When the books are picked up by British or American publishers, they are usually reduced in size and in paperback. The American edition is on the right.
If you ever wonder why French comics usually have four tiers of panels compared to the American standard of 3 tiers, it’s because the French artists expect their pages to be reproduced around 12-12.5 inches tall whereas American artists expect their pages to be reduced to fit a 10 inch tall comic.
So if you are a fan of the art and you want to be able to see all the detail and draftsmanship your favorite French artist puts into his comic, you may want to buy the French edition—the format he or she was designing for—whether you have the American edition or not. Whether you can read French or not.
Right now we are having a Clearance Sale on over 200 imported French comics to make room for newer titles. Reduced to $10 or less, this is a good time to explore some of the best comics France has to offer.
For 25 years Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art has been celebrating imaginative works by creators from around the world. During a ceremony in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, May 5, 2018, Iain McCaig presented the Spectrum 2018 Grand Master Award to our friend Claire Wendling.