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A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting

Guy Delisle

IN STORES JUNE 2013

MEDITATIONS ON FATHERHOOD FROM THE AUTHOR OF JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY

With A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting, the trademark dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle’s landmark and praised graphic travelogues takes center stage. Quick, light vignettes play on the worries and cares any young parent might have, and offer wry solutions to the petty frustrations of being a dad who works from home.

Readers familiar with Delisle’s stranger-in-a-strange-land technique for storytelling (employed in Jerusalem, Pyongyang, Burma, and Shenzhen) will recognize the titular parent in this book; Delisle’s travelogues were simultaneously portraits of complex places and times, and portraits of a stay-at-home dad’s ever-changing relationship with his children while his wife is out working for Doctors Without Borders. The relationship between young child and all-too-irony-aware parent is beautifully done here, and Delisle’s loose flowing style has been set free, creating a wonderful sense of motion throughout. A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting is an intimate, offbeat look at the joys of parenting.

“In this intimate account of fatherhood, the Quebecois author casts a funny and self-deprecating eye on his own approach to parenting through a series of sharply-observed vignettes.”—Direct Matin

“Unapologetic and totally disingenuous, the User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting is a guilty pleasure that ought to be savored.”—Elle France

Paperback / 6" x 8.5" / Black and white / 192 pages

ISBN: 9781770461178

$12.95 US / $12.95 CDN

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Shenzhen (paperback)

Guy Delisle

IN STORES APRIL 2012

Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle’s observations of life in urban southern China, sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, Delisle skillfully notes the differences between Western and Eastern cultures, while also conveying his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues in the Communist state.

Paperback, B/W

ISBN: 9781770460799

$14.95 US / $14.95 CDN

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Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea (paperback)

Guy Delisle



Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, Guy Delisle's internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel about the "hermit country", was named among the best of the year by Amazon.com, TIME.com, CBC Radio One Talking Books, San Antonio Current, Vancouver Courier, Edmonton Journal, The Comics Journal, Young Adult Library Services Association and the Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association.

"Delisle has drawn an unforgettable picture of Pyongyang."--Time Magazine

"[Delisle] cloaks his tale with a compassionate cynicism that cushions the bleak horrors of this totalitarian Lost In Translation. A-"--Entertainment Weekly

"A graphic novel that is a fascinating and hilarious sketch of [Delisle's] time in the country."--Time

"Books like Persepolis--as well as Sacco's Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde and Guy Delisle's Pyongyang--are held up not only as great literature but also as instructive guides to global combat zones."--Newsweek

"Full of wry detail, humour and pathos..."--Maclean's

"Pyongyang is a fascinating, even important document. Its simple yet highly evocative artwork brings us a kind of photo-reportage from a country where photography is restricted, journalists are barred and visitors in general are discouraged...Prevented from being a travelogue in the traditional sense, Pyongyang instead functions as a portrait of society in denial."--The Guardian [UK]

ISBN: 9781897299210

$14.95 US / $14.95 CDN

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Burma Chronicles

Guy Delisle

September 2010

The Popular Travelogue now in Paperback

From the author of Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China, is Burma Chronicles, an informative look at a country that uses concealment and isolation as social control. It is drawn with Delisle�s minimal line while interspersed with wordless vignettes and moments of his distinctive slapstick humor.

Paperback, 6.25 x 8.5 inches, black and white, 240 pages

ISBN: 9781770460256

$16.95 US / $16.95 CDN

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Burma Chronicles

Guy Delisle

After developing his acclaimed style of firsthand reporting with his bestselling graphic novels Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China, Guy Delisle is back with Burma Chronicles. In this country notorious for its use of concealment and isolation as social control-where scissor-wielding censors monitor the papers, the leader of the opposition has spent twelve of the past eighteen years under house arrest, insurgent-controlled regions are effectively cut off from the world, and rumor is the most reliable source of current information-he turns his gaze to the everyday for a sense of the big picture.

