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Ancient Greek Tales and Myths – Comics

6.5.2015

Brave heroes, powerful gods and best known stories from Greek mythology in pictures, with hyperbole and humour! Every boy and girl should know Greek myths and tales. In this book they become alive, change into entertaining stories and are easy to remember.

Martin Pitro, illustrations Antonín Šplíchal. 216 x 276 mm, 48 pp, laminated hardback. Original title Obrázkové čtení – Staré řecké báje a pověsti, Fragment

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Jokes

2.12.2014

Illustrated jokes from Art Nouveau period. The publication commemorates Lada's unique sense of humor and instantly recognizable style and presents for the first time in a book form a collection of illustrated jokes originally published between 1911 – 1916 in a humor magazine “Humoristicke listy”.

Josef Lada, 242 x 332 mm, 104 pp, hard cover. Original title: Humory, Plus, November 2014.

Josef Lada (1887 – 1957) was Czech painter, author, illustrator and dramatist, the...

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Adventures of the Sea Wolves (6+)

17.11.2014

Do you know which pirates the parents of today’s Czech kids loved? They weren’t the Pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Jack Sparrow or the ones from Ice Age: Continental Drift. They were the Sea Wolves.

First appearing in 1969 in the kids’ magazine Ohníček, the Sea Wolves became absolute legends. Back then, every child adored the cult comics. Now, more than 40 years later, all five series will be published as one book.

“Such rapscallions. I never stopped loving...

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Grandpas (graphic novel)

15.2.2014

A graphic novel of sorts, composed of nine stories without words, presents unusual protagonists: old men. One of them is still as wild as an urchin kid, even at his age, going around with his sling; another poses on trams as the Lord Almighty; yet another lives in the past – at the time of transports to concentration camps, while another pretends to be an Indian warrior. In this homage to the old age and to all grandfathers of the world, Pavel Čech demonstrates his highly poetic imagination;...

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Muriel and the Angels

14.2.2014

Muriel and the Angels is undoubtedly the most significant comic book in Czech history. Never before or since have any Czech comics approached the ambitions and design of Muriel and the Angels—they are comparable to the world’s best graphic novels. If this collection had been allowed to come out at the end of the sixties, when they were originally written, the development of Czech comics would surely have gone in a very different direction. Even today, these comics haven’t lost any of their...

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Muriel and the Orange Death

13.2.2014

Muriel and the Orange Death follows independently the comics Muriel and the Angels (Muriel a andělé), which was in 2009 declared “the best Czech comics” of all time. The story is inspired by Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia; in violent mouths of orange extraterrestrials can be easily recognized furious faces of Russian soldiers. That’s no wonder that  its publication was forbidden for many years and even after the liberation in 1989 the publication seemed to be impossible because many...

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Lips Tullian

12.2.2014

The story of Lips Tullian, the most feared prince of thieves, was created by Kája Saudek and Jaroslav Weigel. The comics appeared as a serial throughout the 70s in the magazine Mladý Svět; it was one of the few high-quality and ideology-free comics available in Communist Czechoslovakia. Lips Tullian was a historical figure who served as the model for Karl Moor in Friedrich Schiller’s classic, The Robbers (1781), and as the subject for the fifty-nine pages of comics illustrated by Saudek and...

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1952 Diary

11.2.2014

Striking artistic expressions of anxiety felt under an oppressive regime. Diary 1952 is one of the most striking artistic expressions of anxiety felt under an oppressive regime. It has been compared to Goya’s Los Caprichos – and such comparisons are by no means exaggerated as Vladimír Fuka’s drawings and collages have a unique power that can only be achieved through sublime art; a power that literally draws the reader/viewer into the dark atmosphere of the 1950s.

AWARDS: Magnesia...

