Con jobs: Fanfare/Ponent Mon

In my ongoing effort to shamelessly favor nouvelle manga specialist Fanfare/Ponent Mon, I will share with you the publisher’s press release on its plans for the upcoming New York Comic-Con. If you attend the con, do yourself a favor and stop by Booth 2347 to browse and buy some really beautiful, unusual graphic novels. Or, y’know, don’t, and live forever with the nagging uncertainty of what might have been.

The release is after the cut.

BOOTH 2347 AT New York Comic-Con, Jacob K. Javits Center
FEBRUARY 6 – 8 2009

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.

Get a taste of this touching and memorable book here: 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

ISBN 978-84-96427-85-3
Hardcover, 120 full color pages
retail: $25.00
On sale in April 2009, and available for order now:
Diamond Comics Distributors, Previews code JAN094222 ( / 800-45-COMICS)
NEW! Midpoint Trade Books ( / 212-727-0190)

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 Viewed 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

3 Responses to Con jobs: Fanfare/Ponent Mon

  1. Chloe says:

    “My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill” has already earned these prestigious awards:

    Something about this phrasing strikes me as slightly off, but I’m not quite sure what.. Also good lord I want myself a copy of Korea as Seen by 12 Creators.

  2. Trevor N. says:

    It’s disappointing that there’s no mention of Awabi.

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