by Patch O'Furr
For those not exposed to Euro media… “Bande Dessinee” is a format of richly illustrated, full color comic stories in large album hardcovers. They make a tradition that’s a cherished national art in France and Belgium. Think – TinTin, Asterix, and The Smurfs. I HIGHLY recommend a visit to the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels. Get lost for hours with original inked pages displayed in a lavish Art Nouveau venue.
Story sent in by Fred Patten:
“Here is my new story for Dogpatch Press, about the surprise continuation of the French De Cape et De Crocs series. I wrote about the publication of Volume 10, (what I thought was the end of the series) for Flayrah two years ago. I’m including links to the series site which has graphics of other albums; and the French site that shows the cover and first dozen pages of the new album.”
De Cape et De Crocs, volume 11: “Twenty Months Before”.