Europe Comics

  • Kinderland

    Mawil

    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.

  • "I didn't say a thing... because I knew he'd turn anything I said into a pretense to beat me." Ergün Gündüz takes a sober and simple look at the citizens of the Istanbul metropolis, by inserting slivers of life experience into the backseat of a taxi. With each passenger, this two-part volume of Taxi Tales pulls the reader into the dramatic moments of a new life, deftly exploring humanity's darker and lighter sides.

  • "The Fragrant Lady" is a tale that brings to life the recollections of an old gentleman in the back seat of Yalcin's cab. The man tells of the time he spent with an enviable French woman named Floré during the silver age of Istanbul. His too-good-to-be-true story unravels with rich illustrations by Ergün Gündüz, which are throwbacks to the days of urban glamor in Beyoglu, in stark contrast with the current state of the district.

  • "In the Moment" is a modern Romeo and Juliet in two different time dimensions. In this unusual love story, Dutch author Hanco Kolk and Flemish author Kim Duchateau have found a particular way of working together, in which each of them draws one time dimension. Rafael Falstaff falls hopelessly in love with Sylvia, a chronowoman. He can see her, but he doesn't see her move, nor can he touch her, because they would both die if he did. But he's happy with just seeing her, until he realizes her life is in danger. He then decides to take action, with all that it entails... A story in two parts.

  • Sun is the story of a little boy and his mother. The child is the result of a drunken roll in the hay the mother has after a fight with her family. Filled with shame and guilt, the mother is incapable of showing the child love and affection. Her father, the boy's grandfather, sees the boy as the son he never had and the heir to his fortune. He takes care of the boy and the bond between the two grows very strong. But the day comes when grandfather dies. In an effort to get rid of the boy, he is told to take his demented grandmother for a stroll. And that's when the accident happens. The boy is charged with murder and ends up in jail. The mother is relieved to be rid of him and shows no intent to defend him. And that's when the boy's father shows up. The mother had bribed him to keep his mouth shut, but he cannot fail his son now. He helps the boy escape, but the police catch up with them. Will they get away?

  • With each day of his trek into the unknown Tiny Fox comes to understand that the world does not end at his valley and apple tree. Forests, fields and mountains spread much farther than Fox's sight can reach... The friends Fox and Boar, craving adventure, set out for further trekking.

  • Tiny Fox lives alone beneath his apple tree in the distant hills. He is a happy little animal, busy looking after himself and his foxy things. Then one day, a Great Boar appears and moves in under the apple tree, bringing with him a time of change and adventure. Is Tiny Fox ready?

  • By all appearances they are a happy couple. Married, religious, hardworking. What happens behind closed doors, however, is a secret, even to those closest to them. "Kwa´sne jablko" (Sour Apple), written by Jerzy Szylak and illustrated by Joanna Karpowicz, tells a story of domestic abuse, a story of a victim and persecutor. This story of violence spiraling out of control brings no hope, instead playing on emotions and powerful illustrations, painted with acrylic on canvas-textured paper, to create a unique atmosphere of horror. It is violence as seen by a painter. In truth, no one would like to hear this kind of story, and yet such stories are told, and need to be told. They need to be told because they happen to real people, be they old or young, educated or uneducated, pious or atheist. None of these people wants to take a bite from the sour apple in the basket. However, it happens to some. That is why such stories must be told.

  • "In the Moment" is a modern Romeo and Juliet in two different time dimensions. In this unusual love story, Dutch author Hanco Kolk and Flemish author Kim Duchateau have found a particular way of working together, in which each of them draws one time dimension. Rafael Falstaff falls hopelessly in love with Sylvia, a chronowoman. He can see her, but he doesn't see her move, nor can he touch her, because they would both die if he did. But he's happy with just seeing her, until he realizes her life is in danger. He then decides to take action, with all that it entails... A story in two parts.

  • Tiny Fox and Great Boar always stay together, as best friends should do. They traverse forests and meadows, discovering the unknown. They are seeking answers for questions that bother them: what the mysterious "MBDL" is, and why we are sad when everything isn't going the way we want it to. What the Shadow of Sadness looks like, and why we can't let it catch us. But most importantly, Tiny Fox and Great Boar always find their way because they have each other.

  • Aldo Aldo

    Pelegrin Yannick

    Aldo has been twenty-eight for three hundred years. Despite his long life, he still hasn't developed very good social skills. His whole family has been dead now for a long while, and nobody believes he is immortal. As a result, he leads a lonely existence. He is afraid to love anything or anyone, except for his beautiful Alfa Romeo and his little pug Gustav. When he tries to seek professional help, there too the truth seems too absurd for words. But then he spots someone on television and recognizes him from an encounter two hundred years ago. And he decides to visit the man to get some answers.

  • Once more Tiny Fox and Great Boar set off across the land, pausing along the way to question where they've come from and where they're going. They meet Steppenwolf, solitary and free-roaming, and Boar thinks back on his struggles to find his place within his own family. Where is home, and when is the right time to stop one's adventures and turn back around? By the end, Fox and Boar have their answer.

