Author Archives: Dean Mullaney

Hugo Pratt and Milton Caniff

A year-long exhibit of Hugo Pratt’s art is currently on display at the Musée des Confluences, in Lyon, France. Curated by Patrizia Zanotti and Cong SA, in cooperation with the national libraries of France, the exhibit – and catalogue – features a brief piece by Dean Mullaney discussing Milton Caniff’s influence on Pratt. For our […]

Buongiorno from Bologna!

Here’s LOAC Art Director Lorraine Turner with Francesco Meo of the Italian comics publisher Cosmo Editoriale. We had lunch with Francesco today in Bologna, renewing the friendship we established at Angoulême last year. Newspaper strips fans will be glad to know that Francesco is publishing Italian editions of Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon, Dick […]

Corto’s friends in Venice!

While prowling around Corto Maltese’s old haunts in Venice this week, my wife Lorraine Turner and I stopped at the city’s one and only comics shop: ZAZÀ, and spent some time visiting with our new friends Giacomo Vella and Tommaso Listo. They’re great guys, who graciously put up with our (very) limited Italian and showed […]

Jean-Pierre Gibrat and “Flight of the Raven” nominated for Two Eisner Awards!

The lush watercolors of the French artist Jean-Pierre Gibrat have earned him two Eisner award nominations for his first graphic novel to be translated into English. Flight of the Raven, published by the EuroComics imprint of IDW and translated by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander, is up for Best U.S. Edition of International Material. Gibrat […]

An absolutely spectacular example of what comics can be.

At the Official Comic-Con Blog, Steve Lieber reviews our first ALACK SINNER book: “Munoz’s influence can be felt throughout today’s comics, but there’s no other work like this out there. No one else puts so much emotion on the page, or tells stories with this much rage and empathy and pain. I hope you’ll take […]

A prime example of the power comics can have.

The Slings & Arrows Graphic Novel Guide has published a rave review of Carlos’ Giménez’s seminal book: “Paracuellos is a prime example of the power comics can have in their apparent simplicity…Despite the seemingly cartoon like style of the stories and the dark humour throughout, the comic achieves what [Scott] McCloud refers to as ‘amplification […]

Corto in Venice!

We received an advance copy of Fable of Venice from the printer. For fans who remember the 1981 NBM edition (the only English version available until now), you should be thrilled at how much better our new edition looks. Here’s a comparison so you can see how much art was actually missing in the old […]

Sunday Night with Corto…

We spent a few enjoyable hours last night hanging out with Corto and his pal Rasputin. Not in person, mind you (which would be a little difficult), but in playing the CORTO board game that was published a few years ago. We’re not board game geeks, so can’t speak to how it rates in the […]