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Black Paths

■ ■ BY PAT R I C K M c E O W N

■ ■ BY DAV I D B .

A bold debut graphic novel from an Eisner Award–winning comics artist

Award-winning fan favorite David B. tells a surreal tale inspired by a true story set in WWI–era Europe

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■■ Patrick McEown established a

■■ Stunning art from David B.,

broad fan base with his popular,

creator of the critically acclaimed

award-winning comics series

Epileptic and an acknowledged

Grendel: War Child

master and award-winning comics artist with a strong

■■ First-class graphic fiction with

fan base

stunning, evocative full-color art

■■ David B. illustrated Best of

■■ McEown has worked with other comics notables, such as

Enemies: A History of U.S. and

Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and on

Middle East Relations, also from

high-profile projects such as

SelfMadeHero, which received a terrific review in the New York

Batman Beyond

Times Book Review ■■ In keeping with recent noteworthy, big graphic novels, such as Craig Thompson’s Habibi, which use the graphic format to

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tell epic stories of a culture

Color illustrations throughout

■■ Crossover appeal for readers of

128 pages, 6½ × 9½"

history and politics

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Color illustrations throughout

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128 pages, 6½ × 9½" Hardcover hen the Austro-Hungarian Empire disintegrated after World War I, control of the Adriatic

port of Fiume (now Rieka, Croatia) was hotly disputed.

ohn and Naomi were childhood sweethearts—and then they grew up. Life took

Enter “Pirate King” Gabriele d’Annunzio, an Italian poet who stormed the city with 3,000 Italian nationalists.

them on very different paths, but accidents will

D’Annunzio declared Fiume a free republic and himself

happen. When their two lives intersect again,

commander. He envisioned a utopian city-state, but

they decide to have another go at love. But this

Fiume quickly became a surreal center of violence,

is no simple romantic rekindling: Both John and

looting, and decadence, with shades of the Fascist move-

Naomi are wearing the hairshirts of miserable

ment to come. Acclaimed comics artist David B. uses this

memories and dark nightmares, which may be

real event as a backdrop and seamlessly weaves history,

too painful to shed, even if they hold each other

hysteria, and highly stylized art into the tragic love story

tight again. Their terrible struggle is powerfully

of a beautiful torch singer and a young soldier haunted by

represented in beautifully nuanced art that

the horrors of trench warfare.

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reflects a soulless city, troubled love, and tense aimlessness.

David B. (Pierre-François Beauchard) is a prominent French comics artist whose graphic memoir, Epileptic,

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Patrick McEown is an Eisner Award–winning

was nominated for an Eisner and won an Ignatz Award, as

artist whose credits include the popular comics

well as top prizes at the Angoulême International Comics

series Grendel: War Child and collaborations

Festival. He is also the illustrator of Best of Enemies:

with Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy. He lives in

A History of U.S. and Middle East Relations. He lives in

Montreal, Canada.

Paris, France.

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When David Lost His Voice ■ ■ BY J U D I T H VA N I S T E N DA E L

A powerful graphic novel in the tradition of David Small’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Stitches

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward ■ ■ BY H .  P. LOV E C R A F T  ■  A DA P T E D A N D I L LU S T R AT E D BY I .  N .  J . C U L B A R D

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■■ Vanistendael’s previous

■■ Will appeal to readers who

work has been nominated for

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bought The Lovecraft Anthology,

prestigious awards at Angoulême

“A book like a tone poem, exactly

Volume I and Volume II, both

International Comics Festival

fitting Shelley’s words: ‘a nightingale

■■ Striking art underscores the

Alchemy and resurrection for H. P. Lovecraft fans!

who sits in darkness and sings to

emotional power of the narrative

cheer its own solitude with sweet

important book for a broad audience

■■ H. P. Lovecraft has a vast cult following similar to that of Edgar Allen Poe and has inspired

sounds.’ The painting and drawing

■■ Timely topic makes this an

from SelfMadeHero

from panel to panel, page to page,

modern masters, such as

is lovely, light, and lyrical, while the

Stephen King and Alan Moore

subject is love, loss, and death and

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the mixed emotions each one of those summons. Vanistendael is particularly effective in pinpointing

■■ Adaptor and artist I. N. J. Culbard

“The Lovecraft Anthology, Vol. 1

has worked on several

provides the goods.”

SelfMadeHero titles and has a

—GeekDad.com

fan base for his comics work

the naïve, touching way that children attempt to cope with something as irremediable as the idea of the

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death of a loved one.”

