Congratulations to us all — Corto Maltese: Beyond the Windy Isles won the 2016 Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material.
Scoop reviews Corto Maltese: The Ethiopian —
“Like Under The Sign of Capricorn, Beyond The Windy Isles, and Celtic Tales before it, The Ethiopian transports the reader into a brilliantly crafted world, one in which Pratt continues his incredible blend of Ernest Hemmingway and Milton Caniff.”
We’re proud to announce another gorgeous book and another Angoulême winner! Jean-Pierre Gibrat received the Best Artist Award for his lushly colored “Flight of the Raven,” which we’ll release in January 2017.
It’s one of the most stunningly beautiful comics of the 21st Century. The story takes place in Paris during the German Occupation and stars a memorable heroine—the French Resistance fighter named Jeanne. With the help of an apolitical cat burglar named François, she tries to save her comrades, including her missing sister Cécile, from a double-agent and the Gestapo. They walk in the places between shadows, as Gibrat uses the evocative Paris rooftops and river barges on the Seine almost as separate characters. The book also includes a portfolio of pin-ups featuring its heroine and features a new translation by Brandon Kander and Diana Schutz.
Simone Castaldi, co-translator of our Corto Maltese series (not to mention Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Hofstra University!), recently returned from a sojourn in Europe. Among his travels was a stop at BD Mania, a fantastic comics store in Lisbon where he points out the first two of our English-language Corto books. If you’re planning a trip to Portugal any time soon, the shop is at Rua das Flores 71, 1200-194 Lisboa, Portugal. According to Simone there are “so many cool comic book stores in Portugal!”
“A beautiful new omnibus from EuroComics…seriously compelling reading…For either newcomers or experienced fans, this is simply an awesome book.” — Scoop
Dean Mullaney and Rubén Pellejero in Barcelona in June—meeting each other for the first time. Dean and Lorraine Turner met with Rubén, his wife Mercé, and her sister Núria (who graciously translated for everyone—thanks, Núria!). Rubén floored Dean by presenting him with a page of original art from the epic Dieter Lumpen story, “The Reaper’s Price.” Don’t be surprised if you see more of Rubén’s art in EuroComics editions—in addition to the Corto Maltese adventure he’s drawn!
Our much anticipated collection of the complete DIETER LUMPEN by Jorge Zentner and Rubén Pellejero is hitting stores any day. We received our copies today — plus, an advance copy of CORTO MALTESE: THE ETHIOPIAN, which will be in stores next month.
From a rave review of Paracuellos by Barbara Bryce Morris in Public Books:
“Paracuellos, in the original and in Sonya Jones’s skillful translation, claims the authority of the oppressed and gives comics the transformative power of truth telling. Published soon after Franco died, the comic strips brought to the national consciousness an era that had been suppressed in official franquista histories. In retracing the abuses of the period, Paracuellos reveals the tensions around contested versions of history that still occupy political debates in Spain.”