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from the February 2007 issue

A Bomb in the Family

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First published 1997 as La Bombe Familiale by L'Association. Copyright David B. By arrangement with L'Association. Translation copyright 2007 by Edward Gauvin. All rights reserved.

David B.

David B. is the Eisner Award-nominated artist behind Epileptic, an autobiographical story widely considered a masterpiece of the graphic novel medium. A founding member of the revolutionary French independent publisher L’Association, he is regarded as a giant among Bandes Dessinées artists. His many prizes include the Prix de Cheverny (2007), the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist (2005), and the top prizes for Comics Writing (2002) and Best Comic Book  (1998, 2004) at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. His  Black Paths, the extraordinary story of the Dadaist poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, was published by SelfMadeHero in 2011.

Translated from French by Edward Gauvin

Edward Gauvin has received prizes, fellowships, and residencies from PEN America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright program, Ledig House, the Lannan Foundation, and the French Embassy. His work has won the John Dryden Translation prize and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the French-American Foundation and Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prizes. Other publications have appeared in The New York TimesHarper'sTin House, and Subtropics. The translator of more than 250 graphic novels, he is a contributing editor for comics at Words Without Bordersand has written on the Francophone fantastic at Weird Fiction Review.

Photo credit: Vince Passaro

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