Tag: Cinebook

Authorised Happiness Volume 1 cover. Written by Jean Van Hamme; drawn by Griffo. Published by Dupuis (French), and Cinebook (English). January 24, 2019

Authorised Happiness: Relevant Criticism Of Societal Systems

Authorised Happiness Vol. 1 Jean Van Hamme (Writer), Griffo (Artist), Design Amorandi (Letters), Jerome Saincantin (Translation) Dupuis (French), Cinebook Ltd. (English) January 23, 2019 Disclaimer: Izneo has provided WWAC with a VIP Access Pass. Jean Van Hamme’s 1988 short story collection, Authorised Happiness, finally gets an English translation in 2019. The first volume features three Kafkaesque stories…

Thorgal Grzegorz Rosiński & Jean Van Hamme, Cinebook

Thorgal: A Folk Metal Song in Pictoral Form

Thorgal Jean Van Hamme (writer), Grzegorz Rosiński (illustrator) Cinebook Thorgal is a silly name. It doesn’t inspire confidence. The art is what attracted me to reviewing this classic European series—one that still goes on today, albeit with writers changed out. Grzegorz Rosiński’s art is extraordinarily well-composed, to the point of being cinematic. Scouring the pages was…

Long John Silver: Lady Vivian Hasting, Written by Xavier Dorison, Illustrated by Mathieu Laufray Published in French by Dargaud, Published in English by Cinebook

French Pirates and Feminists! Long John Silver: Lady Vivian Hastings

Long John Silver Vol. 1: Lady Vivian Hastings Xavier Dorison (writer), Mathieu Laufray (illustrator) Dargaud (French version) May 18, 2007 Cinebook (English version) February 16, 2011 “But in these dark hours at last, I find the courage to pass along these terrible memories…” Long John Silver Vol. 1, Lady Vivian Hastings opens with an ominous…

Chimpanzee Complex, Cinebook, 2012, Richard Marazano, Jean-Michel Ponzio

The Chimpanzee Complex Reviewed: Intrigue, Love, & Rockets

The Chimpanzee Complex, volume 1: Paradox Richard Marazano & Jean-Michel Ponzio Cinebook Here’s a closer look at Helen Friedman, Floridian, NASA’s best astronaut in 2035, and protagonist of The Chimpanzee Complex, a bande-dessinee written by Richard Marazano, illustrated by Jean-Michel Ponzio, and published by Dargaud (French) before Cinebook (English): This is a space comic: a comic about astronauts, and exploration, and mystery,…

Scan for discussion: character design in Orbital

To let Wikipedia do the talking for a moment– Orbital is a Franco-Belgian comics series written by Sylvain Runberg, illustrated by Serge Pellé and published by Dupuis in French and Cinebook in English. We were tweeting about space comics the other week (@womenoncomics, hit us up), and Hannah Chapman from Comic Book Slumber Party mentioned Orbital as a favourite. I just read the first volume, and I…