Amalia is on the verge of burnout. Her family life-with her husband, Karim; her 4-year-old daughter, Lili; and her 17-year-old stepdaughter, Nora-is nothing but rushing around, screaming, and doors slamming. At work, they talk about agility, flexibility, and adaptation, but her workload is slipping away from her. As she drives through the countryside, she sees diseased wheat fields and polluted rivers. She can't even listen to the radio without some new story about deadly attacks and a dying climate. Amalia struggles, tries, fails... and eventually, she cracks.
Zoc has an unusual gift: her hair attracts water, allowing her to drag huge quantities of it along behind her. But somehow her extraordinary ability only ever seems to get her into trouble. Struggling to discover her purpose in life, Zoc finds a way of using her talents to help a flooded town. On her journey, she'll encounter wandering minstrels, hostile townsfolk, and the fiery Kael, whose equally unusual gift might just make for the perfect friendship.
This is the story of a girl growing up in the 1990s - a middle-
schooler who finds herself lost in the gulf between childhood and
adolescence, developing paralyzing fears of failure, school, other
people, and her own changing body. Along the way, she becomes
obsessed with the Beatles... which might be just what she needs to
find her way back to being okay. Yeah yeah yeah!
In 1864, a year after the death of Eugène Delacroix, Alexandre Dumas recounted the memories that marked his friendship with the great painter. From one anecdote to the next, Dumas' text reveals the personality of both painter and writer. All the while, a colorful portrait of the period takes shape; a period in which works of art are subject to fiery debates, intense admiration, and irrevocable rejection. With humor and passion, Catherine Meurisse invites herself into this very personal adaptation of Dumas' tribute to his friend.
Baudelaire: poète maudit, enfant terrible, lyric genius, crippling perfectionist. Bereft of a father at age five, he spent his days squandering the former's fortune on prostitutes and paintings, opium and alcohol, finery and laundry bills for his impeccably white dandy's collars. He loved a woman and gave her syphilis. This is her story. Muse, mulatto, mistress, mystery... little was known of Jeanne in her day, and even less remembered since. Yslaire pays tribute to a brimstone-and-hellfire affair from the annals of literature, two misunderstood souls who in their mutual misunderstanding afforded each other what little solace they found in life.
In this nostalgic account, the Faldérault family sets out for a final summer vacation together before an impending marital separation disrupts the family dynamics for good. Along the way, heading south to France from Brussels, Pierre, Maddie, and their children revel in impromptu skinny-dips, family sing-alongs, and camping in the wild, ultimately finding a renewed zest for life-and vacation!"Zidrou has again spun an engrossing and emotional tale from the threads of everyday life Lafebre is quickly becoming one of my favourite artists working today." Comic Book Daily
Amsterdam, August 1928. The crowd goes wild as the world's star athletes take off from the starting line for the crowning event of the Olympic Games: the marathon. Few so much as notice the short, slight Algerian runner-a factory worker by day-who wears the French jersey. But that was before a strong wind, cramps, and 42.195 kilometers of ruthless competition combined to produce an astonishing upset...
The year is 1849, and the future state of California is under the control of former soldiers from the Mexican-American War. Their leader, General Gomez, is busy buying up the locals' land for pennies on the dollar, so that he and his cronies can maximize their profits from the coming gold rush. But he and his men are dogged by a series of masked, would-be avengers all calling themselves Zorro. They are an almost laughable annoyance, simple peasants living out the fantasy of a local legend. Until one man shows up and starts picking off Gomez's men one by one, as stealthy as a fox. He brandishes a sword which he uses to carve the letter Z into his victims' cheeks... Could this be the true Zorro?
Adventure, drama, spies, secrets, and even a dash of romance. This extraordinary story tells the tale of two movie stars being pulled into the intrigue of counterintelligence and disinformation campaigns during World War II. Churchill is looking for someone to impersonate Britain's top general, and it's up to David Niven and Peter Ustinov to train the lucky lad. They're in a race against the clock and a battle against all the usual vices-wine and women included-to turn a second-rate actor into General Montgomery in this uproarious and award-winning graphic novel, where the truth might be stranger than fiction.
Captain Lexi Neel thought she'd sacrificed years of life with her daughter when she left Earth on a decades-long journey through the depths of space. But when a distress signal takes her out of hypersleep years ahead of schedule, she finds herself on the mysterious moon Aion, home to exotic wildlife and a research station dedicated to study of the moon's "particularities." It might mean a chance to start over as if she never left... As Lexi is about to learn, time is an experience.
Under the orders of Centurion Caius Bracca, Marcus Livius has led his band of Romans on an expedition to find a hidden civilization of immense riches, facing countless dangers and losing many of his men along the way. But when he finally reaches the distant land of Niangara, his arrival is not one of conquest: a world of slavery, madness, and shamans' spells awaits him. A world of death.
East Berlin, summer of 1989: Mirco Watzke is caught in a bind. Usually a model student, the seventh grader has got himself in trouble with a couple of bullies from the Free German Youth, and the only person who can help is the mysterious new kid in school... Vivid and funny, tender and nuanced, "Kinderland" chronicles East Germany's final months as seen through the eyes of a child. It's a story of friendship, courage, and trust, but also of growing up between Young Pioneers and the church, fathers who "disappear," and a ping-pong tournament interrupted by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Winner of the Max & Moritz Award for Best Comic at the 2014 Erlangen International Comics Festival.
As the coalition built by Lady Shatira continues to try to defeat Suo-the-Red, the warlord who has brought ruin and devastation to the entire region, White Claw faces her greatest challenge yet: not only will she face the ruthless tyrant herself, but she will also have to prepare for an excrutiating confrontation with someone from her past. Thank goodness her faithful companions Lieutenant Bolt, Taho-The-Quick, and Master Foon are at her side when she needs them-not to mention her beautiful phoenix Ash.
