Is there an English or French translation of this?
"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." Voilà!
Thanks! It's a great strip.
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.
Ah, sorry, K.F. I should have put the translation under the strip. Oh, well...