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Get a Life

Dupuy & Berberian

A celebration of the sophistication, wit, and charm found only in the singular collaboration of a French cartooning team.

For twenty years, French cartoonists Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian
have collaborated on every aspect �sharing both the writing and drawing� of their highly acclaimed Mr. Jean short stories, creating one of the most endearing, clever, and readable series in contemporary French comics. Their award-winning, critically acclaimed series has sold more than120,000 copies in France and has won one of comics� most coveted awards, the prestigious Angoul�me Alph-Art Award for the Best Book of the Year.

Get a Life is a collection of the early Mr. Jean stories where the reader is introduced to the life of the titular character, a laconic, single Parisian male struggling through the usual calamities of life: bachelorhood in his twenties and early thirties and the impending responsibilities of marriage, kids, and deadlines for his publisher. Mr. Jean is a typical everyman � a scholar who fancies himself a man of letters, a nostalgist whose memories carry a weight few can understand, a lover whose heart knows the greatest of burdens. Melancholic yet joyful reflections on past loves, favorite authors, marriage, and fatherhood are laid out in a breezy, comic style.

ISBN: 9781896597799

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Maybe Later

Dupuy & Berberian

An inside look at France's superstar cartooning team

Maybe Later sees Dupuy & Berberian working separately for the first time, each cartoonist taking turns to tell the behind-the-scenes "making of" their bestselling Mr. Jean series. In fluid black-and-white, with hilariously paranoid digressions and surreal dream sequences, Maybe Later is a record of their unique artistic partnership, midlife and its demons, the stress of deadlines, and the friends and colleagues who help and goad along the way. Above all, it's about the creative process, with aliens, pawns, and deflated superheroes battling procrastination and self-doubt in defense of the simple pleasure of telling stories through pictures.

Maybe Later is a rare opportunity to discover each of the artists in his own right. And for newcomers, it's a superb introduction to the quiet wit, brilliant narrative style, and refined visual language of the Mr .Jean stories, the first three short stories are collected in D+Q's Get a Life.


ISBN: 9781896597218

$16.95 US / $16.95 CDN

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