|Now in stock: Toys in the Basement by Stéphane Blanquet|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stephane Blanquet, new releases||5 Nov 2010 6:52 AM|
Just arrived in our warehouse and ready to ship:
32-page full-color 8.5" x 11.25" hardcover • $14.99
With appearances in such anthologies as Zero Zero, Blab! and Kramer's Ergot, Stéphane Blanquet has been delighting and terrifying American readers with his superslick, ultradetailed creepiness.
So it makes perfect sense that his first graphic novel to be published in the U.S. would be... a children's book? Yes indeed.
Our hero, attending a Halloween party in an embarrassing pink bunny costume (he wanted to be a pirate) stumbles across a secret underground society of damaged, forgotten, and pissed-off toys in the basement of his friend's house — including the terrifying Amelia, a towering sentient assemblage of broken toy parts out for revenge!
Imagine Toy Story as reimagined by David Lynch and Charles Burns and you'll have a good idea of what this story is like. And yes, it is for kids!
Bonus Savings: Order Toys in the Basement together with The Littlest Pirate King by David B. and save 20%! That's two new all-ages graphic albums by modern-day French masters at a great discounted price. We'll ship both books once Littlest Pirate King arrives in our warehouse (in about two weeks).