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  • 1)Message de Anonymous posté le 19 March 2013 à 15:40:44
    There's Singles Awareness Day, on Feb 14th:
  • 2)Message de Ronan posté le 19 March 2013 à 15:41:30
    There's Singles Awareness Day, on Feb 14th:
  • 3)Message de Ywander posté le 19 March 2013 à 15:48:21
    That 'my hall of fame' t-shirt is sheer genius!
  • 4)Message de damn posté le 19 March 2013 à 15:58:05
    I just love the cards!!! (well, the rest too as usual...)
  • 5)Message de Serely posté le 19 March 2013 à 16:25:18
    Je ne peux pas m'arrêter de rire, il est trop énorme cet épisode!! Je peux récupérer une de vos cartes? Elles sont fantastiques! Merci pour votre humour et votre imagination, ça me rebooste à chaque fois! :) English version (because we are on an english blog) : "I just can't stop laughing, this one is awesome! Can I pick up one of your cards? They are wonderfull! Thank you for your humor and your imagination, they make me feel a lot better each times! "
  • 6)Message de Anonymous posté le 19 March 2013 à 16:25:44
    .EXE's day ? Great idea ! Oh hi FORMAT.EXE, wassup ? Haven't seen you in ages ! Hey, what about .bat day ? or .com day ? Awwwwww COMMAND.COM my true love, wherefore art thou ? Oh. Right. Hmmm, back to tracking my bugs....
  • 7)Message de Anonymous posté le 19 March 2013 à 17:14:25
    I'm trying to decide whether my ex would find this one funny. Then again, what do I have to lose? (Local man found lying in street with fork stuck in forehead; details page 4)
  • 8)Message de Morris Keesan posté le 19 March 2013 à 17:15:01
    We understand this quite well in America, where we also have increasing numbers of days which seem to be mostly invented by the greeting card industry: Grandparents' Day, Secretaries' Day, Teachers' Day ...
  • 9)Message de luxsword posté le 19 March 2013 à 18:00:36
    Well, Valentine's day became big in France, but schools and high schools don't get any of it yet, thank god.
  • 10)Message de Anonymous posté le 19 March 2013 à 18:01:51
    In ancient Rome, the number of "celebration" days increased from a hundred to more than 200 a year in four centuries. And no Valentine's day of course. But lots of strange things like attaching burning torches on foxes' tails... A good idea for exe's day, isn't it?
  • 11)Message de Daria posté le 19 March 2013 à 21:27:44
    Good idea, especially the cards :) Though I think you're right about the outcome too... Just a few corrections : Line 1, image 2 : merchandising Line 2, image 2 : we used to Line 3, image 1 : native English speakers will correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks strange to abbreviate "would" after "it" Line 4, image 3 : "I'll will have a look" : One "will" will be enough ;-)
  • 12)Message de Nicolas posté le 19 March 2013 à 21:28:12
    Well, in the french republican calendar every day was dedicated to something. Yippee, it's ash-tree day ! (not as cool as manure day, december 28th).
  • 13)Message de nel posté le 19 March 2013 à 22:14:07
    To nicolas, Good point, actually. Every day there's a saint/name to celebrate on the french calendar. But it's an old catholic tradition from the middle age. I wonder if they have the same in others countries. Fellow foreigners?
  • 14)Message de Glenn-o-matic posté le 20 March 2013 à 04:10:26
    I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't at least a couple of greeting-card companies interested in your designs! There are some very strange customs that have calendar dates. In Japan on a certain day of the year the bosses and corporate executives are supposed to present new white panties to secretaries and other female underlings.
  • 15)Message de Padls posté le 20 March 2013 à 15:47:31
    Heart <3 I want cards like these ! Can I print it without your permission ? ... oooh thanks to you I just found the name of my next band : Axes for Exes it will be mere MetalCore : "You left me heartbroken Hopeless and weeping I'll crush you like in Tekken Don't you think it's time for running ?" okay... forget it...
  • 16)Message de un americain posté le 21 March 2013 à 19:28:11
    Daria: -It's "merchandising" in America and "merchandizing" in Britain, I think, though I'd say both are acceptable. I didn't even notice it while reading the comic. -"It'd" doesn't look strange to me.
  • 17)Message de JAMES posté le 22 March 2013 à 13:40:13
  • 18)Message de Anonymous posté le 26 March 2013 à 08:20:49
    That Ravioli-Card broke my heart ... (just had some yesterday *sniff*)
  • 19)Message de Paul qpqeart SMith posté le 28 March 2013 à 10:39:47
    i have never cried at a comic strip before. Well done, I laughed myself into that position because of you! :) Paul PS
  • 20)Message de Anonymous posté le 7 January 2014 à 01:05:00
    your juno ex LOL
  • 21)Message de Fex posté le 5 September 2018 à 17:08:34
    I'm watching Friends again, apparently it's sort of a common place, meeting exes which already have children being something of a trigger for existential crisis. If I see an ex with kids, I'd just be thankful they're not mine.

