Monday, July 31, 2017

A Skeleton Story

A Skeleton Story. Fairytale in Tim Burton’s noir style. 
Will Musil, Burma, Scarlett, Jack, John are no longer tenants of the world of the living. Will seek his own redemption in the underworld as a detective at the service of the Old Lady. A wonderful opportunity presents itself when two unwanted guests cross the border between the two worlds: a little child and her cat.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Non Album Collection 21

Adventures of a Japanese office worker

Adventures of a Japanese office worker is a graphic novel by José Domingo of 2011. José Domingo created Adventures of a Japanese office as a short story for the Fanzine of Xornadas Band Deseñada of Ourense, but, aware of its potential as a long history, prepared a dossier for submission to different publishers in the Comic of Barcelona of 2009. 1 After Bang Ediciones accepted the project, the broad between February and August 2010 at Estudio La Pelu, advancing without a previous script. The work was published on December 12, 2011 in carton , in a format of 24 x 33 cm. The following year, it received the prize for the best work of Spanish author in the Hall of the Comic of Barcelona. Adventures of a Japanese office worker is a silent work, which has a rigid structure of four vignettes per page with a zenith view of the action. It shows in it the influence that video games like Loom , Maniac Mansion , Mario Bros. , Monkey Island or The Legend of Zelda exerted on Jose Domingo. His graphics, however, refers to Chris Ware or the last Max.

The Broken Man

This adventure, which combines the soap opera tradition with that of American comics, is for the moment a reflection on the vision, the crossing of appearances and the solitude of the heroes devoted to the darkness; The album is rich in half a dozen large picture boards where Gess pays tribute to the different graphic styles of the time with a final shift in photography. It is also a return to the sources of the Hypermonde: the Great War is a matrix, radium is a miracle material, the Russian Revolution upsets the European geopolitical chessboard. In short, one enters with the Man rigged in the universe of which the Chimera Brigade tells the end.

Muse (2012)

The hen arrives at the gates of the mansion, Coraline has no idea what she will discover the other side. The sculptural blonde presents itself to occupy a position of preceptor, without knowing more about the personality of the one on whom she will have to watch. The host is hard to pin down and his universe full of surprises.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fazekas' Pharaoh

Another Classic Hungarian Comic from Attila Fazekas, translated to ENG... Title: Pharaoh AKA: Year: 1977 Original title: A fáraó Pages: 34 Country: Hungary Language: English scanlation Genre: Comics - history, adaptation Written by: Tibor Cs. Horváth Drawn by: Attila Fazekas Plot / Synopsis: Pharaoh (Polish: Faraon) is the fourth and last major novel by the Polish writer Bolesław Prus (1847–1912).
Composed over a year\'s time in 1894–95, it was the solehistorical novel by an author who had earlier disapproved of historical novels on the ground that they inevitably distort history. Perhaps the chief lesson, belatedly absorbed by Ramses as pharaoh, is the importance, to power, of knowledge. Prus\' vision of the fall of an ancient civilization derives some of its power from the author\'s intimate awareness of the final demise of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795, a century before the completion of the novel. Preparatory to writing Pharaoh, Prus immersed himself in ancient Egyptian history, geography, customs, religion, art and writings. In the course of telling his story of power, personality, and the fates of nations, he produced a compelling literary depiction of life at every level of ancient Egyptian society. Further, he offers a vision of mankind as rich as Shakespeare\'s, ranging from the sublime to the quotidian, from the tragic to the comic. The book is written in limpid prose and is imbued with poetry, leavened with humor, graced with moments of transcendent beauty. Pharaoh has been translated into twenty languages and adapted as a 1966 Polish feature film. It is also known to have been Joseph Stalin\'s favourite book.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Non Album Collection 20

Bernet - Kraken

Kraken is a Spanish comics series, written by Antonio Segura and drawn by Jordi Bernet, first published in the magazine Metropol in 1983. The stories are centered on protagonist Lieutenant Dante, a policeman in a dystopic society patrolling the violent sewers of the fictional city Metropol.

