Kaput and Zosky

K&Z Cover BMR   Lewis Trondheim BMR 

by Lewis Trondheim

ISBN 13: 978-1-59643-132-4
ISBN 10: 1-59643-132-6
Published: Spring 2008
80 Pages Full Color
US $13.95 / CANADA $16.95

Flap Copy:

Kaput and Zösky: Universal Obliterators

Kaput and Zösky are the most mayhem-inducing, the most screams-of-terror-provoking, the most rotten, ruthless aliens in the entire galaxy. And they have the biggest weapons, too!

So why can't they ever be the first across the finish line? They’re even losing at hopscotch!

On one planet the natives surrender to Kaput and Zösky without a fight — where's the fun in that? On another, Kaput finds that he's won the lottery — and the planet comes along with it! He doesn't even have to shoot anyone! Mayhem and hilarity abound in these thirteen stories told with bright, cartoony art by Lewis Trondheim.

Author Biography:

The phenomenal Lewis Trondheim is never where you next expect him. As an artist and writer, Trondheim has earned an international following as one of the most inventive, versatile, and prolific graphic authors. From autobiography to adventure, from bestselling fantasy and children's books to visual essays, Trondheim's unique, seminal imagination consistently dazzles. His work has won numerous awards, including the Angoulême prize for best series with Mc Coney and he also co-created the titanic fantasy epic Dungeon with Joann Sfar.

He is one of the founding members of the alternative publishing house L'Association, a proving ground for many of the greatest talents in European comics working today. He is also the editorial director of a new imprint called Shampooing, dedicated to comics for all ages.

Lewis lives in the South of France with his wife and two children.


Review in March 15th 2008 issue of Booklist

Kaput and Zösky are out to conquer the universe one planet at a time. The problem is that the universe just doesn’t recognize their right to rule with an iron fist. They travel from alien landscape to alien landscape—Zösky poised to try every devious strategy to seize power; Kaput ready to go in guns-ablazing. Their lack of planning and agreement accounts for their lack of success, but they still keep on trying. As usual, Trondheim is both hilarious and irreverent; Kaput and Zösky might even be offensive if they weren’t so comically bad at being evil. Cartier’s art is a lively match for the quirky story. His simply designed characters are expressive and fresh, and he’s equally skilled at presenting the bombastic action, which he delivers with humor and wonderful comic timing. Fast-paced, quick-witted, and lots of fun.

Sample Pages:

K&Z Cover Tiny  K&Z 17   K&Z 18   K&Z 20   Trondheim Tiny 

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