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Figs the Megadog (children 5+)

9.2.2014

Cheerful cinematographic adventures of a little girl and her puppy, who grew up into a giant-sized dog. When Aja’s parents buy her a little puppy, they have no idea what is in store for them. The dog grows and grows and grows. He soon outgrows his shoebox, then his basket, then even a dog-house for three.  He just gulps down buckets of milk and keeps on growing. The dog has to go, dad decides, but then Fig saves Aja from drowning in a pond and it becomes clear that he’s there to stay....

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The Cases of Inspector Pike (children 8+)

8.2.2014

Comicsfeaturing the fat detective with the thick glass who investigates the toughestcases, which only the readers can crack. Originally drawn in black and whiteonly,  the series was published in achildren’s magazine over the period of more than ten years. The book presentsone of the author’s masterpieces in a selection of 350 stories.

Concept Jiří Lapáček, il. Jiří Kalousek | 240 x 160 mm, 120 pp, hardcover. Original title: Otazníky detektiva Štiky, Albatros 2012.

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The Castle of Babel

2.2.2014

Burt and Bibi, the children of Baron Barnabas and Baroness Bertha, run around the castle of Basel, the town of Babeldon, and the woods surrounding it. From one comic book frame to the next, they experience fun adventures in a fairytale world where their aunt Hilda flies around on a broom, their great-great-grandfather Budivoj haunts the tower, a gnome lives in the kitchen, and banshees howl among the trees. Fun comics by a beloved writing duo, for children ages 5 and up.

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The Comforter (children 4+)

7.2.2013

On the highest mountain in the world, there is a castle called Dreamchester, where Marelin, the wizard of dreams, sleep elves and other mystical creatures live. Sneaky Nokular reports what is happening on Earth and which children are not yet sleeping. The sleep elves visit those still awake, bundling them in blankets and lulling them to sleep. The most restless boy of all, Jonas, is visited by the greatest sleep-blanket of all, The Comforter. But the two immediately become best friends and...

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General Fajtl

5.2.2013

The unique story of a remarkable figure from Czechoslovak history, fighter pilot General Fajtl. The polished prose of Václav Šorel complements never-before-published photographs and marvellous comics that present Fajtl’s flight and crash in a fascinating and unorthodox way.

Václav Šorel, Michal Kocián. 210 x 297 mm, 200 pp, hardcover. Original title: Generál Fajtl, XYZ 2013. Biography, comics. Age 15+

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Generation Zero

1.2.2013

The anthology Generation Zero collects the best short comics published in the Czech Republic during the last decade. The collection spans the exceptionally broad spectrum of the styles and subjects that define contemporary Czech comics.

AWARDS: Generation 0 won a prestigious 2010 Golden Ribbon for publishing.

210 x 295 mm, 160 pp, hard cover, team of authors

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Playful Comics

30.1.2012

The Czech painter and illustrator, Josef Lada, is known especially for his illustrations of the novel by Jaroslav Hašek, The Good Soldier Švejk, and as the author and illustrator of the children's book, The Adventures of Mikeš  (Mikeš is a black little cat that can talk). This unique, full-colour publication brings together his comic strips, published in the Humoristické listy magazine in the years 1908-1916.

Josef Lada | 242 x 332 mm, 112 pp, hard cover. Original title: Nezbedné...

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Our books
07.10. | 2015
Little Mole's Herbarium White petals and a yellow centre – this is how a lot of flowers blooming in fields, on meadows or along roads look like. But which one of them is a camomile and which one is a daisy? Can you tell them apart? And do you know how a plantain looks like? Let’s discover and learn the beauties of meado...
06.10. | 2015
Christmas around the World Little Simon found a magical ball under his Christmas tree. The ball can take him wherever he wishes to see how Christmas is celebrated all around the world. In every picture you can find not only him, but also his brother Daniel, their dog and the magical ball itself. So open up the book, put yo...
05.10. | 2015
Tiger & Friends Take a journey with us and see animals from four continents. Rudolf Lukeš’s pop-up books have been re-issued in our Golden Vintage series. Having first delighted children in many countries in the 1960s, they are no less attractive to children today. The animal friends peeping out at us from these...

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