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Post  Scorp on Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:57 pm

Just posted about this on the centenary Twitter...don't have much info about this yet but I'll try and gather some more and see if I can get in touch with the person behind it.

Basically, it looks as though the French publisher Gallimard are bringing about a comic book adaptation of the original novel this year. Here's an article with sample images: http://www.bodoi.info/news/2010-01-27/christophe-gaultier-na-pas-peur-du-fantome-de-lopera/28429

Also more images at the illustrator's blog: http://gaultieramericanclass.blogspot.com/2009/11/la-menace-fantome.html

Nice to get a French adaptation for a change!

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Re: New Leroux-based comic book adaptation?

Post  Madame Giry on Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:16 pm

Hmmm. No images of our favorite Ghost posted yet! Interesting style - sort of reminds me of Lautrec and turn-of-the-century cartoonists.

Thanks for sharing!

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Post  ML6 on Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:20 pm

It looks very Tim Burton (for example the colors, the thinly drawn torsos, and the way everything has a slant to it). Not really my style. But it IS different.

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Re: New Leroux-based comic book adaptation?

Post  Scorp on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:12 am

This isn't about the same adaptation but yet another comic book adaptation is being released, this time in the UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phantom-Opera-EDGE-Graphic-Chillers/dp/0749696826/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272013930&sr=8-1

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Post  operafantomet on Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:46 am

Oh, interesting style! And the sample page was amusing, with the blank speech balloons... Laughing

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Post  EarlFan on Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:53 am

I agree about the Tim Burton look of the French adaption, not sure whether I like it or not. Judging by the front cover of that UK adaption I think I prefer that.

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Post  Riene on Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:04 pm

Another Phantom comic --I'd hoped for years that I'd someday be able to read enough French to understand FdeL'O's Phantom graphic novel. As far as I know, she's not completed or published it. If I'm incorrect, I hope someone will point me to a copy I can purchase!

http://vilainpetitcanard.over-blog.com/

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Post  Phantom's Apprentice on Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:23 pm

Hu-ho... I'm afraid Riene, it's not the exact right page.
Better use this one if you wanna reach the ghost :

L'Amateur de Trappes

The "Vilain Petit Canard" page is.... realy realy dark and obscure. This is the page of the Apprentice (FdeLO), but the master is on the other page. Erik Shaham.

Always two they're are.
Even in the opera house.
;-)

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Re: New Leroux-based comic book adaptation?

Post  Riene on Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:52 am

Phantom's Apprentice wrote:Hu-ho... I'm afraid Riene, it's not the exact right page.
Better use this one if you wanna reach the ghost :

L'Amateur de Trappes

The "Vilain Petit Canard" page is.... realy realy dark and obscure. This is the page of the Apprentice (FdeLO), but the master is on the other page. Erik Shaham.

Always two they're are.
Even in the opera house.
;-)

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Many thanks, E.S. As I've said, I don't read much French, and I had not run across this link. Thank you! I've wanted a copy of her book for years, and so wish I could read the storyline.

"E.S." hmmm? *amused*

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Post  Phantom's Apprentice on Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:21 pm

I see.
FdeLO got troubles and things turned out badly. Her story as been smashed down and she could not draw for years. Someone hurt her very badly and it's a bit complicated in her head.
Anyway, I decided to take the lead of this project, but... i'm afraid the little Phantom's Apprentice, named Fdelo, would die without publishing anything. Forgive her.

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Post  Riene on Sat May 01, 2010 12:35 am

Phantom's Apprentice wrote:I see.
FdeLO got troubles and things turned out badly. Her story as been smashed down and she could not draw for years. Someone hurt her very badly and it's a bit complicated in her head.
Anyway, I decided to take the lead of this project, but... i'm afraid the little Phantom's Apprentice, named Fdelo, would die without publishing anything. Forgive her.

Erik Shaham.
ES, I am so sorry to hear this. She was kind to me once, answering letters from this foreign stranger who sent her fan-mail. I have long been interested in your story, and think that your friend, FdeL'O, is very talented. I still have the few images she once sent to me.

It is hard to recover when your work have been rejected, and it is even more difficult to recover when your heart has been hurt.

There are sites here, and perhaps in France as well, where one is able to self-publish one's work, and even make a profit on it. A dear friend of mine uses this site: http://www.lulu.com/publish/index.php?cid=en_tab_publish I do not know if FdeL'O would consider publishing her story (and yours) herself.

Tell her not to lose faith--there are people who think she is wonderfully skilled and very talented.

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Re: New Leroux-based comic book adaptation?

Post  Scorp on Sun May 02, 2010 8:43 am

Just wanted to say that I've been a fan of FdeLO's work for years, in fact ever since I first explored the online fandom. Really hope the comic gets published one day as Erik Shaham is one of my favourite incarnations of the Opera Ghost.

Fais-moi savoir si tu lis ce message, F. de L'O. ; ça fait longtemps qu'on n'a pas eu l'occasion de se parler... Smile

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Post  Phantom's Apprentice on Mon May 03, 2010 8:29 pm

Thanks a lot for your kind words.
E.S.

To Scorp : merci pour ton mot. Oui j'ai lu ces lignes. J'espère que tu vas bien. En tous cas, je suis heureuse de voir que les cents ans du Fantôme ne sont pas tombés dans l'oubli. C'est vrai que ça fait longtemps qu'on ne s'est pas écrit... mais je dois avouer que je ne suis pas quelqu'un de bien. Je suis un monstre et j'ai raté. Tout. J'ai tout raté. Par ma faute. Pardonne-moi. Amicalement,
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Re: New Leroux-based comic book adaptation?

