MARCH

DEGAS & CASSATT

A Solitary Dance

Salva Rubio (writer), Efa (artist)

One of the founders of the Impressionist movement while also
one of its most ruthless critics, too bohemian for the bourgeois and too
bourgeois for the artists, Edgar Degas was a man of paradoxes. A loner, he only loved one woman without ever courting her, the American painter Mary Cassatt whom we follow closely as well. And it is in the company of the latter that at the twilight of his life, Efa and Rubio open the pages of Degas's notebooks to try to unravel the mystery of this genius steeped in contradictions.

9x12, 96pp, full color hardcover, $24.99
ISBN 9781681123240

Buy the ebook: $14.99
ISBN 9781681123257

PUBLICATION DATE: March 12, 2024

APRIL

Harlem

Mikaël

Harlem, 1931. In the heart of the Great Depression, invention is the mother of necessity to make ends meet.

Stéphanie St. Clair, known as ‘Queenie’, had already
understood this when she landed in New York almost twenty years before. Inventiveness when you are a woman and you are black is much more than a necessity. It's a question of survival.

In a few years, this young immigrant West Indian servant freed herself from the weight of ancestral servitude. Even better, she created her own American dream: the underground Harlem numbers game.

Hers is an ascent that makes people cringe, both with the local authorities and the white mafia. Dutch Schultz, aka. the Dutchman, an unscrupulous mafioso, intends to take control of the kingdom of the "Frenchy." But that's without taking into account the determination and impetuosity of Queenie, whose heavy past continues to guide her steps...

After the critically acclaimed Giant and Bootblack, Mikaël takes us to the Harlem of the prohibition for the final chapter of his New York triptych in sumptuous chiaroscuro, to meet a woman as strong as she is
enigmatic.

9x12, 128 pp., full color hardcover, $27.99
ISBN 9781681123288

ebook, $16.99
ISBN 9781681123295

PUBLICATION DATE: April 16, 2024

MAY

GOOD

From the Amazon Jungle to Suburbia and Back

FLuX (art, writer), David Good (writer)

This is the story of the incredible journey of David Good, the son of an American anthropologist father, and indigenous Yanomami mother who calls the Amazon rainforest her home.

Overlapping the story of what David’s mother’s early years were like being raised in the rainforest, the book follows David from childhood to adulthood as he searches for identity, love, acceptance, and the one thing truly missing from his life, his mother.

Growing up in a predominantly white population of the US without a mother or a deeper connection to his South American roots, David struggles with issues of identity and relationships. His and his mother’s stories intertwine in a heartbreakingly beautiful climax when they are reunited in the jungle.

Beautifully illustrated and co-authored by award winning artist and storyteller, FLuX, Good is a vivid and breathtaking visualization of a highly unusual life’s journey.

6.5" x 9.5" 216pp, HC, part color, part B&W, $24.99
ISBN 9781681123301

e-book: 19.99
ISBN 9781681123318

PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 14, 2024

JUNE

PROXY MOM

My Experience with Postpartum Depression

Sophie Adriansen (writer), Mathou (art)

The first graphic novel that explores postpartum depression. A story of reconstruction and resilience.

Marietta and Chuck, madly in love, are expecting a baby. But childbirth marks the end of the fairy tale. Zoe's birth didn't go as Marietta imagined, and the maternal instinct is slow to manifest itself. While she no longer recognizes her body, Marietta feels herself losing her footing in the face of this vulnerable baby for whom she is now responsible.

Will she manage to feel like a mother? to love her baby? to stop thinking that a proxy mom would do better than her?

A humorful but realist viewpoint on a problem experienced by a significant number of new mothers, with an insight on how to overcome it.

6.5 x 9, 152pp., full color trade pb., $19.99
ISBN 9781681123349

e-book: $9.99
ISBN 9781681123356

PUBLICATION DATE: JUNE 18, 2024

JULY

ERASED

An Actor of Color's Journey Through the Heyday of Hollywood

Loo Hui Phang (writer), Hugues Micol (art)

Maximus Wyld had his heyday in 1940s-50s Hollywood. Of mixed race black, Chinese and Amerindian descent, he was "the actor with a thousand faces”, essentially interpreting ethnic roles: Indian chief, Mexican revolutionary, oriental dandy...

A veritable reinterpretation of the myth of American cinema through the prism of minorities, Erased reveals the political and social dimension of Hollywood productions.

Maximus Ohanzee Wildhorse, renamed “Maximus Wyld” by Hollywood, was a talented, prized, admired comedian. His filmography is an anthology of cinema: Vertigo, the Maltese Falcon, Sunset Boulevard, the Prisoner of the Desert, Rebecca...

Copper faced and with unprecedented beauty and animal presence, he paved the way for colored stars in an segregationist climate. After him, Sydney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Yul Brynner, were able to reach the rank of stars. His charisma ignited white cinema and shamelessly swayed its racial hegemony. Maximus Wyld was a pioneer. However, no credits mention his name. On celluloid there is no imprint of his face. Maximus the precursor rests in the graveyard of Hollywood amnesia. What event pushed him into limbo? What occult and superior force has stored his career in a cinematic Bermuda Triangle?

