Cinebook, Publisher of the best-selling European comic books for all ages.
For many English-speaking readers, knowledge of European comic books is limited to popular characters Tintin and Asterix.
Lucky Luke, Iznogoud, Blake & Mortimer, XIII, Valerian, Thorgal,
Largo Winch, Spirou & Fantasio, Billy & Buddy, Yakari, the
Bluecoats, Yoko Tsuno, Buck Danny, Cedric . . . These European comic
book characters, already boasting more than 300 million copies sold, are
featured stars in Cinebook’s catalogue.
The comic book and its close relative, the graphic novel, are a
highly respected art form in France, Belgium and the rest of Western
Europe—so well regarded that Cinebook takes our tagline (“The 9th Art
Publisher”) from the classification of comic books as No. 9 on the list
of plastic arts in Europe (Plastic Art list: 1st-Architecture;
2nd-Painting; 3rd-Sculpture; 4th-Engraving; 5th-Drawing; 6th-Photo;
7th-Cinema; 8th-Television; 9th-Comic books), In fact, one of every
eight books sold in France is a comic book.
Since the end of 2005, Cinebook has worked to become the premier
publisher of the Franco-Belgian Ninth Art in English in markets
dominated by American superhero comics and Japanese manga.
Cinebook selects series and individual titles based on a number of
factors in order to please a wide range of readers—factors such as
geographic settings, protagonists’ age and gender, historic themes,