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  • 1)Message de Fex posté le 9 October 2019 à 19:34:45
    I personally don't care if I have to introduce myself over and over... I have a pretty standard phenotype, not many traits to be remembered by. But also not a very well developed large ego, so I'm not particularly bothered when someone doesn't remember me.
  • 2)Message de JulienFromDijon posté le 9 October 2019 à 19:41:52
    This story is like a variation on the famous joke. A depressed man goes to the doctor. The doctor says : "You should see the spectacle of XXX, the famous clown. Everyone's laughing in the venue." And the depressed man to start crying : You don't understand, I'm XXX, it's me the famous clown. (and I have no spectacle to go to laugh)
  • 3)Message de Anonymous posté le 9 October 2019 à 21:04:09
    pfhahaha! The cruel trick... visualization and visual MEMORY and art skills aren't the same things at all.
  • 4)Message de Anonymous posté le 10 October 2019 à 09:11:52
    I giggled really loudly at this one! I love it!!!
  • 5)Message de Anonymous posté le 10 October 2019 à 11:20:12
    I feel you, I have the exact same issue.
  • 6)Message de Erik Schmidt posté le 10 October 2019 à 12:32:30
    Brilliant. And so recognizable.
  • 7)Message de Thorfinn posté le 10 October 2019 à 16:46:23
    I'm just the same, and I personally suspect it might be due to me having been very nearsighted since an early age, and especially the fact that it took my parents a year or two to notice. That meant that I got used to not noticing people's features (since they were just a blur to me anyway), and that I never got back into the habit af noticing after getting glasses. I DO in fact notice hair styles and colours - but people have an unfortunate habit of changing those
  • 8)Message de Anonymous posté le 10 October 2019 à 21:06:28
    I'm pretty good at remembering names and faces but I'm very bad at keeping them assigned to the right people. It's embarrassing when you very confidently introduce somebody you know pretty well by the /wrong name/. (I also have three sisters and I can never keep them straight either).
  • 9)Message de Kopets posté le 11 October 2019 à 13:27:25
    1) I didn’t know, Boulet had a brother! :-) 2) People with such spooky abilities as to “desire to remember faces of people”(not being an artist/photographer or smth.) should work as spies/super agents, and STAY AWAY FROM NORMAL persons!
  • 10)Message de Anonymous posté le 11 October 2019 à 20:17:21
    Today I called a brother by his sister's name and a sister by her brother's... I hope they'll forgive me.
  • 11)Message de tofei posté le 14 October 2019 à 18:13:09
    Are you sure that's his real face, Boulet? You've forgotten it and just making up his face just right there? XD
  • 12)Message de Kopets posté le 15 October 2019 à 15:23:10
    Line 2, Figure 2: "you bought me some stuff" said the spooky shop owner. Does that mean that Boulet bought something for that guy, or maybe - FROM HIM? So it should have been: "You bought some stuff FROM ME".
  • 13)Message de Anonymous posté le 21 October 2019 à 21:40:12
    As I have grown older (I am now 61), I find it harder to remember faces to names, especially if I do not have continuous contact with the person. My memory is excellent in all other instances--I'm just face blind these days. But at my age, why bother remembering faces--life is short.
  • 14)Message de Katherine Collins posté le 23 October 2019 à 04:39:26
    Hey. I have exactly the same problem — "face blindness". I am now 72, and have had it all my life; but I just recently figured out that I have it. I always thought that I must be a rude and supercilious bitch who is way too self-centered. But no — I'm a victim of faulty neurons! Poor me! I think the government should send me a cheque every month, to make up for it. By the way, I also have another of your mental disabilities. I, too, become very embarrassed and self-conscious if I am walking home with new toilet paper. Better than walking home with old toilet paper, though. Or never buying TP at all. But I have never heard of this particular phobia in anyone else, until I saw it in your strip, a year or more ago. Ah, the internet knits us all together, into one homogeneous mass of irrational neurosis. Oh — and who are you again? And who am I?
  • 15)Message de Anonymous posté le 20 November 2019 à 09:04:57
    More please! I miss your English comics.
  • 16)Message de NosNodVerification posté le 3 December 2019 à 07:28:05
    Wow!! loved it really.
  • 17)Message de Anonymous posté le 18 December 2019 à 15:27:00
    My best friend at university has that problem too. At the beginning of our friendship, she told me that she had problems memorizing people. She was also new to the semester (she had to repeat because of sickness) so basically it became my job to navigate her around people, make sure she knew who she was talking to (even if she had talked to them earlier that day) and directing her to the right person when she only knew their name. A few semesters later I found a comic by the german webcomic artist "Fuchskind", in which she explained and described her own experiences with prosopagnosia ( it's in german). I sent it to said friend and it was really eye-opening for both of us. For her, because now her condition had a name. For me because we finally talked in more detail about which parts of my descriptions helped and which where useless to her. Oh and btw, she is an artist too, making comics and illustrations, a lot of her themes have humans or antropomorphic creatures. She also has a darn good visual memory, when it comes to...well basically anything but faces XD She can have one look at a graph and recreate it from memory, easy as pie. But keeping apart two fellow students she's known for 4 years and whose only similarities are being female and having long hair (even differenc hair colors)? No way in hell! XD
  • 18)Message de PixelCarRacerCheatsClub posté le 3 January 2020 à 06:36:06
    Well, its just an amazing feeling of reading all the mags here.
  • 19)Message de PixelCarRacerCheatsClub posté le 3 January 2020 à 06:38:36
    Yes definately you have seen his face!
  • 20)Message de simsmobilecheatsz posté le 5 January 2020 à 17:08:32
    Yes you have been in front of him for more than once.
  • 21)Message de simsmobilecheatsz posté le 5 January 2020 à 17:10:15
    Yes you have been in front of him for more than once. Dont you really know him?
  • 22)Message de mystorycheats posté le 18 January 2020 à 16:01:42
    Your doubt is right!!
  • 23)Message de Fex posté le 17 February 2020 à 12:10:10
    IT just dawned on me that you would have a hard time using a Death Note.
  • 24)Message de AndrewC posté le 21 February 2020 à 18:01:56
    I'm terrible with names and faces, when I finally start recognising people I then go through a long period of not remembering their name
  • 25)Message de Bathroom Renovations posté le 5 March 2020 à 02:34:29
    I don't quite understand the joke here, but the drawings are great!!
  • 26)Message de Morémuse posté le 6 July 2020 à 12:18:56
    You're not the only one! Not being a physiognomist, I know, and I offended a lot. But I don't do it on purpose !!
  • 27)Message de Idaho Falls Tree Service posté le 7 July 2020 à 22:51:07
    I am terrible with names! I will try drawing the next person I meet and see if it works.
  • 28)Message de Anonymous posté le 28 September 2020 à 00:51:31
    Haha great stuff
  • 29)Message de Anonymous posté le 19 March 2021 à 11:33:54
    But doctor, I'm Paggliachi
  • 30)Message de Karumba posté le 15 December 2021 à 13:09:33
    Great Work.

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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 !