SelfMadeHero has announced six graphic novels for Spring 2019 release.
Lomax: Collectors of Folk Songs by Frantz Duchazeau will release on March 26. In 1933, folklorists John and Alan Lomax, a father and son team, visited the southern U.S. searching for folk music. They found blusemen Moddy Waters and Son House, and Lead Belly. They searched plantations, churches, and penitentiaries to find the raw authentic sound of American folk music and record it. The 120-page, black and white paperback has an MSRP of $19.99.
Blossoms in Autumn
is written by Zidrou, with art by Aimee de Johgh. Ulysses, a lonely 59-year-old widower, meets Mrs. Solenza, a former model, and lightening strikes. What’s it like to fall in love later in life? The 144-page, full color graphic novel will release on March 26. MSRP is $24.99.
Guantanamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani
is written by Jerome Tubiana, with art by Alexandre Franc. It follows the story of Mohammed El-Gorani, a 14-year-old who is detained during a raid on a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. He is beaten and interrogated, and then sold to the American government as a member of Al-Qaida, even though he’s never even heard of the group, or Osama Bin Laden. He is shipped to Guantanamo with no idea why he is there. The 168-page black and white graphic novel has an MSRP of $24.99. Release is set for March 26.
Memoirs of a Book Thief
is written by Alessandro Tota, with illustration by Pierre Van Hove. Daniel Brodin is a lot of things, a bibliophile, a book thief, and a struggling poet. One night at Café Serbier, the home of the Parisian literati in the 1950s, someone suggests letting an unknown poet present a piece. Brodin volunteers, and then recites an obscure Italian verse he knows no one will know. He’s right, and he is suddenly the toast of the Parisian avant-garde crowd. But he’s also a plagiarist. The 176-page back and white hardcover has an MSRP of $24.99. Release is planned for April 30.
is written by Lewis Trondheim, and illustrated by Stephane Oiry. Maggy Garrisson has just landed a secretarial job with a private detective. In the first week, he’s beaten to a pulp and asks Maggy to retrieve his wallet. Maggy is suddenly thrown into an underworld of corrupt cops, criminals, and crooked businessmen. The 152-page paperback has an MSRP of $24.99. The book releases on April 30.
Art Masters: Basquiat
is written by Julian Voloj, and illustrated by Soren Glosimodt Mosdal. Jean-Michael helped define the New York art scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The book covers his life and art, from graffiti projects, his relationship with Andy Warhol and the tragic substance abuse that would end his life. The 136-page paperback has an MSRP of $19.99. Release is set for May 28.