If I got my wish, everyone would rush out and buy Le Bandit au colt d’or by Simon Roussin right now (hint: it ships worldwide from Amazon.fr). Of all the books I picked up in France, I think this one is my favorite. I’ve posted a couple images from it already, but I wanted to post some more examples, because I keep coming home from work and poring over my copy. It may not have been the most responsible thing to do financially, but I went ahead and bought the original artwork of one of my favorite pages of the book, just so I could see those jagged marker strokes up close. (Gallery link: Arts Factory.)
I’m currently working on a translation, because I want to send this book to my nephew as a gift. I was thinking about lobbying Roussin and his publisher Julien Magnani about doing an American edition, but there’s no way I could produce anything nearly as good unless I printed every page on my Epson, which would mean that each copy cost well over $100. Editions Magnani is putting out some incredible books right now.