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Zidrou comic

Vice Squad

Vice Squad

It is the winter of 1937, and Aimé Louzeau lives with his mother and their servant. One day, he goes to the Quai des Orfèvres, the police prefecture of Paris, to speak with the vice squad. He currently works in the Criminal Investigation department, but crimes of passion and back alley stabbings really aren't his thing, so he requests a transfer from Chief Inspector Séverin. The atmosphere immediately darkens, as Louzeau is thrown straight into the interrogation of a pimp called Guapito and his prostitute.

Lydie

Lydie

On a forgotten cul-de-sac in a nameless city, a child is born. It doesn't take long for the charming little girl to work her way into the hearts of all the residents on this cozy little street. Does it really matter that she's invisible? The child's mother delivered a stillborn, fatherless baby. Two months later, she becomes convinced that her child has returned from heaven. The neighbors don't have the heart to tell her otherwise, and so they play along. After all, "why bring somebody pain when it's so easy to bring joy instead?" ...But is Lydie really a figment?
Genre: Drama

    Shi

    Shi

    During the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, two women's lives become irrevocably intertwined when they both fall victim to a nefarious underground fraternity of ex-soldiers from England's upper crust who have sworn their lives to defending the British Empire—as well as their own decadent lifestyles. In this first volume, young rebel Jennifer Winterfield and the mysterious Kitamakura from Japan forge an unlikely alliance along with Jennifer's doctor uncle and a street urchin named Pickles. Together they lay the groundwork for a criminal organization that will go on to sow terror in the hearts of the colonialists and industrialists who tried to put them down.

    Zidrou-Beuchot's African Trilogy

    Zidrou-Beuchot's African Trilogy

    No one thought he'd ever dare to return. In this African country where the dictatorship has banned all forms of cultural expression, the storyteller named Once-Upon-A-Time has already had a brush with death. For refusing to stop performing his puppet shows, he lost both his hands, severed at the wrist with the slash of a machete. Now he's back, ready to begin performing again, and ready to take on the powers that be...
    Genre: Drama

    Blossoms In Autumn

    Blossoms In Autumn

    Ulysses is a 59-year-old widower who, since retiring, has been in the grip of loneliness. The former removals man is without direction or purpose. He can't even find solace in the company of his children: his daughter is dead, his son consumed by work. 62-year-old Mrs Solenza is a former model. Once a magazine cover star, she now runs the family business: a cheese shop owned by her late mother. She, too, is alone. Two lives drift sadly by, inching ever closer to old age. Until, one day, they collide – and an emotional earthquake happens. A unique collaboration between veteran comics writer Zidrou and rising star Aimée de Jongh, Blossoms in Autumn is a masterful exploration of growing old and falling in love.
    Genre: Literature

    The Mighty Return of Ric Hochet

    The Mighty Return of Ric Hochet

    Ric Hochet, the famous Parisian newshound, is not himself. He's wearing a mysterious bandage, he isn't driving his usual car, and a strange smell is emanating from his apartment... When he's invited to his old friend Police Commissioner Bourdon's wedding in the South of France, his infallible memory starts failing and his legendary luck begins to desert him. Then an attempt is made on Bourdon's life. What's eating Ric and why would anyone want to murder Bourdon? Clearly, things are not all what they seem—least of all Ric himself.

    Emma G. Wildford

    Emma G. Wildford

    "Take a journey back in time to the roaring twenties, in a tale of mystery, grand adventure, and love. Join Emma G. Wildford in a Gatsby-era globetrotting search for her missing fiancé – beautifully illustrated by Edith and evocatively written by Zidrou. Shortlisted at the Angouleme International Comics Festival 2018".

    A Hell of An Innocent

    A Hell of An Innocent

    When unassuming candy store owner Ike Hopper dies of a heart attack, he leaves behind a bombshell that rocks his small Australian town. His confession of guilt to a 27-year old murder—the savage stabbing of local girl Lee Duncan—brings his brother Greg, accused of the crime, out of the bush where he's been hiding. But Greg, returning to his hometown of Dubbo to tie up loose ends, finds not all ghosts go quietly to the grave. For instance, he seems to see his ex-wife Lee taunting him wherever he wanders... A hard-hitting, guilt-ridden, sun-drenched slice of outback noir.
    Genre: Crime

    While the King of Prussia Was Waging War Who Do You Think Was Darning His Socks?

    While the King of Prussia Was Waging War Who Do You Think Was Darning His Socks?

    Mrs. Hubeau looks after her 40-year-old handicapped son, Michel. Despite many happy moments, her daily life is far from easy, but she faces it with unparalleled courage and generosity. This is a beautiful homage to all the admirable people fighting in the shadows.

    The Client

    The Client

    An average Joe falls in love with a hooker from Ecuador and, when she goes missing, pressures a local mobster into telling him where she is by kidnapping his only daughter... What could possibly go wrong? A story about second chances, with a buddy road trip and musings on art and beauty thrown in for good measure.
    Genre: Crime

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