As reported in PW Comics Week, one of the famed masters of international comics is finally getting an American edition: the great Jacques Tardi:
All that is changing this summer as Fantagraphics is launching an ongoing hardcover series of Tardi’s graphic novels. The first two releases this August will be West Coast Blues (Le petit bleu de la Côte Ouest), a hard-boiled crime thriller adapted by Tardi from the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette, and You Are Here (Ici même), a satirical, surreal story about a man who lives on a wall, written for Tardi by Barbarella creator Jean-Claude Forest. The line continues in Spring 2010 with the release of It Was the War of the Trenches, a grueling story set in World War I.
Fantastic news, as most English language Tardi has been out of print for years and years, or was published by now defunct publishers (iBooks.)