Category Archives: EuroComics

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 […]

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 […]