Fanfare/Ponent Mon at APE

After an enjoyable and successful first showing at SPX in Bethesda, MD last month, Fanfare / Ponent Mon are bringing their boutique publishing range to the West Coast. If you are attending APE this weekend in San Francisco please come and see our quality range of titles displayed on table #232 at this much loved event.

We shall be previewing two soon-to-be-released titles, with a limited quantity available at the show for purchase (see picture):

Years of the Elephant by acclaimed Belgian artist Willy Linthout is the touching autobiographical exploration of his son’s suicide, a moving story made all the more powerful by Linthout’s use of pencils sans both color and inks. A much talked about book at SPX so come and see why.

Renowned Japanese manga creator Jiro Taniguchi’s A Distant Neighborhood #2 is the haunting conclusion to middle-aged businessman Nakahara’s reliving of his childhood as himself only with his elderly thoughts and experiences left intact.

Both titles exemplify the quality graphic storytelling that is the hallmark of Fanfare/Ponent Mon, whose much-lauded The Summit of the Gods, Volume 1 and A Distant Neighborhood #1 by aforementioned Jiro Taniguchi premiered at San Diego this year and will also be available at APE.

Disappearance Diary by Hideo Azuma joined Fanfare / Ponent Mon’s swelling ranks of nominated titles with two Ignatz nominations at SPX for “Outstanding Graphic Novel” (as pictured) and “Outstanding Story”. Voted Best Graphic Novel of 2008 by New York Magazine and listed on Publisher’s Weekly’s Top 10 Manga, 2008, Hideo Azuma’s Disappearance Diary is the stark, sometimes humorous, oftentimes raw, memoir of his life on the streets after abruptly leaving the spotlight of successful manga artist. If you haven’t already read or covered this book then now is the time for you to do so.

The table will also feature the Prize Draw to chose one lucky winner of 4 of our books and lots of beautiful giveaways for the attendees. So please make sure you drop by if you are lucky enough to be there :>) If not then our next trans-Atlantic foray is not until MoCCA 2010 which, this coming year, is in April.