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Adam Sarlech : A Trilogy
Story & Art by Frederic Bezian
An engrossing universe awaits the reader who dares go past the first page of this off kilter gothic saga, populated with a rich assortment of bizarre characters and haunting plots. Hints of Lovecraft and Poe abound as hidden secrets, the occult, succubi, spiritual séances, and repressed urges are interwoven in Frédéric Bézian's award-winning literary and spectacularly dark fantasy.
Quick facts about Adam Sarlech : A Trilogy:
• French creator Frédéric Bézian has written and drawn over 14 graphic novels for Delcourt, Dargaud, Glenat, and many others.
• Bézian drew Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar's Dungeon: Monsters: My Son the Killer (NBM).
• Perfect for fans of Turn of the Screw by Henry James, the work of Neil Gaiman, Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy and all dark, gothic fantasy.
• Winner of the Angouleme Grand Prix Award
Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Adam Sarlech : A Trilogy. Click the picture to choose your resolution.
Adam Sarlech : A Trilogy arrives in stores May 11, 2016 with an MSRP of $34.95/£26.99
Story by Alexandro Jodorowsky, Art by Fred Beltran
On Megalex, the city-planet, the laws of nature are prohibited. The tyrannical order reigns over a renewed population controlled by genetic manipulation. Due to the repeated attacks of the neighboring forest, primitive and impenetrable, the urbanized system in command allowed an 'anomaly,' a clone policeman nearly 10 ft tall, to escape. Guided by Adama, one of the rebels fighting for their freedom, the gentle giant manages to join the camp of the 'objectors' and help them go up against the evil powers of Megalex.
Quick facts about Megalex:
• Includes an afterword by comics journalist Phillipe Peter.
• Artist Fred Beltran uses both hand-drawn and computer-generated illustrations in this series.
• Like The Incal and The Metabarons, Megalex is also set in the same space opera fictional universe known as the "Jodoverse," in which most of Alexandro Jodorowsky-created science fiction comics take place.
Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Megalex. Click the picture to choose your resolution.
Megalex arrives in stores May 17, 2016 with an MSRP of $29.95/£19.99
Mœbius May Contest
It's Mœbius May and what better way to celebrate the art of the master than by sharing your own art inspired by Mœbius? Humanoids is celebrating his legacy all through May and we want you to join in… and WIN! We'll be awarding the top selected submissions with Moebius Art books not typically available in the US. Humanoids will also be displaying our favorites in a gallery at the Humanoids Booth at San Diego Comic Con International 2016!
Pencil, Ink, Paint, Photography, Words… whatever your medium, we want to see your take on Mœbius. Your version of his famous panels, art, characters, stories, this is your chance to show us your Mœbius inspired art!
How To Enter:
Just like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook differ from each other, so will be your ability to enter the contest. If you're entering on Instagram, show us your art skills and demonstrate how Mœbius has inspired you. Not good with a pen? That's fine; tweet us (@Humanoids) what Mœbius means to you - words, poems, and even haiku are encouraged! Need more than one image or 140 characters, enter on Facebook with a movie poster, story, comic strip etc.
You can submit beginning Thursday, May 5th through midnight Monday, May 30th! Post and tag your submission #moebiusmay to @humanoidsinc on TWITTER or INSTAGRAM. Post it on our Facebook (HumanoidsInc) wall or you can send your submission directly to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions will be narrowed down to a final round of nominees and then it's up to the fans to decide the final winner in each category! The top three submissions, as voted by you, the fans, will be selected to win a copy of the Moebius Coffee Table books: Mœbius Œuvres - Coffret: Arzach & Les Vacances du major Classique or Mœbius Œuvres - Coffret: Le Garage hermétique + L'Homme du Ciguri as well as award-winning Madwoman of the Sacred Heart and The Eyes of the Cat: Yellow Edition.
Get creating and show us your best Mœbius! Submission guidelines below.
Important Dates and Info:
Submission Date Range: May 5th to May 30th, 2016.
Finalists Announced: June 1st, 2016
Voting: June 1st-June 6th, 2016
Winners Announced: June 7th, 2016
Mœbius Œuvres - Coffret: Arzach & Les Vacances du major Classique
Mœbius Œuvres - Coffret: Le Garage hermétique + L'Homme du Ciguri.
The Incal #4 : What is Above - Coffee Table Book
The Incal #5 : The Fifth Essence Part One: The Dreaming Galaxy - Coffee Table Book
The Incal #6 : The Fifth Essence Part Two: Planet DiFool - Coffee Table Book
Official Contest Rules: Click Here
We often show comparisons between the uncolored versions of a page and the final colored page as it appears in the book. KOMA is a bit special as it actually had a black & white only edition released in France many years ago. Below are several composite pages (The text has been made to reflect the English language edition) from that original black and white edition alongside their counterparts from the upcoming release of KOMA that arrives in Comic Shops and Bookstores on May 11/17!
Story by Pierre Wazem, Art by Frederik Peeters
Addidas is a bright and quirky young girl who spends most of her time helping her widowed father in his job as a chimney sweep. When Addidas ventures too far into a chimney, she encounters a bizarre new friend and in the process destabilizes a long-established system. From prolific independent European creators Wazem and Peeters comes a touching and existential story that balances its fantastical elements with poignant and realistic themes.
Quick facts about KOMA:
• Pierre Wazem and Frederik Peeters are renowned Swiss graphic novelists who have won multiple European comics industry awards
• Frederik Peeters was nominated for an Eisner in 2009
• Pierre Wazem received the Töpffer Prize in 1998, Frederic Peeters in 2010.
• Frederick Peeters autobiographical graphic novel, Blue Pills, received the Polish Jury Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival where it was also nominated for Best Book.
• Frederik Peeters has received five nominations in the Best Book category at Angoulême. In 2013, he won the Best Series prize for the first two volumes of Aama.
• Frederik Peeters won the Premios La Cárcel de Papel in Spain for Best Foreign Comic for Blue Pills.
Available below is the desktop wallpaper of KOMA. Click the picture to choose your resolution.
KOMA arrives in stores May 11, 2016 with an MSRP of $19.95/£13.99
Wednesday sees the arrival of three releases. One new to our catalog (Marshals), one new to hardcover (Elias The Cursed), and a reprint of classic (Before The Incal). All are available for purchase wherever Humanoids titles are carried.
Check out the pictures below.
Marshals arrives in comic shops on April 27 featuring art from Jean-Florian Tello, Ruiz Velasco, and Tirso. This steampunk style story blends samurai swordplay and police procedural elements into a sci-fi adventure from Denis-Pierre Filippi!
Below are several penciled pages compared to their final page as they appear in the book. As you can see, even at this stage of design, things such as panel layouts and even characters in a panel can change before a release.