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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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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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Corto’s friends in Venice!

Tommaso Listo, Dean, and Giacomo Vella

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!

Zazà Fumetteria in Venice

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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