A man lives in the wild with a dog as his only companion... and great powers at his disposal. All he needs is an animal's hide to take on its abilities. Together, he and his dog will go off to seek a terrible monster, in a silent story brought to vivid life by Burniat and Michiels. Fierce, funny, strange, endearing!
In this conclusion to a tense two-parter, John Chinaman reaches Tucano with two friends by his side and a gang of outlaws on their heels who'll stop at nothing to recover the cash from a bungled robbery. John's hopes of keeping a low profile go up in smoke as Zed continues his cheating streak, and Horace hides out at a brothel, trying to start a new life as a bouncer. Meanwhile, John's boss, Mr. Byrne, is going out of business, and has one last delivery for John to make: a prize Longhorn bull. Life sure can get complicated when you have friends!
T'Zee is dead... or is he? For this corrupt leader of a fictional African country near the Congo, it may be the end. His generals have abandoned him. The palaces he built on the backs of his countrymen are deserted or destroyed. His trophy wife harbors a secret passion for a man her own age, dangerously close to T'Zee's orbit. But the old leopard has not had his last word. His claws are gone, but his mind is still cunning. And nothing is more fearsome than a wounded wild animal that smells blood... Born in Tunisia and raised on Réunion, author Appollo has made colonial history his specialty in his career as a comics writer. Here, with Brüno's instantly recognizable art, he delivers a choral portrait of dictatorial decline, suffused with mysticism and multiple perspectives.
With the countdown begun to the appearance of the Great Old Ones, the end of all humankind ticks ever closer. Creators Hamon and Tako ratchet up the action as our ragtag group of teenaged heroes tries to sort good from evil, friend from foe, while saving their friends and the world as we know it. But do they have any hope at all against the secret, federal, and cosmic forces arrayed against them? Find out in this thrilling sequel.
After helping two of their members resolve difficult issues about their past and present lives, the Misfits Club for Girls now tries to help Sierra, the angry one, who just can't seem to let go of the rage inside her that is poisoning her life. Getting Sierra to open up about her inner battles has a snowball effect, and soon, the tragic past of a friend and the present day challenges of another member also come to light. A powerful entry in this series about friendship and the empowering effect of love and support.
Once upon a time, high up in the snowy mountains, in a cozy cabin with her grandmother, lived a little girl whom everyone called Pickhead. Because she was never without her miner's pick, and because, well, she was pigheaded. Not the nicest way to say it, but once she's made up her mind to do something, there's no stopping her. A little determination and a lot of gumption take the indefatigable Pickhead across the continent and all the way to the Bayou to see her tap-dancing sister perform. That's the plan, at least, unless some poachers have something to say about it...
In 1940, by land, sea, and air, across Europe and Africa, a commando unit composed of a Free France officer, a Royal Marine, an alcoholic mechanic, and an Ivorian separatist is doing everything it can to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the gold reserves of the National Bank of Belgium. From Brussels to Dakar, from London to Wiesbaden, and from Churchill to de Gaulle, everyone is after the fabulous treasure: 220 tons of pure gold bars... Based on a true story.
The dashing Captain Sylla plies the Caribbean with his close-knit crew: The Marquis, a former slave who sports a powdered periwig; the clever, craggy-faced Dutch; the burly, bearded Lenoir; and first mate Olivier, given to gloom and considered a bringer of bad luck. This is likely because he spends his time composing log entries addressed to a fictive British "Commodore" who will someday capture them. But perhaps he is the only clear-eyed one among them: luckless outcasts of imperial navies, these pirates' days of freedom and fraternity are numbered, as the forces of law, order, and capital bear down on them. The dashing Captain Sylla plies the Caribbean with his close-knit crew: The Marquis, a former slave who sports a powdered periwig; the clever, craggy-faced Dutch; the burly, bearded Lenoir; and first mate Olivier, given to gloom and considered a bringer of bad luck. This is likely because he spends his time composing log entries addressed to a fictive British "Commodore" who will someday capture them. But perhaps he is the only clear-eyed one among them: luckless outcasts of imperial navies, these pirates' days of freedom and fraternity are numbered, as the forces of law, order, and capital bear down on them.
Saburo is an ambitious young yakuza who provokes a war between rival factions in an attempt to overthrow the Oyabun Kodama, Tokyo's gang boss. But the sly old devil won't give up without a fight! Hoping to have Saburo killed, he orders Shi's release from prison, something the old blind warrior has been waiting thirty years for. Thirty years cut off from the rest of the world, unaware of the betrayal that sealed his fate. Sometimes, all that separates family and business is the width of a blade...
Mr. Providence is the caretaker at what seems by day to be an ordinary city park. But the park is home to mysterious entities that awaken when night falls, and Providence has sworn to protect its visitors despite the doubts of his corporate-minded new manager. A delicate balance is tipped into chaos with the discovery of a mysterious blank book-and the dark energies it threatens to unleash. All Providence wants is to escape: to somewhere quiet, isolated, and peaceful, like the strange high house he keeps seeing reflected in the park's pond...
Jack is a typical grade school kid... except that he never speaks a word, is followed everywhere he goes by a flying bug, and can turn into any animal he wants, usually to come to the rescue of his family and classmates. Not everybody appreciates his strange behavior, however. When the town's children start disappearing into the forest, though, Jack's special ability is their only hope. Will Jack ever be understood and accepted by those around him? And will the townsfolk come to see the forest as anything besides a danger and a nuisance?