Friday, November 18, 2016



  1. Is there an English or French translation of this?

    1. "I discovered Corto Maltese in a Norwegian comic magazine at the end of the 70's. It was nowhere near what I at that time thought of as good drawings. It looked more like sketches, with shadows splatted on with a wide brush. The story was published over four issues, so I had time to get used to the style. I ordered Ballad of the Salt Sea, or Ballad of the Damned Sea as it was called in Danish. It had more than 170 pages, a novel in comic book form! Hugo Pratt opened a door into a world of comics for adults. Since then I've never looked back." VoilĂ !

    2. Haha, I guess I should have looked at the replies before translating the whole thing for myself on Google translate, even though it did a pretty admirable job.

    3. Ah, sorry, K.F. I should have put the translation under the strip. Oh, well...