Post  Deathshead1 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:04 pm

When i was in 7th grade, we had to write a comic based on a classic novel. you'll never geuss what i wrote mine about!

There is an eternity comics version i just found, you can see the cover on amazon.
http.//amazon.com/The Phantom Of The Opera (Eternity Comics, No. 1) (The Classic Tale Of Horror by Gaston Leroux) (Unknown Binding)
here's some blurry images of my comic....
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why are you guys speaking french?

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Re: New Leroux-based comic book adaptation?

Post  Scorp on Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:05 pm

Deathshead1 wrote:
There is an eternity comics version i just found, you can see the cover on amazon.
http.//amazon.com/The Phantom Of The Opera (Eternity Comics, No. 1) (The Classic Tale Of Horror by Gaston Leroux)

I have the Eternity comic, I quite like it. It's quite dark and sinister, and the drawings of the Paris Opera House are quite accurately rendered. I think that one plus the one called 'The Trap Door Maker' about Erik's time in Persia are my favourite PoTO comics.

The new UK comic by EDGE Graphic Chillers is now out (see my earlier post). It's clearly aimed at children (as opposed to the Eternity one). I wouldn't really recommend it. Erik is bizarrely youthful in appearance and I can't really detect much of a deformity there... I'm sure a child reading it would see the picture and the matching caption ('Horror, horror, horror!') and wonder what on earth there is to be horrified about. Fatal mistake in explaining Erik's past BEFORE the main action in the Opera House, as it means we know the identity of the Ghost all along. The drawings aren't anything special and could depict any opera house; there's nothing suggesting the Palais Garnier. Raoul looks ancient to the point where Erik actually looks better than he does... and the Persian is an adult while Erik is still a child, which is a bit weird. No suspense, no mystery, no atmosphere, pretty sucky. There is one thing I liked though: the scorpion and the grasshopper are each attached to coffins. All in all, give the EDGE one a miss. Hopefully the French one will be much better.

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Post  Scorp on Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:10 am

This is a heads up to tell everyone that the French comic book by Christophe Gaultier has now been released, and it looks pretty cool. Here's a link with some samples: http://www.bodoi.info/critiques/2011-04-08/le-fantome-de-lopera-1/45653

I've just placed my order for it on Amazon.fr -- you can do the same here: http://www.amazon.fr/Fantôme-lOpéra-1-Christophe-Gaultier/dp/2070631702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302347078&sr=8-1

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Post  Scorp on Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:11 pm

Scorp wrote:This is a heads up to tell everyone that the French comic book by Christophe Gaultier has now been released, and it looks pretty cool. Here's a link with some samples: http://www.bodoi.info/critiques/2011-04-08/le-fantome-de-lopera-1/45653

I've just placed my order for it on Amazon.fr -- you can do the same here: http://www.amazon.fr/Fantôme-lOpéra-1-Christophe-Gaultier/dp/2070631702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302347078&sr=8-1

OK, I've only skimmed this and only properly read the first few pages of this, but I'm already really, really liking it; enough to say that I think it's the best comic book adaptation of Leroux's novel to date. Here's a clearer and bigger picture of the front cover to give you a taste of the style of drawings:



What I hadn't realised is that this is only Part 1 and is going to be continued. It ends effectively at the end of Apollo's Lyre. So Part 2 with the rest of the story is still to come. A few issues with it, in that although it does follow the novel very closely, there are some odd changes. Christine has been renamed Ingrid -- no idea why -- and is a brunette. Buquet's name has become Busquet, again not sure why. And the first picture of the book showing the Palais Garnier sets the action in 1869, when in fact the Opera was only completed in 1875.

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Post  Scorp on Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:47 pm

Scorp wrote:
Scorp wrote:This is a heads up to tell everyone that the French comic book by Christophe Gaultier has now been released, and it looks pretty cool.  Here's a link with some samples: http://www.bodoi.info/critiques/2011-04-08/le-fantome-de-lopera-1/45653

I've just placed my order for it on Amazon.fr -- you can do the same here: http://www.amazon.fr/Fantôme-lOpéra-1-Christophe-Gaultier/dp/2070631702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302347078&sr=8-1
OK, I've only skimmed this and only properly read the first few pages of this, but I'm already really, really liking it; enough to say that I think it's the best comic book adaptation of Leroux's novel to date.  Here's a clearer and bigger picture of the front cover to give you a taste of the style of drawings:



What I hadn't realised is that this is only Part 1 and is going to be continued.  It ends effectively at the end of Apollo's Lyre.  So Part 2 with the rest of the story is still to come.  A few issues with it, in that although it does follow the novel very closely, there are some odd changes.  Christine has been renamed Ingrid -- no idea why -- and is a brunette.  Buquet's name has become Busquet, again not sure why.  And the first picture of the book showing the Palais Garnier sets the action in 1869, when in fact the Opera was only completed in 1875.
And bumping this to say that Part 2 of Gaultier's comic book - easily the best one that's ever been done on Phantom - is coming out soon. You can buy it on Amazon here.

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Post  Riene on Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:23 am

Anyone know what ever happened with FdeL'O and E.S.? I do miss them....

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