Stuart and many other retailers have been waiting out months of shipping delays as the world adjusted during Covid. At last, a few things have started moving again. Stuart recently announced a shipment of new arrivals.
I'll start with my favorite title --- Fieldwork Fail!
Here's a link for the June 2016 post I wrote when it was launched as a Kickstarter project. This post covers how I found French artist-author JM (Jim) Jourdane and his amazing natural history-comic art project. https://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2016/06/field-work-fail-kickstarter-project.html
Stuart has English language copies now on the SNB website. He got these directly from Jim when we got to see him at his booth at the Angouleme Festival. You can see some interior pages from the book at this SNB link:
Back to Stuart's info on the new arrivals...
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Here is what he said in his recent email newsletter.
A sample of 2 new titles by favorite artists (see links for book details and multiple interior images)
Stuart's newsletter also highlights some of the English translations in stock and available now. Since 2005 -- Stuart has personally selected artists and titles to bring to his US patrons. Though signings at conventions and sales on his website, he introduced artists like Wendling, Alary, Guarnido, Marnat and many others to the American market. His industry professional clients trust Stuart's "eye." They look to him for art resources that elevate the game for everyone and don't require text translation to learn from. Stuart doesn't speak or read French. That's a long story. Here's what matters: for 20+ years, Stuart has built connections in the US and Europe by selecting exceptional art that meets his clients needs. Stuart is trusted internationally for his taste. He's recognized by his mega-watt smile. Art appreciation is something everyone understands.
Have you noticed -- English-language publishers are finally taking on the task of translating bande dessinee (European hard cover comics). They have focused on titles that have been best-sellers in Stuart's inventory, and shared by his influencer patrons.
Stuart's customers have been asking for translations for years. It's happening now. Stuart's customers who bought the books in the original language editions helped make this possible. They invested in Stuart skills at picking the best of bande dessinee. They have the original language editions (which usually have superior image reproduction, the hardcover format, and larger overall dimensions). Their purchases of Stuart's selections helped prove a viable market in the US for these art books. This opened the door for English translations.
Here are links for 4 English-language volumes of collected works by Toppi. Toppi has been a consistent best seller in Stuart's inventory.
Cover image for volume 1
Quick peek video about this book --
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