These are books I'm selling at substantial savings off the cover prices. They are all new, unmarked books, except where noted. Please see below for special ordering and shipping instructions on Sale Books... Thanks!
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Above: Three spreads from AX: Alternative Manga
(One copy left at this rate!) A family is seduced by a mysterious creature's siren song that can be heard emanating from the lagoon after dark in Lilli Carré’s first long-form work, and how each member reacts to the song in The Lagoon is the crux of the story. For the wise — or pixilated — Grandpa, the song reminds him that, in the time he has left, he must pause to respect, appreciate, and fear nature. The song hints at something that Zoey, the daughter, is too young to fully grasp. And the song lures the sexually frustrated mother, and eventually, her husband, into danger... 80 pages, B+W, 7.5" x 9", hardcover with lovely full color cover; 50% OFF! Cover Price
With Lucille, Ludovic Debeurme takes on the difficult world of adolescence, following the life of a young anorexic woman and the difficult relationships she has with others, who have significant problems of their own. Influenced by psychoanalysis and the exploration of dreams, Debeurme explores life and fantasies with elegant clean graphics and a profound love of the games of childhood. 544 pages, hardcover, 6.5" x 9", two color interiors (mostly b+w); 50% OFF! List price:
THE COLLECTED HUTCH OWEN by Tom Hart (Top Shelf): Tom Hart's beloved, angry, anti-consumerist curmudgeon in four full length stories. When the first tale, "Hutch Owen's Working Hard," was released in 1994 (awarded one of the very first Xeric-grants!), it created an underground sensation and gained Tom Hart a die-hard following. Here are the two original Hutch Owen tales, with two brand new, full-length stories, never before seen. Feel the Power! Catch the Wave! Join the Splurge!! A classic. 176 pages, 6" x 9", full color covers, b+w interiors; 33% OFF! List price:
This graphic novel collects the all-new travels and travails of Hutch Owen, the outrageous homeless rebel that battles the corporate forces that control our lives. Included in this volume are: "Public Relations," where Hutch is pitted against the Worner company and a PR firm bent on redesigning the World Trade Center Site; "Aristotle," in which Hutch winds up in Worner's employ as a slogan writer; as well as several other stories. Don't miss this politically astute and heart-warming farce. 208 pages, 6" x 9", full color covers, two-color interiors! 33% OFF! List price:
HOTWIRE COMICS #2, ed. by Glenn Head (Fantagraphics): This solid anthology features comics work of the darker variety by such acclaimed artists as Tim Lane (he did the amazing cover, too), Mark Newgarden, R. Sikoryak, David Sandlin, Mary Fleener, Johnny Ryan, Matti Hagelberg, Sam Henderson, Glenn Head, Carol Swain, Stephane Blanquet, Mack White, Lorna Smith, Onsmith, David Lasky, and Ivan Brunetti, plus more. How can you possibly go wrong with such an all-star cast? The answer is: You Can't. 136 9"x12" pages, (64 in full color!); 50% OFF! Cover Price: $
22.99 you pay $11.50!
Fold-out page from Hotwire #2
THE COMPLETE JACK SURVIVES by Jerry Moriarty (Buenaventura Press): Whoa, this classic work from comics iconoclast Jerry Moriarty, portions of which originally appeared in the acclaimed series RAW, is presented in its complete form, the way the artist originally intended, for the very first time. Moriarty's slow, surreal, painted comics depict lost time, places, and memories with a fuzzy, imprecise humanity. Includes a (well-written, as usual) introduction by Chris Ware. I got a deal on a few of these, and am passing the savings on to you, my valued customers! 80 very-oversized pages, hardcover, full color and b+w interiors; Cover price:
$34.95, you pay $20.00.
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A DRIFTING LIFE by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (D+Q): Tatsumi's "comics autobiography" covers his youth, where he immersed himself in the post-war Japanese comics scene, up to his young adulthood, by which time he had already managed to push the artform in bold new directions. A Drifting Life is a must-read for anyone interested in international comics, or the lives of comics artists. Highly recommended! 840 epic pages, 6.5" x 9", black and white; 43% OFF! Cover price:
$34.95, you pay $20.00 (Some shelf wear present) (only ONE copy left at this price! Email to reserve your copy!)
TOP SHELF'S SWEDISH INVASION I've been following the Swedish Alternative comix scene for some years now, and I always come away from it thinking that North American comics fans could really find much to love there. We really seem to have a lot in common, in terms of themes and direction. Luckily, Top Shelf has begun releasing a series of books in English, drawn from this vibrant scene. If you're hoping to explore the world of contemporary European comics, and are looking for somewhere to begin, you couldn't pick a better place.
FROM THE SHADOW OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Vol. 1 is a collection of great work from the seminal and long-running Swedish Comix anthology Galago. This anthology has something for everyone, covering a wide range of styles and subjects, and includes work by Simon Gardenfors, Mats Jonsson, Liv Stromquist, Loka Kanarp, Henrik Bromander, Gunnar Lundkvist, Anneli Furmark, and many many more. 200 pages, and a great value. 40% OFF! Cover Price:
$20.00, you pay $12.00!
FROM THE SHADOW OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, VOL. TWO: Second volume of this anthology of contemporary Swedish cartooning features amazing work by Kolbeinn Karlsson, Henrik Bromande, Coco Moodysson, Gunnar Lundkvist, Annelli Furmark, Mats Jonsson and many many more. IN ENGLISH! This is a fantastic collection, and the Swedish cartoonsists in particular are really accessible to American tastes. If you only read North American comics, you're missing out on an entire world! 6.5" x 9"; 220 perfect-bound pages, full color covers and color/b+w interiors; 30% OFF! Cover Price:
$15.00, you pay $10.50!
HEY PRINCESS by Mats Jonsson: Hey Princess is a story about moving to the big city and being young, insecure and desperate to feel as hip as everyone else. Receiving praise from both critics and readers for its incisive and entertaining account of indie pop-listening young people in the mid-1990s, Hey Princess takes its place in the proud tradition of self-deprecating, confessional, sex-obsessed, and guilt-ridden autobiographical comics, but stakes out a unique identity by virtue of its Nordic setting and biting social criticism. 480 pages, 4.25" x 7"; 50% OFF! Cover Price
$15.00, you pay $7.50!
THE TROLL KING by Kolbeinn Karlsson. A surreal, mythic story of the eternal cycle of nature, told with bright colors, good humor, weirdness, and a kind of contemporary cynicism. A dwarf falls into a river and is taken to a place beyond space and time. A carrot takes a bath and finds itself transforming. Two reclusive mountain men rejoice when their wish for children is granted, but their sons make a terrible discovery. And throughout all these tales, the spirit of the forest walks on… 160 full color pages, 6.5" x 9.25"; 33% OFF! Cover Price:
$15.00 you pay $10.00!
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SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES for sale books (in USA -- other countries write for rates) -- Please add:
One book: $3.00
Two or more books: $4.00
Thanks! John P.