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Magnetic Press Announces The Didier Cassegrain Collection

Presenting a collection of four cinematic graphic novels illustrated by Eisner Award-nominated artist DIDIER CASSEGRAIN!

Now live on Backerkit, Magnetic Press presents a collection of four cinematic graphic novels colorfully illustrated by the uniquely identifiable Eisner Award-winning creator, Didier Cassegrain! This exciting collection includes Don't Let Go, Black Water Lilies, Trapped on Zarkass, and Tao Bang!

This island-set thriller filled with murder, mystery, and kidnapping... or so it would seem...? Based on the best selling novel written by Michel Bussi...


Don't Let Go

In an idyllic resort on the island of La Réunion, Liane Bellion and her husband Martial are enjoying the perfect moment with their 6-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, blue sea, palm trees, a warm breeze.

Then Liane disappears. She went up to her hotel room between 3 and 4pm and never came back. Her husband, worried, had gone to the room along with the concierge - the room was empty but there was blood everywhere. Despite his protestations of innocence, the police view Martial as their prime suspect. He was the only other person who went to the hotel room between 3 and 4pm according to the staff of the hotel.

Then he disappears along with his daughter. With Martial as prime suspect, helicopters scan the island, racial tensions surface, and more corpses are found. Is he really his wife's killer? And if he isn't, why does he appear to be so guilty?


Black Water Lilies

A twisty who-done-it about a murder in Monet's garden in Giverny and the three women who may know who did it! Eisner Award-nominated title based on the best selling novel by Michel Bussi!

Giverny, France. During the day, the town is the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his Water Lilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village.

This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jéme Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens. In his pocket is a postcard of Monet's Water Lilies with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday.

Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village schoolteacher, and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream. All three of them share a secret. But what do they know about the discovery of Jéme Morval's corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumored painting of Black Water Lilies?


Trapped on Zarkass

A gonzo sci-fi adventure through the planet Zarkass based on the classic novel by Stefan Wuhl!

It is the third millennium, and gender definitions are gone, references practically banned. Larry and Marcel are two Earth agents sent to the lush and threatening jungles of the planet Zarkass forced to collaborate for an ultra-secret mission. Their official cover is to study the fauna, flora, and the unique customs of the native Zarkassian people. But really they are there to find and examine the mysterious wreckage of an alien vessel that has the government concerned. But the two young agents start to suspect that each of them might be hiding the real reasons for their presence on Zarkass… reasons that are much more personal…

Adapted from the classic sci-fin novel by celebrated author Stefan Wul, TRAPPED ON ZARKASS is a colorful, updated take on “odd couple/buddy cop” adventures with a gender-bending undertone, adapted by writer Yann.


Tao Bang

A soaring pirate fantasy reprinting Didier Cassegrain's first graphic novel! An exhilarating, swashbuckling fantasy adventure packed with scoundrels and anti-heroes by authors Daniel Pecqueur and Olivier Vatine.

Ellora’s business has been in freefall since the dragon sheikh Ad Arphax opened a competing brothel nearby. So she sets out with ruffian Norden to find the Isle of Mermaids, whose siren song should bring in the customers and put her back on top. But the journey is wrought with fantastic dangers, not the least of which is the Amazon pirate Tao Bang – an old acquaintance of Norden’s – now in the employ of Ad Arphax…


Magnetic Press is proud to offer these celebrated cinematic works by one of the most original and celebrated artists in European comics. The Backerkit runs 10 days and ends Friday December 15th.

Check out for all the details, additional catalog information, and more! 

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