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20 August 13 - Women Write About Comics - WWACRadio - WWACRadio is back. And Talking English to a Frenchman who reads comics in French - from France, Belgium and Canada, for a start - and turns them into English... [...] If you've ever been curious about what a translator does, or how much power they have to affect a narrative... Read More

20 August 13 - The School Librarian - Spring 2013 issue (Vol 61, No1) - Chris Brown, review editor for the "The School Librarian" (the journal of the UK School Library Association) reviewed a few of our books: Iznogoud 9, Lucky Luke 37,Berlin, SPOOKS 1... Read More

09 May 13 - Boing Boing - Gweek 095 : Ruben Bolling and Nate DiMeo - In this episode of Gweek, I talked to Ruben Bolling and Nate DiMeo. Here's what we talked about: Cinebook, a line of European comic books, including Lucky Luke, Yakari, Blue Coats... Read More

05 February 13 - Geek Syndicate - Quarterly Digital Magazine 5 : Interview with the Cinebook Team - Here at Geek Syndicate, we are big fans of the company’s output - particularly as they always have the best convention deals of any publisher going. But who exactly are Cinebook? [...] Given the opportunity, we couldn’t help but catch up with some key members of the team to find out what makes them tick... Read More

14 July 11 - Freethinking - Graphic Novels / Publishing : Cinebook the 9th Art - About now you might be wondering why I'm suddenly writing about this publisher, though the above sub-heading provides a pretty big hint. I'm a regular reader of SFX's spinoff magazine about comics called (and how's this for imagination) Comic Heroes. In the latest issue they reviewed some of Cinebook's latest releases, giving a 5* rating and rave review to the latest volume of Orbital.... Read More

18 June 11 - Down The Tubes - XIII Questions About Cinebook's XIII - One of the series that falls into this second category is the spy/mystery series XIII from writer Jean Van Hamme and illustrator William Vance which had only previously had the first three of its nineteen albums translated by both CatCom and Marvel in the US. downthetubes' Jeremy Briggs talked to Cinebook publisher Olivier Cadic and XIII translator Jerome Saincantin about the series.... Read More

21 March 11 - Paul Gravett (featured in Comic Heroes) - Jean Van Hamme: XIII - This year, two Belgian comics are heading for major Hollywood adaptations. The boy reporter Tintin and those little identical blue gnomes The Smurfs are both coming to computer-animated life in a cinema near you. But there is a lot more to comics in Belgium than these long-established... Read More

28 May 10 - Wall Street Journal - Comic Strip to Film Clip - European graphic novels are the inspiration for an increasing number of big-screen adaptations... Read More

17 May 10 - Down The Tubes - Cinebook announces titles for late 2010 - Cinebook, the Canterbury based publisher of translated Franco-Belgian graphic novels, have released their catalogue for the second half of 2010... Read More

14 May 10 – Geek Syndicate - Interview Jean Van Hamme - I met up with Jean Van Hamme and was immeadiately impressed by the vitality of this 71 year old writer... Read More

14 May 10 - Geek Syndicate - Largo Winch, a movie review - Here’s a comic to movie adaptaion that most people won’t know about.  Most people in America and England that is. It’s based on the comic Largo Winch written by Jean Van Hamme and drawn by Phillipe Francq... Read More

10 May 10 - Down The Tubes - Comic inspired movie Largo Winch comes to London - Largo Winch, a co-production between France and Belgium, is in English with selected French and Croatian subtitles and captures the flavour of the graphic novel pretty effortlessly... Read More 

09 May 10 - Chic London - Jean Van Hamme, the Great Master of Graphic Novels - As the author of cult series Thorgal, XIII and Largo Winch, which have sold more than 33 million copies worldwide and been translated in 25 languages... Read More

06 November 09 - The Bookseller - Euro-vision: the graphic novel market - The UK graphic novel market has come on by leaps and bounds in recent years, with 2009 another year of growth in sales terms... Read More

01 October 09 - Downthetubes - Cinebook hits 100 - British publishers of some top class European graphic albums Cinebook have just been celebrating the publication of their 100th book... Read More

23 September 09 - Comics Bulletin - Sylvain Runberg: The Star that Defines Orbital - Writer Sylvain Runberg, a busy author who divides his time between his native France and Sweden... Read More

01 August 09 - Down The Tubes - Cinebook annouces cult classic XIII - Over the last 25 years, the dark, engrossing graphic novel series XIII has attracted a cult following in French-speaking countries and beyond... Read More

25 June 09 - Comic Bits Online - The Olivier Cadic Interview 2009 - In 2005, Olivier Cadic set up Cinebook The 9th Art and published 8 comic albums in that first year... Read More

22 June 09 - Coventry Telegraph - Jessica Alba and Robert Rodriguez buy film rights to The Insiders - Jessica Alba is no stranger to comic book adaptations, having played Susan Storm aka Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four films and exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City... Read More

18 June 09 - ICV2 - Jessica Alba Options 'The Insiders' - Various French language Websites are reporting that actress Jessica Alba has acquired screen rights to The Insiders... Read More

12 June 09 - Comic Geek Speak - Episode 7: Cinebook with Erica Jeffrey. (podcast) - Erica Jeffrey does marketing, editing, and translation for Cinebook, one of the premiere publishers of bede for English-speaking countries. She gives us the scoop on how they approach this business... Listen More  

19 May 09 - Comic Bits Online - Why is the Uk's biggest comic publisher not in the eagles? - I keep asking people “Who do you think is the biggest publisher of comics in the UK?”... Read More

08 May 09 - Wall Street Journal - Meanwhile in Brussels, our hero fights a comic-book crisis - Jean Van Hamme is a giant of Belgium's comic-book world even though he can't draw... Read More

24 February 09 - Comic Book Resources - Franco-Belgian comics: ahead of their time? -  At the turn of the millennium, a few publishers were giving Franco-Belgian comics (or bandes desinees, "BD") a serious try... Read More