January 23rd, 2018


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Ys de Legende: v 1 Verraad, by Jean-Luc Istin and Dejan Nenadov

Second frame of third page:

Antonius Avea: I’m going in on my own.
Soldier: But...
Another one of the comics I picked up at a convention a couple of years ago, this time translated from the original French Ys, la légende, tome 1: Trahison, by French writer Istin and Serbian artist Nenadov. I have to say that to be honest I found it relatively standard Celtic fantasy, if rather well drawn; Gradlon, our Pictish hero, is visited in old age by the Roman Antonius Avea and tells his life story, which culminates in a rather gory birth scene at the end of this first volume. I'm not going to rush to seek out the rest.

My next non-English language comic is Hoger dan de bergen en dieper dan de zee: kroniek van een migrant by Laïla Koubaa, which I am looking forward to.