expressions. A real find!"
-Danica Davidson, MTV Geek
"With its humor, clever pacing, and unique approach to the monster narrative, de Pins's tale throws zombie fans some fresh meat." -Publishers Weekly
"A wonderfully freakish ride. Highly imaginative."
-NY Journal of Books
"ZOMBILLENIUM is a hoot from start to finish, with funny situations, great characters, witty dialogue, and art that is utterly gorgeous."
-Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room
9x12, 48 pp., full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561637348

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See De Pins' interview at Comic Book Resources


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