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  • 1)Message de Morris posté le 1 August 2014 à 22:43:55
    I like the name "blow-me-away flower" better.
  • 2)Message de Anonymous posté le 1 August 2014 à 23:07:04
    Your nephew isn't afraid of asking the hard-hitting questions, Boulet. You will most definitely be dead in 30 years if you keep up this live-fast-die-young lifestyle!
  • 3)Message de Spike Matthews posté le 1 August 2014 à 23:14:17
    Dude, I am so much in agreement with you regarding how history is (usually) taught. I failed my History O level hard enough to be classed simply as 'U' (unclassifiably bad). Now, though, I am interested in all sorts of history, but generally from the view of the average person. I couldn't give a crap about politics, and growing up in Birmingham UK meant a whole lot of industrial revolution. OK, I grant you that last lot should have been interesting. But it wasn't. Instead, the whole topic was drier and dustier than Nefertiti's titties.
  • 4)Message de Anonymous posté le 1 August 2014 à 23:19:47
    When I travel, especially to Europe on tours, I break away from the groups that go to see the 100th cathedral of the trip, and try to walk around a town, looking at how people shop, live, work, etc. I thought I was alone in this--obviously, I'm not.
  • 5)Message de Remy posté le 1 August 2014 à 23:22:53
    Beautiful, I love this concept of playing with the time. Sometime I write note for myself in the futur. Like on moving box or for staff I had put in the storage. This is like a time anchor.
  • 6)Message de Anonymous posté le 2 August 2014 à 01:02:07
    Some time ago I learn of this amazing little specialized field of study called “material culture”. Basically it means rummaging through the trash and random everyday stuff of past peoples, to trying to figure out what was their life like. It's great. By the way, I should thank you Frenchies for Augustin Saint-Hilaire. The descriptions he wrote of the daily life of peasants in my little lost corner of Brazil during the 19th century taught me more about the history of the region than 11 years of gormless school classes ever could (so there was a specialized slave just to break wild horses, and the first rides were accompanied by another rider on a tamed horse, called a "godmother", who worked as a kind of model (or equine social pressure?), and the whole process took months? this isn't like in "Red Dead Redemption"! why do they never teach us these cool parts?)
  • 7)Message de Glenn-o-matic posté le 2 August 2014 à 12:57:05
    Priceless !
  • 8)Message de Sound of Silence posté le 2 August 2014 à 13:07:41
    Hi Boulet ! It's really a shame that History is taught this way in high school. I had history classes during my higher education and it was about little history as you call it, about what the people would think and feel at this time. And when we were speaking of kings, it was only in order to understand how a state could be created and how power looked like at this time. Some examples : Un dimanche a Bouvines, Georges Duby (how did it look like to be on a battlefield ?) Laure VAN AERT,«Vendre l’exotique au quotidien. L’implantation urbaine des magasins de produits coloniaux (tabac,thé, café et coton) à Anvers au XVIIIe siècle»,Histoire Urbaine,2011/1, n°30 Laurent TURCOT, « La fonction de la promenade dans les récits de voyage à Paris » and many more ! Anyway, thanks again for your great work. It's always a delight to read you.
  • 9)Message de Anonymous posté le 2 August 2014 à 23:36:33
    Hi Boulet, I completely agree with you about history classes, and relate to how you perked up when they mentioned technology (trains) that affected everyday people. Maybe you might enjoy Ian Mortimer's "Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England" and "Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England"? (Unfortunately, he's pretty specifically an English historian.) They're history books, but written as travel guides, complete with tips on how to fit in with the locals, what to expect to eat, and where to find entertainment. I've been enjoying your comics for a few years. Please keep up the great work!
  • 10)Message de Arys posté le 4 August 2014 à 15:14:42
    Did you ever happen to see the old James Burke science show called "Connections" ( ) or "The Day the Universe Changed"? Those shows always approached history in an interesting way - looking at one event or invention and extrapolating out from that moment to look at the repercussion. :-)
  • 11)Message de [RANDLINE-names.txt] posté le 21 September 2014 à 16:55:43
  • 12)Message de Fex posté le 14 March 2016 à 19:58:57
    Being a young History student in France must be fascinating. Brazil has only been here for 500 years or so, before that it was just jungle and indians here; we don't even have ancient civilizations like the Mayans, Incas or the Aztecs like our Spanish speaking neighbours. And even then, most of our History are pale imitations of what was happening in the rest of the world. It has its advantages, of course. We don't have war tradition, for that matter. But in terms of History, man... you guys have entire dinasties of kings, historical skirmishes with England, the Enlightenment, the most important revolution ever and one of the most famous emperors all times. You were there in Middle Ages and your ancestors, in Ancient History as well. Man, that's gotta be cool!

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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 !