Author Archive | Kurtis Findlay

QUEST OF EWLIAN Press Release and Preview Pages

IDW EuroComics Proudly Announces
First Volume in THE QUEST OF EWILAN Series

Bestselling Pierre Bottero Novels Adapted to Gorgeous Graphic Novels,
Providing First Visuals of the World of Gwendalavir Before Feature Film

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 17, 2018) — EuroComics proudly presents the English-language debut of The Quest of Ewilan, Vol. 1: From One World to Another, the first chapter in the sequential adaption of Pierre Bottero’s bestselling novel series and a whimsical adventure featuring strong female characters, in the tradition of Lewis’ Narnia and L’Engle’s Time Quartet. Scripted by Lylian and illustrated by Laurence Baldetti, The Quest of Ewilan, Vol. 1 will be available in stores in September.

In this epic grand fantasy, 13-year-old Camille’s life is forever changed when, trying to avoid an oncoming truck, she passes through a portal to a parallel world called Gwendalavir. She’s immediately threatened by creatures called Ts’liches, who claim that they’ve been searching for her so they can kill her! Luckily she’s zapped back home, but her best friend Salim is skeptical of her story…until giant spiders attack them from the other side. Once back in Gwendalavir, she learns that she is originally from that other world, the daughter of two powerful magicians who sent her to our world for her own protection. Camille has inherited a tremendous gift — magic drawing, the ability to manifest things by creating a mental image of them. As the battle for two worlds intensifies, she hones the skills that might be a decisive weapon in the struggle of her people to regain power and restore freedom and dignity to Gwendalavir. Continue Reading →

Episode 006 with special guest Michael Barrier

Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay are back with another episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!

In this episode, Dean and Kurtis discuss Skippy, Vol. 4, Treasury of Classic Tales, Vol. 3, and The Reprieve. Plus, animation historian Michael Barrier tells us about some of his favorite stories from Walt Disney’s Treasury of Classic Tales!

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Episode 005 with special guest Eddie Campbell

Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay are back with another episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!

In this episode, Dean and Kurtis discuss LOAC Essentials, Vol. 11: Tippie, The Goat Getters, and Violette Around the World, Vol. 1. Plus, cartoonist Eddie Campbell reveals all about his upcoming book, The Goat Getters!

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Episode 004 with special guest Caitlin McGurk

Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay are back with another episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!

In this episode, Dean and Kurtis discuss Steve Canyon Vol. 8, Star Wars Vol. 2 and Corto Maltese: Golden House of Samarkand. Plus, learn about Edwina Dumm, “Cap” Stubbs and Tippie, with Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum Associate Curator Caitlin McGurk!

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Episode 003 with special guest Simone Castaldi

Why not start the year of with a new episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast, hosted by Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay!

In this episode, Dean and Kurtis discuss Lights of the Amalou and Tales from the Age of the Cobra. Plus, find out just what it takes to bring an Italian classic to a North American audience with Corto Maltese translator Simone Castaldi!

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Episode 002 with special guest Lorraine Turner

Dean and Kurtis are back for the second episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!

In this episode, Dean and Kurtis discuss Li’l Abner, Vol. 9, Dick Tracy, Vol. 24, Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays, Vol. 3 and Star Hawks, Vol. 2! And joining us for this episode is LOAC Art Director Lorraine Turner discussing the process behind choosing titles to publish, the art of restoration and design. Plus, a special announcement about a new EuroComics title coming soon!