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  • 1)Message de lnaymir posté le 17 January 2014 à 00:28:24
    Go go Bouleon !
  • 2)Message de Anonymous posté le 17 January 2014 à 00:36:42
    Neon comes from νέος (new), and that's a remarcable quality for the most of us. Plus, it's the second ligher "Noble Gas", and unfortunally The King has always some difficulties to find real friends. Hard life, but filled with discoveries and satisfactions. Pas mal...
  • 3)Message de klausonium posté le 17 January 2014 à 00:48:20
    Noble approach Boulet - but it's done already. Homoeopathics is using the periodic table of elements. Good vibes heal everything
  • 4)Message de Anonymous posté le 17 January 2014 à 01:30:36
    Already got you covered. Here's one What Element Are You
  • 5)Message de Anonymous posté le 17 January 2014 à 03:32:09
    hahahaha! you, Neon guy, this comic is cool!
  • 6)Message de Luana posté le 17 January 2014 à 03:56:39
    Well done... very good.
  • 7)Message de Anonymous posté le 17 January 2014 à 04:57:16
    Thank you, Boulet. I finally understand why Lead is Pb.
  • 8)Message de Anonymous posté le 17 January 2014 à 05:04:38
    If whoever discovers the element can come up with a good name, it is decided in the most scientific of methods. 1 on 1 combat to the death! Fun Fact: Marie Curie racked up a double digit body count trying to get "Radium" to stick.
  • 9)Message de Anonymous posté le 17 January 2014 à 08:06:06
    Psst, you should totally design an adventure game.
  • 10)Message de Anonymous posté le 17 January 2014 à 08:53:15
    Is that Leonardo DiCaprio? Also, from Neon's Wikipedia article: " No true neutral compounds of neon are known. However, the ions Ne+, (NeAr)+, (NeH)+, and (HeNe+) have been observed from optical and mass spectrometric studies, and there are some unverified reports of an unstable hydrate." Maybe it isn't that bad.
  • 11)Message de Eugene posté le 17 January 2014 à 09:09:26
    Weeeell, either you translated that pun really well, or my French really sucks. I first read English and then French, and both of them read pretty much identically to me. Which pun did you mean? (I loved the one about "can do great things under pressure", btw.)
  • 12)Message de Anonymous posté le 17 January 2014 à 11:11:13
    "Plomb" and "Azote" are not translated.
  • 13)Message de Anonymous posté le 18 January 2014 à 01:25:12
    This put me in a good mood since I just finished working on Chemistry notes for class.
  • 14)Message de manulelutin posté le 18 January 2014 à 23:05:40
    probably you know that, but if you like elements... yep... so nerdy >_>
  • 15)Message de Anonymous posté le 20 January 2014 à 17:20:29
    Eugene : I believe he was talking about the "get out of your shell, we will salt things out" part which in French was "Viens faire un alcalin, ça te remettra en sel" with a double pun. Believe or not it was as bad as the english one ^^
  • 16)Message de Eugene posté le 21 January 2014 à 08:36:11
    Thanks Anonymous! Right, I didn't really notice that one. It'll take me a bit of research to get the French pun, but that's exactly my idea of fun.
  • 17)Message de Anonymous posté le 21 January 2014 à 16:40:31
    I'm interested in that digital book, got a link? :)
  • 18)Message de Payhell posté le 21 January 2014 à 17:45:43
    Eugene : If you need any help understanding the puns (If you don't or don't want any, don't read my comment ^^): The sentence sounds like "Viens faire un câlin, ça te remettra en selle" which basically means "Come here and give me a hug, you'll feel better" The fist pun is based on the word "alcalin" which is the french word for "Alkali (metal)" as the Sodium (the guy) is an alkali metal. In the second one "sel" (Salt) is used instead of "selle" (a saddle) because NaCl is basically salt. (Hmm, apparently I forgot to type in my name last time)
  • 19)Message de Payhell posté le 21 January 2014 à 17:51:22
    Eugene : If you need any help understanding the puns (if you don't or don't want any, don't read my comment ^^) The sentence in french sounds like "Viens faire un câlin, ça te remettra en selle" which means "Come here give me a hug, you'll feel better". The first pun is based on the word "alcalin", which is french for "alkali (metal)", as the Sodium (the guy) is an alkali metal. The second uses "sel" (salt) instead of "selle" (saddle) becauce NaCl is basically salt.
  • 20)Message de Eugene posté le 26 January 2014 à 18:13:32
    Thank you Payhell! Don't think I would've been able to figure this one on my own :) The chemical part was mostly clear, but neither 'câlin' nor 'mettre en selle' are words (phrases) I've ever heard before. Now I'm wiser by two micro-units of French :D
  • 21)Message de Kopetc posté le 22 June 2014 à 14:13:26
    Probably the ending makes even more sence in russian language, since "NE ON" in russian means "NOT HIM"
  • 22)Message de [RANDLINE-names.txt] posté le 22 September 2014 à 00:17:17

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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 !