If you have never seen any of Fanfare/Ponent Mon’s books, you are missing out on some of the best comics being published today. Seriously. They publish some of the most intelligent/riveting manga available in English — by Jiro Taniguchi and Hideo Azuma among others — , and at NYCC they’ll debut an award winning European GN which you can preview here.
Fanfare / Ponent Mon debuts their latest release for 2009 at New York Comic-Con! “My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill” by Jean Regnaud and Émile Bravo will be available for sale at Fanfare / Ponent Mon (Booth 2347), as well as previews of the rest of the exciting new titles that are on the schedule for 2009.
Fanfare’s edition of “My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill” is the first English edition of this award-winning French graphic novel. Printed in glorious full-color in a hardcover edition, this story is a touching remembrance of a 5-year old growing up in rural France in the 1970’s. Jean lives with his father, his younger brother and his nanny. As he starts school, he’s troubled by a mystery: Where is his mommy?
As the adults around him avoid his questions, his neighbor shares a secret. She gives him postcards written to him from his mother, all sent from exotic and far-flung destinations.
This book is suitable for readers age 10 and up, as well as grown-up readers who will be charmed by its slice-of-life storytelling and distinctive artwork.
“My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill” has already earned these prestigious awards:
Essentials Award winner, 35th Angoulême International Comics Festival, 2008
Tam Tam Award 2008, Salon du Livres et de la Presse Jeunesse
Émile Bravo was also a 2008 Eisner Award Nominee for his short story, “Young Americans” in Mome 8 from Fantagraphics
Drop by the Fanfare / Ponent Mon booth at New York Comic-Con and pick up copies of some of our recent award-winning and critically acclaimed releases, including
– Disappearance Diary by Hideo Azuma
– Quest for the Missing Girl by Jiro Taniguchi
– Japan as Seen by 17 Creators
– The Walking Man by Jiro Taniguchi
You’ll also be able to preview some of the 2009 releases that are in the works, including:
– A Distant Neighborhood by Jiro Taniguchi
– Summit of the Gods by Jiro Taniguchi
– Korea as Seen by 12 Creators
– Years of the Elephant by Willy Linthout
– Spanish language editions