Jeunes, belles ... et vaches !Jenny, Vicky (les deux pestes top canons) et Karine (la gentille grande bringue) sont de retour ! Au menu de ce troisième album : des coups bas, quelques beaux gars, de la trahison en veux-tu en voilà, bref de l'amour haine et tout le tralala, des oh et des ah et puis aussi un scoop final à en rester baba ! Pas de doute, avec les Nombrils, on ne s'ennuie pas !Après deux tomes remarquables et remarqués, Delaf et Dubuc reviennent avec leurs trois héroïnes super décapantes. À travers leur série hilarante et très méchante, les deux auteurs québécois nous dressent un portrait au vitriol d'une certaine adolescence où tous les coups sont permis. Une série au graphisme moderne et efficace, aux couleurs pétantes et au ton résolument acide où l'on ne prend pas de pincettes pour parler des préoccupations des ados. De plus, en véritables architectes du gag, Delaf et Dubuc nous livrent des histoires piquantes qui, lorsqu'elles sont lues dans la continuité d'un album, révèlent encore plus la richesse de l'univers et l'intelligence avec laquelle les différents éléments sont amenés. La lecture de ce troisième tome ne laissera aucun lecteur indifférent !
The bonds of friendship are unbreakable. No matter what life throws at you, friends will never desert or betray you. At least, that's how it usually goes. But with Jenny and Vicky as her friends, poor Karine is finding a different meaning to the phrase. The two selfish beauties don't like that she's got Dan now. And when they turn on each other over John John, everything seems to break down in the life of the Bellybuttons.
It's Ugly Out There
Author: Maryse Dubuc
Jenny and Vicky are super-cute girls who are willing to do almost anything to be the center of attention--the third wheel of the group is the too-tall, plain Karine, who is in love with Dan and remains oblivious to the nasty tricks her so-called friends are playing on her in order to nip her romance in the bud. Original.
Les liens de l'amitié
Author: Marc Delafontaine, Delaf, Maryse Dubuc
Publisher: Editions Dupuis
Courts récits (une à trois pages) mettant en scène de jeunes filles du secondaire préoccupées avant tout par leur apparence et la chasse aux garçons. -- Graphisme simple, proche de la caricature. Humour stéréotypé et superficiel. [SDM].
Mia & Co Mia & Co
Publisher: Europe Comics
Mia's back! But her gang of friends is changing. Mia's parents sent her to a private school this year to bring her grades up, so her only chance to see her old friends Gauthier, Louka, and Zouzou is playing video games with them after school. There's a new tenant at Wilfried's place, a geek who has an interesting relationship with oven mitts. This year also brings a new challenge for Mia: a fighting-game tournament at the local video game store, with a mysterious new opponent. And there's still that haunted house around the corner...
The Canadian Alternative
Author: Dominick Grace, Eric Hoffman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Contributions by Jordan Bolay, Ian Brodie, Jocelyn Sakal Froese, Dominick Grace, Eric Hoffman, Paddy Johnston, Ivan Kocmarek, Jessica Langston, Judith Leggatt, Daniel Marrone, Mark J. McLaughlin, Joan Ormrod, Laura A. Pearson, Annick Pellegrin, Mihaela Precup, Jason Sacks, and Ruth-Ellen St. Onge This overview of the history of Canadian comics explores acclaimed as well as unfamiliar artists. Contributors look at the myriad ways that English-language, Francophone, Indigenous, and queer Canadian comics and cartoonists pose alternatives to American comics, to dominant perceptions, even to gender and racial categories. In contrast to the United States" melting pot, Canada has been understood to comprise a social, cultural, and ethnic mosaic, with distinct cultural variation as part of its identity. This volume reveals differences that often reflect in highly regional and localized comics such as Paul MacKinnon's Cape Breton'specific Old Trout Funnies, Michel Rabagliati's Montreal-based Paul comics, and Kurt Martell and Christopher Merkley's Thunder Bay'specific zombie apocalypse. The collection also considers some of the conventionally "alternative" cartoonists, namely Seth, Dave Sim, and Chester Brown. It offers alternate views of the diverse and engaging work of two very different Canadian cartoonists who bring their own alternatives into play: Jeff Lemire in his bridging of Canadian/US and mainstream/alternative sensibilities and Nina Bunjevac in her own blending of realism and fantasy as well as of insider/outsider status. Despite an upsurge in research on Canadian comics, there is still remarkably little written about most major and all minor Canadian cartoonists. This volume provides insight into some of the lesser-known Canadian alternatives still awaiting full exploration.
Plain, tall Karine is friends with Jenny and Vicky, the prettiest--but also meanest--girls in school, but when Dan starts taking a liking to Karine instead of her friends, Jenny and Vicky plot to sabotage the relationship.
