Mar 232017
 


Sooo… It has been almost half a year since the last proper Publications Update, and increasingly dated “news” has been piling up like the urgent mail in Gaston’s office. Anyway, let’s get it over with! If you’re keen to see Zorglub or Gaston in English, the original pages from Tome & Janry’s albums, or the latest one-shots in just about every language the series is published in, there’s good news… Continue reading »

Jun 062014
 

'Journal d'un ingénu' DK: 'Portræt af helten som troskyldig ung mand' (ill. Bravo; (c) Cobolt)

The Danish edition of Émile Bravo’s Journal d’un ingénu, “Splint: Portræt af helten som troskyldig ung mand”, has been nominated for Pingprisen 2014, a Danish comic award, in the category “best children’s/youth comic”. Cobolt put out the album, which was originally published in 2008, in October last year, in a Danish translation by Ole Steen Hansen. The Swedish edition from the same publisher came out last month. Continue reading »

May 122014
 

'Porträtt av hjälten som oskuldsfull ung man', Swedish edition of 'Journal d'un ingénu (ill. Bravo; (c) Cobolt, Dupuis and the artist; image from serieforum.se)

Cobolt, which publishes the Spirou albums in Denmark, recently announced that they are expanding to Sweden and would publish the collected edition of Valerian & Laureline (“Linda och Valentin” in Swedish) there. Yesterday a cover for a Swedish edition of Journal d’un ingénu, “Spirou: Porträtt av hjälten som oskuldsfull ung man” (“Portrait of the Hero as an Innocent Young Man”) appeared with a Cobolt logo, so apparently that will also be among their offerings. Continue reading »

Oct 242013
 
'Moustic Hotel' sketch for mural (ill. Bravo; (c) Dupuis and the artist)

Sketch by Émile Bravo for a proposed but never adopted Brussels comics mural.

Last week, ActuaBD published a short but fascinating interview with Émile Bravo by Christian Missia Dio, where the artist talks about the continuation of Journal d’un ingénu and how he sees Spirou. There is also some discussion of the cartoon adaptation of My Mommy Is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill, a half-comic, half-picture book by Bravo and Jean Regnaud. The film opened in cinemas across France yesterday. If you can read French (or can use Google Translate), you should definitely click over to ActuaBD. If you can’t, here are some of the highlights of the interview. Continue reading »

Oct 152013
 

The Danish release of Émile Bravo’s Spirou one-shot follows hot on the heels of news of its sequel(s!), along with rumors of two other future Spirou albums, and more. Continue reading »

Oct 042013
 

With releases by Chaland and Tome & Janry, and the announcement of a classic Yann & Conrad series, this is a good week for fans of the 80s! Or if that isn’t retro enough, how about Jijé and the Danish Journal d’un ingénu? Plus more! Continue reading »

Sep 182013
 

Since publishing schedules are always in flux, and pretty much every week brings new releases or news of some change, a semi-regular update column might be helpful to keep track of it all. (And make it easier to ignore for visitors who don’t care.) Continue reading »

Sep 062013
 

… and the publishing schedule taketh away. The last week or so has seen quite a lot of changes to the list of upcoming publications. Continue reading »

Jun 092013
 
Le journal d'un ingénu cover (ill. Dupuis, Bravo)

Cobolt’s Carsten Søndergaard has provided an update on the status of the Danish publisher’s upcoming Spirou titles.

Contrary to previous suggestions, they’ve decided to not do a version of the book Spirou par Chaland that Dupuis is putting out later this year. The content (described as “more text than Chaland drawings”) is primarily interesting to a narrow a group of fans and collectors, and that would mean an unsustainable price point for a small, black and white book. They hope to instead publish Chaland’s Spirou series in some other format at a later date, perhaps in combination with some of the work by Serge Clerc.

In better news, he confirms that the next Spirou album will be Émile Bravo’s Le journal d’un ingénu (“The Diary of a Naive Young Man”), to be published perhaps as soon as September. This is the last missing one-shot album to be published in Danish. They haven’t finalized the Danish title yet, but it might be something along the lines of Portræt af den unge helt som et fjols (“Portrait of the Young Hero as a Fool,” a version of the German Porträt eines Helden als junger Tor, or “Portrait of a Hero as a Young Fool”).

Bravo’s album will be followed towards the end of the year or the start of 2014 by the much-easier-to-translate La femme-léopard (“The Leopard Woman”) by Schwartz & Yann, in Danish as Leopardkvinnen. This follow-up to their first one-shot is scheduled for a November release in French, so the Danish edition is hot on the heels of the original.