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COMING IN NOVEMBER

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

Buy the ebook: $16.99
ISBN 9781681123479

PUBLICATION DATE: November 5

COMING IN 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 & SonJedi Academy)  chronicles his life as a parent while his children speak brutal truths and make unintentionally hilarious observations.

REVIEWS:

"It’s a good pick not only for Brown fans but also for those who enjoy Guy Delisle’s A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting and its sequels."
- Brigid Alverson, ICv2

7x7, 112pp, full color trade pb, $9.99
ISBN 9781681123448;

Buy the ebook: $4.99
ISBN 9781681123455

PUBLICATION DATE: October 15

COMING IN 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 author 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,

Buy the ebook:  $19.99
ISBN 9781681123417

PUBLICATION DATE: September 10

COMING IN 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

COMING IN 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 Native American 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, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and 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?

*This work was awarded the Grand Prize in non-fiction for excellence in publication and translation as part of Albertine Translation.

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

Ebook: $16.99
ISBN 9781681123394

PUBLICATION DATE: July 16

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

PROXY MOM

My Experience with Postpartum Depression

Sophie Adriansen (writer) & Mathou (art)

A 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

ebook: $9.99
ISBN 9781681123356

PUBLICATION DATE: June 18

GOOD

From the Amazon Jungle to Suburbia and Back

FLuX & David Good

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 ½ x 9 ½, 216pp,
HC, part color, part B&W, $24.99
ISBN 9781681123301

e-book: 19.99
ISBN 9781681123318

PUBLICATION DATE: May 14, 2024

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

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

Nina Simone in Comics

Sophie Adriansen, various artists

This is the story of an emancipation, that of a young black
and poor woman living in an America marked by segregation.

This is the story of a fierce battle, that of a musician
involved in the civil rights movement.

This is the story of a long career, that of a pianist and
singer as talented as determined.

This is the story of Nina Simone, a unique artist, role
model, and inspiration for generations to come.

Genius pianist, fabulous singer and committed artist, Nina
Simone remains an inspiration for generations.

7 ½ x 10, 160pp., full color HC, $27.99
ISBN 9781681123264

ebook $16.99
ISBN 9781681123271

PUBLICATION DATE: February 13, 2024

ZOMBILLENIUM, vols. 5 & 6

Black Friday / Sabbath Grand Derby

Arthur de Pins

The day after "Black Friday" at Zombillenium, the employees have carte blanche to devour the visitors, encouraged by management who intends to profit from these gains in new souls. To thwart Charlotte and Aurelian's sinister plans with her resistance network, Gretchen must first settle accounts with her past.

And in the last culminating episode, The Zombillenium amusement park, which still keeps dozens of visitors prisoner, is coveted by many demons, each eager to become a majority shareholder. The only method of arbitration accepted by all: the Sabbath Grand Derby, a sporting event as violent as it is inventive in which five witches compete against each other and will be fed to visitors to the park...
Among the candidates, a certain Gretchen, determined to play her best since she cannot count on the help of Aurelian-Baphomet... The spectators of the Sabbath Grand Derby, broadcast like an ordinary reality TV program, will get an eyeful! As for Gretchen, she's facing a handful!

The most spectacular of the Zombillenium volumes awaits you, for an apotheosis of a finale, where the action takes nothing away from the emotion or the social criticism.

This series won the Angouleme Best Comics for Youth Prize in 2012. A bestselling series in France with over a quarter million copies sold.

9x12, 96pp., color hardcover, $24.99
ISBN 9781681123172

Buy the e-book: $9.99
ISBN 9781681123189

PUBLICATION DATE: December 12, 2023

RED HARVEST

A Graphic Novel of The Terror Famine in 1930's Soviet Ukraine

Michael Cherkas

Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin waged a brutal war against the Soviet peasantry leading to the Holodomor, the terror-famine that killed at least 4 million Ukrainians during the fall and winter of 1932-33. This previous Russian aggression in Ukraine is lamentably relevant as we witness the horrors unfold in the current Ukrainian war. 

Red Harvest is based on the tragic events that took place in Soviet Ukraine and other parts of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1933. Stalin and the ruling Communist Party began their program of forced large-scale collectivization of individual farms and farmers, including the seizure of livestock, farm implements, crops, seed stock, and other property.

Red Harvest is the fictional story, based on true stories as related to the Ukranian-Canadian author, of Mykola Kovalenko, a Ukrainian immigrant to Canada, who was the only member of his family to have survived the famine. Through his memories, we witness the horrors of what happened to his family and fellow villagers in the "breadbasket of Europe" as they struggled—not only to make sense of the war that was being waged against them—but, ultimately, to survive.

