Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Paroles de Verdun - George and Barron conquer Europe !!!

One of the key objectives of Graphic Novel Art is to introduce American Graphic Novel Artists to the European public.

A couple of months ago I got into contact with Jean Wacquet from the European editing house Soleil (visit their site on http://www.soleilprod.com/index.php they are one of the -if not the - leading comic distributors of high quality comic books in Europe. Top series are Skydoll and Lanfeust a must for those willing to discover the top of modern European comics)

He was looking for US artists to contibute to the second volume of his series about the first Word War after a very successful first part "Paroles de Poulus". The book consists of several short stories based on letters written by soldiers during WWI.

I got Jean into contact with Barron Storey and George Pratt and now only a couple of months later the result is there. Next to some top European comic artists we have two top US artists contributing to this book, making this a truly international project.

You have no idea how happy I am that I was able to bring these people together

Let me know if you'd like a copy of the book and I'll find out how to get one to you


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mike Deodato Jr. Comes to Belgium !!!

Although not really a Graphic Novel Art show, GNA is proud to help another Belgian enthusiast (Mr. Olivier Delflas) to bring foreign comic art talent over to the old continent. And we're looking forward to bundle our also forces in the future.

On Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of October you can find him in :

39 Rue du Midi
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32/2/514.08.26

  • There will be free signing sessions from 15.00-20.00
  • There is also an opportunity for a detailed sketch at Euro 25.00/ piece - these ones are however limited to 20 pieces each day and require an advance sign up at the gallerie (orders taken as of 20th of September)
  • Gallerie Utopia will also publish 2 high quality ex-libris prints limited to a run of 50 each for Euro 19.95
  • Mike will be bringing along original art to both siging sessions for direct sale

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of October you can find him at :
ICC Citadelpark
9000 Ghent

more info on

In case of question do not hesitate to contact
me or Olivier Delflas odelflas@hotmail.com

Hope to see you there


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Special Event: Book signing by Barron Storey

Saturday, August 18, 1-3 pm in the Bert Green Gallery http://www.bgfa.us/

Barron Storey has documented his life experience daily in his personal visual journals since 1976, now over 150 volumes. Two of these have been published, The Marat/Sade Journals and the just released Life After Black. Awards for Storey's work include the Gold Medal and Distinguished Educator Award from The Society of Illustrators in New York, The Will Eisner Comics Industry Award and a nomination for the comics industry's Harvey Award.

Do not miss this special event !!!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Barron Storey at Bert Green Fine Art

Went today to Bert Green Fine Art gallery in Los Angeles to see about 30 historic pieces by Barron Storey as part of Osseus Labyrint"Trace Evidence" exhibition.

Just follow the link to the exhibit or click below link for the pricelist

As usual Barron's pieces are just incredible. Some very large historic pieces at very affordable prices.

Do not have access here to pictures of Barron, but can show you some pieces by other artists who work together with Ossues Labirynth http://www.osseuslabyrint.net/

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Graphic Novel Art site is up-and running

Yes finally a real website at my commands


Again Enjoy


Interview with Barron Storey on-line

Just follow the link below for a full hour interview with Barron




Thursday, May 31, 2007

Interview with the Artists !!!

Some interesting article based on an interview which had place during the show.

Michael, Joe and Teddy debating the future of US comics.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

More Good News...

The books are finally arriving at their destinations.

It was a close call as Barron had to leave for a 3 week workshop in Ecuador (I hear from Petra that he's doing great over there - who would have expected something else ?)

There's also a new article on a superb blog - please check it out

There might be more coming up on this one.

And yes, reprinting Marat Sade is still on the project planning :)

Finally a picture of Barron Storey and Kent Williams at Ape - was fun having you around !!!


SickBed Blues - Graphic Novel Art - the next Generation

What's next ?
SickBed Blues - an autobiographical Graphic Novel (the real one) by one of Barron's students Koak.

Very expressive, black and white (all pen and ink) work which just blew my mind away.

I just received some modifications Koak did to her first pages of Sickbed Blues. While the first pages were already superb, the latest adjustments allow litterally to flow from one page to the next without any stop !!!

Just superb !!!
This will be my next pet project, hopefully ready with a high quality teaser by San Diego 2007.
Kind Regards & thx for the great support


Monday, May 7, 2007

Some more details on the show

Some people requested a bit more details on the program of the artists.

After their visit to Paris and Breda, they are having some free time in Amsterdam.

They will be back in Brussels on Friday 11th of May for a signing session at BrĂ¼sel from 15.00 till 18.00 with all 3 artists

On Saturday 12th of May we'll open the exhibition with original art of the 3 artists (all for sale) + some top pieces out of my private collection (sorry not for sale). This will be combined with a signing session at Mekanik Strip in Antwerp from 15.00 till 18.00.

And finally on Sunday 13th of May there is a last chance to see Joe, Michael and Teddy in action at the Comic Convention at Ganshoren

Friday, April 27, 2007

Graphic Novel Art Expo 2007 !!!

We're almost there !!!

Joe and Michael arrive next wednesday in Brussels and Teddy will fly in on Friday 11th of May.

