The Grande Odalisque & Olympia Box Set (Hardcover)

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The Grande Odalisque & Olympia Box Set (Hardcover)

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The complete two-volume adventures of the notorious cat burglar trio of Carole, Alex, and Sam.


Just in time for the release of Olympia this season comes a boxed set collecting The Grande Odalisque and Olympia, which form the complete, two-volume saga of master art criminals Carole, Alex, and Sam. Specializing in the theft of fine art, the trio reinvents a profession that has lost much of its fun and insolence since its heyday in the early 20th century. After successfully stealing La Grande Odalisque by Ingrés from the Louvre (in Fantagraphics’ acclaimed 2021 edition of the same name) and taking on the French Special Forces, the trio eyes Manet’s Olympia in the eponymous sequel. Collectively the two books paint a vivid portrait of three of the most badass femmes fatales in recent comics memory.


Forming a trio as formidable as their protagonists, Bastien Vives, Jérôme Mulot, and Florent Ruppert deliver a wickedly funny and explosive, grand symphony of adventure in this two-book series, collected for the first time in a handsome, hardcover slipcase.
Jérôme Mulot is best known for his comics collaborations with Ruppert; each French artist both writes and draws. The two met at the National School of art in Dijon and began publishing their creations in their fanzine Del Adventure. Together they won the Revelation Prize from the Angouleme International Comics Festival for Barrel of Monkeys (Panier de Singe). They began publishing the crime fiction le Grande Odalisque in 2012.


Florent Ruppert is a French comics writer and artist who frequently collaborates with Mulot. The two met at the National School of art in Dijon and began publishing their creations in their fanzine Del Adventure. Together, they won the Revelation Prize from the Angouleme International Comics Festival for Barrel of Monkeys (Panier de Singe). They began publishing the crime fiction le Grande Odalisque in 2012.

Bastien Vives is a Parisian who has drawn or collaborated on more than a dozen graphic novels since his published debut in 2006, including most recently The Butchery (Fantagraphics, 2021). The Angouleme Comics Festival granted Vives the “Revelation” Award in 2009 and the prize for best series in 2015.
Product Details ISBN: 9781683965350
ISBN-10: 1683965353
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 260
Language: English
"Readers will devour this action-packed, wildly sexy, witty, and ultra-cool crime story built around the complicated relationship between three charismatic women."
— Booklist (Starred Review)

"Mixing top-notch thrills with introspective character study, this adventure never takes itself too seriously. It’s a delicious caper with all the trimmings."
— Publishers Weekly

"If you like comics, and you’re also in need of some serious, escapist fun, I suggest that you dive straight into The Grande Odalisque."

— The Guardian

"The Grande Odalisque is quick-witted and technically polished, anchored by the three riveting women at its center and their misadventures."

— Multiversity Comics