I’ve already said how this years Expo had a great buzz about it. However,if one person personified that Buzz it was Olivier Cadic of Cinebook!
It was great to see,after 20+ years of telling people that European albums can sell in the UK,a man who proved the point beyond doubt!
Olivier has a publishing plan and is in for the long haul. The number of books on his table this year was fantastic to see and I have to say that it was good to see others just as enthusiastic. 2009 will see more books added to the range and this one man ball of energy and enthusiasm looks unstoppable.
I have to admit that I got almost as excited about how things were going as Olivier!
Not surprisingly,Vehlmann & Bodart’s “Green Manor” sold out! The art is superb and I guess that shows tastes have improved amongst some comic fans in the UK! In fact,not one single title failed to sell and I just hope that this means we might get some European creators over for future Expoes.
And the success for Cinebook is not just in the UK but also overseas. And the success is well deserved because Olivier has gotten some of the top-selling European creators and books and had them translated into English for the first time.
I noticed that quite a few of the guests were also buying Cinebook albums.
If you have not seen the Cinebook catalogue or purchased their books you can see a great deal at their site. Visit. Buy and enjoy!
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