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  • 1)Message de Rebecca posté le 12 September 2012 à 23:11:20
    You watch doctor Who, and for this only reasons, you should have a million girls turning around you.
  • 2)Message de Arnaud posté le 12 September 2012 à 23:12:19
    Once again, gotta love the bonus!
  • 3)Message de Babar posté le 12 September 2012 à 23:13:09
    Yeah obviously, Karen Gillian is the only girl in the world to deserve you :p
  • 4)Message de boulet posté le 12 September 2012 à 23:14:16
    Babar: MY POINT, EXACTLY.
  • 5)Message de Glenn-o-matic posté le 13 September 2012 à 00:18:09
    That guy is our generic future where millions wonder what is wrong with their life when they feel like easily-replaceable units (because they actually are.) Oh that Betty! Boop Boop a Doop!
  • 6)Message de Nymous posté le 13 September 2012 à 00:28:24
    ........ I have brown hair, my name is Thomas, or sometimes Tom. I am moderately geeky and have an artistic hobby (poetry). You sir are a douche. And I love it.
  • 7)Message de Anonymous posté le 13 September 2012 à 02:06:41
    "It's a lupus!" House has become Mario!
  • 8)Message de Jo Verostko posté le 13 September 2012 à 02:15:25
    "In less THAN two months they'll have ridiculous nicknames" - I'm probably too old to comment but gee, I didn't know you guys had it so hard dealing with the mass of 'generic' guys out there. I love the bonus and if, once upon a time way back when, I'd met a guy who watched Dr. Who (pretty much unknown where/when I was that age) I would have been so happy. You also do great art - which is so very, very, very cool.
  • 9)Message de Elegantica posté le 13 September 2012 à 03:01:31
    Oh wow. My boyfriend is a Maxime "Max", has brownish hair, a computering job and likes photography. I didn't know I had a generic version of a boyfriend XD Amazing comic, as always :D
  • 10)Message de Kyle posté le 13 September 2012 à 03:13:14
    I *knew* I was as boring as I suspected I was. Thanks for clearing that up, Boulet! *jumps off a bridge*
  • 11)Message de Tarun Uday posté le 13 September 2012 à 05:36:58
    Lol Boulet, nice comic. SO many people find it hard when it comes to the truth. Totally generic. :D And the bonus is awesome, as always!
  • 12)Message de GeneralMalfeasance posté le 13 September 2012 à 05:41:49
    *Gasp* How DARE she bring logic into this!!
  • 13)Message de Lucretius posté le 13 September 2012 à 07:18:21
    La~ I know what you mean! Its reassuring, actually, to know that I am not.... I think instead I might be the upscale, faux-classy brand~ In the menu order of life, I may be a decently made reuben~ Likes weird movies, english arts major, with ~black~ hair huu huu~ At least I know I'm a nerd because of all this bullshit about meaningless things I know and obsess about.... anyone want to discuss how they should have done a 'Last Year At Marienbad' episode of Star Trek....? Or just go on forever about horror comics...? Then again, I;m an american, and considered nerdy for knowing Tintin. Tintin! Can you believe it... ....and then he went on for some time, in that off brand kind of way.
  • 14)Message de blobi posté le 13 September 2012 à 08:41:42
    ouf, my boyfriend is not a generic one :)... except the brown hair maybe. ahh, jealousy ;P Nice traduction by the way. Thanks a lot
  • 15)Message de Anonymous posté le 13 September 2012 à 10:02:58
    You are a dick and tomatoe is a fruit... hope you'll enjoy the troll.
  • 16)Message de patonio posté le 13 September 2012 à 10:04:33
    You are a dick and tomatoe is a fruit... hope you'll enjoy the troll. and I didn't wanted to post my comment anonymously.
  • 17)Message de Anne posté le 13 September 2012 à 12:44:55
    It's fun to compare the french and english version: Neil Gaiman for Suskind? Joshua and Emily for Theo or Manon? Cool...
  • 18)Message de Kviksand posté le 13 September 2012 à 14:49:14
    Haha, but are comics artists generic?
  • 19)Message de Karen Gillian posté le 13 September 2012 à 15:08:10
    *SOB* I'm too generic for you Boulet! Breaks my heart but I like a good burger & fries, Neil Gaiman, my acting career is not so boring but it can be sometimes so I play guitar with friends and try to improve my painting, I would call my kids Joshua and Emily... *SOB* I was so sure I was the one for you and you for me. I'm gonna have to keep dating these boring actors or models instead.
  • 20)Message de leoboiko posté le 13 September 2012 à 17:03:58
    This is called "basic-level categories" in cognitive linguistics.
  • 21)Message de Anonymous posté le 13 September 2012 à 17:52:58
    Man, if Neil Gaiman is generic, then things have really gone weird around here.
  • 22)Message de Darfeld posté le 14 September 2012 à 05:52:18
    The Tomato is a fruit And a vegetable. (did you translate the "bastard kid effect" yet?) Also more to the point, Thinking of a vegetable, I would probably think of a potato. Bonus for me, they are easier to draw.
  • 23)Message de kat posté le 20 September 2012 à 06:27:09
    Boulet = Ortolan ? depends on what brand of beer you are holding up there! Ha! Never forget: Generic attracts generic. now i must go enjoy some blue-rare medallions of venison in oregon-grape reduction with chanterelles on the side. <3
  • 24)Message de Anonymous posté le 29 September 2012 à 16:42:40
    in the bonus , yoçu look like zach weiner !
  • 25)Message de Alex posté le 3 March 2013 à 00:16:00
    The whole metaphor in the end is truly brilliant!


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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 !