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.
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.
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!
Bien mal acquis ne profite jamaisTucano, Texas. Chinaman vient livrer sa marchandise. L'heure est venue pour lui de dire adieu à ses compagnons de route, Zed Ashe et Horace Curry. Le premier compte se refaire rapidement les poches au poker. Le second aimerait se faire oublier quelque temps et accepte dans ce but un job dans la discrète "Maison des plaisirs", à proximité de la ville.
Mais Wild Catty et sa bande ne l'entendent pas de cette oreille. Horace est le seul à connaître la cache du butin du hold-up de Red Gulch ; Wild Catty n'a qu'une idée en tête : lui mettre la main dessus. Crawford, quant à lui, a un travail à terminer : exécuter tous ceux qui ont participé de près ou de loin au hold-up, car c'est de l'arme de l'un d'eux qu'est partie la balle qui a tué son fils. Les rues de Tucano s'apprêtent à servir de décor à un dangereux règlement de comptes...La fin d'un cycle Avec Tucano, neuvième volume de la série "Chinaman", Serge Le Tendre et Olivier TaDuc nous livrent le deuxième volet d'un diptyque commencé dans le tome 8, Les Pendus. L'album met en scène un Chinaman paradoxal. Notre héros aimerait exercer tranquillement son métier de convoyeur et se faire ainsi une place dans le monde des Blancs, mais il ne peut se résoudre à laisser ses deux infortunés compagnons se débrouiller seuls, même si le prix à payer pour leur venir en aide est de donner raison aux Blancs qui se méfient des "Chinetoques"... "Chinaman" n'est décidément pas un western comme les autres !
Disparus avec leur père, deux enfants sont au coeur de la nouvelle enquête d'Interpol. Adepte de la secte L'Ordre divin du temple, le père des enfants serait en Suède, en compagnie du gourou. La traque s'organise, mais très vite une horrible vérité se dessine : et si le père des enfants projetait de les entraîner avec lui dans le suicide collectif des membres de la secte ? Se déclenche alors une course contre la montre pour l'inspecteur Vallandier et ses collègues suédois.
Un polar haletant, avec des scènes d'action à couper le souffle.
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...
"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.
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.
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.
Jean and Germaine are the most affable couple the little village of Colle sur Loup has ever seen. A duke married to a commoner, they have no children, no jobs, and are disastrous cooks! They like to indulge in life's small pleasures; their books, their garden, and their after-lunch naps. They live for each other, and for their love. Their simple happiness intrigues, fascinates, infuriates and is the envy of all those around them.
Daniel Pennac knew Jean and Germaine well. He spent his time at their house reading, watching, learning, and, of course, trying Germaine's catastrophic efforts in the kitchen! He's now taken it upon himself to tell the story of those happy days, and of a love that has always captivated him.
A kiosk is a place to have some rest, to have fun, to talk... But it is also a watchtower from where one may stare at the world. Every morning, the roller blind is raised like hope. This is the small tragedy of a tiny hero, his private adventure in a world that seems to ignore his existence. A lonely person that observes how life keeps on going, without stopping in front of him.
Caroline is a 33-year-old single mom. To help her cope with the difficulties she faces as such in her personal and professional life, she's a regular at the M.A (mothers anonymous) association, a conversation group for women who are a little overwhelmed by their motherhood. Caroline shares her tragi-comic attempts to find love and companionship, while Philippe, a slightly out-of-place new arrival at M.A., reflects on his status as a 'dad 2.0'. A funny, intelligent, and moving graphic novel, a touch of chick lit with a feminist twist that comments on one of the big social subjects of our time: the new family model.
A golf course in LA, in the early hours of the morning. Two TV celebrities, the American Chuck Atkins and the British Simon Kennedy, meet up for a "friendly" round on the links. But as they make their way through 18 holes, things quickly unravel, leaving chaos in their wake... Because those overgroomed, perfect exteriors hide a lot of blemishes. This boisterous graphic novel written by American author Micah Stahl and illustrated by Belgian artist Bram Algoed takes up many central issues in today's culture, from fame and narcissism to loneliness and accountability. At times tragic, often rowdy, and always funny, this is the perfect book for readers who love a wayward story drawn in an original style.
For Valentine's Day, Hannah and Chris have been tasked with preparing a mille crepe cake large enough for a gathering of giants! The only way to cook such an enormous cake: ask the dragon Candy for permission to use the roof of her volcano! But Candy is in love and will only help if they get her a date with Norbert Diamond, her heart's desire... and a monumental crook! Fortunately, our young pastry chefs have more than one trick up the pages of their cookbook!
Swept away by the raging waters of the Raheborg along with the armies of Magnus, Kriss miraculously survived. Taken in and nursed back to life by an herbalist and his apprentice, the beleaguered queen must now hurry back across the lake-ocean to appear before the king-or else the law of the Vikings will strip her of her crown, as well as her hopes of one day using her power to rescue Aniel. But the lake-ocean is treacherous to navigate, and before long Kriss finds herself marooned on a strange island...