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    The Boys of Sheriff Street (Dover Graphic Novels) Paperback – July 20, 2016
by Jerome Charyn (Author), Jacques de Loustal (Author)

With its moody, atmospheric images of New York City's underworld during the 1930s, this graphic novel conjures up the timeless allure of film noir. Twin brothers Max and Morris, rivals for the love of a savage beauty, conduct a gangland war amid the Lower East Side's tenements and wharfs. Features a new English translation by the author, "a contemporary American Balzac." — New York Newsday. Contains adult material.

Called "a contemporary American Balzac" by New York Newsday, Jerome Charyn is the author of thirty novels, three memoirs, eight graphic novels, and other acclaimed works. Two of his memoirs were named New York Times Book of the Year, he has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1983. Charyn has also received the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has been named Commander of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Minister of Culture.

Parisian Jacques de Loustal began his career as an illustrator of comic books in the late 1970s. His short comics appeared in the Franco-Belgian magazines Métal Hurlant, Pilote, Nitro, Chic, and Zoulou. Noted for a painterly style in the tradition of David Hockney, Loustal has contributed to the magazine À Suivre, for which he created Coeurs de Sable, Barney et la Note Bleue, Un Jeune Homme Romantique, and Kid Congo.

Product Details
Series: Dover Graphic Novels
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486807096
ISBN-13: 978-0486807096
ISBN 9780486807096

Barney and the Blue Note / Loustal-Paringaux ; translated by Frieda Leia Jacobowitz translation edited by Kim Thompson. -- Rijperman; distribution, Fantagraphics Books,1988. -- 86 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. (out of print)

isbn 907211812X

1. Jazz musicians--Comic books, strips, etc. I. Loustal,
Series : Paul Rijperman comics.

cover and advertising. in The comics journal; 131, september 1989

"Barney and the Blue Note - a new landmark in the art of the comic strip"

Loustal-Paringaux presents an underground graphic novel with the usual bigtown stuff - Jazz, women, and cars. 87 pages in color illustration. Soft cover book. 

Availability: This title is out of print. Although it is no longer available from the publisher.

By the late 1980s the masterworks of both European and Japanese crime comics had begun to be published in the USA by Catalan Communications in New York City, (no longer in business, alas). It was Catalan first, and later Fantagraphics of Seattle, who would provide an American audience with the graphic novels of Munoz and Sampayo. It would be Catalan as well who would first publish the two most gorgeous color artists in the history of noir comics, the Frenchman, Jacques Loustal, and the Italian, Lorenzo Mattoti. Loustal's Love Shots, and Mattoti's Fires are two authentic masterworks of the postmodern noir comics movement.

New York, Miami / [illustrated by] Jacques deLoustal ; [stories by] Philippe Paringaux ; translated by Elizabeth Bell. -- New York : Catalan Communications, 1990. -- 64 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm. [ out of print] $11.95, Adult Graphic novel. Oversize pictorial wrappers. Fine
ISBN: 0874160731
ISBN-13: 9780874160734

In this collection of short stories, the creators of LOVE SHOTS perform their jaded ventriloquy on a new assortment of American losers, and a few from other continents as well. From Death Row in the Mississippi Delta to New York's backstage groupie scene, the imagery shunts from eye-level subjective focus to the remorseless leer of the hidden camera. The lighting trips brusquely with each vignette, enveloping us in the indoor cloudiness of cheap hotel rooms, Africa's immemorial starlight, the incandescent ghetto. Illuminated by the glare is a portrait gallery of the used, the useless, the unchosen, the stooge, as the authors split the spectrum of human desolation. Often we find ourselves eavesdropping at the endpoint of some inevitability too dreary to be called fate: the moment our subject ,catches on.,, The spare text of inner emptiness contrasts painfully with the overwhelming visuals, resulting in a sort of high-decibel understatement that is the Loustal/Paringaux genius. ....comics of unusual literary artifice and sensitivity.. inventive and beautifully executed drawing styles...(Publishers Weekly)

In such previous collections as Love Shots, Loustal's illustrational gifts, in combination with Paringaux's fixation on lower-class squalor and upper-class decadence, produced a vision of America influenced by detective movies and crime journalism. The two Frenchmen again offer comics of unusual literary artifice and sensitivity with this new volume that continues to present oddly affecting extracts from the lives of their eccentric and convincing characters: the deluded rock groupie of "Miss Fan USA"; the mordantly witty-and stylishly rendered-sexual encounter of "The Question"; or the noirish male lovers of "Marcello" and their amusing and violent partnership. The drawing styles, inventive and beautifully executed, vary between stories, changing the mood of each. The collaborators' fascination with black American life, not always successfully utilized here, is best interpreted in "La Vie En Blues," where their ability to create lyrical period pieces captures both the blues sensibility and the gritty mythologies of 1940s urban black life. (May)
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY/ APRIL 13, I990, Vol. 237 Issue 15, p60, 2p by Kaganoff, P.
Reviews the graphic novel `New York/Miami 90,' by P. Paringaux, translated by E. Bell, illustrated by J. Loustal. ISSN:0000-0019

