Now almost seven, Rebecca's feeling better and finally ready to return to school. Believe it or not, she's excited to go back. Her teacher always finds ways to make class fun, turning the place into a school of nonsense. But a zombie-virus, the dreaded flu, is wreaking havoc on the playground. Everyone is going to catch it! Their only hope is the most super microbe of all... Ernest!
McConey comes up to the big city for the weekend. When he and his friend Richie stumble across a perpetually suicidal bum, McConey takes it upon himself to intervene... It comes to light that this particular bum is trying to kill himself in order to be rid of a curse, laid upon him by a mysterious stone he is doomed to carry until somebody takes it from him. So McConey, not being the superstitious type, steps up to the mark. I mean really, who believes in curses these days, anyway...?
Three women in their fifties are on a 'girls-only' weekend in a holiday house by the sea. It's raining, the teenage kids are still ensconced in their beds, and it's just coming up to midday. So the three women crack open a bottle of white, and the conversation begins to flow, as only it can between old friends.
Across the ocean, there is a wonderful, magical land. A paradise of free markets and genetically-altered chicken! This land, still young and full of hope (except for gays and Puerto Ricans) truly does exist. It is called the United States of America, and its ruler is Mister President.
He is reelected! And the watchword of his new term is better international politics. Everyone take cover!
In this second volume, Mister President travels to the Old World, starting with a trip to France. But the ghost of General de Gaulle is lurking in the halls of the Elysée in Paris, and he insists on giving Mister President a hard time. The death of Arafat and the pope are among the other trippy, absurd obstacles he has to face.
Being the boss of the free world is a full-time job. Sometimes there are tasks that just don't get seen all the way through to the end. The solution in here: time travel! In this volume, Mister President teams up with the scientists at the Pentagon to travel back in time and try to change the future to his advantage. Will he succeed?
The third and final chapter of the series sees our circus on the route to Himalaya to honour the passing will of grandad Tenzin, a special person for everyone. An old life is about to go, a new one is coming.
The first chapter of the series takes place in Paris.
Viola, the young protagonist, is divided between her free life in the circus and her duty at school. But Paris is the city of beuty and art, and soon she will make an encounter with a special person!
Abbott wishes to take his son Barley to a special place, a place just for the two of them, a place where he can be a hero to Barley. Wherever they decide to go, Barley's friends had been there before. Only Abbott's huge heart will be able to find the perfect place: he's brave, he can handle it!
The second chapter of the series is settled in America.
Viola have to deal with clandestins in the circus, but will also make new acquaintances and learn to admire and respect the beauty and majesty of nature.
The unique and truly French super hero is back, like a phoenix from the ashes, to save France once again and to restore it to greatness in a world going to the dogs.
Superdupont's reboot gets a kick-start with the birth of his son who, astonishingly, has inherited the supernatural powers of his father. Perhaps together they can finally bring down the enemies of their wonderful homeland!
Three old geezers, activists, and lifelong friends reunite at the funeral of the wife of one of them, Antoine, who finds out about a long ago liaison between his dearly departed and the reviled billionaire who owns the factory they all worked in. Livid, Antoine jumps in his car and heads for Italy with revenge on his mind, his two buddies and his pregnant granddaughter following close behind. A chance to reminisce about the past, to fantasize about sticking it to the man, to discuss what's wrong with the world, to bridge the generation gap, to forgive and forget and settle scores. A wickedly funny geriatric road trip!
"Two little lumps? Where did they come from? What am I supposed to do with two little lumps?" These are the questions that our heroine, who is on the verge of turning sixty, asks herself during her mammogram. It can't be true! She's almost reached retirement and now this: cancer! Like a lightning bolt, this sudden and ominous threat marks the end of life as she knew it. Gone are the days of fighting put downs at work, gone are the days of pandering to a couch potato husband, and babysitting the grandchildren; from now on, she'll finally start putting herself first! Having let go of her husband, her job and her worries, she decides to travel, learns the tango, tries her hand at hang gliding and pottery, starts dating... and realizes that the seduction game is not as fun as it used to be! She ends up buying a big house by the sea and turns it into the new place to be for sixty somethings; a gathering place for good friends, roaring laughter, memories and nostalgia. Once she gets over the initial shock of the news, her story is about learning to live with one's age, experiencing pleasure, keeping one's dignity, smiling and living without regrets!
What is cinema? What is its effect on us? Why do we love it so much? These are all questions to which Blutch seeks the answers in his considered and humble way, drawing on his prodigious cultural knowledge and his gift for the comic book form. He references Burt Lancaster, Jean Gabin, Michel Piccoli, Luchino Visconti, Claudia Cardinale, Tarzan, Psychose, and many more. As much comic book as graphic essay, this reverie on the narrative art of image marks the advent of one of today's masters of the 9th art.
