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  • 1)Message de Anonymous posté le 10 December 2014 à 00:10:09
    Jingle bells, jingle bells, ... groooOOOOAAAAAR !
  • 2)Message de Anonymous posté le 10 December 2014 à 01:35:41
    And here I thought Eichiro Oda got the weirdest art requests.
  • 3)Message de kat posté le 10 December 2014 à 05:47:09
    you have the best Advent Calendar in the world! :D
  • 4)Message de Chad posté le 10 December 2014 à 08:52:09
    Regarding "How did Santa look like as a kid?" Have you read the "Herobear and the Kid" series by Mike Kunkel? I won't spoil but that might answer some questions. Cheers!
  • 5)Message de Katti posté le 10 December 2014 à 09:33:31
    A colleague just looked over my shoulder asking: "Is that a drawing of that crazy fucker who wanted to be eaten by an anaconda?" the answer "No you sicko, thats an elephant dressed as a giraffe" didnt quite get me some sanity credit ^^
  • 6)Message de Folket posté le 10 December 2014 à 13:20:33
    I see there is a comic posted on the french site called MONSTRES. Will it make it to the English site as well? Will you make a drawing on twitter every day until Christmas? I think you did that last year. Great work as always. Merry christmas to you.
  • 7)Message de Arys posté le 10 December 2014 à 16:05:31
    Hooray! It's time for the Advent Calendar again! :-) Daily festive Boulet drawings are better than chocolate. :-) PS: Woot-woot for someone name-dropping "Hero Bear & the Kid"
  • 8)Message de boulet posté le 11 December 2014 à 14:10:33
    Folket: That was stupid of me, I left for a convention just after posting the french note so I acrually FORGOT to translate it! :-o I'll do it as soon as I can!
  • 9)Message de kat posté le 14 December 2014 à 03:01:43
    These are so beautiful! more "chinoiserie" please! But also would like to see more adventures of young Santa!
  • 10)Message de Doug Johnson posté le 19 December 2014 à 03:16:02
    Can I buy some of these as cards? I think they really express the sense of the season for me.
  • 11)Message de Anonymous posté le 19 December 2014 à 05:14:29
    So many great drawings! I love them all! But I like the ones since 08 Décembre the best, as they seem much different than what I am used to seeing at Bouletcorp. I would love to put John T. Rex and Petra N. Odon on my wall, framed, as if they were my ancestors.
  • 12)Message de boulet posté le 19 December 2014 à 18:58:21
    Doug Johnson: Yes, they are (when you post the drawing for an artprint on Society6 it's also automatically available as a set of three cards) but they are a bit expensive for my taste, I have to admit! :)
  • 13)Message de Doug Johnson posté le 20 December 2014 à 00:08:32
    Great! $4 / card is a fair price. These are wonderful paintings! Thanks.
  • 14)Message de Doug Johnson posté le 20 December 2014 à 00:21:34
    And $2/card in packs of 20 is even more reasonable! And mugs! And shower curtains! I'm so glad I asked! :-)
  • 15)Message de Doug Johnson posté le 20 December 2014 à 00:24:02
    Oops. $2 / card in packs of 10, I meant.
  • 16)Message de Marie posté le 20 December 2014 à 12:07:08
    These are all wonderful! I love how you capture all of the different art styles and period conventions. I think the Quezalacoatalus is my favorite thus far because of the old school water color style, but the classic Japanese scenes with dinos make me smile every time. And now you're sampling other art eras too. Well done! That elephant dressed as a giraffe is also adorable.
  • 17)Message de Anonymous posté le 21 December 2014 à 03:21:43
    Diane O'Nychus is even better than the others!
  • 18)Message de Mschmidt62 posté le 21 December 2014 à 22:47:56
    What is the actual size of Diane O' Nychus and Alistair A. Cosaurus? They look like they may have been drawn larger than the earlier etching-type dinosaurs.
  • 19)Message de boulet posté le 22 December 2014 à 10:08:54
    The first three are A4 (21x 29,7cm), the two others A3 (29,7 x 42cm)
  • 20)Message de Marie posté le 23 December 2014 à 12:12:30
    Diane O'Nychus is too funny! You captured a great expression and posture!
  • 21)Message de Anonymous posté le 25 December 2014 à 17:20:53
    I have found a new religion... gods and dinosaurs.
  • 22)Message de Dwayne Clare posté le 1 January 2015 à 06:12:39
    Watching you draw sure is hard on the ego but it is so awe inspiring. Beautiful work as always. Happy New Year!
  • 23)Message de Minor Heretic posté le 2 January 2015 à 15:49:45
    I love the Francois Boucher "Young Woman Sleeping" on the 22nd. She looks so happy to be snuggling with her dinosaur. It completes the painting for me.
  • 24)Message de Steve posté le 4 January 2015 à 05:03:44
    The December 24th image really speaks go me. Wow, so great!

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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 !