Hearts of Sand / Loustal & Paringaux ; transl. [from the French] by Elizabeth Bell ; [ed. by Bernd Metz]. - New York : Catalan, 1991. - 64 p. : gekleurde ill. ; 30 cm  Trans.: Coeurs de sable. - Tournai : Casterman, 1985.
ISBN 0-874161347
ISBN-13: 9780874161342

Publishers Weekly:
Paringaux and de Loustal ( Love Shots ) are neatly matched collaborators. The interconnections between words and pictures are so well established that it is impossible to just look at the images or read the text. De Loustal draws in the tradition of early 20th-century European artists, de Chirico and Picasso in particular. Paringaux's story recalls modernist French cinema: lots of smoking, sweating and sex, and against the clear-cut happy-ending tradition (not to mention the heterosexual tradition) many Americans are accustomed to in popular fiction. The story involves an American tennis player named Baby and three people who are attracted to her: her German chaperone, Eva; a French soldier named Robert; and an Arab who kidnaps Baby out of love. Baby spends the bulk of the story being passive while others take control of her actions. Eva and Robert appear to be stereotypes--she, the classic lesbian bitch, he, the brave male hero--but Paringaux turns the images on their ear. Eva receives no comeuppance for not being a ``proper'' woman, and Robert is an ineffectual drunkard with delusions of chivalry. A fine work from two prime French talents. (May)
Publishers Weekly, 3/22/91, Vol. 238 Issue 14, p76, 1/6p by Kaganoff, P.Reviews the novel `Hearts of Sand,` by Philippe Paringuax, illustrated by Jacques de Loustal. ISSN: 0000-0019

Library Journal:
Paringaux's scripts combine the best elements of French modernist literature and film, and de Loustal unites Giorgio de Chirico's reverberating emptiness and Picassoesque faces. This story-involving a cosmopolitan cast and a bizarre love triangle-ridicules romance/adventure conventions with deep character insights: (Their other work includes Love Shots and Barney d the Blue Note.)
Library Journal, 6/1/91, Vol. 116 Issue 10, p134, 1p, 2 bw by DeCandido, K.R.A.
Reviews several comic books which are becoming a mainstream presence in popular culture. Includes `The Complete Crumb Comics,' by R. Crumb; `Love That Bunch,' by Aline Kominsky-Crumb; `Hearts of Sand,' by Philippe Paringaux and Jacques de Loustal; ISSN 0363-0277



Java in the Shadow of Merapi / Loustal ; text and interview Jean-Luc Coatalem ; [transl. from the French: Julie Harris]. - 1st ed. - Amsterdam : Publisher: Oog & Blik  Oog & Blik, 1996. - [64] p. ; 31 cm  Oorspr. Franse uitg.: Paris : Desbois, cop. April 1996 . ISBN 90-73221-46-3 (hardcover)

Invited to Indonesia by the French Institutes for several weeks to present his work in serigraphy, Loustal decided to transform his trip into a work which would combine sketches, watercolors, and paintings. In Java, in the jam-packed markets of Yogyakarta, he says his first strong image was one of two black monitor lizards fighting over a dead fish in a basin. He is also known for his Japanese exercises, drawn each morning of the Merapi volcano, Java's enfant terrible - the glowing clouds and gushing lava which transforms the landscape, the mood of the rice fields. 


What he expected of her.
by Jacques de Loustal 
A collection of beautiful, atmospheric drawings by the famous French author Jacques de Loustal. Limited to 1,000. English text. (ISBN 90-5492-238) 
HardCopy, 7x10, 64pg, Cover price $19.99, Publisher: Oog & Blik, Amsterdam, 2002, Translated by Linda Cook

Little Lit: Strange Stories for Strange Kids
Art Spiegelman (Editor) Francoise Mouly (Editor)

Retail Price: $19.95
Format: Hardcover, 64pp.
ISBN: 0060286261
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Pub. Date: September 2001
Recommend Age Range: 6
sales rank: 41,892

The Barnes & Noble Review  
It's often bizarre, usually weird, occasionally creepy, and always fun. It's Little Lit: Strange Stories for Strange Kids, the second book in the quirky series that began with Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies. With a roster of writers and illustrators that reads like a who's who of children's lit, this offbeat collection of stories and activities is as eye-catching as it is thought-provoking. 

Marc Rosenthal offers an assortment of goofy jokes sure to tickle juvenile funny bones, while Paul Auster and Jacques De Loustal get serious with their tale about one man's experience when he steps -- quite literally -- outside himself. Francois Roca offers a picture of a cityscape in which at least 22 things seem oddly wrong or out of place, and for puzzle lovers, Lewis Trondheim has created the fittingly named "A-maze-ing Adventure," a story shaped like a maze that follows the travails of a squatty little character who finds himself trapped inside. 