Color illustrations throughout

—David Small, author of the #1

Color illustrations throughout

280 pages, 6½ × 9½"

New York Times bestseller, Stitches

128 pages, 6½ × 9½"

Hardcover

Paperback with flaps

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he doctor’s report is final: David has cancer. Now the whole family is under the same

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ith creepy, spooky art, and sinister, suspenseful text, I. N. J. Culbard brings new

life—and death—to H. P. Lovecraft’s psychological

terrible verdict. David’s wife becomes progres-

mystery of forbidden knowledge and pursuits.

sively consumed by the looming shadow of

Young Charles Dexter Ward is fascinated by the his-

death while his daughters struggle to be as help-

tory of Joseph Curwen, his wizard ancestor of the

ful as possible. Meanwhile, David soldiers on,

17th century. Curwen was notorious for haunting

not wanting the tumor to rob him of everything,

graveyards, practicing alchemy, and never aging!

including the chance to see his granddaughter

Ward can’t help his fixation: He himself looks just

grow up. Vanistendael’s extraordinary art and sensitive text provide a powerful portrayal of a family

Curwen . . . and then the true horror begins! H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was one of the most

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like Curwen. In an attempt to duplicate his ancestor’s cabbalistic feats, he resurrects the fearsome

preparing for life after unimaginable loss.

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Judith Vanistendael holds several art degrees.

influential horror writers of the 20th century.

Her semi-autobiographical book, Dance by

I. N. J. Culbard’s work has appeared in several

the Light of the Moon, was also published by

anthologies, including Dark Horse Presents, Judge

SelfMadeHero and was nominated for two

Dredd Magazine, and 2000 A.D. He has also

awards at Angoulême, including the grand prize.

adapted several classics for SelfMadeHero. He

She lives in Brussels, Belgium.

lives in Nottinghamshire, England.

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Sandcastle

The Complete Don Quixote

■ ■ W R I T T E N BY P I E R R E O S C A R L E V Y 

■ ■ BY M I G U E L D E C E R VA N T E S 

■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY F R E D E R I K P E E T E R S

■   A DA P T E D A N D I L LU S T R AT E D BY R O B DAV I S

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■■ Sandcastle was nominated

■■ Don Quixote is one of the most

A day at the beach turns deadly in this gripping sci-fi graphic novel

for the grand prize at the 2011 Angoulême International Comics Festival ■■ The strong black-and-white illustrations and tense narrative will appeal to readers of comics

enduring books of all time; this

A delightful and energetic new take on the beloved classic!

masters such as Charles Burns

exciting graphic adaptation will introduce this classic to a new generation of readers ■■ Stunning art work and an innovative palette ■■ The graphic format makes this book immediately accessible to a

■■ Crossover appeal to graphic novel, science fiction, and

broad array of readers

“Five stars . . . a low key sci-fi gem

mystery readers

with heart!” —SFX Magazine

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Color illustrations throughout

112 pages, 6 ½ × 9 ½"

296 pages, 6½ × 9½"

Hardcover

Paperback with flaps

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t’s a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who

all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs. But this utopia hides a dark secret. First there is the dead body of a woman found

floating in the crystal-clear water. Then there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older—every half

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ISBN 978-1-906838-65-2 ore than 400 years ago, Spanish author

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Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616) sent

his irrepressible optimist of a hero out to tilt at

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windmills—and Don Quixote and his philosophical squire, Sancho Panza, still remain among the world’s most popular and entertaining figures, as well as the archetypes for the tall, thin straight man and his short, stocky comic sidekick. In this terrific adaptation of the Cervantes classic, Rob Davis uses innovative paneling and an interesting color palette to bring the Knight-Errant to life. This is sequential

hour—and there doesn’t seem to be any way out of

storytelling and art at its finest, as we follow Don

the cove. Levy’s dramatic storytelling works seam-

Quixote on his search for adventure and chivalrous

lessly with Peeters’ sinister art to create a profoundly

quests—and he will not be defeated by such foes

disturbing and fantastical mystery.

as logic, propriety, or sanity.

Pierre Oscar Levy is an award-winning documentary

Miguel de Cervantes was a celebrated Spanish

filmmaker. He lives in France. Frederik Peeters’s

Renaissance playwright, poet, and novelist. Rob

previous graphic novels have received multiple

Davis has drawn Judge Dredd and Dr. Who comics

nominations for top awards at the Angoulême

and worked as an illustrator for newspapers and

International Comics Festival. He lives in Switzerland.

children’s publishers. He lives in Dorset, England.

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