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    • Q : Who are you and what is this blog ?

      I’m Boulet, a french cartoonist living in Paris. I’ve had about 20 books published, most of them for young readers. I also worked on two books of the “Dungeon” series with Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar (available in English, ask at your local comic shop).
      This blog is an attempt to translate my french blog ” “. I started in 2004 and have drawn more than 1600 entries. I’m trying to catch up but it’s a huge undertaking!

    • Q : The translation are sometime awkward, how do you work ?

      The translation is a very delicate subject !

      Most of the translations were performed by followers of my french blog, but very few of them are native anglophones, so the accuracy varies a lot.

      I tried to find a professional translator but it turned out it was far too much expensive for me alone. So I offered to give an original artwork in exchange of amateur translations (like, for a month or so of comics to translate) but even then it was complicated because just the re-handwriting the texts and posting them alone took a lot of time, and having to do original artworks for it and posting them was a lot of work too. Anyway I can’t manage it like this either.

      So for this new version, I’m going to give it a try and translate all by myself.

    • Q : Can we help you to make it sound better ?

      That would be the idea !

      As you can see in this FAQ, I’m not so good in english ! So here’s what I have in mind: if you think you can make the translation sound better, just write your propositions in the comments, and I will gradually update the comics.

      The more comments and remarks I’ll get, the more I’ll be happy !

      Just be indulgent, I try my best, and translation is not my main job !

    • Q : I am french, but I fluently speak english, can I help anyway ?

      Yes you can, of course, but must tell I will pay more attention to native anglophone comments !

      I had a lot of people trying to translate, and each time, english or american people told me it was still awkward. French people tend to be overconfident with their level in english or at least, with their ability to translate a comic. It’s not just about being accurate, it’s also about making it soud good, you have to feel it, and that’s almost impossible if you are not english or american.

      The best help I could help would be from english or US cartoonists !

    • Q : I can’t translate, but is there anything else I can do to help ?

      Even if it’s written in english, it’s not easy to share this webcomic: in France I can rely on cartoonist friends or specialized reeferers to share, but it’s very difficult to make people discover my work in other countries !

      So if you want to help, it’s very easy: you can share with your friends ! If you have friends who don’t speak french, tell them about this page, and use social networks to share the comics you liked !

    • Q : How did you make this layout ?

      First, this blog was programmed with flash.

      But flash is a very heavy format, and very difficult to share. A few months ago, I decided to rebuild it whith a different platform. I discussed about this with Arnold on Twitter. He’s very good with WordPress, so I designed and he made this happen !


    • Q : Can I use the same layout for my blog ?

      WordPress is supposed to be a free-sharing platform, but we worked a lot on this, and we don’t specially want that anyone could use it without consulting us.

      The layout programming is Arnold’s, so you can ask him and he will be the only judge ! If he likes your work, I think he will be happy to authorize you to use this !

      His contact is at the bottom of the site, on the main page.

    • Q : Where can we buy your work ? Do you have a shop with posters, mugs or T-shirts ?

      For now, there’s not such a thing. I try to keep this the less “commercial” I can. But maybe I will change my mind some day !

