Soaring Penguin Press bring Boulet's 'Notes' series to English
A little pre-publication buzz for the start of next years english edition of Boulet’s ‘Notes’ series from the wonderful comic journalist, Zainab Akhtar on her site Comics&Cola.
Here is part of her piece:
“I’ve been catching up with any interesting comics news post-Canada trip, and easily the most exciting announcement I missed was UK publishers Soaring Penguin Press acquiring the English language rights to French comics superstar Boulet’s Notes. The Notes series is the print collections of Boulet’s (real name Giles Roussel) hugely popular and acclaimed webcomics, which have deservedly bought him international fame, and so far runs to nine volumes in its native France where it’s published by Delcourt. Soaring Penguin Press’ Nora Goldberg informs me that the deal is for the whole series, with the first volume due for release in April 2016, with book 2 following in October of the same year. The plan is to release a volume every 6 months or so until the English language editions have caught up with the French. This is really good news and a great get for Soaring Press, too- they’ve been quietly translating more European comics: last year Regis Loisel’sPeter Pan and Newt by Nicolas Mahler and Heinz Wolf, with more planned for 2015, and no doubt this will help boost their stable and visibility.
I’ve talked about Boulet’s work often, and regularly lamented the fact that more of his work isn’t available in English (the only book I can think of is his spectacular 24 hour comic,Darkness/Noirnesss, that AdHouse published last year), so I’m genuinely thrilled with this overdue news, and hope it might push others into picking up even more of his works.”