From Britain's preeminent cartoonist, Posy Simmonds, comes the story of a vengeful and mean-spirited Mr. Frost, who drives home that old adage about being careful what you wish for. Kim Deitch takes readers along to Katropolis, a world inhabited by cats and powered by dogs, while Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jules Feiffer tells the story of a boy trapped inside a comic book with a couple of battling superheroes. Caldecott-winning author Barbara McClintock follows the adventures of a runaway shadow, while Martin Handford, the author of Where's Waldo?, asks readers to examine a busy full-page picture to try to find 11 odd socks, 10 aliens, and 6 worms. There's also an ugly little girl who hates the fact that she's turned pretty; a baby that eats everything in sight...including his family; a Fairy Godfather with a temporary case of amnesia; and a house that decides to run away from home. 

Strange Stories for Strange Kids may not be your typical fare, but it's never dull. These colorful pages, quirky characters, and twisted adventures will provide hours of stimulating fun to young minds of all ages. (Beth Amos)

From the Publisher
The second groundbreaking anthology from the New York Times best-selling team of Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly is here! The everyday world is turned upside down and the ordinary becomes extraordinary in this collection of the strangest tales. From Art Spiegelman's "The Several Lives of Selby Sheldrake" to Maurice Sendak's "Cereal Baby Keller" to Jules Feiffer's "Trapped in a Comic Book," these stories are sure to entice any young reader. Also included are comics and features by Ian Falconer and David Sedaris, Paul Auster and Jacques de Loustal, Crockett Johnson, Richard MGuire, and Barbara McClintock, a puzzle by Lewis Trondheim, and make-your-own comic-book endpapers from Kaz, Little Lit: Strange Stories for Strange Kids continues the tradition of bring the pleasure of books and reading into the hands and minds of kids.


Love Shots
Philippe Paringaux (stories), Bernd Metz (Editor), Illustrated by Jacques de
Loustal Format: Paperback, 62pp.
8 1/2 x 11 inches large format 

Publisher: Catalan Communications
Pub. Date: November 1988

Translated from the original French "Clichés d'amour" by Elizabeth Bell 
ISBN: 0874160596
ISBN-13: 9780874160598

Reviews and Commentary
From Publisher's Weekly:
The French authors meld a European sensibility, drenched in the estheticized introspection of the outcast, with the violent and gaudy archetypes embodied in American film noir classics. Hollywood stars, gangsters, boxing and the Louisiana delta figure prominently here. Through the use of memory fragments, these stories delineate some ironic triumph that ultimately diminishes and alienates the characters. The loosely rendered, richly colored, epiphanic drawings are placed above the text sans word balloons. Impressive watercolor-and-pen work captures the brooding darkness of a northern black pugilist in a
southern racist town (``The White Woman'') as well as the garishness of a murder as stark as the brilliantly lit desert in which it takes place (``New Mexico''). The best story of this admirable collection, ``Night of the Alligator,'' displays the collaborators' ability to reinvigorate American gangster mythology with lush, romantic visuals while devaluing the glamour of those archetypes through the very savagery and moral degradation that such myths often serve to conceal. (Nov.)

Love Shots is a moody, Polaroid-postcard style valentine to an America of Forties and Fifties movie myth and literary legend. The stories capture ironic snapshots of misfits and outcasts, spanning the wide land as it bares the depths of its inhabitants' wounded souls. A uniquely American vision from two frechmen. 

ebay.com (sept. 2002)
Painted color interior. Beautifully drawn and painted art! 
A moody, Polaroid post-card style valentine to an America of Forties and Fifties movie myth and literary legend. The stories capture ironic snapshots of misfits and outcasts...A unique American vision from...two Frenchmen. Contains some adult concepts and mild drawn nudity....  

Three-book set.
Joe`s Bar. By Munoz and Sampayo. Powerful b&w storytelling in the tradition of Hugo Pratt.
Hurricane: Stella Norris 1. By Baldazzini and Canossa. Set in the 1940s, this wonderful film noir mystery traps a lovely Hollywood starlet and four others in an out-of-the-way Florida hotel during a hurricane.
Love Shots. By de Loustal and Paringaux. Five moody stories based on 1940s and `50s movie myths and literary legends.
Published at $31.85. Adult
Set of three graphic novels. 
Hearts of Sand: By Loustal and Paringaux. Love and lust on the shores of Africa, French Legionnaires and two women in the decadent 1920s. Catalan, 1991.
Companions of the Dusk 1: (The Spell Of The Misty Forest). By Francois Bourgeon. As the Hundred Years War ravages Medieval Europe, a faceless knight leads a pair of orphans into the labyrinthine darkness of the Misty Forest, where they fall under the spell of hellish goblins.


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