Books published by SelfMadeHero

Memoirs of a Book Thief

SelfMadeHero | April 11, 2019 | 176 pages
Paris in the 1950s: the reign of Sartre and existentialism. Daniel Brodin--bibliophile, book thief, self-proclaimed poet--enters the heated atmosphere of the Cafe Serbier, home of the Parisian literati. A poetry night is taking place and, when one luminary suggests giving the floor to an unknown,... More Info


SelfMadeHero | November 10, 2015 | 192 pages
Cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favorite movies. In Filmish, Ross's cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular... More Info


SelfMadeHero | March 3, 2015 | 144 pages
A portrait of Van Gogh's turbulent stay in Provence. Vincent dreams of setting up an artists' house in Arles for himself and his friends. However, his attacks of mental illness confuse and disorient him, culminating in the notorious incident with his ear and leaving his dreams shattered. Throughout... More Info

Pride and Prejudice

Selfmadehero | June 26, 2019 | 144 pages
Set at the turn of the 19th century, Pride and Prejudice is the much-loved story of Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters as they struggle with the problem faced by any accomplished young lady: how to find a husband. Encouraged by their incorrigible mother, the Bennet sisters must navigate the... More Info

The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

SelfMadeHero | November 1, 2014 | 144 pages
“Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while still he paused on the high terrace above it.” Randolph Carter embarks on an epic quest across a world beyond the wall of sleep, in search of an opulent and mysterious sunset city. When he... More Info

Best of Enemies

SelfMadeHero | October 2, 2014 | 112 pages
TThe second volume of Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.'s graphic novel history of US–Middle East relations begins in the 1950s with the Eisenhower Doctrine and ends with the Lebanese War of 1982. A perceptive and authoritative account of this turbulent historical period, Best of Enemies provides an... More Info

Ricky Rouse Has a Gun

SelfMadeHero | September 1, 2014 | 180 pages
Rick Rouse is a US Army deserter who, after running away to China, gets a job at Fengxian Amusement Park--a family destination heavily "inspired" by Western culture, featuring Rambi (the deer with a red headband), Ratman (the caped crusader with a rat's tail), Bumbo (small ears and a big behind),... More Info

The Man Who Laughs

SelfMadeHero | June 26, 2019 | 160 pages
"London, 1705. As a surrogate family of strolling players enact their nightly performance of 'Chaos vanquished', a message in a bottle, washed up after years at sea, threatens to bring chaos once again to each of their lives.To the ageing quack in charge of the troupe; to its blind and beautiful... More Info

The Castle

SelfMadeHero | July 1, 2013 | 144 pages
The protagonist of this Kafka classic, K., finds himself in a faraway, snow-covered village with a castle looming above. The inhabitants of the mysterious castle are also the strict officials who govern the village. When K. tries to reach out to the officials, he gets himself into a complex... More Info

The (True!) History of Art

Selfmadehero | September 12, 2013 | 48 pages
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We Won't See Auschwitz

SelfMadeHero | June 26, 2019 | 208 pages
When his grandmother dies, Jeremie and his elder brother want to learn more about their family's Polish roots. But Jeremie is less interested in finding out about how the Holocaust affected his family, and more interested to understand what it means to be Jewish and Polish today. They decide not to... More Info


SelfMadeHero | September 3, 2013 | 104 pages
Rebetiko refers to the fusion of West and East, Greece and Asia Minor, in music. However, to General Metaxas, it is only a reminder of the Turkish influence on his country. The ruthless Greek dictator is determined to crack down on rebetis and their way of life, creating strict censorship. A small... More Info

Black Paths

SelfMadeHero | March 1, 2013 | 128 pages
At the end of the WWI, the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire loses control of the city port of Fiume. While the victorious Allies divide the spoils of war at Versailles, they are oblivious to the fact that Fiume, long coveted by the Italians, has been dramatically captured by pirates! A self-styled... More Info

When David Lost His Voice

Selfmadehero | March 1, 2013 | 280 pages
The doctor’s report is final: David has cancer. Now the whole family is under the same terrible verdict. David’s wife becomes progressively consumed by the looming shadow of death while his daughters struggle to be as helpful as possible. Meanwhile, David soldiers on, not wanting the tumor to... More Info

Hair Shirt

SelfMadeHero | March 1, 2013 | 128 pages
John and Naomi were childhood sweethearts whose lives took them in different directions. In a soulless city where ambition and hope go to die, John stumbles upon his old friend while meandering apologetically through a life he didn't choose and the two of them fall in love again. But the painful... More Info