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The Lyrical Comics of Dillies Set
The Lyrical Comics of Dillies Set

The Lyrical Comics of Dillies Set

Including Abelard, Bubbles & Gondola, Betty Blues


288 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $49.95 (US $49.95) (CA $66.95)

Publication Date: July 2017

ISBN 9781681121062

Rights: WOR X UK

NBM Publishing (Jul 2017)

Price: $49.95


The bittersweet "funny animal" comics of French master comic artist Dillies are collected here in one specially priced set. From Abelard, a love struck little chick who'll go to the end of the world to catch the moon for his beloved, to Bubbles & Gondola, with Charlie the mouse battling a case of writer's block, to Betty Blues, about a hard-bitten jazz trumpeter duck and the gorgeous floozy he loses to his music—these are fairytales for adults with the surrealist charm of Herriman's Krazy Kat.


"Its bittersweet tale of how one life can deeply touch another is meant for burgeoning existentialists and those who wish to see what comics are capable of through the prism of an idiosyncratic philosophy." —Booklist

"Recommended for those who think talking animals don't always have to just be funny animals." —Seattle Post Intelligencer

Author Biography

Born in 1972 in Lille, France, Renaud Dillies went to the famous St. Luc School of Art in Tournai, Belgium where many cartoonists studied. He recently won the Best First Album Award at the Angouleme Comics Festival, France's highest set of awards for comics.