Delisle's deft and recognizable renderings take note of almsgiving rituals, daylong power outages, and rampant heroin use in outlying regions, in this place where catastrophic mismanagement and iron-handed rule come up against profound resilience of spirit, expatriate life ambles along, and nongovernmental organizations struggle with the risk of co-option by the military junta. Burma Chronicles is drawn with a minimal line, and interspersed with wordless vignettes and moments of Delisle's distinctive slapstick humor.

Hardcover, 208 pages.

ISBN: 9781897299500

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City

Guy Delisle

IN STORES APRIL 2012

2012 Fauve d’Or at the Festival Intl de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême

"Neither Jewish nor Arab, Delisle explores Jerusalem and is able to observe this strange world with candidness and humor...But most of all, those stories convey what life in East Jerusalem is about for an expatriate."–Haaretz

"Engaging...[ Delisle] highlights the very complex lives of Israelis, Palestinians, and foreign residents." -Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Acclaimed graphic memoirist Guy Delisle returns with his strongest work yet—a thoughtful and moving travelogue about life in the Holy City.

Guy Delisle expertly lays the groundwork for a cultural road map of contemporary Jerusalem, utilizing the classic stranger in a strange land point of view that made his other books, pyongyang, shenzhen, and burma chronicles required reading for understanding what daily life is like in cities few are able to travel to. In jerusalem: chronicles from the holy city, Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays.

When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle’s drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and drawing everything. Jerusalem showcases once more Delisle’s mastery of the travelogue.


ISBN: 9781770460713

$24.95 US / $24.95 CDN

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Aline & the Others

Guy Delisle



Women literally lose their heads as they swap limbs and lovers in Aline and the others, a collection of 26 sublimely perverse wordless strips by Guy Delisle, best known for his internationally successful books from D+Q, Pyongyang and Shenzhen. Arranged alphabetically, the strips are named after their 26 vivacious female protagonists who stretch, shrink, disappear into one another's orifices and jump off the page in stories that are as hilarious as they are utterly bizarre, dynamically brought to life by Delisle's skillful hand as an animator.

72 pages, softcover.

ISBN: 9781897299128

$9.95 US / $9.95 CDN

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Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China

Guy Delisle

Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle's observations of life in a cold urban city in southern China that is sealed off by electric fences and armed guards from the rest of the country. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, Delisle is quick to find the humor and point out the differences between Western and Eastern cultures. Yet he never forgets to relay his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues by virtue of living in a Communist state.



ISBN: 9781894937795

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea (hardcover)

Guy Delisle

"Guy Delisle is a wry 37-year-old French Canadian cartoonist whose work for a French animation studio requires him to oversee production at various Pacific Rim studios on the grim frontiers of free trade. His employer puts him up for months at a time in 'cold and soulless' hotel rooms where he suffers the usual maladies of the long-term boarder: cultural and linguistic alienation, boredom, and cravings for Western food and real coffee. Delisle depicts these sojourns into the heart of isolation in [the] brilliant graphic novel, Pyongyang..." --Foreign Affairs


Famously referred to as an "Axis-of-Evil" country, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. A series of manmade and natural catastrophes have also left it one of the poorest. When the fortress-like country recently opened the door a crack to foreign investment, cartoonist Guy Delisle found himself in its capital of Pyongyang on a work visa for a French film animation company, becoming one of the few Westerners to witness current conditions in the surreal showcase city.

Armed with a smuggled radio and a copy of 1984, Delisle could only explore Pyongyang and its countryside while chaperoned by his translator and a guide. But among the statues, portraits and propaganda of leaders Kim Il-Sung and his son Kim Jong-Il--the world's only Communist dynasty--Delisle was able to observe more than was intended of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered. His astute and wry musings on life in the austere and grim regime form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. Pyongyang is an informative, personal, and accessible look at an enigmatic country.

180-page hardcover.

ISBN: 9781896597898

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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