Pandamonia 01 - Bestial Chaos (2011)

Year 2315. The Multinational Erosgen avoided the total extinction of humanity on Earth. How? By a revolutionary genetic process, marketed on a planetary scale, which provides for the incorporation of animal genes into human DNA. But if the sexual capacities are increased, it is observed that the animal part inevitably takes the ascendancy on the human part of the individuals ... What good to allow men to reproduce if it is to become wild beasts?

Moebius - 40 Days In the Desert B or The Strategy Of Dementia

Seemingly based around “The temptation of Christ”. 40 Days in the Desert is Jean Giraud's psychedelic masterpiece in monochrome.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Brigada

Brigada is an Enrique Fernández´s comic book project. A series of fantasy/epic/medieval stories. 46 pages, hardcover, 19X27cm. In 2012, funded by crowdfunding , the work Brigada is self-publishing.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Non Album Collection 19

Pervert Pappy

An old wacky salacious pictured by Gotlib.

Ningens Nightmares

In ancient Japan, a witch named Hannya seeks to use the warrior-monk Ningen’s enlightened body and spirit to resurrect the demon-samurai Atsumori and unleash an era of chaos! After leaving the safety of his temple to protect defenseless commoners, Ningen soon finds that several colorful bounty hunters are on his trail!

365 Samurai and a Few Bowls of Rice

J. P. Kalonji wields a clean, street-informed style to deliver a tale that glistens with blood and drama, yet is ultimately uplifting. Nearly four hundred pages long, this graphic novel employs full-page panels to tell the story of an Edo-era swordsman’s quest for survival and enlightenment. When Ningen leaves his dojo at the request of his master -- to travel the world and grow as a swordsman -- he embarks on a journey that becomes a metaphor for the cycle of life and every human’s possibility for spiritual growth.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dave Cooper’s Weasel Books

The first plates tell of the evening spent with a specimen of female adipose and stupid model: Cooper gives to see in parallel the trembling grease of the girl and the irrepressible excitement of the draftsman. What could be a new immodest introspection soon becomes a meticulously orchestrated descent into hell. 
Then come three boards of the Encyclopedia nonsensica : this time, the trembling hatchings have given way to a vegetal design, rich in detail and alveoli, full of relief and volume. The fabulous plants of the encyclopedia are abundantly dissected by three pages of explanatory texts that are rigorously incomprehensible, since Cooper pushed vice to invent a complete writing: three boards, which will delight the readers of Borgès, and who seem to have fallen from space.
Then, Cooper leaves room for Patrick McEown, who delivers an astonishing ten-page story with No Escape - but it should be said: an astonishing narrative of four stories, since the pages do not read linearly but vertically. The readability of the result is not maximum, but the inventiveness is striking (Fred had already used this kind of freedom of construction in Philemon , and Benoît Peeters analyzes the process in Case, Plate, Narrative : with No Escape ,
Finally Cooper loops the first issue of Weasel with a dreamy and confusing narrative in which we find his drawing almost "intestinal" (no, I do not exaggerate, this guy always seems to be drawing guts). 


Monday, July 24, 2017

Non Album Collection 18

Ines The Pneumatic Girl

Beautiful two color illustrated book recounting the glory of Ines, dream girl of the future, gorgeous pin-up with a bust to die for, model, rock star, hey, she's just perfect, kids. You're gonna obsess over her. Steamingly sexy and totally tongue-in-cheek kitsch like only Baldazzini (Casa Howhard) can do. Import from Italy in English and Italian. Great way to, um, bone up on your Italian.

Monster Club T1 May the Best Man Win And God Save the Queen (2013)

They hunted the Himalayan giant monkey, stalked the sea serpent, proved that the Kraken was not a legend! They are cryptozoologists, they are the… Monster Club. Follow the adventures, drawn from true stories, of these European and American men who, under the reign of queen Victoria, push back the borders of science at the risk of their… of their… er! No, forget it! Sorry! Nothing is based on true story… but we still invite you to follow their adventure!

