Monday, June 8, 2020
EISNER AWARDS, EUROCOMICS
Eisner Award Nomination Spotlight: Gramercy Park
POSTED ON JUNE 5, 2020 BY DEAN MULLANEY
“It’s exciting to see noted YA author Timothée de Fombelle’s first foray into comics nominated for both the Eisner and Angoulême awards,” says editor Dean Mullaney. “I fell in love with Gramercy Park before I even read a word. Christian Cailleaux’s drawings so captivated me that I didn’t even wait for a translation before acquiring the English-language rights.
Translator Edward Gauvin explains: “When Dean asked me to do this book, I’d never heard him so excited. Taken by Christian Cailleaux’s art and impatient to find out the story, he’d run the book one speech balloon at a time through Google Translate. I’m grateful he gave me a crack at it afterwards…
“…I’d read Timothée de Fombelle’s YA fiction before, and thought of him as a deft storyteller, adept parceling out pieces of his intricate puzzle plots one tantalizing piece at a time. But I didn’t expect to find myself plunged into a neo-Hitchcockian thriller of lonely people in thrall to pain and historical forces. Individuating the voices for de Fombelle’s varied cast, from hardboiled repartee to melancholy narration, was key to this work—a task in which I continually drew inspiration from Cailleaux’s rich visual characterization.”
Edward has been a dominating force in this year’s Eisner nominations: four of his translations have received nominations, and he copy-edited two others!
Thursday, November 14, 2019
A nice critic of Gramercy Park
just published in USA by
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Memories of Gramercy Park
I miss being in NYC every day, and I think I even miss the exhausting commute. Which, in hindsight, was the perfect time to dig into The New York Times or the book I was reading.
Upon further reflection, I also miss my visits to that one part of town; Gramercy Park. I’d go there for a meeting or a lunch date every once in a while. It’s charming and exudes an old-school class in the midst of the madness of Manhattan.
I remember one business meeting with King Features (you know, Flash Gordon, Prince Valiant, etc.) at an ancient Gramercy Park office building. For one special weekend, my wife and I enjoyed a getaway at the Gramercy Hotel. More recently, one of my daughters had an Gramercy Park apartment for a summer. It was invigorating to see this section of town through her eyes. I even remember a Korean restaurant on the edge of it all where Vincent Zurzolo, the mastermind of Metropolis Comics, and I went to lunch one time.But you don’t need to have ever been to Gramercy Park to enjoy this gem...
Read the complete article here :
Thanks to POP CULTURE SQUAD and ED CATTO !
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
" Christian Cailleaux is a French artist who will embark on Tara during this expedition. He illustrates maritime life through the comic strip. He gives us some keys to decrypt his universe..."
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