Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Enki Bilal - Animal'z

My favorite European comic book artist is Enki Bilal, his new book is called Animal'z. I found an excellent documentary posted on Youtube that dates back to 1986.

This is a look at Animal'z.


I am working on the English translation.
the beginning contains a quote by Jean Baudrillard:
L’eau en poudre: il suffit de rajouter de l’eau pour obtenir de l’eau.
Water powder: just add water to get water.

I was able to find a translated interview with the artist, Enki Bilal.

If you are reading this and can read, write and speak French and would like to help me with the English translation of the book, please post in the comments a way to contact you on Myspace or using a format such as name {at} domain {dot} com.

Edited 2013/8 January
The comment from one of the kind Korner readers alerted me to find the link where you can obtain the Heavy Metal magazine January 2012 issue and the sample PDF on that page allows you to see 3 pages that are translated in English, but the entire issue is available for purchase. March 2012 also has 3 pages in the sample PDF, whole issue is available for purchase. Shipping to non-US addresses is possible.


12 comments:

JB! said...

I could help you with the translation of animal'z
Je pourrais t'aider à traduire animal'z

Wednesday's Korner said...

OK, merci, reply with your email address on the comment and I'll reject the comment and email you further details.

Rythsar said...

Hello, random person from the web here! Please don’t be alarmed.
While searching on the internet for any of Enki Bilal's work translated into english, I came upon your blog and your old posts about Animal'z.
So I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask, if you ever got around to translating the whole book?
I got the french version for my own collection of course but I would love to have an english transcript, so I could finally read it.
Hope you can help,
- Ryth

Wednesday's Korner said...

I didn't translate its entire contents. I started and then stopped due to several factors, time consuming being one.

Rythsar said...

I see.
Well, if you can, could you send me at least the bit that you've managed to translate? It could make my own efforts easier.
I'd be grateful for that,
- Ryth

Wednesday's Korner said...

Send me your email by comment and I'll delete the comment, not post it.

wanderer said...

Hey, I was just wondering, have you finished your translation? I would be happy even with a part of it, I am very interested in the story.

Wednesday's Korner said...

Send me your email by comment and I'll delete the comment, not post it.

Rythsar said...

Good news for everyone who's searching for an official translated version!
Apperantly Heavy Metal Magazine (heavymetal.com) has been releasing Animal'Z in english bit by bit in some of their issues, namely in their January and March 2012 releases. I'm not sure if May 2012 contains the continuation of the story, since it's now out of print, or if their even going to release any more of it, since there's yet to be any Enki Bilal material in any of their subsequent issues.
It's only a small part of the whole graphic novel but at least it's something.

Wednesday's Korner said...

Rythsar, thanks!

Kate O'Donnell said...

Hey - another random person!
I can read and translate French fairly well, so I was interested in working on the same sort or project. Could you send me what you have so far and perhaps I could continue from there?

Wednesday's Korner said...

Kate,

Send me your email by comment and I'll delete the comment, not post it.