SelfMadeHero New Season Spring 2024
19 January 2024
Dear SelfMadeHero readers,
We hope you had a great holiday season! To take the edge off January, how about some info on our upcoming Spring titles? Coming soon we have:
Ruins by Peter Kuper, returning in paperback.
The Last Queen by Snowpiercer creator Jean-Marc Rochette.*
The Anxiety Club, written by Dr Frédéric Fanget and Catherine Meyer, illustrated by Pauline Aubry.*
George Sand by Séverine Vidal and Kim Consigny.*
*Translated by Edward Gauvin.
Peter Kuper’s Ruins won the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album, and this year we’re thrilled to say that it’s returning in paperback!
In Ruins, Samantha and George are about to launch into a sabbatical year in the quaint Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, their journey to this historic town is about fulfilling a life-long dream; for George, it is an unsettling step into the unknown.
Publishers Weekly called Ruins “magnificent… a beautiful, epic roman à clef about the importance of seeking the new and questioning the old.”
OUT IN UK: THURSDAY 29TH FEBRUARY! 🇬🇧
Jean-Marc Rochette, co-creator of Snowpiercer and the Eisner-nominated Altitude, returns with The Last Queen, a multi-award-winning celebration of the subjects most dear to him: the mountains, and the balance between man and nature.
Édouard Roux, once an outcast youth feared as a child of bears and witches, is left disfigured and alone in the aftermath of the Great War. But when the animal sculptor Jeanne Sauvage grants Édouard the face of Hercules, life begins anew.
The Guardian wrote of Altitude: “Propelled by bravado and undercut by the very real risk of death, Jean-Marc’s story carries serious emotional clout, while its colourful panels capture the stark geometry of cliff faces and dangling ropes.”
OUT IN UK: THURSDAY 28TH MARCH! 🇬🇧
The Anxiety Club introduces three characters, each with a different form of anxiety. We follow their stories, and follow them into the therapy room where they discover the behavioural, cognitive and emotional tools to help free themselves from anxious thinking.
Created by psychiatrist and leading anxiety expert Dr. Frédéric Fanget, veteran psychology writer/editor Catherine Meyer, and seasoned artist Pauline Aubry, this accessible, YA-friendly graphic self-help handbook helps the reader to identify, understand and manage anxiety.
OUT IN UK: THURSDAY 25TH APRIL! 🇬🇧
The latest in SelfMadeHero’s acclaimed series of graphic biographies, George Sand dutifully explores the life of one of the great pioneering figures of 19th-century French literature.
Born in 1804 – at a time when women were deprived of their civil rights (along with minors, criminals, and the insane) – Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (later known as George Sand) grew up to defy those norms, both in her life and her forty-year career as a novelist and playwright.
OUT IN UK: THURSDAY 9TH MAY! 🇬🇧
We have big plans for this season, these exciting titles, and the year as a whole! So, thank you for reading, and watch this space…
The SelfMadeHero Team