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  • 1)Message de Anonymous posté le 13 March 2014 à 21:19:30
    Gorgeous. I discovered this site only a few days ago, yet in the space of a dozen comics it has already joined Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes in my very short list of comics that truly speak to me. Don't get me wrong: I know there are many great comics out there. I've enjoyed quite a few. But this one... I have not laughed out loud so often in weeks. And at different times (or sometimes the same time) it moves me, awes me, makes me smile in recognition of an emotion or the way the author and I share a world-view, or groan in amused exasperation at the sheer ridulousness of the concepts depicted. Sometimes it's silly, sometimes it's self-indulgent, sometimes I just stop and stare at its beauty. It's always funny and entertaining. It's never quite like anything else I know. I feel I have discovered something truly worthwhile in this work. There's nothing new under the sun, they say, but there are always new perspectives. And the perspective this comic offers on the world makes me feel like I'm seeing these things for the first time all over again. Thank you.
  • 2)Message de boulet posté le 13 March 2014 à 21:46:41
  • 3)Message de kai posté le 13 March 2014 à 23:59:14
    Just because the things you see under the influence of sleep paralysis aren't real doesn't mean that ghosts aren't. There's still hope for the little ghostbuster. Supposedly sleep paralysis makes it easier to have an out-of-body experience as well. I've tried it once, the rest of the time there were too many weird hallucinations for me to consider it. And the lyrics are, "I ain't afraid of no ghost."
  • 4)Message de kat posté le 14 March 2014 à 01:26:52
    Wow, that bonus drawing is *over the top*!! :D And, what "Anonymous" wrote in the first post -- I feel exactly the same way. Once I first saw your comic blog (via Kate Beaton's tumblr), it quickly became one of my very favourite things in the whole world. You not only give us a fresh perspective on everyday life, but you are pushing the webcomic form itself to do things i've never seen anyone else do with it before. Kudos - and i love your Bill Murray too :)
  • 5)Message de Anonymous posté le 14 March 2014 à 01:32:44
    For Kai : I think Boulet knew perfectly the lyrics when he drew this story. But the little kid he was didn't when this happened ^^
  • 6)Message de Gizmo posté le 14 March 2014 à 01:39:48
    For Kai : I'm sure Boulet knew perfectly the lyrics of this song when he drew this story, but the french little boy he was didn't
  • 7)Message de Christophe posté le 14 March 2014 à 06:51:59
    Hmmm, second point given to Bouletcorp over paranormal is well...a choice! ^^ Is the sleep paralysis coming with ghosts or human reacting to ghosts with paralysis? Or maybe just Boulet choosing pretty girl experience over magic? :p Anyway, mister magic is not real, I just love your work, those are magical for sure! Thank you!
  • 8)Message de Michel posté le 14 March 2014 à 09:07:45
    Nice score but the game isn't over ! Goooo paranormal !
  • 9)Message de Ooks posté le 14 March 2014 à 12:30:45
    Boulet! It's great to see a new comic! @Anonymous, at only a dozen comics in, you are in for the time of your life. check out the one about riding in a car as a child. Or the one about riding the vomit comet. Or the one about Portland (will there ever be a part 2?)...or countless other daydream, observations about life, whimsical subway rides, etc. I wish I could be you and experience these for the first time again. I think it's time for me to go troll through the archives.
  • 10)Message de Tadeo posté le 14 March 2014 à 21:17:08
    Actually, levitation is quite real: :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6AAhTw7RA
  • 11)Message de Anonymous posté le 22 March 2014 à 18:21:36
    @ Ooks: I just read the "vomit comet" one you mentioned. That was -not- what I expected from the title. But you were right about its quality. Well and truly memorable. I think I have read the majority of the archives now, and suffice it to say the sentiments conveyed in my first post here stand.


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    F.A.Q.

    • 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 ” bouletcorp.com “. 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:

      -Raghnarok

      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 !