Episode 010 – Comic-Con Debrief

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!

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Corto Maltese: The Opera?

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!

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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.

Read the full article here.