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    Olivier Bocquet

    Altitude

    $38.00

    Illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette At sixteen, bivouacked on a mountainside beneath a sky filled with stars, Jean-Marc Rochette has already begun measuring himself against some of Europe's highest peaks. The Aiguille Dibona, the Coup de Saber, La Meije: the summits of the Massif des Ecrins, to which he escapes as a teenager, spark both exhilaration and fear. At times, they are a playground for adventure. At others, they are a battlefield. The young climber is acutely aware that death lurks in ...

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    Typex

    Andy

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    From the thirty-two canvas Campbell's Soup Cans to the Marilyn Diptych, Andy Warhol's silk-screen prints are the epitome of Pop Art: witty, gimmicky and unafraid of repetition. Obsessed with consumerism and the cult of celebrity, Warhol exalted the "surface of things" - and yet he was a man of deep complexity. In Andy, Typex captures the remarkable life of the king of Pop Art, from his working-class upbringing in Pittsburgh to the dizzying heights of his celebrity. Spanning a period that bega...

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  • Ari Folman

    Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

    $32.00

    illustrated by David Polonsky A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen--and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal. Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the firs...

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    Paolo Parisi

    Basquiat: A Graphic Novel

    $32.00

    Cool, talented and transgressive, Jean-Michel Basquiat's life is just as fascinating as the work he produced. Delve into 1980s New York as this vivid graphic novel takes you on Basquiat's journey from street-art legend SAMO to international art-scene darling, up until his sudden death. Told through cinematic scenes, this is Basquiat as seen through the eyes of those who knew him, including his father, Suzanne Mallouk, Larry Gagosian and, most importantly, the man himself. Basquiat is a moving...

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    Joseph Chiang

    Chronicles Of A Circuit Breaker

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    Funny and stark, this comic strip memoir relives the surreal days of Singapore’s Circuit Breaker days from April to June 2020. Cartoonist Joseph Chiang records the strangeness and the mundanity of daily life during the Circuit Breaker such as the toilet paper shortage, mask-wearing woes and forced family time. Chiang’s slice-of-life stories provide humour during unprecedented times and document local events and idiosyncrasies that stemmed from this new-normal era. Paperback: 80 PagesProduct D...

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    Edmond Baudoin

    Dalí

    $28.00

    Genius, eccentric, exhibitionist: there is no shortage of adjectives to describe the great surrealist painter Salvador Dali. Yet this iconic artist and controversial thinker remains a figure shrouded in mystery. Plunging into the Spanish painter's unbridled, fantastical universe, graphic novelist Edmond Baudoin guides us on the trail of a man known as much for his talent for self-promotion as for his bold and extraordinary work. He emerges with a convincing personal vision of the man behind t...

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    Guy Delisle

    Factory Summers

    $37.00

    For three summers beginning when he was 16, cartoonist Guy Delisle worked at a pulp and paper factory in Quebec City. Factory Summers chronicles the daily rhythms of life in the mill, and the twelve hour shifts he spent in a hot, noisy building filled with arcane machinery. Delisle takes his noted outsider perspective and applies it domestically, this time as a boy amongst men through the universal rite of passage of the summer job. Even as a teenager, Delisle’s keen eye for hypocrisy highlig...

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  • Keum Suk Gendry-Kim

    Grass

    $47.00

    Translated by Janet Hong Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel, offering up firsthand the life story of a Korean girl named Lee Ok-sun who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the second World War - a disputed chapter in 20th century Asian history. Beginning in Lee’s childhood, Grass shows the leadup to World War II from a child’s vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed f...

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    Sarah Mirk

    Guantanamo Voices

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    In January 2002, the United States sent a group of Muslim men they suspected of terrorism to a prison in Guantanamo Bay. They were the first of roughly 780 prisoners who would be held there-and 40 inmates still remain. Eighteen years later, very few of them have been ever charged with a crime. In Guantanamo Voices, journalist Sarah Mirk and her team of diverse, talented graphic novel artists tell the stories of ten people whose lives have been shaped and affected by the prison, including form...

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    Giuseppe Lantaza

    Hokusai: A Graphic Biography

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    Illustrated by Francesco Matteuzi A stunning visual biography of one of Japan's most famous historical artists, this book beautifully illustrates the story of Katsushika Hokusai. Enter the world of Katsushika Hokusai - the enigmatic creator of Japanese art's all-time most iconic image. This vivid graphic biography tells the story of Hokusai's intriguing life and pioneering works, details the fascinating historical context of Edo-era Japan, and explains how Hokusai forged an image of his count...

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  • Julie Birmant

    Isadora

    $30.00

    Illustrated by Clément Oubrerie In 1899, performing in the drawing rooms of London's elite, Isadora Duncan was already laying the foundations for modern dance. The 22-year-old's movements were visceral, free-flowing, and expressive; she performed barefoot. She shattered the conventions of traditional ballet and, in doing so, enchanted high society. A year later, in Paris, she met the sculptor Auguste Rodin, whose work proved a revelation, and the influential dancer Loie Fuller, whose support ...

