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  • 1)Message de Douglas Knight posté le 5 March 2017 à 18:26:00
    translation: "Portal of Obscurity" probably should be "Portal of Darkness." It is funny that you write "grab a chandelier" because that it a cliche in action movies... but the English word "chandelier" does not match the French word "chandelier." The English word means a hanging lamp ("lustre"?) and the cliche I mean is swinging on it. The French word "chandelier" translates as "candlestick." Maybe that's the right word, but the object you drew seems to me too big to be a candlestick and I would probably call it a "candelabra," which, as in French, means a large candlestick, but emphasizes width over height.
  • 2)Message de ben posté le 5 March 2017 à 19:57:03
    what!? a wise and relevant first comments!? by Jove, i think i've come to the wrong dimension...
  • 3)Message de Anonymous posté le 5 March 2017 à 21:42:30
    But you still don't have cheese.
  • 4)Message de deshipu posté le 5 March 2017 à 21:43:08
    What about the cheese?
  • 5)Message de Anonymous posté le 5 March 2017 à 22:46:35
    Fantastic stuff! Two minor corrections: "Dance" instead of "danse" and "prisoners" instead of "prisionners"
  • 6)Message de Gaël posté le 6 March 2017 à 08:43:31
    Good job ! (the note itself and its translation)
  • 7)Message de Anonymous posté le 6 March 2017 à 15:02:38
    Wait a minute. Is the prisoner next to you in #28 the weapons maker from Spacetrawler? Nice Easter egg.
  • 8)Message de Minor Heretic posté le 6 March 2017 à 15:04:25
    Wait a minute. Is the prisoner next to you in #28 the weapons inventor from Spacetrawler? Nice Easter egg.
  • 9)Message de Anonymous posté le 6 March 2017 à 16:18:50
    I. Love. Your. Work.
  • 10)Message de Anonymous posté le 7 March 2017 à 11:21:30
    me too
  • 11)Message de Gale posté le 7 March 2017 à 23:03:38
    Formidable. Une description parfaite. Je vous remercie.
  • 12)Message de DaveBro posté le 8 March 2017 à 02:30:15
    Just an undefined spacetime in the life of a sequential artist. I love the art, and how the dry, instructional tone contrasts with the action in the panels.
  • 13)Message de Anonymous posté le 8 March 2017 à 06:26:03
    Nice ^_^
  • 14)Message de tofei posté le 8 March 2017 à 14:55:03
    Fortunately your daydreams are also your materials to start with, you one creative bastard, you! XD The last part is a joke Boulet, don't hate me. >_<
  • 15)Message de Dirk Bergstrom posté le 11 March 2017 à 16:15:49
    So brilliant. Are you ever going to put out a book in English?
  • 16)Message de Anonymous posté le 11 March 2017 à 19:40:41
    Still battling your long creative dry spell,then hope you get over it and back to entertainment again. your art is still up to standard though., eh,what do i know ? I am no cartoonist.
  • 17)Message de Anonymous posté le 12 March 2017 à 09:49:03
    Who is the guy under Trump in #8? Depardieu?
  • 18)Message de gaeila posté le 13 March 2017 à 05:19:35
    I LOVE your work. Also, I think you should keep "Portal of Obscurity", which is clever and more funny than "Portal of Darkness". The comment about chandelier/candelabra are technically correct, but "grabbing a chandelier" is more funny. The idea of seizing a huge thing of many lights and crystals, that was dangling from the ceiling, and using it to cause mayhem is hilarious.
  • 19)Message de russiankeyboard posté le 13 March 2017 à 13:02:35
    But otherwise, a great way to beat the white page, very effective. I'll repeat myself coffee, like.
  • 20)Message de Anonymous posté le 16 March 2017 à 23:12:24
    "Who is the guy under Trump in #8? Depardieu?" Marine Le Pen.
  • 21)Message de Anonymous posté le 21 March 2017 à 20:28:39
    That was brilliant!
  • 22)Message de DaveBro posté le 25 March 2017 à 23:51:05
    Panel 36, with its l o n g s c r o l l of Our Hero free falling and musing, really uses the web page format to its best advantage. It is a very satisfying panel to peruse.
  • 23)Message de Joe Pearson posté le 28 March 2017 à 19:16:04
    Merci beaucoup! This was very inspiring and so true. This happens to me all the time in Venice Beach. Moebius left many wormholes behind from his sojourn here in the 80's. Very Quantum. Beam over sometime and we'll share a cup of coffee.
  • 24)Message de Dewi Morgan posté le 30 March 2017 à 02:54:20
    I reached the end of your archives! And you aren't dead! Yay!
  • 25)Message de Instagram -Followers posté le 30 March 2017 à 09:16:34
    hey guys my name is lola and im here to to tell you about my self i like to play with computer and one time I was serching about a job and i found a job just you write articles and i tryd i this is my first article for now
  • 26)Message de Real doll posté le 25 April 2017 à 08:11:58
    So nice and funny !


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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 !