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.
Violette is now a student at the prestigious Ballet School of the Opéra, but the various rivalries and jealousies that begin to crop up between the young dancers take a turn that may prove disastrous for her. Meanwhile her sister, Emma, dreams of joining a hip-hop group, and stumbles through the first uncertain steps of romantic love...
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?
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!
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.
La Voie du sabre est le troisième et dernier volet de Griffe blanche, la série d'héroic fantasy de Serge Le Tendre et Olivier TaDuc. Cet ultime épisode permet de comprendre l'histoire de Griffe blanche - une héroïne qui se sacrifie pour racheter les fautes de son frère. Obligée de suivre « la voie du sabre », la jeune femme, parfaitement formée au combat, finit par rejoindre la princesse du peuple Dragon. L'affrontement final enfin peut avoir lieu ! Une série, située entre La Quête de l'oiseau du temps et Game of Thrones. Ce dernier album conclut de manière triomphale ce triptyque.
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!
1471. Leading a band of faithful crossbowmen, Juan de Olid leaves Castile in secret, bound for adventure and the unknown lands of Sub-Saharan Africa. The expedition's objective is to bring back a unicorn horn as quickly as possible-the future of the kingdom depends on it. On the advice of the most pre-eminent experts of their day, Juan de Olid and his companions take along with them the one thing that can help them in their quest: a virgin. For the scent of unsullied maidens has the power to tame the most formidable of unicorns. Meanwhile, the apothecaries of King Henry IV of Castile, nicknamed "the Impotent," impatiently await this legendary horn, as it is said it can cure the King and ensure the continuation of the royal line...
Tom Thomson, whose grandiose landscapes of Ontario's wilderness marked the entry of Canadian art into the modern era, died at a young age under troubling circumstances. His career as a painter was as brief as it was fundamental, in that it inspired the next great generation of Canadian painters, the iconic Group of Seven. Returning to the circumstances of the painter's sudden disappearance just as he was beginning to attain recognition, Sandrine Revel retraces his journey, sketching a subtle portrait of the artist while questioning nostalgia in art as it attaches itself to artists. This is a book about memory and the past: troubling, beautiful, and melancholic, like the passage of time.
Any resemblance to persons living or dead or actual events would be strangely coincidental... In a town in the east of France, Sylvestre Ruppert-Levansky, a president of the circuit court, begins his last trial, in the same place his career began. Everything here reminds him of Rachel, his first love, and most of all, Mathilde, a manipulative, diabolic serial killer. The old magistrate has a spotless reputation. He is considered tolerant and fair. But then a police officer from his past asks to see him. Perhaps the legend of Sylvestre, the eminent judge, isn't so cut and dry... In a gripping tale full of surprises, Denis Robert and Franck Biancarelli reinvent the thriller.
"Girls, living in the country will be your chance," her parents tell her. And so Catherine Meurisse spends her childhood outdoors. Construction all around her: an old farmhouse renovated into a home, trees planted, a garden created, dreams cultivated. They dig, they graft, they plant a rosebush "adopted" from Montaigne, a fig tree from Rabelais. They observe the tumult of the outside world: new developments in industrial agriculture, the citification of rural France... With her characteristic humor, Catherine Meurisse has composed a witty poem dedicated to the countryside where her vocation as an artist first took form. The Great Outdoors, like Lightness, her previous album, is a testament to her conviction that nature and art -everything that grows, everything that lives against all opposition- always offer us a chance.
In the cruel, brutal world of the "maras"- Latin American gangs-violence, suffering, and crime batter flesh and are on display on members' tattooed bodies. Death is the only way out. Initiated into a gang in El Salvador at the age of thirteen, Samuel Santos finds a way to escape a few years later... at an impossibly high price. Now, in Caracas, where he's found some redemption, Samuel must seize his only chance to regain a part of himself-a part that had been ripped from him fourteen years earlier. Will he finally be able to write a new future over the tattoos from his past?