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  • Elisa Macellari

    Kusama: The Graphic Novel

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    From rural Japan to international icon - Yayoi Kusama has spent her remarkable life immersed in her art. Follow her incredible journey in this vivid graphic biography which details her bold departure from Japan as a young artist, her embrace of the buzzing New York art scene in the 1960s, and her eventual return home and rise to twenty-first-century super-fame.Hardback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 170 x 240 mmISBN: 9781786277169Published by Laurence King Publishing

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    Vincent Zabus

    Magritte

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    Illustrated by Thomas Campi Intoxicated by the promise of a promotion, Charles Singular for once allows himself a small extravagance: he buys a bowler hat. But there's a problem: this is no ordinary hat. This one once belonged to the surrealist painter Rene Magritte, and by donning it Charles has unwittingly stepped into the artist's off-kilter world. What's more, he can't escape at least, not until he has illuminated the secrets behind Magritte's work. What follows is a hallucinatory journey...

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  • Morgan Chua

    Mdm Kwa

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    Kwa Geok Choo was most famously known as the woman behind the man who shaped Singapore. But more than just the wife of the late PM Lee Kuan Yew, she was also a brilliant scholar, a Peranakan doyenne, a successful lawyer and the mother of Singapore’s current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, all of which she accomplished quietly, modestly and behind the scenes. Morgan Chua chronicles, in his unique, droll style, the untold life of the one whom LKY lovingly called “Choo”. Paperback: 144 PagesProd...

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  • Rao Pingru

    Our Story

    $51.00

    Rao Pingru was a twenty-six-year-old soldier when he first saw the beautiful Mao Meitang. One glimpse of her through a window as she put on lipstick was enough to capture Pingru’s heart. It was a moment that sparked a union that would last almost sixty years. But when Meitang passed away in 2008, Pingru realised that their marriage and all the small moments and memories of a life together, would be lost to history. And so at the age of eighty-eight, in an outpouring of love and grief, Pingru ...

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  • Julie Birmant

    Pablo

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    Illustrated by Clément Oubrerie Julie Birmant and Clement Oubrerie's award-winning graphic biography of Pablo Picasso captures the prolific and eventful life of one of the world's best-loved artists. Pablo takes in Picasso's early life among the bohemians of Monmartre, his turbulent relationship with Fernande, and the development of a career that began in penury, continued on through scandal and frustration, and reached its climax with the advent of Cubism and modern art. This stunning graphi...

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  • Onofrio Catacchio

    Pollock Confidential: A Graphic Novel

    $32.00

    New York, 1948: The art world is ablaze with the pioneering brilliance of Jackson Pollock's 'action painting'. Despite this seismic creative output, Pollock's demons are never far away... Forceful, intense and visionary - in an incredibly short and turbulent life Jackson Pollock changed painting forever. This vivid graphic novel delves into his pioneering physical approach to making art, highlights the key characters surrounding the New York mid-century art scene and reveals the intriguing re...

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    Guy Delisle

    Pyongyang

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    Guy Delisle’s Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea is the graphic novel that made his career, an international bestseller for more than ten years. Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortress-like country when he was working in animation for a French company. While living in the nation’s capital for two months on a work visa, Delisle observed everything he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered, bringing a sardonic a...

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    Guy Delisle

    Shenzhen

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    Translated by Helge Dascher Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle's observations of life in urban southern China, sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. He brings to life the quick pace of Shenzhen's crowded streets. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, ...

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  • Marianne Boucher

    Talking To Strangers

    $32.00

    Welcome to a place where you are valued. Where everyone is kind. Where you can be your truest self. It was the summer of 1980, and Marianne Boucher was ready to chase her figure skating dream. Fuelled by the desire to rise above her mundane high-school life, she sought a new adventure as a glamorous performer in L.A. And then a chance encounter on a California beach introduced her to a new group of people. People who shared her distrust of the status quo. People who seemed to value authentici...

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    Thi Bui

    The Best We Could Do

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    This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a f...

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    Adrian Tomine

    The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Cartoonist

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    Through a series of exquisitely observed autobiographical sketches, Adrian Tomine explores his life - from an early moment on the playground being bullied, to a more recent experience, lying on a gurney in the hospital, and having the nurse say 'Hey! You're that cartoonist!' Self-deprecating, honest, and above all else, humorous, Tomine mines his conflicted relationship with comics and writing, and people at large, and once again animates the absurdities of modern life and how we choose to li...

