Jessica Abel

La Perdida

25.00 €   Kaina: 18,20 €

From the Harvey and Lulu award-winning creator of Artbabe comes this riveting story of a young woman's misadventures in Mexico City. Carla, an American estranged from her Mexican father, heads to Mexico City to "find herself." She crashes with a former fling, Harry, who has been drinking his way through the capital in the great tradition of his heroes, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Harry is good--humored about Carla's reappearance on his doorstep--until he realizes that Carla, who spends her days soaking in the city, exploring Frida Kahlo's house, and learning Spanish, has no intention of leaving. When Harry and Carla's relationship of mutual tolerance reaches its inevitable end, she rejects his world of Anglo expats for her own set of friends: pretty-boy Oscar, who sells pot and dreams of being a DJ, and charismatic Memo, a left-wing, pseudo-intellectual ladies' man. Determined to experience the real Mexico, Carla turns a blind eye to her new friends' inconsistencies. But then she catches the eye of a drug don, el Gordo, and from that moment on her life gets a lot more complicated, and she is forced to confront the irreparable consequences of her willful innocence. Jessica Abel's evocative black-and-white drawings and creative mix of English and Spanish bring Mexico City's past and present to life, unfurling Carla's dark history against the legacies of Burroughs and Kahlo. A story about the youthful desire to live an authentic life and the consequences of trusting easy answers, La Perdida-at once grounded in the particulars of life in Mexico and resonantly universal-is a story about finding oneself by getting lost.

Antonio Altarriba & Kim

The Art of Flying

22.00 €   Kaina: 17,50 €

When published in 2009, The Art of Flying was hailed as a landmark in the history of the graphic novel in Spain for its deeply touching synthesis of individual and collective memories. A deeply personal testament, Altarriba's account of what led his father to commit suicide at the age of ninety is a detective novel of sorts, one that traces his father's life from an impoverished childhood in Aragon, to service with Franco's army in the Civil war, escape to join the anarchist FAI, exile in France when the Republicans are defeated, to return to Spain in 1949 and the stultifying existence to which Republican sympathisers were consigned under Francoism. The Art of Flying is immensely moving and vivid, beautifully drawn by Kim. It was highly praised in Spain on first publication, where it was compared to Art Spiegelman's Maus. It went on to win six major prizes, including the 2010 National Comic Prize.

Richard Appignanesi & Slawa Harasymowicz

The Wolf Man

20.00 €   Kaina: 17,80 €

Based on his most famous case study - that of Russian aristocrat,Sergei Pankejeff - Sigmund Freud recounts the history of anobsessional neurosis. Pankejeff's troubling dream of a walnut tree full of white wolves earned him the title of 'The Wolf Man'. Pankejeff is one of five clinical case histories from which Freud extrapolated his theories of transference, the Oedipus complex, super-ego and psychosexual development. Freud's now classic psychoanalytic writing blurred the boundary between science and literature, which continues to provoke fierce debate to this day.

Paul Auster

City of Glass

14.00 €   Kaina: 11,80 €

'It was a wrong number that started it ...' Chosen as one of the '100 Most Important Comics of the Century', Faber is proud to publish the graphic novel City of Glass for the first time in the UK. As Art Spiegelman explains in his new introduction, David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik 'created a strange doppelganger of the original book' and 'a breakthrough work.' Paul Auster's Edgar Award-nominated masterwork has been astonishingly transformed into a new visual language.

David B.

Epileptic

26.00 €   Kaina: 17,20 €

The most acclaimed European graphic novel of the last ten years, Epileptic is David B.'s story of his brother's battle with epilepsy - but it turns into a penetrating and sometimes lacerating self-examination on the author's part, as he delves into his own complex emotions and his family's troubled history, as well as his own youthful fantasy life. Particularly pointed is his description of the family journey from one attempted cure to another, including acupuncture, spiritualism and macrobiotics. David B.'s drawing is utterly extraordinary, balancing literal representation and expressionist psychological distortion.

Will Bingley & Antony Hope-Smith

Gonzo. A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

20.00 €   Kaina: 18,80 €

Over the course of Hunter S. Thompson's extraordinary life he was publically branded a bum, a vandal, a thief, a liar, an addict, a freak and a psychopath. Some of these epithets were true. Yet, even when compared to the most significant figures of the 20th century, his legacy remains a brilliantly vital force. This is his story - the story of a troubled kid who went on to become an international icon, a story that plumbs the darkest depths of American society and charts the now-legendary adventures that birthed Gonzo journalism.

Blutch

Peplum

21.00 €   Kaina: 18,30 €

The man known as Blutch is one of the giants of contemporary comics, and Peplum may be his masterpiece: a grand, strange dream of ancient Rome. At the edge of the empire, a gang of bandits discovers the body of a beautiful woman in a cave; she is encased in ice but may still be alive. One of the bandits, bearing a stolen name and with the frozen maiden in tow, makes his way toward Rome--seeking power, or maybe just survival, as the world unravels. Thrilling and hallucinatory, vast in scope yet unnervingly intimate, Peplum weaves together threads from Shakespeare and the Satyricon along with Blutch's own distinctive vision. His hypnotic storytelling and stark, gorgeous art pull us into one of the great works of graphic literature, translated into English for the first time.

John Broadley

John Broadley's Books

22.00 €   Kaina: 17,80 €

Since 1996, John Broadley has been making, chiefly for his own pleasure, a series of remarkable little books. Each one has a tiny print run, sometimes as few as ten copies, which means that apart from a very few cognoscenti, no one has seen his extraordinary work. Until now. "John Broadley's Books" will reveal to the world an artist of astonishing imagination and skill, and one with the playfulness of the great English print-makers of the thirties and forties like Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. In this book you will find collected a complete visual record of Broadley's books - covers, end papers, sketches, notes, lines, captions and errata. Comprising work in a multitude of mediums, this is a treasure trove of visual delights. Here are scenes from much loved classics, mysteries and obscure science-fiction adventures, from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to "The Hawkline Sisters' Father": turned into an umbrella stand by his own evil creation - The Chemicals. We travel on a journey through the bookshelves of a remarkable artist, through Broadley's "New Book of Mysterious and Melancholy Scenes in Black and Blue" to the celebrated "Wild for Adventure Stories" - vignettes and fables in miniature - including 'Old Bill President Temperance League', 'Macabros the Monster-Maker', and 'Frank and the Farmer', each image offering a peek at a world beyond. Eclectic, unique, fantastical - "John Broadley's Books" is the most extraordinary book of books you will ever read and a brilliant new addition to the Cape Graphic novel list.

Box Brown

Andre the Giant

18.00 €   Kaina: 15,60 €

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant. Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures.

Charles Burns

Sugar Skull

17.00 €   Kaina: 13,80 €

The long strange trip of Doug reaches its mind-bending, heartbreaking end, but not before he is forced to deal with the lie he's been telling himself since the beginning. The fragments of the past collide with the reality of the present, nightmarish dreams evolve into an even more dreadful reality, and when you finally find out where all of this has been going, and what it means ...well. I won't spoil it here, but it will make you go right back to page one of X'ed Out and read it all again with new eyes. Just like Doug.