  • Elena is losing Jorge, and she doesn't know why. They've been living together at Jorge's parents' house for some time now, and so far, everything between them had seemed to be going well. But recently, Jorge has been spending less and less time at home. Elena isn't sure what to make of his absence, and one day, she decides to leave. "Seven Places Without You" is the story of a young couple's first experience of a relationship on the rocks; a story that allows time to elapse and silences to lengthen, focusing more on how events develop than on the events themselves. It's also the story of the spaces where these events occur: the seven places of the title, and of Jorge's absence.

  • Nine millennia ago, the Luvi Tribe in Mid-Anatolia is struggling to survive. The men of the holy council of elders are no longer pleased with their lives. The master tracker, Nhun, a young woman, takes on an existential challenge for herself and all of her tribe. The tribe's strongest man, Alu the Agape, does not know what to do. This is their love story, where Nhun and Alu find themselves among the quarrels of the elders, both holy men and women.

  • 1926. A mother and her young daughter come to Los Angeles. The mother is chasing her dream: she wants to conquer Hollywood, no matter the cost. Her little girl, Anastasia, is the perfect candidate to be cinema's next big star. But can she stand the pressure? The clash of dreams and the dirty reality of show business is a heavy burden to bear, as Anastasia comes face to face with the crime, abuse, and murky secrets of an all-powerful industry. A story that calls into question the so-called golden era of Hollywood, when the "dream factory" resembled a Byzantine empire, above the law and fed by vanity and greed.

  • Almost everyone makes it to fifty these days. And so did John. When his daughters give him a ticket to Rome, he decides it's time to conquer his fear of flying once and for all. But on the plane home he loses consciousness, and in the hospital he gets devastating news: he has colon cancer. What follows is a roller coaster of emotions, with ups and downs and newfound love... helping John realize just how much life is worth fighting for.

  • It is the most important day of the year for Fede: it's Florencia's birthday! So Fede and Tomato put on their best clothes to go to the party. But as you know, when Florencia is there, Fede gets very nervous. And on this occasion, he will even disappear into a magician's hat. Now the question for Fede is: who's gonna save me?

  • Hans Wagner decides to move with his wife Katie and daughter Lisa from Germany to Nigeria, where he has been offered a well-paid job. The lifestyle that comes with it is a nice extra: they'll have a housekeeper, there's a good international school, and their daughter will even be able to join a horseriding club. However, shortly after their arrival in Lagos it turns out that life there is less paradisiacal than they'd hoped...

  • Maria Fuencisla, a long-term resident in a central Madrid neighborhood, is hit hard when her pet dies in a tragic accident. Her three best friends, Anastasia, Dori and Ricarda, come up with various schemes to try to comfort her, but it's almost impossible, because the deceased dog was the focus of the old lady's entire universe. These pages are full of tragicomic memories showing us how Maria Fuencisla and her small dog formed such a solid - if somewhat unorthodox - team. Together, they overcome the difficulties of being a senior citizen and a puppy in this hyper-modern age. The puppy was her dearest one, the son that she never had, and as she thinks back on their adventures together, she tries to move past this latest tragedy and move on with her life... but the fates have more in store for her.

  • Perihan was an eagerly awaited baby. She was her family's greatest excitement for the future. But when the moment of her birth finally arrived, the marvelous cry that would make their dreams into reality and sweep worries aside never came. From that day on, Perihan was destined for extraordinary growing pains. Finding her voice and expressing herself in her life song would be a truly exceptional journey for her. And lies and rage would guide her life like no other teenager in the world... as well as truth and hope.

  • In the year 2071, Earth is a frozen wasteland. The world's fertile soil has been completely covered by frost and the most valuable and scarce resource now is natural food. When a group of geological researchers rediscovers a long-lost space shuttle carrying seed pods, there is hope for a new beginning. But the group meets its demise, except for one. The quest to recover the ship's cargo turns into a free-for-all in the coldest and most barren region of the Earth, and in the middle of it all is "The Man with the Bear," a post-apocalyptic mercenary with a polar bear companion.

  • In the year 2071, Earth is a frozen wasteland. The world's fertile soil has been completely covered by frost and the most valuable and scarce resource now is natural food. When a group of geological researchers rediscovers a long-lost space shuttle carrying seed pods, there is hope for a new beginning. But the group meets its demise, except for one. The quest to recover the ship's cargo turns into a free-for-all in the coldest and most barren region of the Earth, and in the middle of it all is "The Man with the Bear," a post-apocalyptic mercenary with a polar bear companion.

  • One sunny summer day Jeremy finds an old-fashioned soccer ball in the attic. He and his friends decide to test it out behind a nearby castle, and that's when they bump into a strange butler who doesn't seem too pleased about the whole thing. He's so angry, in fact, that he keeps following the children around, trying to get his hands on their ball... Or is there another reason why he's so eager to get hold of the soccer ball? What is he hiding? Jeremy and his friends are keen to find out!

  • The cinema has come to the village and Fede doesn't want to miss a single screening. But our friend doesn't know that an adventure (with flying saucers and strange creatures!) awaits him just around the corner. And even worse... Florencia must be saved! How can he do it without her finding out he likes her? Join Fede and Tomato in another breathtaking adventure!

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