      The only available work I have in english are the two books I drew for the serie “Dungeon” with Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar. Ask for it in any comic book shop ! The more you ask them to order it, the easiest will it get to obtain !
      If you want to have a better translation of this webcomic, you just have to harass US and UK publishers, till one of them agrees to publish it in english :)

      For my french work, I drew a lot of books, here’ the entire list:

      Glénat Editions:


      Tome 1 : Dragon Junior

      Tome 2 : Fées et Gestes

      Tome 3 : Terreurs de la nature

      Tome 4 : Légendes urbaines

      Tome 5 : Tempus Fugit

      Tome 6 : Casus Belli

      -La Rubrique Scientifique

      Tome 1

      Tome 2

      Tome 3

      -Le Miya (with Reno, Julien Néel and Libon)

      -Womoks (only scenario, drawing by Reno)

      Tome 1 : Mutant, suspends ton vol…

      Tome 2 : Le croiseur s’amuse

      Tome 3 : Albon, les brutes et les truands


      La boîte à bulles Edition:

      -Le vœu de…

      Tome 1 : Le vœu de Marc (coscenarist with Nicolas Wild, drawing by Lucie Albon)

      Tome 2 : Le vœu de Simon (coscenarist with Lucie Albon, drawing by Lucie Albon)

      -Amour et Désir (Collectif, seven pages under the alias Ella Forbin)


      -Delcourt Edition:

      -Donjon (avec Lewis Trondheim et Joann Sfar au scénario, et Lucie Albon à la couleur)

      Tome 5 : Un mariage à part

      Tome 6 : Retour en fanfare

      -Notes (these are the compilations of all the entries of the french blog)

      Tome 1 : Born to be a larve

      Tome 2 : Le petit théâtre de la rue

      Tome 3 : La viande, c’est la force

      Tome 4 : Songe est Mensonge

      Tome 5 : Quelques Minutes avant la Fin du Monde

      Tome 6 : Debout mes globules ! (à paraître, 23 novembre 2011)

      -Chicou-Chicou (under the alias Ella Forbin, with Aude Picault, Domitille Collardey, Lisa Mandel and Erwann Surcouf)

      -Boule de neige (collective compilation of works for the 24-hours comics of Angoulême )

      -La Maison Close (collective book by Ruppert et Mulot)

      -La Page Blanche (scenarist, drawing by Pénélope Bagieu. Release in january 2012)

      -Bragelonne Edition:

      -Tous malades ! (original title: Now we’re Sick) (illustrations for a collection of adult poems by Neil Gaiman and other authors, with Reno and Mélaka)

      -Erik le Viking (illustrations of the french version of Terry Jones’s book)

      -L’almanach illustré 2008. (texts by Laurent Genefort and Gudule)


      Nekomix :

      -Soupir (collectif)

      Tome 1, 2008

      Tome 2, 2009

      -Nekomix 7 spécial cinéma (collectif)


      -Barclay-Universal :

      -Repenti (Illustrations for Renan Luce’s album, christmas edition)

    • Q : Can I use one of your comics to print a shirt / a poster / to put it on my blog / to illustrate my book / magazine ?

      No, you can’t ! :)
      All this comics ask a lot of time to draw, and I don’t want them to be taken out of this blog, especially if it’s for commercial use.
      And most of this blog material is already printed by the french publisher Delcourt, so it would be highly illegal !
      They are some exceptions, though:
      -You can use one panel or two if you are making a citation (for example: if you write an article about my work or about webcomics in general, you can show a couple of pictures, without asking me. You just have to put the source under it: my name and the blog’s URL, clikable if your article is on internet. You don’t specially have to tell me, but it would be nice)
      -If you want to share a story on internet, the way I like better is one panel, clikable, redirecting to my original blog.
      -You can use a comic or more for pedagogic use if it’s a non-commercial use: if you’re a teacher and you need a printing from the blog for your class, if you’re a student and need an illustration for an essay or your thesis, I’m totally ok if you respect these two conditions: you have to ask me FIRST (because I wouldn’t like to illustrate something I totally disagree with), and the use must be completely NON-COMMERCIAL (you CAN’T sell it, no matter the format), NON-POLITIC (especially if you are a kind of nationalist NRA douchebag) and NON-RELIGIOUS (I’m an atheist, and I work for no church or cult)

    • Q : Can I buy you an original artwork ?

      I don’t really need mone for now, so I don’t sell my original works… So no !
      And I have a lot of work waiting to be done, so I don’t have time to make special drawings for birthdays, christmas presents or stuff like that !

    • Q : I’m very rich and I want to hire you / I want to publish your work

      Ok, send me an email and we’ll see ! :)
      I’m not specially looking for work now, but if you have something nice to propose, maybe we can find an arrangement !
      If you want to publish material from this blog, my publisher shares the copyrights with me, so you have to contact him ! look for “editions Delcourt” on the web !