We'll take our US guests first to Paris for two days of signings (4th and 5th of May) in the "Diable Blanc"

Then they are off to the flatlands of Holland to sign on sunday 6th of May in Breda - "De Dobbelsteen"

On Friday the 11th the full crew of 3 artists start their Belgian tour in Brussels - "Brusel" combined with a miniature exhibition, to be followed by the grand opening of the Graphic Novel Art Expo 2007 in "Mekanik" Antwerp on saturday 12th of May.

There will be more then 50 pieces of original art on display from our 3 top artists !!!

Finally, on sunday 13th of May, they will be signing at the Ganshoren comic festival before they return back home on the 14th.

Hope you'll be able to make it, if not we expect to have the new site www.graphicnovelart.com up and running again by the time of the opening.



Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sold out !!!

No not all books are sold, there are still some left for you ;)

But ALL books which I managed to bring along to APE sold !!!

Really happy with the first contact with the fans !!!

Barron was also on cloud 9 with his new baby - he always kept showing people the original journal and the printed version to prove how little difference there is.

Unfortunately my digital camera has issues, and I'm not able to show you pictures now... maybe in the near future.

Many thanks to Allen Spiegel and his team for helping us during this weekend.

And many, many thanks to all those fans which showed up at APE.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ready for APE !!!

It's almost 12pm, and need to be in the airport at 4am.

Just packed 60 hardcovers and 30 limited editions for a total of over 50kg, ready to go to APE. We'll be at Allen Spiegel Fina Arts booth #318.

They are just wonderfull !!!

Everything is fine except the slipcase which was not yet ready. The few limited editions we will offer on sale there will be sold without slipcase, which will be sent afterwards to the owners address (it's cheaper then sending a 600gr book from Belgium).

We'll also offer the possibility to pre-order the book in case all the books are sold out (which we all hope).

I'm going to bed now for a short sleep, and hope to see you at APE !!!



Wednesday, April 18, 2007

We're getting our first interviews !!!

Have a look at Bill Bakers Dozen


for a first interview on the making of the book and the art of Barron



It's Done !!!!!!!!

The first books are coming back from the binder. I've not seen them yet (they're back at the printer as we still need to cut the jackets and get the sizing right for the slipcase), but apparently they look great.

First thing in the morning I'm jumping into my car to see them !!!

So it looks we'll have them ready for APE !!!

Friday with a lot of overweight on the plane to San Fransisco - Hope to see some you there !!!

Regards & thx for the support


Friday, April 13, 2007

Set of 6 ex-libris high quality prints

We've decided to also publish a set of 6 luxury prints, printed on high quality 250gr curious paper. The run is limited to 70 sets. Each set is signed and numbered by Barron. This set will only be available directly from Barron at $39/set.

Below you'll find a picture of an uncut sheet with the 6 prints. The final version will be presented in a very nice translucent envelope.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you're interested in purchasing a set.



Getting closer...

Just to post some pictures of a mock-up with the final jacket. Notice the glossy finish over the middle square on the front and the hand on the back ? Hard to see on picture, but very nice when you see it live.

The pages are with the binder, and the book should be ready next wednesday/thursday. Still need to get all flaps wrapped around the hardcover version, get the ex-libris into the limited edition and into the slipcase and hopefully get it all together for my plane to San Fransisco Friday morning !!!

Monday, April 2, 2007

The prefect print

Today we printed the all the interior pages of "Life After Black". Ten hours permanent reviewing of test prints with the originals, adjusting and re-adjusting till we were happy that the printed version was as close as technically possible to the original.

Personally I believe that the team at the printer did a fantastic job, but I will let you - future reader - be the final judge.

Tomorrow, we print the covers and the dustjacket and then she (A Journal handled by Barron must be female) is off to the binder...

A long but very gratifying day

Kind Regards


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Start Printing !!!

The date is set !!! Wednesday 28th of March 2007 will see the birth of the new Journal by Barron Storey.

All the interior art will be printed on that date, give it a couple of extra days to get the binding right and to assemble the slipcases, and we should be ready for APE in San Francisco on April 21-22 !!!

The set of 6 luxury prints (limited to 70 sets) is already on it's way to Barron for signing and should also be available at APE.

Finally, almost a year after this project started the baby will be born !!!

Looking forward to feel it physically in my hands.

Once we have a complete set including the cover, I'll post some pictures on the blog.

Thx a lot for all your support !!!


Sunday, February 4, 2007

Nothing final yet... but progress for sure

Just wanted to post some pictures of work in progress.

We're currently busy designing the cover and the slipcase. Playing a bit around with the "Hand" theme, combining Matt/Glossy materials, leatherlike...

Enjoy seeing the booklet come together


PS: Also wanted to thank those people who already asked to reserve a copy. Your support and confidence in our venture means a lot to us

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Working on the cover for Life After Black

We're getting there
A first view at the Mock Up of the cover

Also working on a logo for Graphic Novel Art

Still doubting between a couple, let me know what you think.

Kind Regards

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

More progress

The book is now completely scanned, and we're working further on the Lay-out. Barron's been designing further the wrap-around cover and the cover for the limited edition. Kent's working on an introduction and I'm trying to get it all together in time !!!

In the mean time we've also decided on the prices for the different editions.
Shop price for the hardcover will be $49, but can be bought straight from Barron for $39. The limited signed slipcase edition will be sold for $129 only straight from Barron, not available in the shops.

If you're interested in reserving one, please contact me and we'll put it aside.
Thx for your support.