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  • 1)Message de Anonymous posté le 14 October 2012 à 02:04:08
    This is my current favorite song. I listen to it all the time whenever I'm feeling down.
  • 2)Message de Bruno posté le 14 October 2012 à 05:14:08
    Beautiful artwork! You are very talented!
  • 3)Message de AfkCafé posté le 14 October 2012 à 06:42:16
    J'achète ! Je veux ça dans mon salon !! Ou dans la chambre de ma fille ! A côté de sa collection de colliers d'ambres :D
  • 4)Message de boulet posté le 14 October 2012 à 14:28:28
  • 5)Message de Robert posté le 14 October 2012 à 16:58:51
    I am completely amazed everytime I see you draw without any pencil work. Do you do a rough sketch first, or do you just jump right in? Thanks!
  • 6)Message de boulet posté le 14 October 2012 à 17:01:20
    No, I just jump right in, as you say :)
  • 7)Message de Robert posté le 15 October 2012 à 00:17:40
    I'm even more impressed, then. Thanks for sharing.
  • 8)Message de franzy posté le 15 October 2012 à 00:58:57
    My son is OBSESSED with pterodactyls at the moment. Is this drawing available as a poster or a print or something? TAKE MY MONEY. ps. I am aware that these are pteranodons, but he will have to make do.
  • 9)Message de franzy posté le 15 October 2012 à 01:00:41
    pps. I thought of Faith No More first.
  • 10)Message de Anonymous posté le 15 October 2012 à 01:35:17
    Is she a character from some book of yours?
  • 11)Message de Loule posté le 15 October 2012 à 07:48:12
    Impressionnant!! Combien de petits traits?
  • 12)Message de Anonymous posté le 15 October 2012 à 08:16:15
    Fucking hell, you must be supremely confident to not even draw a preliminary sketch! Also, really love the composition/use of negative space, gives a really spacious feel to the whole pic.
  • 13)Message de boulet posté le 15 October 2012 à 08:40:39
    Franzy: I'll try to make that happen soon (working on an on-line shop right now) Anonymous (10): She is. But the book doesn't exist yet, I'm still working on it!
  • 14)Message de boulet posté le 15 October 2012 à 08:41:27
    By the way I edited the post, so now you can have the wallpaper version of the drawing by clicking on the pictures (under the video)
  • 15)Message de austinious posté le 15 October 2012 à 11:14:38
    From my very meager supply of french... Très Magnifique I also can't wait for the store.
  • 16)Message de Matjo posté le 15 October 2012 à 12:53:41
    Next time, "Grand Aigle"?
  • 17)Message de Dirk Bergstrom posté le 15 October 2012 à 17:04:52
    That's amazing. Can't believe you can just bang that out on a sheet of blank paper with no mistakes or hesitation. Wow. Looking forward to more of whatever this is part of.
  • 18)Message de franzy posté le 16 October 2012 à 00:57:45
    Thanks, Boulet. Very much appreciated. That's awesome - I hope the store comes along soon!
  • 19)Message de Federico posté le 17 October 2012 à 23:49:11
    You are the best artist. The best one. Of all. Thank you for making art.
  • 20)Message de Anonymous posté le 18 October 2012 à 01:17:54
    Pterosaurs own.
  • 21)Message de Anonymous posté le 19 October 2012 à 14:02:43
    great tune And great work also, as usual :)
  • 22)Message de Arys posté le 19 October 2012 à 14:48:50
    Just wanted to let you know I jumped up and down excitedly and *squeed* like a little girl upon reading you're working on an on-line shop. I can't wait to throw my money at you!
  • 23)Message de StrangerYann posté le 21 October 2012 à 08:23:33
    Fuckin' pterodactyl riding !? U'd thing they'd hang on to these ropes a bit tighter, right ? Haha I ain't crapping Ur stile though bro, beautiful drawing as always ! As far as the video is concerned, it gets just magical when U start applying the colours ... beautiful, really ! Im amazed at how fast and freely U can produce a beautiful mind picture with realistic proportions, shades & shadows & all. It's nothing short of amazing. K Ill stop suckin Ur cock now hahaha I do mean it though ! Keep it up, take care of Urself & take it easy :-)
  • 24)Message de Anonymous posté le 21 October 2012 à 21:38:04
    love the art, the music is great too.. they're perfect together ^^
  • 25)Message de Ian posté le 24 October 2012 à 08:40:50
    My god, no pencil drawing or layout or anything? I'm amazed!
  • 26)Message de franzy posté le 25 October 2012 à 01:29:16
    Printed the big version on the colour copier at work. Put it on my son's wall above his bed while he was out. When he came home, I said "I got a surprise for you!" He was fucking ecstatic! He was jumping up and down, he shows it to everyone who comes over, he TELLS people about it when he's out. He loves that drawing. Thanks, mate.
  • 27)Message de Zoltan posté le 31 October 2012 à 23:02:27
    Reminds me of the beautifully illustrated "Dinotopia" books by James Gurney. An essential element in my childhood melange of fantasy.
  • 28)Message de franzy posté le 14 August 2013 à 12:08:30
    Hello again. I'm not sure if you get these messages, but I still really want to buy a poster of this drawing - again for my son. We are moving house and I want to put a big awesome picture in his big awesome new room. I remember being able to buy the poster, but now I can't find it. Is it gone forever? Are there any left? I hope I hear from you - if not, happy 9th.
  • 29)Message de Anonymous posté le 6 January 2014 à 02:05:56
    you're going to kill me: nice music with an angelical voice + awesome drawing + great watercolor; this is so unffair, you have no right to kill me! T.T my fingers are cold, and its all your fault. anyway, end of the dramatic comment >_<


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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 !