March of the Crabs HC (2015-2018 Boom Studios/Archaia) comic books
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "The Crabby Condition!" Story and art by Arthur de. WHY WE LOVE IT: At Archaia, we love bringing great comics from all over the world to English-speaking audiences, stories they would never get to see otherwise (see The Killer, Okko, Toppi's The Collector, and others). When we read French title March of the Crabs by animator Arthur De Pins, we knew right away we had to add it to our list!WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Arthur De Pins' art style is a slick, fun tribute to Art Deco, something rarely seen in comics. The story of a hapless species of crab is an endearing look at one of nature's cruel jokes, but made light by a humorous presentation with likable characters, reminiscent of films like Ice Age and Finding Nemo. WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT: For centuries, the square crab has only been able to move side-to-side in one direction. But some brave crabs decide it's time for revolution! A few of the brave crustaceans in an estuary on the French coastline decide it's time to try and actually turn for once, but what does their evolution revolution mean for the human race? Hardcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Empire of the Crabs!" Story and art by Arthur de. Originally published in French, continue with this second of three volumes of the Eisner Award-nominated adventure from critically acclaimed illustrator and animator Arthur de Pins. It's crabs versus the world after all species evolve...except one: the square crab. It simply cannot change direction, condemned to walk in one straight line forever. But during one seemingly ordinary summer, three square crabs take matters into their own claws and rebel against the straight and narrow path they have been sentenced to, upending the entire ecosystem in the process. Hardcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.
Volume 3 - 1st printing. "The Revolution of the Crabs!" Story and art by Arthur de. The third and final volume of the Eisner Award-nominated adventure from critically acclaimed illustrator and animator Arthur De Pins. When three crabs fight back against evolution and learn to walk forward, not just side-to-side, it's all-out crab war! Those who can change direction face-off against those who cannot, but it may be meaningless against the ultimate enemy: humans. Hardcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.