Category Archives: Adult Comics

BEARING WITNESS

Written by Vinita Ramani and illustrated by Griselda Gabriele

Suffering from postpartum depression after the birth of her first child, a 42-year-old musters up the courage to try for another baby. After two trimesters, she discovers that her baby has passed away in the womb. A moving memoir of a woman’s experience with pregnancy loss and her journey towards acceptance.

Paperback  / 148 x 210 mm / 52 pages / Difference Engine

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WORLD APART: A CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

Written by Wayne Rée and illustrated by Nurjannah Suhaimi

It’s been a while since you caught up with Charissa. You finally – finally! – find the time to meet your friend for coffee, but after the usual pleasantries, she opens up to you. She’s been diagnosed with depression.

Paperback  / 148 x 210 mm / 40 pages / Difference Engine

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A DRIP. A DROP. A DELUGE: A PERIOD TRAGICOMEDY

Written and Illustrated by Andeasyand

This book takes us on a journey through the eyes (and wombs) of six different women and how they – and the people around them – experience their monthly cycles. Menstruation is an intimately personal yet shared experience that can sometimes be hard to talk about candidly.

Paperback  / 148 x 210 mm / 40 pages / Difference Engine

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I AM A MESS

Written and illustrated by Einat Tsarfati

What is sure is that a messy person is born messy and will remain messy for life! At some point. it was believed that a messy person is different biologically, but today we know that it is not the case. The internal organs of a messy person are no different from others. The difference is much deeper than that. A witty graphic memoir for messy people – and non-messy people curious to dive into the mind of messy people.

Hardback / 205 x 150 mm / 225 pages / Einat Tsarfati

SCHAPPI

Written and Illustrated by Anna Haifisch

It’s such a thing with diplomacy in the animal kingdom! You often have different views, but generally try not to step on anyone’s paws or claws too much. But what if the mouse is a racist? And the weasel looks so damn delicious?

Rights sold: French, English and Swedish

Hardback / 200 x 255 mm / 92 pages / Rotopol Press

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SOLA

Written and Illustrated by Malwine Stauss

“Sola” begins with the narration of a dream in luminous shapes and colours – a utopian place of refuge. But like in a moment of awakening, the harmonious ideal breaks against a reality that offers neither security nor confidence. It is a reality in which crises like climate change threaten the fragile balance of the environment and call the certainties of our everyday lives into question.

Hardback / 170 x 240 mm / 44 pages / Rotopol Press

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SANDRO

Written and Illustrated by Alice Socal

SANDRO is a late coming-of-age story of 26-year-old Pallas, who cannot free himself from the embrace of his childhood friend, Sandro. Undeterred, Sandro penetrates all stages and events of growing up with his tenderness and enormous love, confronting the protagonist with a seemingly insurmountable problem: how can he progress in his life without losing the magic and spontaneity that have distinguished his childhood games and dreams?

Rights sold: Italian

Paperback / 175 x 240 mm / 32 pages / Rotopol Press

HOW MUCH LONGER

Written and Illustrated by Alice Socal

Loosely and yet meaningfully, Alice Socal describes the experiences of her pregnancies in an interplay of irony and perplexity. Combining text and image, she organises her doubts, fears, expectations and wonders of this special time. In the leading roles: a cat as alter ego, a dog as boyfriend and a seal as the pregnancy itself.

Paperback / 165 x 195 mm / 124 pages / Rotopol Press

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PASSER P. MALTA’S ADVENTURES

Written and Illustrated by Andrés Magán

Passer P. Malta is Villa Flugante’s postman. After 25 years, Passer decides to change his life and to dedicate himself to writing and the contemplation of nature. However, the arrival of a mysterious package replaces his plans with mysteries and adventures.

Rights sold: French

Hardback / 200 x 260 mm / 56 pages / Bang Ediciones

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TREMBLE

Written and Illustrated by Ramon Ricart

At the age of 47, Ramón was diagnosed with a disease that he thought was “for old men”: Parkinson’s. TREMBLE is the daily story of confronting and accepting a neurodegenerative disease, and a personal reflection on how to lead a new life in the company of the disease. The clear line stroke accentuates the author’s plain and undramatic tone to find answers to an uncertain future.

Rights sold: French

Paperback / 170 x 240 mm / 108 pages / Bang Ediciones