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Every two months or so, I try to pick up a free French-language magazine called Zoo le mag when I go to one of my comic shops. It has information about BD-related events, interviews, reviews, and some strips.

In the most recent edition, one of the strips was a page from the first album of a new series called Les Amours Compliquées de Roméo & Juliette. It's by Michel Rodrigue and Gilles "Erroc" Corre and published by Bamboo Édition.



The premise (taken and loosely translated from the Bamboo Éditions site linked to above) is the following:

In Verona in the 16th century, Roméo and Juliette love one another...but there are problems including 1) the fact that their balconies are separated by ten metres, 2) Juliette's father, 3) Juliette's nurse (as you will see), 4) two dogs, and 5) Roméo's recurring bad luck.

The objective? For Roméo to reach Juliette's balcony by whatever means possible!

When I saw the page reproduced below, I thought you folks might like it. The scanlation is by me (my first!), with the help of BabelFish, a dictionary, and my own non-native knowledge of French.




I love Juliette's thought bubble in the fifth panel :P. And about the last panel, I guess Roméo's been throwing gravel at Juliette's shutters, in previous pages, to try to catch her attention.

I saw the album in a store yesterday, quite by accident. The content is similar to this, with (as far as I saw from my quick browse of it) mostly one-or-two page gags. Would anyone be interested in more? I had half a mind to get it but I had just enough of a budget for a very specific agenda yesterday :P.

Anyone who reads French can check out my scan of the original. If you see something I could have done better, I'd be interested in knowing about it.


Happy Valentine's Day, s_d. ♥

Suggested tags - medium: bande dessinée, genre: humor

Date: 2010-02-14 05:49 pm (UTC)
mad: Never fear! Misfit is here! (Misfit happy)
From: [personal profile] mad
Ha, that's cute. My French is pretty bad, but I think you got the gist of it all right.

Date: 2010-02-14 08:12 pm (UTC)
houbanaut: (smile)
From: [personal profile] houbanaut
Haha! Funny, thanks for posting. If you're going to do more scanlations, you might want to try a handwriting font. Blambot have a whole bunch to choose from, or Komika is also good.

Date: 2010-02-14 09:54 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (michael1)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
"It's scientific! It can't go wrong!"

[grin]

I know...

Date: 2010-02-15 08:49 pm (UTC)
roguefankc: Leomon (Default)
From: [personal profile] roguefankc
You'd think someday someone would actually put that as a scientific law of hilarious irony.
Edited Date: 2010-02-15 08:50 pm (UTC)

Re: I know...

Date: 2010-02-17 05:28 am (UTC)
cleome45: (phantom1)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
Well, there was the awesomeness that was It's Science With Dr. Radium. I'm glad to see the books are still out there. I treasure mine, even though it's getting kind of worn out now. :)

Date: 2010-02-15 02:35 am (UTC)
magnetic_regina: Lazin' in a flower (Default)
From: [personal profile] magnetic_regina
For SCIENCE! (And also Juliette.)

Date: 2010-02-15 02:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Awesome XD

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