Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comic stores through Diamond Previews for an December 2020 release.
After the bankruptcy of his first two companies, the young Walt Disney decides to call on his older brother Roy to start a new business: the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studios.
The combination of their opposing talents, one artistic, the other managerial, will give birth to an entertainment giant despite the difficult nature of Walt. Little by little, Walt will push his brother into the shadows and sink into chronic depression and excessive consumption of alcohol … But all this will not prevent him from producing the greatest masterpieces of animation.
The authors have chosen a cartoon style, worthy of Mickey Mouse comics, to tell a very serious story of creation, money and politics, but also… of family.
7×10, 112pp. full color HC, $19.99, HC ISBN 9781681122663; DIAMOND CODE: OCT201490. Pub Date: December 16th, 2020
In the summer of 1807, the Explorer, a ship from Her Majesty’s Navy recovers a young shipwreck off the coast of Siam, Abel, who can only remember his name.
He soon becomes friends with the first officer, acting as a captain because the commander of the ship has apparently absconded with the ship’s treasure. Abel returns to England with the Explorer and finds accommodation at the inn run by the three fugitive captain’s daughters. Well before he can recover his memory, however, he will discover something deeply disturbing about himself, and he will understand the true nature of some of the people who helped him.
A haunting and intense book that digs into the soul of the protagonists as well as the reader, with a generous helping of good ‘ole fashioned salty adventure along with many a shanty sung, and a sprinkling of magic dust. Presented in a handsome old style, worn-looking hardcover, as if taken from a ship captain’s library. An uplifting, enthralling escape.
7 ½ x 10 ½, 320pp., B&W with color sketchbook, old-fashioned hardcover, $29.99; HC ISBN 97816811223285. PREVIEWS CODE: OCT201492.
THE ROCK & ROLL SET!
3 volumes, full color HC US $74.99 HC ISBN 9781681122618. DIAMOND CODE: OCT201494
From the author of the acclaimed Equinoxes comes a return to roots that serves as spiritual renewal.
Comics artist Simon Muchat is stuck. Suffering writer’s block, uninspired, vegetating as a school art teacher, he is losing direction and his taste for life, until one day he is invited to appear at a comics convention in Portugal, the country his family came from and which he hadn’t seen since his childhood.
The experience proves cathartic. Even though he is not Portuguese himself and is a foreigner there, so many elements are familiar to him. Meeting its lively citizens, full of the zest for life, his distant yet welcoming family bringing back fond early memories, all prove reinvigorating, the breath of fresh air he so badly needed.
Based on his own experience, Pedrosa narrates this return to his roots in a deeply compelling and warmly human way. This is his bestselling graphic novel with over 100,000 copies sold in France and a winner of many prizes including
Best Graphic Novel at the Angouleme Festival and FNAC Best GN.
9”x12”, 264pp., full color hardcover, $39.99, HC ISBN 978168112147553999. DIAMOND CODE: OCT201493
In an equinox, day is as long as night, as if the world found perfect equilibrium between shadow and light, a fleeting equilibrium, similar to the stakes of our human destinies. Segmented into four tableaux for four seasons, unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium cross paths with other solitudes, weaving in and out of one another’s lives- all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life. Every season has its visual identity and its individual voice, culminating in summer and, possibly, an answer.
‘Equinoxes’ is a unique ground-breaking work of rare intensity and narrative sensibility by a rising bestselling star of European comics.
9 x 12, 336 pp, Full color Cloth hardcover, US $44.99 HC ISBN 978168112080554499; DIAMOND CODE: OCT201491