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  • 1)Message de Arys posté le 11 October 2013 à 14:11:38
    I would think that the fact that you stuck with art and cartooning even after realizing how hard it is sort of blows the "laziness" argument out of the water.
  • 2)Message de Anonymous posté le 11 October 2013 à 14:12:05
    I really like the bonus image on this page for some reaosn.
  • 3)Message de Pia posté le 11 October 2013 à 14:16:06
    Good thing you cheated to get in to that art school! :D
  • 4)Message de TheSheep posté le 11 October 2013 à 14:34:40
    That's really heavy, but great.
  • 5)Message de Nedru posté le 11 October 2013 à 14:43:21
    No cheat in the third try and we had a new Hitler !
  • 6)Message de Alex posté le 11 October 2013 à 14:44:46
    Well man, believe it or not, there are many times in which you help people around the world by sharing your thoughts through the internet. Thanks! :)
  • 7)Message de Greg Stolze posté le 11 October 2013 à 15:05:13
    I actually got paid $300 for a short story along this same theme -- the road not taken, as lensed by multiple universe theory. It's now available free online at . -G.
  • 8)Message de Hugh posté le 11 October 2013 à 15:17:40
    This is really an introspective comic ! For students more than workers, maybe. Please, can we know ? : Has somebody from your school reacted after you drew this comic ?
  • 9)Message de Anonymous posté le 11 October 2013 à 15:36:12
    What I think about every day. I guess this thought crosses everyone's minds once in a while. And that just proves that there's no bad choices, because we're just making choices about things we'll at least hope to enjoy.
  • 10)Message de boulet posté le 11 October 2013 à 15:48:20
    Hugh: No they didn't. I told my teacher long ago and he just laughed :D I think nobody would have really cared at all, to be honnest! It was just a stupid administrative rule!
  • 11)Message de Anonymous posté le 11 October 2013 à 16:21:11
    "a stupid administrative rule". Like many, many administrative rules.
  • 12)Message de MoutonRouge posté le 11 October 2013 à 16:44:27
    Just wow. And the bonus image! Perfect! Also, I am a doctor, and for some reason the way you put it between "dead" and "cop" strikes me as very funny.
  • 13)Message de Ben posté le 11 October 2013 à 16:54:15
    Beautifully framed as always. And that's a pretty full page if you ask me!
  • 14)Message de Anonymous posté le 11 October 2013 à 16:57:28
    Oh that bonus... Lol MoutonRouge, +1.
  • 15)Message de Luana posté le 11 October 2013 à 18:03:04
    I believe we can live many different lives in this one that we held now… if you get to be 90 years of age, you can at least complete 5 different university degrees, even try 4 other careers with each related skill. It’s possible. There are so many jobs related to each other, where we can fit our different talents, develop new skills, grow confidence, and understand others without judging them. The whole point of being intelligent beings are our capability to adapt…we can do it extremely well.
  • 16)Message de Soul posté le 11 October 2013 à 19:10:25
    at any point in life, we all have this kind of questions? what if..?
  • 17)Message de Virginie posté le 11 October 2013 à 20:22:07
    I think if you ask a policeman/woman it will tell you his/her job is important and he/she does to help people. Don't give me wrong, I was raised extreme left, anti-police and anti-militarist, however, I grew up and realized life is not so black and white and I am much happier that way bec.
  • 18)Message de luis escorial posté le 11 October 2013 à 20:46:01
    Ok Boulet. I don't know how to put it... you are a FUCKING GENIUS!!! Damn you :)
  • 19)Message de Anonymous posté le 11 October 2013 à 21:23:00
    Mr. Boulet, please stop reflecting my life perfectly. It's getting creepy. =)
  • 20)Message de Hugh posté le 12 October 2013 à 12:50:19
    Bouletcorp : Yeah, teachers have to care about students possibilities and capacities more than the administrative quota. Logically... It would be a good base to make a joke today ! :D Thank you for the reply.
  • 21)Message de Anonymous posté le 12 October 2013 à 16:55:36
    Absolutely beautiful Boulet. The phrase "There but for the grace of god go I...", comes to mind. I'm a doctor, a psychiatrist, but If I hadn't got into medical school, god knows what I would be doing now....
  • 22)Message de Don Servant posté le 12 October 2013 à 16:57:30
    Fantastic Mr Boulet. Absolutely beautiful. I'm a doctor, doing psychiatry, but I wonder where I would be if I hadn't got into medical school. The phrase, "There but the grace of god go I", comes to mind....
  • 23)Message de Glenn-o-matic posté le 13 October 2013 à 12:53:00
    You're too introspective, but it's another one of those things you're good at. What about "other"? Or that thing that keeps sneaking up and whacking you in the back of the head until you give it a try? Ha. Pachinko? Sort of, maybe, except there's a grain to it, with many more dimensions, and still your choice.
  • 24)Message de MBAustin posté le 28 October 2013 à 01:43:40
    Fantastic. As a student I find myself thinking about this kind of thing often. Two corrections from a native English speaker: In the 11th panel, "theorically" is not a word in English (I checked wikitionary just to be sure and they list it as "obsolete"). It should be "theoretically". Also in panel 16, the phrase "to much sport" doesn't make very much sense. Grammatically, it should be "too much sport", but even then it's unclear exactly what you mean. The job involves too much physical exertion? In that case I might just say "too physical."
  • 25)Message de Jorge posté le 5 February 2014 à 16:17:54
    All this is absurd. You were born to do this
  • 26)Message de Kopetc posté le 15 June 2014 à 15:21:38
    I myself owe most of what I have now to a terrible sport accident! True story!
  • 27)Message de Anonymous posté le 15 June 2014 à 15:31:37
    you don't mean Living with monkey and having baby from her, eating banana, under a falling airplane!?

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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 !