Self Made Hero – Publishing Jan-Jun 15!

CPP - SMH Logo Here’s an look at what Self Made Hero have coming for you over the period January to June 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication.
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CBP SMH - The Sculptor
The Sculptor
Scott McCloud
David Smith is giving his life for his art – literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the eleventh hour isn’t making it any easier.
This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world’s greatest city. It’s about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life… and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface.
Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable fiction.
CBP SMH - Aama The Desert of Mirrors
Aama: The Desert of Mirrors
Frederik Peeters
Verloc Nim and his brother Conrad depart on an expedition to recover the mysterious substance aama, which has transformed the environment of the planet Ona(ji). As they progress through a world as hostile as it is amazing, the mystery begins to unravel – but the truth about aama remains unknown, and reality begins to waver…
CBP SMH - Behind the Curtain
Behind the Curtain
Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal
During the 1970s, when many Eastern European citizens dreamed of going West, two young students travelled the other way. They studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and, much to everyone’s surprise, stayed on to make a living as artists. Behind the Curtain is a graphic novel account of their journey. In this unique collaboration, two distinctive styles interweave to tell a charming and sophisticated story of life, art, politics. Behind the Curtain is a portrait of the cultural environment that flourished against the backdrop of the harsh realities of the communist state.
Behind the Curtain captures the absurdities of a time when toilet paper was worth its weight in gold, as well as the picturing the vibrant community of artists who were producing visionary theatrical productions, films, ground-breaking posters and exhibitions. It was a time when a Polish Pope was elected, Solidarity Free Trade Unions were formed and, eventually, tanks appeared in the streets.
CBP SMH - Pablo
Pablo (Art Masters)
Julie Birmant  (Author), Clement Oubrerie (Illustrator)
Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie’s award-winning graphic biography of Pablo Picasso captures the prolific and eventful life of one of the world’s best-loved artists. Pablo takes in Picasso’s early life among the bohemians of Monmartre, his turbulent relationship with Fernande, and the development of a career that began in penury, continued on through scandal and frustration, and reached its climax with the advent of Cubism and modern art.
This stunning graphic biography shows how Picasso’s art developed through his friendship with the poets Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire, the painter Georges Braque, as well as his great rival Henri Matisse.
CBP SMH - The King in Yellow
The King in Yellow
Robert W. Chambers  (Author), I. N. J. Culbard (Illustrator)
Description by Carabas: Chambers, along with the better known Lovecraft, was a creator in the realm of the Weird. I.N.J. Culbard (frequent collaborator with Ian Edgington) who has also illustrated Lovecraft and Sherlock Holmes for Self Made Hero brings his classic The King in Yellow to life in his latest from SMH.
CBP SMH - End of a Century
End of a Century: Nineties Album Reviews in Pictures
Run Wrake
Run Wrake’s career as an animator and graphic designer was distinguished by an engagement with music, from the videos he produced for the Gang of Four and Howie B. to visuals he created for the live shows of U2 and the Rolling Stones. Between 1988 and 2000, he illustrated album reviews for the NME, turning his talent to documenting one of the most exciting periods in pop music history.
Drawing on his influences – early hand-drawn animation, Dada, Pop Art and punk graphics – Run Wrake developed a unique, bold and contemporary style to capture a vibrant musical culture with a perceptiveness and wit that was all his own. The illustrations collected here are a testament to the versatility of Run Wrake’s art: End of a Century pictures musicians, good and bad, from the heady days of the nineties, from guitar-driven grunge and Britpop acts to ageing folk musicians and manufactured pop stars.