School's over. Helen invites Violet and Leila to her family's house in the South. Violet dreams of taking long walks in the mountains, Leila longs to spend time as a family, and Helen... just wants her two friends to agree. The last chapter of Merwan's far-reaching trilogy.
In book 2 of the series, Leila, Violet, and Helen share an apartment, experience problems with men, work, parents, and school, and try to get along in a small space. The tension goes up and tempers flare when Leila acts a little too welcoming of the new boyfriend Violet brings home - Violet who just recently had her heart broken and who's finding it hard to trust again. A slice-of-life tale of three young women navigating the ups and downs of friendship early adulthood.
Three young women lacking direction struggle with the challenges of life and relationships: Violet has dumped her boyfriend and is finding it hard to move on; Lila has betrayed her best friend and finds herself now ostracized by her social circle; and Helen struggles to find a balance between her personal life and the doctoral thesis taking up all her time and energy. A realistic slice-of-life portrayal of the growing pains of young adulthood.
The year is 1934. Rasputin holds the reins of government. When the Czar is mortally wounded in an ambush, the mad monk turns to his Council of Dark Mages and his former mentor, Baba Yaga. Together, they concoct a plan that involves trench warfare mechas, mind-to-mind transfers, and the long-lost heir to the Romanoff throne: Kyril Noskov, a hero of the war that's been raging since 1914, to which generations of Russian youth have been sacrificed. Roulot and Rodier's reimagining of a Russia that never was blends science fact and dark fantasy into a spellbinding fable of the price of power.
Where did he come from? All Mulo knows is that he grew up in an orphanage on the French mainland. Then he receives an enigmatic letter directing him to an island off the coast of Brittany and promising him a glimpse into his past. A ferry delivers Mulo to the island where, in a seemingly abandoned cannery, he discovers a clue to his past-and learns that for some, he's considered unfinished business. Drug busts, failed executions, and lousy weather-this is hardly an island holiday for a young mule on a quest. It doesn't get any better when the truth you seek is on an old VHS tape that should have been destroyed a long time ago.
When an Aryan baby is born to a Muslim woman living in Copenhagen, her husband's family shuns her. But DNA tests prove Sorraya's fidelity. And she is just the first in what soon becomes a rash of similar cases across Europe, threatening widespread social change even as they ignite passions in immigrant communities and incite familiar racial hatreds. What mysterious conspiracy connects a retrovirus, a young slacker biogeneticist, a former punkette, a dogged reporter, and pharmaceutical giant Keoxis? Clarke delivers a contemplative slice of near-future science fiction paced like a thriller but full of probing questions about our prejudices."The larger message, rightly or wrongly, is that understanding and empathy happens organically, though sometimes that means it never happens or happens too slowly, and that is perhaps part of the tragedy of the human condition." The Comics Beat
A pharmaceutical testing center. Three human test subjects. Three pills a day for twenty-one days. And at the end, a check for 3,500 euros. Our three guinea pigs begin the test thinking they're in it for the money. Three weeks later, they leave transformed. Have their dreams come true, or will their lives become living nightmares?
Egg-balancing, hotdog-eating, baton-twirling-these are a few of the records people try to break in order to find themselves included in the World Book of Records. For those who make into the book, Paul Baron, a judge at the publication, is a hero. For others, whose dreams he denies, he's a villain. After one man's plan to achieve renown is destroyed, Paul learns that the man may have lost everything else, but he hasn't lost hope-the hope of joining other record-breakers in the book. But the record the man hopes to break is terrible, and Paul unfortunately has a role in his project.
A man with the ability to talk to ghosts who tell him where to find missing people loses his gift when the ghosts abandon him after he helps a young woman search for her husband. Anxious to get his gift back, he hires Rork, an investigator of paranormal mysteries with his own special abilities, to help him find the ghosts again. Their quest takes them through forest and desert, through visions and fantastical encounters, through run-ins with distracters and a blast from the past...
Mrs. Hubeau looks after her 40-year-old handicapped son, Michel. Despite many happy moments, her daily life is far from easy, but she faces it with unparalleled courage and generosity. This is a beautiful homage to all the admirable people fighting in the shadows.