“Joe Keatinge has established himself as the latest new writer I want to undermine and destroy. It’s just top class stuff.”
- Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War, Wanted, Ultimates)

"I think Joe is definitely one to watch."
- Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible)

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I went down to the Hugo Pratt exposition at La Pinacothèque de Paris. Corto Maltese is one of the greatest comic books ever produced, a massive influence on how I write comics, and who I want to be when I grow up, so I was dying to go. I knew I would love it, but I didn’t expect it to be so damn massive. 

Here are some shots I was able to sneak in with my camera phone. Forgive the blurriness, but this shit had to be covert.

Cool, huh?
It gets better.

So then I saw this. 

And was shocked to see a room filled with every. single. page of Ballad of Salt Sea, in order. All originals, of course.

That looked like this.

And here’s a few more blurry shots of brilliant art.

And there you go.

It’s really a damn shame Corto Maltese isn’t available in English right now. I hope the Universe collections come out and don’t suck.

What I’m Reading

Those kind folks over at Comic Book Resources' Robot 6 asked me to be the guest of this week’s What Are You Reading. So, I totally did it.

Give it a read to find out what Angouleme finds I tore into first, what comic makes me think the entire industry is drunk, which publisher is not getting the recognition it deserves and just how many times I’ve read and reread and reread again every single issue of Casanova.