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



cEwald said...

Hey Carl. I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the passion that you have for the art form. George and I used to talk a bunch about the really cool things that have plans for. Keep putting a full head of steam behind all that you do!
P.S. If you can get me a copy of the book I would be very thankful! Just let me know how much it will cost me. I can be reached at illoewald@yahoo.com

Noelevz said...

I was just passing by and I must commend you for a very amazing site! keep it up!

illustrationISM said...

another great......The Italian Graphic Novel AMBROGIO BECCARRIA is
quite engaging! Click here for a preview!

Thanx - a friend at illustrationISM

Jacky said...

the detail and depth of that art work really reminds me of yoshitaka amano's mateki: the magic flute. the art in that graphic novel is really beyond any skill I have seen in graphic novels, but these that you blogged about come close.

Valery said...

I totally checked out the book that Jacky recommended (Mateki) and seriously anybody that doesn't feel that graphic novels are art needs to check out this book as well as Paroles de Verdun.....these guys are real artists and these books are not just graphic novels they are plain and simply ART!!!