8 ½ x 11, 200pp., B&W hardcover, $24.99
ISBN 9781681123387

Ebook: $16.99
ISBN 9781681123394

PUBLICATION DATE: July 16, 2024

AUGUST

Pink Floyd in Comics

Nicolas FinetTony LourençoThierry Lamy (writers) & various artists (art)

Do you really know Pink Floyd? This comics documentary retraces the history of the group, from their meeting to the solo adventures of the artists. A great opportunity to revisit famous episodes in the life of the mythical group and explore what made their approach to music absolutely inimitable. 28 comprehensive chapters to explore all of their musical and cultural heritage.

As for all bestselling volumes in this series, this is a mix of articles illustrated with photos providing the facts and comics chapters providing the feel.

Get the behind-the-scenes real story and trip on Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here, Money, Time and so many other ex-temporal albums and hits which simply never fade!

7 ½ x 10", 232pp., full color hardcover, $32.99
ISBN 9781681123363

e-book: $18.99
ISBN 9781681123370

PUBLICATION DATE: August 13, 2024

SEPTEMBER

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF COOKING

From Prehistory to Today: 500,000 Years of Adventure

Benoist Simmat (writer) & Stéphane Douay (art)

For the first time, a graphic novel tells the story of humanity through the evolution of cuisine. From the discovery of fire to organic cooking, this book is aimed at all curious people and foodies. By the authors of Wine, A Graphic History.

As soon as humans mastered fire, they invented cooking. Did you know that Sapiens invented steam cooking and freezing? That the Mesopotamians created soups, bread, beer, ovens? That gastronomy and tableware have been symbols of political power?

These great discoveries changed the world, but also the way we eat. From America, the conquistadors brought spices, peppers, potatoes... Portuguese missionaries brought the frying technique to distant samurai who made the first tempuras. These are the beginnings of globalization.

In the 19th century with the industrial revolution, “capitalist” cuisine emerged: it was the beginning of the food industry. In the 21st century, the organic and buy local movements are shown as a reaction against the harmful effects of this culinary and gastronomic standardization.

To finish in style, find twenty-two recipes for dishes mentioned throughout our story that you can make at home!

7x10, 240pp., full color HC, $34.99
ISBN 9781681123400

ebook: $19.99
ISBN: 9781681123417

PUBLICATION DATE: September 10

OCTOBER

KIDS ARE STILL WEIRD

And More Observations from Parenthood

Jeffrey Brown

A sweet and charming collection of comics about how strange and funny kids can be, New York Times bestselling cartoonist Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Jedi Academy) chronicles his life as a parent while his children speak brutal truths and make unintentionally hilarious observations.

7x7, 104pp, full color trade pb, $9.99
ISBN 9781681123448

ebook, $4.99
ISBN 9781681123455

PUBLICATION DATE: October 15

NOVEMBER

The British Invasion

Hérve Bourhis

A “little square book” focused on English pop culture since 1962 when the country began its revolution! Because it was in 1962, 60 years ago, that the ‘ole Albion, that of the monarchy, tea and crumpets and bowler hats took a resolutely modern turn, thanks to a sexy secret agent, a band from Liverpool, and a mini (skirt and car).

From the eccentric to the ultra-conservative, from James Bond to AstraZeneca, from Bowie to Banksy, including After Eight and the Teletubbies, year after year, all things Brit are covered!

9x9, 272pp., full color HC, $34.99
ISBN 9781681123424

ebook: $19.99
ISBN 9781681123431

PUBLICATION DATE: November 12

DECEMBER

Audrey Hepburn

Michele Botton (writer) & Dorilys Giacchetto (art)

“Everyone has their own Audrey, for some she is always twenty years old, for others she is in black and white and for others in color. Sometimes she is a European princess, a tipsy New Yorker or a UNICEF ambassador. Here you will discover her differently, made of ink and paper in a much more intimate and unvarnished dimension, without a soundtrack and with the voice you prefer. I sincerely hope that you will discover her as yours.”

- From the preface by Luca Dotti, Hepburn's son

When Audrey Hepburn is mentioned, one thinks of her being beautiful and elegant, of her films, or of how her image is used to recall something immortal and fashionable.

But Audrey was also a little girl who saw the Second World War with her own eyes, a woman who was at times fragile at work and in her private life, with a strong desire for motherhood and, above all, a
boundless love for children that would lead her to find her true vocation, far from dancing or acting: she will in fact become a UNICEF ambassador to raise awareness in the world and help minors in difficulty.

"When I started acting, I didn't have a method, on set and on stage I just pretended to be someone else, like little girls can do for fun. And I won an Oscar!"
- Audrey Hepburn

6 ½ x 9 ½,
176pp., full color HC, $24.99
ISBN 9781681123462

ebook: $16.99
ISBN 9781681123479

PUBLICATION DATE: December 10