Archive | Jean-Pierre Gibrat

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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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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Jean-Pierre Gibrat and “Flight of the Raven” nominated for Two Eisner Awards!

The lush watercolors of the French artist Jean-Pierre Gibrat have earned him two Eisner award nominations for his first graphic novel to be translated into English.

Flight of the Raven, published by the EuroComics imprint of IDW and translated by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander, is up for Best U.S. Edition of International Material. Gibrat is also nominated in the Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art) category.

The artist has previously received the Best Artist Award at the Angoulême Festival.

The Christian Science Monitor calls Flight of the Raven, “One of the most memorable graphic novels of the past decade…. Each page is lushly illustrated in gorgeous watercolors.” The story takes place in Paris during the German Occupation and stars a memorable heroine—the French Resistance fighter named Jeanne.

EuroComics/IDW has also just released Gibrat’s The Reprieve, the prequel to Flight of the Raven. “From the moment I saw Flight of the Raven in its original French edition, I wanted to bring Jean-Pierre’s work to America,” says EuroComics editor Dean Mullaney. “We’ve also contracted for his current series—Mattéo. The first volume will be on sale in December. Jean-Pierre is working on the fifth and final volume in that series that follows the titular protagonist through the major conflicts of the first half of the Twentieth Century…so readers have plenty of his work to look forward to.”

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that our sister imprint—The Library of American Comics—received a nomination for Star Wars Classic Newspaper Strips by Russ Manning!

Winners of the 2018 Eisner Awards will be announced in July at the San Diego Comic-Con International.

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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