Coming in August 2019: CORTO MALTESE: THE EARLY YEARS, by Hugo Pratt, with an all new translation by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi! Jump back in time and visit the turn of the 20th century with a young Corto and a cast of all sorts of colorful characters!
Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay are back for another episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!
Dean and Kurtis are back from a short break to talk about their Comic-Con experience! Plus, hear from fans at Comic-Con about why they love For Better or For Worse, and listen to clips of Dean Mullaney and Lynn Johnston from their Comic-Con panel appearances! Plus, Star Hawks! Star Wars! Corto Maltese! Quest of Ewilan! And we answer all of your questions!
Although Corto Maltese has been a cult favorite in North America for years—and is finally being translated by us in definitive English-language editions—many fans may not realize just HOW popular the series is worldwide.
Here’s a clue: On September 20 and 22, The Teatru Manoel Youth Opera in Malta will perform an opera based on Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea!
In February 2019, EuroComics proudly presents another installment of Hugo Pratt’s intrepid adventurer! CORTO MALTESE: THE SECRET ROSE is a tale you can now enjoy, thanks to a brand new English translation by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi!
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.
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.
While prowling around Corto Maltese’s old haunts in Venice this week, my wife Lorraine Turner and I stopped at the city’s one and only comics shop: ZAZÀ, and spent some time visiting with our new friends Giacomo Vella and Tommaso Listo. They’re great guys, who graciously put up with our (very) limited Italian and showed us some of their favorite Italian comics. The “fumetteria” carries an exceptional variety of comics for all age groups and tastes. For those who plan a trip to Venice, don’t miss ZAZÀ, Calle dell’Olio o del Cafetier, Sao Polo, 2424 – Venezia, and tell them Dean sent you!
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!