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  • Troy Chin

    The Resident Tourist Part 1

    $19.90

    Troy Chin might have made a mistake. A BIG mistake. Having left the music industry in New York City for his hometown in little-red-dotty Singapore, what's a loser who loves playing video games to do in a country obsessed with winning ? The Resident Tourist is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative that began in 2007.Paperback: 198 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810912888Published by Math Paper Press

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    The Resident Tourist Part 2

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    It ain't easy trying to take it easy. Or so it seems. Whether you're a tourist or a charlatan, a bum or a dreamer, a poet or a lover, life will somehow find a way to kick you in the butt. But how hard? You're about to find out. The Resident Tourist is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative by Troy Chin that began in 2007.Paperback: 227 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810912895Published by Math Paper Press

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    The Resident Tourist Part 3

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    And then there were three. Growing up sure is complicated when you’ve got school to balance, friends to forge and futures to prepare. What do you do when the future finally arrives and is waiting for you to open the door? The Resident Tourist is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative by Troy Chin that began in 2007.Paperback: 221 Pages Product Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810825591Published by Math Paper Press

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    The Resident Tourist Part 4

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    Some things never change. Be it the 90s or today, we all have the same hopes, fears, aspirations, desires and things that make us tick. Time just makes us a little wiser. Or does it? The Resident Tourist is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative by Troy Chin that began in 2007.Paperback: 216 Pages Product Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810860745Published by Dreary Weary Comics

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    The Resident Tourist Part 5

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    Love and hate. Truth and deceit. Life and death. Words whose meanings are forged through and against their dialectical opposites. But how do you capture a world in black and white, when everything seems to be in an infinite shade of gray? The Resident Tourist is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative by Troy Chin that began in 2007.Paperback: 263 Pages Product Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810877866Published by Dreary Weary Comics

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    The Resident Tourist Part 6

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    Enter the second loop. Four years back on the island have wrought some heart-rending changes, and entire lifetimes seem to have gone by. But is it really possible to reboot real life ? The Resident Tourist is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative that began in 2007.Paperback: 210 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810912567Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Troy Chin

    The Resident Tourist Part 7

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    Winning a battle, but losing the war. Adulthood is a constant challenge, especially when you’re caught in circumstances that are out of your control. What do you do when the front lines shift and allegiances blur? Can you even tell which side you’re on? The seventh instalment of Troy Chin’s ongoing autobiographical comic book series is now available from Math Paper Press.PaperbackProduct Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810976033Published by Math Paper Press

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    The Resident Tourist Part 8

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    This is the good life. With hard work comes the corresponding spoils. That’s the theory, anyway. But what if all the fast cars and beautiful company in the world still leave you wanting? When push comes to shove, would you even know what to look for? The eighth installment of Troy Chin’s ongoing autobiographical comic book series is now available from Math Paper Press. Troy Chin is a Singapore-born comic book maker whose works include the four-panel slice of life comic strip Loti, the music i...

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    The Resident Tourist Part 9

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    Letting go of a dear one is hard to do. What lies in the beyond is an ineffable mystery. But what place can concepts like the afterlife — or karma, or feng shui — have in this modern city-state, where pragmatism undeniably reigns supreme? PaperbackProduct Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789811146879Published by Math Paper Press

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    Alison Bechdel

    The Secret To Superhuman Strength

    $36.00

    All her life, Alison Bechdel has searched for an elusive secret. The secret to superhuman strength. She has looked for it in her favourite books, the lives of her heroes, celibacy, polyamory, activism, therapy, and most obsessively, in her lifelong passion for exercise. Skiing, running, karate, cycling, yoga, weight lifting - you name it, she's tried it. "Oh, to be self-sufficient! Hard as a rock! An island!" But as she gets older, her body isn't getting any stronger. And in a changing, somet...

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  • Eleanor Crewes

    The Times I Knew I Was Gay

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    Ellie always knew she was different. Contrary and creative, she wore black, obsessed over Willow in Buffy and somehow never really liked boys. As she grew, so did her fears and a deep sense of unbelonging. From her first communion to her first girlfriend via a swathe of self-denial, awkward encounters and everyday courage, Ellie's journey is told through tender and funny illustrations - a self-portrait sketched out from the heart. The Times I Knew I Was Gay reminds us that sexuality is not of...

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  • Valentina Grande and Eva Rossetti

    The Women Who Changed Art Forever

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    These women changed art forever - told in colourful graphic novel form, this is the story of four pioneers of feminist art: Judy Chicago, Faith Ringold, Ana Mendieta, and the Guerilla Girls. Each made their mark in their own powerful way. Judy Chicago made us reassess the female body, Faith Ringold taught us that feminism is for everyone, Ana Mendieta was a martyr to violence against women, while the Guerilla Girls have taken the fight to the male-dominated museum. This graphic novel tells ea...

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    Barbara Stok

    Vincent

    $28.00

    The turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh is a constant source of inspiration and intrigue for artists and art lovers. In this beautiful graphic biography, artist and writer Barbara Stok documents the brief and intense period of creativity Van Gogh spent in Arles, Provence. Away from Paris, Van Gogh falls in love with the landscape and light of the south of France. He dreams of setting up an artists' studio in Arles - somewhere for him and his friends to paint together. But attacks of mental ill...

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