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Cover art by Enki Bilal

Touting it as “the first truly international graphic novel”, Humanoids announced a brand new anthology named The Tipping Point, due out January 2016. Featuring 13 creators from 3 continents and simultaneously published in 4 countries, it’s hard to contest their claim and I gotta tell you, I’m still picking my jaw up off the floor with this list. With names like Naoki Urasawa, Frederik Peeters, Boulet, Paul Pope, Taiyô Matsumoto, Bastien Vivès, and more – good luck not picking this up.

This highly original anthology allows some of the world’s greatest sequential artists to explore the key moment when a clear-cut split occurs, a mutation, a personal revolt or a large-scale revolution that tips us from one world into another, from one life to an entirely new one:The Tipping Point.
From slice-of-life tales and science-fiction adventures, to amusing asides and fantastical fables, witness these major changes and evolution through the eyes of 13 visionaries from the worlds of manga, bande dessinée, and comics. Each of them has written and drawn an original story, and taken a personal approach to the theme of “the tipping point.” The anthology is by turns, humorous, moving, perplexing, horrifying, pensive, uplifting, and hopeful.

Boulet

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Bob Fingerman

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Emmanuel Lepage

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Paul Pope

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Eddie Campbell

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Atsushi Kaneko

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Taiyô Matsumoto

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Katsuya Terada

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Bastien Vivès

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John Cassaday

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Keiichi Koike

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Frederik Peeters

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Naoki Urasawa

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The Tipping Point will be released in two separate editions:

  • A Hardcover Trade Edition (8.3in x 11in/275mm x 210mm, 132pp), MSRP/RRP $29.95/£20.99.
  • An Ultra-Deluxe Edition (8.3in x 11in/275mm x 210mm, 132pp), MSRP/RRP $499/£349. This edition comes in a slipcase, is printed on luxurious 150gsm paper, includes 14 individually signed bookplates, and is limited and numbered to just 100 copies. A unique opportunity to own a ground-breaking piece of comics art.

Both English-language editions will be released in the US and the UK in January 2016. French and Japanese editions to be released in their respective territories.

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