Friday, April 20, 2018

Mandalay

A sweeping saga of two brothers locked in combat in colonial 1940s Burma, where an ancient magic will decide their fate, and that of the whole country. Writer : Philippe Thirault. Art : Butch Guice, Gallur, Jose Malaga.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Non Album Collection 130

Colere Noir (Humanoids-2003)

Written by Thierry Smolderen. Art and cover by Philippe Marcele. This European Thelma & Louise begins with a supermarket robbery in which Marielle's son and Stella's husband are killed. Afterwards, Marielle isn't recovering the way she's supposed to because she hasn't followed the path laid out by her psychologist and her ex-husband. She has to find her own way to live with the results of the trauma, both physical and psychological. When she sees the gunman again and no one, not even the police, believes her, she and Stella, who's been hiding a violent secret of her own, decide to handle their own surveillance and revenge. Along the way, they become lovers as well as compatriots.

My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic #55 (2017)

“Wings Over Yakyakistan” part 1 of 2. While on a diplomatic mission to Yakyakistan, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash are surprised to uncover an imminent attack on the kingdom by dragons! Will Dash be able to rouse the Wonderbolts to aid the Yaks in time to thwart the invasion?

Giselle & Beatrice (Digital) (Europe Comics)

Beatrice is stuck in a depressing office job: her hard work is overlooked, her paycheck's so small she's about to lose her apartment, and her boss won't give her a promotion unless she sleeps with him. But Beatrice just took a vacation to Africa, where she learned a very particular set of skills, both in and out of the bedroom. She's about to transform her boss's life in a way that he never saw coming. She'll get a maid to clean her dirty apartment. And maybe, in the process, Beatrice will finally find love . . .

Monday, April 16, 2018

Different Ugliness Different Madness

America, 1930, the Golden Age of Radio. When two people from separate worlds collide, the dark secrets they’re burdened with start to spill out. Writer & Art : Marc Males.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Non Album Collection 129

The Magical Twins (Digital)

A magical quest that explores the senses and sensibility of teamwork, duty and honor, by best-selling creators, Jodorowsky & Bess.

The Lighthouse (2017) (digital)

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."

Wrinkles (2016) (digital)

Retired bank manager Emilio, suffering from Alzheimer’s, is taken to an assisted living home by his son. Confused and disoriented by his new surroundings, he finds unexpected support in his roommate Miguel, a brash rogue and overconfident ladies’ man. Together, they employ clever tricks to keep the doctors from noticing Emilio’s ongoing deterioration — and keep him from being transferred to the dreaded confinement of the top floor of the facility. (“Better to die than to end up there.”) Their determination to stay active as individuals and maintain their dignity culminates in a nighttime escape and joyride and adds a dash of adventure to their otherwise tedious day-to-day routine. While for some residents, the home is a place to wind down their lives, for Emilio and Miguel it becomes, in a quirky way, a new beginning.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Groom Lake

"Colonel, do you know what will happen if the media finds this child before us? It will be chaos! The anarchy ! All the very foundations of our society will collapse! Religions will crumble! So I leave you 72 hours to get me that kid otherwise ...- What's my colonnel? I have a search notice? -On can only rely on ourselves, no one should know the existence of this kid! Neither the police nor the FBI, nobody! " Groom Lake. Scenario: Rich, Hervé. Drawing: Dzialowski, Jean-Jacques.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Non Album Collection 128

Clara (2012,2016)

Script by Christophe Lemoine - Art by Cécile. There are some things that a child should never have to endure, but life can be cruel sometimes. Clara is only seven years old when she loses her mother to cancer. Before she passes away, Clara’s mother gives her a doll from the days of her own childhood. Clara doesn’t particularly like the doll at first, but it’ll prove to be a precious ally, accompanying little Clara along the rough road of grief and mourning, through all its stages.

Glenn Gould - A Life Off Tempo (2016)

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.

Spanish Fever - Stories by the New Spanish Cartoonists (2016)

Fantagraphics Books is proud to introduce American readers to more than 30 artists working on the cutting edge of the form. Spanish Fever is an anthology showcasing the best of the new wave of art comics from a country with one of the strongest cartoon traditions in Europe. It includes the work of masters of the form such as Paco Roca, Miguel Gallardo, David Rubín and Miguel Ángel Martín as well as newcomers like José Domingo, Anna Galvan, Álvaro Ortiz and Sergi Puyol.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Prediction

David comes from a family of tightrope walkers who usually pray to the Virgin before each performance. After his mother and sister have lost their lives during a show, he decides to give up playing the son of the air but the trauma does not leave him. The fact of having relieved her nerves on a sacred statue did not release her. Eighteen years later, he reconverted to sculpture and suffered sarcasm from his father about his creations. While visiting his wife, interned for schizophrenia, his past catches up. Scenario: Makyo. Drawing: Rotundo, Massimo.