Monday, February 4, 2008
A little while ago Marvel Comics announced that they entered into an agreement with Sobeil Productions in France to produce English language versions of some of Sobeil's popular comic albums. This is exciting news to me. SKY DOLL will be the first book released. I have the French version of the books and I just look at the pretty pictures. I found out that Heavy Metal did an English version in their magazine and I picked it up. I thought I got most of the story from just the pictures, until I read the translation and learned I missed a lot of the subtleties. I hope Marvel prints the books in the same format that the French do, larger than our graphic novels. I know I will be buying them again.
I first discovered SKY DOLL by accident. While bouncing around from artist site to artist site, I came across a site for SKY DOLL. It was barely functional but the art on the first page caught my attention. I waited for a long time to find out what the site was about. I don't think it was ever finished. But then I found the books through Stuart Ng Books. They have so many great books and so many artists I had never heard of. So I dropped a small fortune on a stack of various European graphic novels and have been addicted ever since. Check out the Stuart Ng site for yourself. Tell them I sent you. Won't mean anything I'm sure, but I have always wanted to say that.