Green Hand and Other Stories HC (2017 New York Review Comic) comic books 2016-2018
1st printing. Written by Nicole Claveloux and Donald Nicholson Smith. Art and cover by Nicole Claveloux. Nicole Claveloux's short stories, originally published in the late 1970s and never before collected in English, are among the most beautiful comics ever created: whimsical, intoxicating, with the freshness and splendor of dreams. In hallucinatory color or elegant black-and-white, she brings us into lands that are very different from our own but oddly recognizable. They are lands filled with murderous grandmothers and lonely city dwellers, bad-tempered vegetables and walls that are surprisingly easy to fall through, lands in which the very air seems alive and capable of telling you a dirty joke (or the meaning of life). This new collection is the perfect introduction to the work of an unforgettable, unjustly neglected master of French comics. Hardcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 108 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $24.95.