Nyarlathotep (One Shot) (2007)

"Nyarlathotep ... Chaos Creeping ... I'm the last ... I'm addressing the void that listens to me ... I can not remember the moment when it started, Was months ago. " Thus begins the narrative of a mysterious narrator. Narrative of a world on the edge of the abyss where an Egyptian as fascinating as terrifying is walking from city to city. Like the prophet of an end of time inescapable, Nyarlathotep gathers the crowds, tetanized by an irrational, primal fear. Like the Gamelin flute player who would drive humanity to his destiny, Nyarlathotep knows no obstacles ... At the heart of the myth of Cthulhu created by HPLovecraft, Nyarlathotep comes directly from a nightmare, "the most realistic and The most horrible of which I have been able to do.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kabur

Kabur is a French comic book character written by Claude J. Legrand and illustrated by Luciano Bernasconi for French publisher Editions Lug in 1975. 
Prince Kabur is the son of King Sharon of the mythical Kingdom of Ultima Thule, which existed one hundred million years ago. Prince Kabur is exiled after being accused of nefarious deeds which were actually perpetrated by his evil twin, who was created by the wizard Sham. Kabur and his companion, the beautiful Lagrid, wander the world, fighting for justice and trying to prove his innocence. Eventually, Kabur manages to expose and defeat his evil twin with the help of the wizard Balthazar. He and Lagrid then return to Thule. During the course of their journey, they encounter a mercenary called the "Faucheur" (Reaper) and two other heroes from Lug's universe: Zembla and Wampus. Upon his return, Kabur discovers that his father is dying; soon afterwards, Lagrid his kidnapped and he is forced to embark on a new quest.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Garage Isidore

Garage Isidore is a comic book series by François Gilson in the screenplay, drawing by Olis from volume 1 to 8, by Stédo from volume 9 to 11, then by Alain Sikorski from volume 12 to 14 and Cerise à la couleur.
The series presents the mishaps of garage mechanic Isidore, nicknamed "Mr. Zid" by his two apprentices, Chris and Freddy. Isidore is a friendly and carefree mechanic, a little lazy; He must nevertheless monitor the incompetence of his two apprentices and fight against competition from garage opposite (Garage Lamordache).


Friday, July 21, 2017

Non Album Collection 17

Mort Cinder Volume 1 - Alberto Breccia

Mort Cinder is an Argentine comic book horror-science fiction series featuring an eponymous character, created in 1962 by the writer Héctor Germán Oesterheld and artist Alberto Breccia. It is considered one of the best comic strips ever produced in Argentina.

The Myths of Cthulhu by Alberto Breccia (2004)

In 1968 Alberto returned to comics, joined by his son comic artist Enrique Breccia, in a project to draw the brilliant comic biography of Che, the life of Che Guevara, again with a script provided by Osterheld, and later another biography, this time Piron (both for the comic magazine Danieri), also Cthulhu (based on Lovecraft).

The Tell-Tale Heart by Alberto Breccia

In 1974, Alberto Breccia created an adaption of Poe’s tale, Tell Tale Heart.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Niky

Niky is a comic series first appeared in 1980 in the Tintin diary. Storyline & Drawings: Dupa.
"It's a road accident. I had an excellent friend whose house was next door to a transport company. And one day, from his garden, I see in the parking lot a truck that stands out among all those who populated the place ... Hence came this idea of ​​creating a story with a trucker. In fact, I thought that when we travels the world with such a tank, the windshield becomes a TV screen where we see the world scroll. "

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Non Album Collection 16

Xoco - T01 - The Obsidian Butterfly

Xoco is a series of French comics by screenwriter Thomas Mosdi and draftsman Olivier Ledroit for the first two parts, then Christophe Palma, the latter two. It is published by Vents d'Ouest under the collection Gibier de galence (only the first three volumes).

Moebius 0 - The Horny Goof

The Horny Goof, unplanned prequel to the " Hermetic garage " - surprising in its frankness, and even vulgarity, but at the same time charming, with typically Mobiusovskoy agility and crazy story told. In the afterword, the author wrote what many consider The Detour (1973), the beginning of the creation of Mobius, but that story was signed by "Gir" and was a most manifest freely, nothing and no one are not constrained creativity. The Horny Goof (1974) is the same as the time the first product of this manifesto, the forerunner of "Arzak" and "garage" (being an intricate mixture of fantasy, humor and deliberately mysterious plot moves), and the first story Mobius "for adults". 


