Author Archive | Kurtis Findlay

EuroComics will continue to be Jean-Pierre Gibrat’s American publisher!

Jean-Pierre Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven has added a  2018 Harvey Award Nomination for Best European Book to its two Eisner Award nods (and Agouléme Festival award for Best Artist!). We at EuroComics love Jean-Pierre’s graphic novels. In addition to releasing the prequel The Reprieve, we have signed a deal to present his current series—Mattéo. The first book in this multi-volume series will be released in December.

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Interview with Rubén Pellejero

The Comics Journal has just released an exclusive interview by Alex Deuben with Dieter Lumpen and Silence of Malka artist Rubén Pellejero. Working through a translator (Katie LaBarbera, who translated the Alack Sinner stories), the result is a very informative and interesting interview about Rubén’s start in the cartooning world, his use of color, his partnership with collaborator Jorge Zentner, and introducing Corto Maltese to a new generation.

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Episode 009 with special guest Lorraine Turner

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

In this episode, Dean and Kurtis talk about The Silence of Malka and For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2! Plus, Lorraine Turner returns to the show and she and Dean share stories from their recent trip to Italy! And if that isn’t enough: San Diego Comic-Con panel and signing info! The fate of Red Barry! Info about a new Alex Toth book! And a tease about an upcoming volume of LOAC Essentials!

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Hugo Pratt and Milton Caniff

A year-long exhibit of Hugo Pratt’s art is currently on display at the Musée des Confluences, in Lyon, France. Curated by Patrizia Zanotti and Cong SA, in cooperation with the national libraries of France, the exhibit – and catalogue – features a brief piece by Dean Mullaney discussing Milton Caniff’s influence on Pratt.

For our English-speaking readers, here’s the English text alongside the illustrated French version. (Corto Maltese and all Hugo Pratt art © 2018 Cong SA.) Fans of both artists’ work will appreciate the mature Pratt’s homages to Caniff, known as the Rembrandt of the Comic Strip.


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Episode 008 with special guest Jeff Kersten

Dean Mullaney is on vacation so LOAC Associate Editor Bruce Canwell joins Kurtis Findlay for another episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!

In this episode, Bruce and Kurtis talk about Jerome K. Jerome Bloche, Vol. 2: The Paper People as well as upcoming projects like Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 5 and Steve Canyon, Vol. 9. Plus, Dick Tracy enthusiast and historian Jeff Kersten discusses the political subtext found between the panels of Dick Tracy and what we can expect in vol. 23 and 24!

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Episode 007 with special guest Sidney Friedfertig

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 Alack Sinner, Vol. 2: The Age of Disenchantment, Four Sisters, Vol. 1: Enid and Superman: The Golden Age Dailies, 1944-1947. Plus, Superman historian and collector Sidney Friedfertig shares his knowledge of the Superman comic strip and explains how his collection made our Superman books possible!

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QUEST OF EWILAN 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 →