Category Archives: EuroComics

The Long Road to Samarkand

I’ve been trying to catch up on some of my to-read pile, and I came to Corto Maltese: The Golden House of Samarkand by the amazing Hugo Pratt. Like every Corto Maltese adventure, the story is thick with historical references and exotic locations. In this particular story, Corto is on the hunt for the lost […]

Eisner Award Nomination Spotlight: Gramercy Park

“It’s exciting to see noted YA author Timothée de Fombelle’s first foray into comics nominated for both the Eisner and Angoulême awards,” says editor Dean Mullaney. “I fell in love with Gramercy Park before I even read a word. Christian Cailleaux’s drawings so captivated me that I didn’t even wait for a translation before acquiring the […]

Two Eisner Award Nominations for LOAC and EuroComics!

Comic-Con International has just announced the 2020 Eisner Award Nominations! We are so pleased to announced that we have received two nominations this year! BEST COMICS RELATED BOOK:Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny, by Paul Tumey (Library of American Comics/IDW) BEST US EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL:Gramercy Park, by Timothée de Fombelle and Christian Cailleaux, translation […]

Fable of Venice in Venice!

We got this message from our Corto Maltese translator Simone Castaldi, who was wandering through Venice when something caught his eye! “I was in Venice last week and they have our Fable of Venice pretty much everywhere! And especially at the really cool Libreria Acqua Alta. (The gondola in the back is actually real – […]

Corto Maltese: The Opera?

Although Corto Maltese has been a cult favorite in North America for years—and is finally being translated by us in definitive English-language editions—many fans may not realize just HOW popular the series is worldwide. Here’s a clue: On September 20 and 22, The Teatru Manoel Youth Opera in Malta will  perform an opera based on […]

Interview with Rubén Pellejero

The Comics Journal has just released an exclusive interview by Alex Deuben with Dieter Lumpen and Silence of Malka artist Rubén Pellejero. Working through a translator (Katie LaBarbera, who translated the Alack Sinner stories), the result is a very informative and interesting interview about Rubén’s start in the cartooning world, his use of color, his […]

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 […]

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 […]