Three Weeks in Paris
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Legendary storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford presents a spellbinding story of four women transformed by old memories and surprising revelations when they meet again at a school reunion in Paris. As students at the prestigious Anya Sedgwick School of Decorative Arts in Paris, Alexandra Gordon, Kay Lenox, Jessica Pierce, and Maria Franconi share the challenges and excitement of developing their various artistic talents to the fullest under Sedgwick’s caring and demanding guidance. Once best friends, they part enemies, and after graduation go their separate ways, pursuing careers and establishing lives in different corners of the world. Alexandra, a set designer, becomes a leading figure in New York’s theater world. Kay, who marries and moves to Scotland, designs a successful line of clothing. Jessica, an interior designer, makes her home in California, while Maria returns to her native Italy, where she continues to work in her family’s textile business. For each of them, the arrival of an invitation to Paris to celebrate Anya Sedgwick’s eighty-fifth birthday stirs up complicated feelings: Nostalgic memories are colored by poignant regrets, and the reluctance to revisit their own pasts mixes with curiosity about their former friends. It is ultimately their desire to deal with unfinished business that convinces all of them to attend the party. During three eventful weeks in Paris, they visit their old haunts, rekindle ties, and awaken in one another the sense of wonder, adventure, and possibilities they had shared so long ago. Barbara Taylor Bradford has long been recognized as one of today’s finest chroniclers of women’s lives. From her blockbuster debut novel, A Woman of Substance, to her most recent bestseller, The Triumph of Katie Byrne, her books have sold more than 61 million copies worldwide. Three Weeks in Paris is vintage Bradford, filled with the emotional power and captivating plot twists her readers cherish. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Graphic Universe
Twelve-year-old Lou's attempt to play matchmaker for her mother and Richard are foiled by a mandatory visit with her grandmother, which is marked by boredom, Brussel sprouts, and Memaw's own plans for Mom's love life.
Author: Kate Brian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
After the initiation ceremony of Reed's newly created secret society, Noelle has disappeared and the only clue is a mysterious note. Is Reed's behaviour the cause or is there something more sinister happening? With the kidnapper warning of worse things to come if Reed tells anyone of Noelle's abduction, Reed realises it's up to her discover who has taken Noelle and to try and rescue her… before she becomes the next target.
#4 The Perfect Summer
Author: Julien Neel
Publisher: Graphic Universe ™
Meet the new Lou! She's thirteen years old, so it's time to stop mooning over the guy who used to be the guy next door. Instead she's heading for a dreamy seaside village with her friends Mina, Mary Emily, and Karen. Let the boy hunt begin! But the first cute boy she spots is Tristan, the guy next door himself! It's the perfect opportunity to rekindle their romance. So why is Lou giving Tristan the cold shoulder? And why can't Tristan strike up a conversation that doesn't end with his foot in his mouth? It doesn't help that Mary Emily is making the moves on Tristan herself. And things get really messy when Lou's mom shows up with a surprise: Lou's old pal Paul! But Paul is just a friend, nothing more, right?
What Became Of Us
Author: Imogen Parker
Publisher: Random House
In 1982, after finishing their final exams, four girls laze away an idyllic Oxford summer afternoon by the river, drinking champagne and speculating about the future. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, three of them return to their old college for a reunion to honour the memory of their friend Penny. Annie, the one who dreamed of being an actress, has gained nationwide fame in I LOVE ANNIE, her sit com about the trials and tribulations of a single, thirty-something, would-be actress. Ursula, who wanted to be Prime Minister, has a husband, three children and a career as a lawyer. Manon, half French and always a mystery, now works as a hat-check girl in a Soho club. 'We were the tasteless tart, the sexless swot and the femme fatale,' says Annie, 'and Penny was perfect.' But how easy is it to leave behind the labels that once stuck to you? In her scintillating novel, Imogen Parker has, once again, precisely caught the mood of the moment. WHAT BECAME OF US brilliantly pinpoints the hopes of a generation on the brink of a new era.
After his wife's brutal murder, Campbell, a pirate legend, gave up his life on the open seas to raise his two young daughters in peace. But, inevitably, his past eventually catches up with him in the form of Carapepino, a pretentious but clumsy pirate, desperately trying to win favour with the infamous Inferno. For his own sinister reasons, Inferno wants more than anything to get rid of Campbell and his offspring, once and for all. But Campbell and Inferno are bound to each other in ways that those around them would never have guessed...
Author: Joe Hill, Stephen King
Publisher: Harper Collins
Inspired by Richard Matheson's classic "Duel," "Throttle," by Joe Hill and Stephen King, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in the simmering Nevada desert. Their battle is fought out on twenty miles of the most lonely road in the country, a place where the only thing worse than not knowing what you're up against, is slowing down . . .
Author: Julien Neel
Publisher: Usharp Comics