Moebius-Heavy Metal Presents Moebius (1981)

Along with his fellow artists, he founded Métal Hurlant, which eventually evolved into — and was outlived by — the English language magazine Heavy Metal. It was at Métal Hurlant that Mœbius introduced perhaps his most iconic character, the silent warrior Arzarch. The strips, originally just four short stories, follow Arzach as he rides his pterodactyl across vast expanses, and was groundbreaking at the time for not featuring any dialogue, narrative captions, or even sound-effects.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Jungle in Madness

The Jungle in Madness (La Jungle en folie) is a series of comics by Mic Delinx (drawing) and Christian Godard (screenplay), created in 1969 in Pif Gadget . Albums were published from 1973 to 1988 by Rossel and then Dargaud . Between 2004 and 2008, Christian Godard took over the series on the occasion of the new formula of Pif Gadget ; An album was released, published by Soleil in 2005.
In the manner of Walt Kelly's Pogo , this series is a satire of human society by means of anthropomorphic animals . However, it stands out from the American comic strip because of its cruelty and its underlying irony, which make it a very special work.

Monday, July 17, 2017

W.I.T.C.H.

W.I.T.C.H. is an Italian fantasy comic series written by Elisabetta Gnone, Alessandro Barbucci, and Barbara Canepa. The series was first published in Italy in April 2001 before the series was released in other countries. As of January 2005, W.I.T.C.H. has been released in over 65 countries. The final issue of W.I.T.C.H. was released in October 2012, concluding the series' 139 issue run.
The series tells the story of five teenage girls who are chosen to be the new Guardians of Candracar, protectors of the center of the universe from people and creatures who wish to cause harm to it. For this purpose, powers over the five classical elements have been given to them. The new guardians are Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin, whose initials form the title acronym "W.I.T.C.H.".

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chaminou

Chaminou is a series of Belgian cartoon created by Raymond Macherot in Chaminou and the Khrompire appeared in the newspaper Spirou in 1964. It stages Chaminou, a cat detective.
Chaminou and the Khrompire is the first story in Raymond Macherot's Chaminou series. It is published for the first time no.1353 at no. 1381 of the newspaper Spirou.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Non Album Collection 15

Moebius 6 - Pharagonesia

"Shore Leave on Pharagonesia" is a tale of the crew of a spaceship whose naive decision to sample the local culture has disastrous consequences.

Moebius 7 - The Goddess

This out-of-print English translation collects The Goddess and Black Thursday by Jean "Moebius" Giraud.

Moebius 9 - Stel

In the initial story, Moebius introduces two genderless protagonists, Stel and Atan, who crash on a barren planet and must traverse it in an old Citroën. They eventually stumble on a camp of interstellar refugees surrounding a mysterious pyramid, and are transported to an unknown world described as a 'Garden of Eden somewhere in another galaxy'. The open ending of the Citroën story inspired Moebius to wonder what would happen next. He plotted out three or four books' worth of stories that were also conceived as the basis of a coherent Moebius universe, one which crossed over with other major works like The Airtight Garage. In effect, a recurrent character in the series was "Master [Maître in French] Burg", Stel's dream guide who aided him in his quest on Edena, which was a palindrome of "[Major] Grubert", the main protagonist of The Airtight Garage, and by Moebius intended to be one and the same person.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Marc Lebut (Ford T)

Marc Lebut and his neighbor also known as the Ford T is a series of comic French-Belgian comedy created by the designer Francis and writer Maurice Tillieux in no. 1452 of the newspaper Spirou. On the death of the latter in 1978 , Francis will continue alone the series. Published by Dupuis in 1968, it was abandoned by the same publishing house in 1980 before being taken up by Éditions Récréabull in 1986 for a final album with Lucien Froidebise in the screenplay.
Marc Lebut, hyperactive and fanciful owner of an old but beautiful Ford T , draws his neighbor, naive and kind, Mr. Goular, who can not say no, in adventures more crazy than the others in the form of gags, Short stories or full stories.