The Old Geezers and friends are back with a vengeance, protesting, detonating all manner of homemade bombs, shutting down trendy hipster bars, challenging the bread manufacturing industry, and planning fun mayhem. But Pierrot, our favorite anarchist, is heart-broken and depressed over the sudden reappearance of his long-lost love, and has vowed to find her at all costs after receiving a mysterious package in the mail containing a fortune in euros and her coded signature. It's going to take clever scheming on the part of a young new activist to set things right again and restore him to the wisecracking, crotchety old geezer his friends all know and love.
Things aren't looking so good for the Geezers... one of them's in the hospital, the other's been arrested, and the third one is dealing with leaky roofs, drowning sheep, and eggs he doesn't approve of. Two new characters make their appearance in this book, and through their stories we are taken to shark-infested waters and treasure-hunting in the Pacific, to village fairs, rugby matches, broken hearts, and behavior unbefitting neighbors--which continues to this day. Thank goodness young Sophie and her puppets are around to keep these old men in check.
Three friends, their schoolgrounds, a secret. And fifteen years later, the discovery that they all thought there was only one secret, but each had their own. And there was one more, bigger than the others, that none were aware of. This is Zerocalcare's second graphic novel, the one that made him stand out as an intelligent, delicate, merciless narrator when it comes to describing his own weaknesses, which may be everyone's. A complete story in three parts at different times in the coming of age of young Calcare; three moments that have in common the all-too-familiar feeling of having tentacles at the throat.
In between bouts of bar room philosophizing and plates of red beans, one very hapless rabbit from the East gets himself entangled in sleepy Gloomtown's sordid scramble for newly-discovered gold, all the while trying to keep out of the clutches of the murderous Ex-Rex Logan gang. From the first speech bubble, Lewis Trondheim's witty dialogue makes it clear that this ain't just another Western comic. This is a decidedly off-kilter take on the genre by one of the greats of French indie comics.
Peaceful country living consisting of leaky roofs, puppet shows, and drinks and arguments at the local tavern is disturbed when a rare species of grasshopper is discovered in a local field, and suddenly environmentalists, politicians, hunters, Big Pharma, union people, mushroom pickers and geriatric anarchists are all loudly fighting for what they believe is the right approach to things. In the midst of all this, one love story may be blooming in spite of a curse, another may be doomed for good and for poop, and questions of paternity arise yet again.
Javi has left Spain for Berlin. He doesn't speak German and hardly knows anyone there. He wants to be a comic book artist, but all his friends advise him to find a real job. He desperately needs to believe in himself, and to be believed. Burning with the desire to leave his mark, yet patient like any professional observer, Javi tells the story of his world, which becomes his first comic.
Things look like they might be starting to turn around for thirty-odd year old no-hoper Hugo, when he finds a robot in his house on his birthday. But, as he soon discovers, this is no birthday present (no one seems to have remembered to get him anything!), but the handiwork of his cousin, an engineer in the French army, who realized that the robot he had been building was designed to destroy humanity. Forced to hide out with Hugo, Roger - as he decides to call himself - must learn to live with humans... No mean feat!
You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not sneeze. Why? Because Santa Claus comes to Joylandia every day! And here, Christmas decorations, trees, and wreaths are mandatory, as is having a clean bill of health. It's a celebration, after all! A party! And everyone has to be happy and healthy... whether they want to or not. Otherwise they'll have the merciless Jolly Fellow brigade to deal with. Prepare for a Christmas tale of nightmare proportions.
More shenanigans from everybody's favorite geriatric anarchists and their offspring as fathers and sons are treacherously set up, people from the past make an unexpected comeback, pranks go awry, familiar faces say goodbye, and a rugby match takes a shocking turn. A perfect cocktail of mayhem, madness, and merriment, with a few lessons on social justice thrown in for good measure.
Maria Fuencisla, a long-term resident in a central Madrid neighborhood, is hit hard when her pet dies in a tragic accident. Her three best friends, Anastasia, Dori and Ricarda, come up with various schemes to try to comfort her, but it's almost impossible, because the deceased dog was the focus of the old lady's entire universe. These pages are full of tragicomic memories showing us how Maria Fuencisla and her small dog formed such a solid - if somewhat unorthodox - team. Together, they overcome the difficulties of being a senior citizen and a puppy in this hyper-modern age. The puppy was her dearest one, the son that she never had, and as she thinks back on their adventures together, she tries to move past this latest tragedy and move on with her life... but the fates have more in store for her.