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The collection “Des cases, des langues, des mondes” is dedicated to graphic works by foreign authors, with a remarkable impact in their native countries. We try to illustrate the phenomenon of comics from a global point of view, to understand the trends, the authors, the characters or the magazines which have printed of their mark their times. It aims to be eclectic by the format of the published works, playful by the themes addressed, scholarly by the analyses of experts, journalists, academics…


After « Des assassins » by the author Chen Uen, that made a great intro of the collection in the press since its release in January, prepare yourself for a new graphic shock with Qin opera by Li Zhiwu and Men Xiaoyan published in November. A 72 meters piece of art converted in a 20 meters book. 



With their single illustration per page, and their notebook-sized dimensions, Pocket Patayos have a unique appeal to fans of the 9th art. In fact, they have their roots in a tradition of graphic novels beloved by over a billion readers. This was in China, from the 1950s to the 1990s. These books are called “lianhuanhua” (literally “linked images”) and were once the main source of entertainment for an entire population. Seeking to reveal the extraordinary that lies within the seemingly ordinary, our authors give free rein to their imagination in a series of 92 boxes.

In their search for the extraordinary in the ordinary, our authors go wild in 92 boxes.


Petiot Patayo, la collection jeunesse


Patayo is a publishing house of Nantes

Patayo Editions our aim is to scour the world for works and artists able to open a window onto their respective cultures. Our editorial policy is to address all audiences and appeal to what is universal in each of us, though comic books and graphic novels. We seek to mingle genres, universes, languages and cultures, and enable unlikely encounters. Whether they are by a fledgling artist or an established author, for our books the realms of possibility are limitless!