Featured in Publishers Weekly's TOP TEN FALL 2023 ADULT COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!

6x9, 144pp, B&W hardcover, $19.99.
ISBN 9781681123202

Ebook, $9.99
ISBN 9781681123233

PUBLICATION DATE: November 14, 2023

DUNGEON: Zenith, vol. 5

Fog & Tears

Lewis TrondheimJoann SfarBoulet

The valiant duck Herbert and Isis, his beautiful and belligerent Kochaque companion's son is born. As much as the young parents are delighted with this new arrival, tensions are not long in rising. Isis wants to submit her baby to the traditional Kochaque rite of passage. Herbert, judging it far too dangerous, tries to dissuade her. Unable to convince her, he finally decides to kidnap the infant.

In the second story, the fight to recover the Dungeon from the hands of the big bad Delacourt still keeps our heroes busy... While Horus has been trying for days to hypnotize the spirits of Terra Amata freed from the Vault of Souls by Delacourt, the Guardian calls on Marvin to come to the thaumaturge's aid. But to get there, he will have to, willy-nilly, make an alliance with a former classmate of his new wife.

8 ½ x 11, 96pp., full-color trade paperback. $17.99
ISBN 9781681123165

PUBLICATION DATE: October 17, 2023

PRINCE in Comics

Tony Lourenco, Nicolas Finet

Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince was a complete artist, all at once author, composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

A real showman on stage, songs like "1999" or "Purple Rain," made him an international star. With his tormented life, sulfurous relationships, sex and drugs, he was above all a genius artist with a very distinctive original style who sold more than 80 million records around the world.

Here is his extraordinary destiny in a mix of colorfully illustrated articles and comics!

168pp., 7 ½ x 10", full-color hardcover, $27.99
ISBN 9781681123219

Ebook, $16.99; ISBN 9781681123226

PUBLICATION DATE: September 12, 2023

Mingus

Squaz, Flavio Massarutto

"I play what I am. I play Mingus." This comics biography tells the troubled life, the battles against racism, the brilliant music of a master who has left an indelible mark on the jazz scene and beyond.

From his beginnings in Los Angeles in the 1940s to his heartbreaking end in Mexico, the story of a man of indomitable and rebellious talent who crossed styles while always remaining himself, in perpetual struggle against a society that wanted him marginalized and subordinated.

Bass player and pianist, composer and band leader, Charles Mingus is universally recognized as one of the greatest musicians in the history of jazz. An overflowing talent, who experienced the last fires of the swing age, the Be Bop revolution, the experimental seasons of Third Stream and Jazz Poetry up to Free Jazz. But he was also a tormented and angry soul, a man who, due to his mestizo origins, always had to deal with the hostility of American society.

Journalist Flavio Massarutto and artist Squaz (Pasquale Todisco) retrace the stages of Mingus's journey, giving life to a non-canonical biography, which proceeds in paginated episodes like a succession of passages that form a musical suite: fragments of existence told by fishing from interviews, writings, testimonies and historical facts. The portrait of a musician who is the mirror of an era comes out, of a brilliant composer who was also one of the most clearly committed artists in denouncing racism, with real manifesto pieces such as the famous Fable of Faubus denouncing the segregationist governor of Arkansas.

In the words of Massarutto and in the evocative art of Squaz, which also reinterpret some of the famous covers of Mingus records, we relive the burning parable of a restless man, always in search of perfection, in constant struggle with himself and with the world: a master capable of leaving an indelible mark on the musical and cultural panorama of the twentieth century.

7x10, 160pp., full color HC, $29.99, ISBN 9781681123097

e-book: $19.99, ISBN 9781681123103

PUBLICATION DATE: August 22, 2023

Darkly She Goes

Hubert, Vincent Mallié

Once upon a time there was a fallen knight, who believed that saving a princess would allow him to atone for his crimes. Once upon a time there was a princess with dark power over nature, who believed that it was up to her to atone for the crimes of her parents...

Magnified by the virtuoso art of Vincent Mallié, Hubert questions the weight of family heritage and delivers, under the finery of a tale, an intimate reflection on our inner monsters.

Darkly She Goes is an ode to redemption that pits
free will against fate, brought to life by two masters of the fantasy genre.

9x12, 160 pp. full color HC, $29.99, ISBN 9781681123134

e-book $19.99, ISBN 9781681123141

PUBLICATION DATE: July 4, 2023