An Impressive Seven 2010 Eisner Award Nominations for Fanfare / Ponent MonApr 11th 2010
INDUSTRY DISTINGUISHES THE LITTLE COMPANY THAT DOES
Ami and Stephen would like to thank Jackie Estrada and the 2010 Eisner Award panel for all their hard (and fast) reading!
Since Fanfare / Ponent Mon's founding in 2003, the company has dedicated itself to publishing quality translations of some of the choicest European and Japanese graphic novels available for mature readers. With just four titles published in 2009 the recent announcement of seven 2010 Eisner Award nominations means Fanfare / Ponent Mon has put to rest any thoughts that it is merely the little company that could but rather the little company that does!
Receiving the second most nominations overall with three, My mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill by Jean Regnaud (W) and Émile Bravo (A) was honored in the categories:
Graphic Album - New
U.S. Edition of International Material
Painter/Multimedia Artist: Émile Bravo
This bittersweet tale of a five-year-old's childhood struggles while overcoming his mother's absence is a powerful, yet sensitive, tour-de-force made all the more moving by Bravo's deceptively innocent artwork.
978-84-96427-85-3 - $25.00 / £13.99 - 120pp FC HC
Years of the Elephant by Willy Linthout was distinguished in two categories:
U.S. Edition of International Material
Writer / Artist - Nonfiction
In his native Belgium, Willy Linthout is a household name through his cartoon Urbanus with over 130 albums and 10 million copies in print. But this graphic novel is far from his daily work. It is a poignant, heartbreaking tale of the creator's emotional survival in the years following his son's suicide and is presented in Linthout's rough pencils, the author's way of conveying that he, too, is not yet whole from the tragedy.
978-84-92444-30-4 - $18.95 / £11.99 - 164pp B/W SC
Since its inception, Fanfare / Ponent Mon has released several titles by Jiro Taniguchi - the fourth volume of the artist's ambitious adaptation of The times of Botchan makes its debut at the MoCCA Arts Festival as we go to press - so the company is most pleased to see the work of one of Japan's contemporary manga masters honored with two nominations:
Graphic Album - New: A Distant Neighborhood (2 vols.)
U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia: A Distant Neighborhood (2 vols.)
Jiro Taniguchi was previously honored by a nomination for The Walking Man (2007), The Ice Wanderer and other stories (2008) and Quest for the Missing Girl (2009). He also had a story in the nominated anthology Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators (2007).
978-84-92444-28-1 - $23.00 / £12.99 - 200pp B/W SC
978-84-92444-29-8 - $23.00 / £12.99 - 208pp B/W SC
This two-volume work tells the tender and haunting story of a middle-aged businessman who finds himself reliving his days as a fourteen-year-old but with his adult memories intact. He returns to the period immediately before his father mysteriously leaves the family behind and naturally wonders whether he can now change this course of events. Or will events change him?
It is an affecting tale that showcases both Taniguchi's sensitive storytelling and his beautifully detailed artwork.
With many thanks to our creators and good luck to ALL nominees
Graphic Album–New: A Distant Neighborhood (2 vols.), by Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
Graphic Album–New: My mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill, by Jean Regnaud and Émile Bravo (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
U.S. Edition of International Material: My mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill, by Jean Regnaud and Émile Bravo (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
U.S. Edition of International Material: Years of the Elephant, by Willy Linthout (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
U.S. Edition of International Material–Asia: A Distant Neighborhood (2 vols.), by Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
Writer/Artist–Nonfiction: Willy Linthout, Years of the Elephant (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
Painter/Multimedia Artist: Émile Bravo, My mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)