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October 21, 2020

Franco-Belgian/Ligne Claire

Original draft cover for Tintin: The Blue Lotus to be auctioned

One of the original covers by Hergé for his fifth Tintin comic book Le Lotus Bleu (The Blue Lotus) from 1936 will on 21 November 2020 be auctioned by French auction house Artcurial. Tintin’s creator, Hergé, drew the cover for his fifth album of the adventures of Tintin in 1936. However, it was too expensive to mass produce the

Thoreau and Me (review)

Creator: Cédric Taling Self-Made Hero (English translation), 2020 For those middle-aged men who worry about the impact of global environmental degradation upon their ability to fend for their families (like the writer), casually reading up on what was once regarded as ultra-paranoid activities like prepping seems to have become de rigeur. Recently, fear of calamity

Altitude (review)

Jean-Marc Rochette  and Olivier Bocquet  Self Made Hero, June 2020 The copy for this autobiographical comic from the Amazon website reads as follows: At sixteen, bivouacked on a mountainside beneath a sky filled with stars, Jean-Marc Rochette has already begun measuring himself against some of Europe’s highest peaks. The Aiguille Dibona, the Coup de Saber,

SNOWPIERCER. THE PREQUEL. PART ONE: EXTINCTION.

Writer: Matz Line work: Jean-Marc Rochette Colours: José Villarrubia Letters: Lauren Bowes Translation: Mark McKenzie-Ray Snowpiercer is based on an original idea by Jacques Lob. Titan Comics, September 2019. First off, full confession. I’m a HUGE fan of the Snowpiercer franchise. I loved all three volumes of the French graphic novel and the 2013 film

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