Garen Ewing, long-time member of Tintinologist, designer of our logo, and author of the three-volume The Rainbow Orchid
(the first saga in his series of “The Adventures of Juius Chancer”), has announced that there is to be a special version of the French translation of the albums
, issued by the specialist BD Must site
, in an edition of 1,000 numbered and signed sets.
Each collector pack will be comprised of the three volumes of L’Orchidée Arc-en-ciel
in hard-back, and each book will come with a special signed and numberd book-plate
unique to this edition (there is a different plate design in each of the three books).
Furthermore, the books will come with a special 16-page booklet
, a dossier derived from the Rainbow Orchid Supplement
, which Garen released through his web-site
last year, as a companion to the series, containing behind-the-scenes information
about the creation of the adventure. This too will be numbered.
This prestiege item will be available from March from the BD Must
site, at a cost of €69.
Postage to France and Belgium is €9; although it doesn’t say on the order page
, I checked with Jean-Michel at BD Must
, and the postage to the U.K. will be €20, and to Australia €70 (I imagine that postage to most other places will lie somewhere between nine and 70 Euros!).
It’s great news that Garen’s book is getting such treatment, from a company which specializes in promoting the works of some of the best comic-artists (take a look at their list, and the special signed editions of prints and books which they have, and you will see what I mean!)!
Let’s hope this is just the first in a series of Julius Chancer special editions!