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  • 1)Message de Nico posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:27:35
    Don't rememebr this one on the french blog... The first book is Terry Pratchett's Discworld (easy), "The 5th elephant" I think.
  • 2)Message de NoiR posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:29:44
    If I dare say... Let's go One Piece at a time :p
  • 3)Message de boulet posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:30:06
    Nico: well done for the first one !
  • 4)Message de NoiR posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:30:21
    If I may say... Let's go One Piece at a time ;)
  • 5)Message de Anonymous posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:41:57
    The first one is The Fifth Elephant by Pratchett in the Discworld series :-) The third one is Spinoza's Ethics :-)
  • 6)Message de ASDP posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:42:34
    Last one is Spinoza's Ethics :-)
  • 7)Message de ASDP posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:46:17
    I don't know if it's only me... but the commenting system is not working perfectly... I don't know if it is because you must authorize comments or if I'm doing something wrong... but sometimes when I post a comment it doesn't work... And then sometimes it works... and some other times... well it works after a long while. If you're moderating the comments, you should announce it... because when we don't see our comment posted right away, we may think it just didn't work and then post again, making double posts :-(
  • 8)Message de goguette posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:48:34
    i'd say pratchett first, then fforde... then spinoza ? ("to man, there is nothing more useful than man" gave it away... i think... well... maybe ? →ܫ←) last but not least... hmmm... shōnen isn't my forte... i'll go with random guess : bleach ? nice work, as ever, anyway ! (o゚▽゚)o
  • 9)Message de Anonymous posté le 18 July 2012 à 14:55:47
    Funny how you've changed the books between the French version and the English one. I prefer when Dragon Ball was on :)
  • 10)Message de boulet posté le 18 July 2012 à 15:20:02
    ASDP: No, I do not moderate the comments, but I have a spam filter, which can slightly delay your messages. Your comment is posted, see ? And I didn' do anything ! It takes a few minutes of patience ! :)
  • 11)Message de Morris posté le 18 July 2012 à 16:51:11
    The first is obviously a Pratchett Discworld book; I was going to guess the most recent, "Snuff", but it appears that I'm wrong. The second is one of the Tuesday Next books by Jasper Fforde; I'm guessing that it's "The Eyre Affair", but if not it's one of the other really early ones. I was thinking Euclid for the next one, and I have no idea about the graphic novel.
  • 12)Message de kixx posté le 18 July 2012 à 16:58:31
    After judicious use of google-fu I've come to the conclusion that the middle excerpt is from "The Eyre Affair" by Japser Fforde. I'm quite fond of alternate history fiction so now I guess I'll have to read it :) The first one is obviously Terry Pratchett.
  • 13)Message de Sak posté le 18 July 2012 à 18:32:08
    Make an epic comic. Get a bunch of guess about which books are featured ! Hurray \o/
  • 14)Message de boulet posté le 18 July 2012 à 22:28:31
    Nice ! It was the Eyre Affair, congratulations ! :D
  • 15)Message de MadH posté le 19 July 2012 à 01:43:45
    I love books. That being said, I'm not going to suffer through a classic unless it's actually interesting. I've never liked people who try and force boring books on me because "they're classics, you have to read them!" Thankfully some classics are both interesting and well written...like the Horatio Hornblower books for example (well, not the later ones). Sherlock Holmes too. Besides, I think sci-fi books like Asimov's robot series have just as much (or more right) to be considered classics as the rest of them.
  • 16)Message de Anonymous posté le 19 July 2012 à 09:05:41
    One Piece! Nice! Around the time of Franky's appearance, no?
  • 17)Message de Stian posté le 21 July 2012 à 11:49:29
    Lots of philosophy in Pratchett too - but not so sure about One Piece :D
  • 18)Message de Elsie posté le 23 July 2012 à 15:12:45
    Oh goodness. Look how beautiful these bonus pictures are.
  • 19)Message de nodens posté le 24 July 2012 à 18:43:11
    I'd say Kant for the third one, probably Critic of the Pure Reason, but it could also be Critic of the Practical Reason. I'm too lazy to check right now.
  • 20)Message de Nel posté le 10 October 2013 à 03:42:27
    I am not ashamed to say that I squealed a little in glee when I realized you were reading "The Eyre Affair."
  • 21)Message de Anonymous posté le 10 February 2014 à 02:05:42
    the bonus is nice; but i don't like the idea of a comic being "baby steps". i'm mad. you're an author, a comic author! are you telling your work is like taking baby steps? i know in france the bd is looked by people in a good way, ok, even when in the last panel it's clear you're making a kind joke; i get mad because in my country the culture is like "nah, comic is not something serious" in the way they consider it like "baby steps"; my gosh, is the same always: say someone from other discipline that is not art or design, neither a child or a teenager something about comics and they will smile at you in the same way they do when you tell them you have a highly infectious desease... or like you're nuts. that's why i get mad. it was like a joke, i understand, but that only helps to spread the thought of comic as "baby steps" or keep it leaving in countries like 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 ” 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 !