[LMB] (news) Miles, mais oui!

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Sat May 13 00:57:44 BST 2006

At 04:28 PM 5/12/2006, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
>Hiya --
>    I am pleased and bemused to report that I have signed an 
> agreement with an entity called MC Productions or Soliel 
> Productions in Tolouse, France, for a French-language comic book 
> adaptation of _The Warrior's Apprentice_, to be released in three 
> volumes.  I am told they are one of the major players in this very 
> unfamiliar-to-me field.
>    No, I will not be involved in the process -- I have no expertise 
> at all in this medium or language.  Let a hundred flowers bloom, 
> etc.  I'm also told that the comics medium in France holds a very 
> different place in the hierarchy of literary status than it does in 
> the States, which is probably all to the good.  Curious 20th 
> century love child of film and literature that modern comics seems 
> to be... not illustrated books so much as movies on paper.
>    It's fortunate that since I moved to Minneapolis I have friends 
> who have introduced me to modern comics/graphic novels etc.  Boy, 
> things sure have changed since I was reading, at around age 8, the 
> adventures of Huey, Louie and Dewey  from the collection of the 
> kids across the street.   (I never had any comics of my own, as a 
> child.)  Happily, people up here got me into _Sandman_ , and I 
> went, "Ah.  I see now...".

18 or so years ago, I worked with a young man who was really into 
comics of the time.  I gathered that even in the US, comics were no 
longer printed on newsprint, and even then, demanded prices which 
were far beyond that 10 cents I used to spend now and then.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net 

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