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The Littlest Pirate King

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Author: David B.; adapted from the story by Pierre Mac Orlan
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11.25"
Colors: full color
Year: 2010
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-403-0
Additional Details: original French title: Le roi rose

Price: $16.99


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Eisner Award Nominee Seal2011 Eisner Award Nominee: Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Ranked #1 on Comics-and-More's Top 20 Comics of 2010

Ranked #4 on Joshua Malbin's Best Comics of 2010

Named one of The Best Comics Published in the U.S. in 2010 — Alternatives and Classics by Ambrosia (Brazil)

For decades they have roamed the seas, this shipload of undead pirates. They are desperate to die, but every time they try to dash their ship to splinters and end their miserable existence, a malevolent God scoops them out of danger. And so they have no choice but to continue to sail the seas, looting and killing.

Until one day, having exterminated yet another ship of the living, they come across a little pink baby. Adopting him as their mascot and dubbing him their "Littlest King," they continue their journeys. But eventually the King begins to grow up...

Adapted by David B., the acclaimed creator of Epileptic, from a short story by Pierre Mac Orlan (which was published decades before the release of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, thank you very much), The Littlest Pirate King is David B.'s first full-color graphic novel to be released in English, and his vivid palette combines with his stunningly elegant graphics to create a magical yarn that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

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"David B.’s swirly touches and jolting figures have the unnerving quality of a not-quite nightmare, and the sometimes frank bloodiness and scary passages are probably right in line with the reality of kids’ unwhitewashed imaginations. What’s most refreshing is how well this maintains a sense of subversiveness while ending on an oddly touching, though definitely vexing, note." – Ian Chipman, Booklist

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