La Comtesse de Ségur, née Rostopochine (The Countess of Segur, Born Rostopochine) – Hortense Dufour

An important biography on one of the greatest French writers Like many French-speaking readers, I discovered the Countess of Ségur during my childhood. First with the comic books of Jean-Claude Lowenthal and Louis-Michel Carpentier, then with cartoon adaptations like that of Bernard Desryès, who co-directed the series Les Mystérieuses Cités d'Or, and finally the novels … Continue reading La Comtesse de Ségur, née Rostopochine (The Countess of Segur, Born Rostopochine) – Hortense Dufour

La Comtesse de Ségur, née Rostopochine – Hortense Dufour

Une importante biographie sur une des plus grandes écrivaines françaises Comme beaucoup de lecteurs francophones, j'ai découvert la Comtesse de Ségur durant mon enfance. D'abord avec les bandes dessinées de Jean-Claude Lowenthal et Louis-Michel Carpentier, puis avec des adaptations en dessin animé comme celle de Bernard Desryès, qui a co-réalisé la série Les Mystérieuses Cités … Continue reading La Comtesse de Ségur, née Rostopochine – Hortense Dufour

Thumper’s London Adventure – Katie Vandrilla (author) and Jay Howcroft (illustrator)

A second great adventure for the bunny Thumper; with a special foreword from Johnny Depp. As the second chapter of Thumper's stories with his owner Katie, this picture book, titled Thumper's London Adventure, offers a new storyline. This time in London, which Katie and her family are visiting. A great experience as it is their … Continue reading Thumper’s London Adventure – Katie Vandrilla (author) and Jay Howcroft (illustrator)

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton (author)

A classic that still remains impactful today Like millions of students in North American schools, I discovered S.E. Hinton's classic The Outsiders during my English classes. As a semester reading, her debut novel has always been included in many classes' curriculums. And among the books I read at school, it was one of the best … Continue reading The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton (author)

Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) – Kiki the Delivery Witch (Volume 1) – Eiko Kadono (角野栄子)

An excellent beginning for an excellent series Many know Kiki's Delivery Service, story by Eiko Kadono, thanks to Hayao Miyazaki's animated film. From this successful film, where a young witch settles in the town of Koriko to offer a flying broom delivery service, the director has demonstrated his talent in adapting an excellent novel. Book … Continue reading Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) – Kiki the Delivery Witch (Volume 1) – Eiko Kadono (角野栄子)

Kiki la petite sorcière (魔女の宅急便) – Kiki la sorcière coursière (volume 1) – Eiko Kadono (角野栄子)

Un excellent début pour une excellente série Beaucoup connaissent Kiki la petite sorcière, histoire d'Eiko Kadono, grâce au film d'animation d'Hayao Miyazaki. De ce film à succès, où une jeune sorcière s'installe dans la ville de Koriko pour offrir un service de livraison par balai volant, le réalisateur a démontré son talent à adapter un … Continue reading Kiki la petite sorcière (魔女の宅急便) – Kiki la sorcière coursière (volume 1) – Eiko Kadono (角野栄子)

City Hunter (シティーハンター) – Kanetsugu Kodama (こだま兼嗣) (showrunner), Sunrise (animation studio), and Tsukasa Hojo (北条司) (original author)

One of the 1980s manga culture's jewels; adapted into an amazing series The Shonen Jump magazine's height occurred during the 1980s; thanks to successes like Dragon Ball, Hokuto no Ken, Saint Seiya, City Hunter, and other classics. Obtaining astronomical book sales, these series would be adapted into anime adaptations. Through memorable shows that would be … Continue reading City Hunter (シティーハンター) – Kanetsugu Kodama (こだま兼嗣) (showrunner), Sunrise (animation studio), and Tsukasa Hojo (北条司) (original author)

Thumper’s Hospital Adventure – Katie Vandrilla (author) and Jay Howcroft (illustrator)

A wonderful book project that helps others in need Within the Johnny Depp fandom and activist communities, many met the actor-musician; either at his motion picture premieres, his concerts, near his hotel, or at his movie sets. But some met him thanks to organizations like Make-A-Wish, which helps gravely ill children and teens meet their … Continue reading Thumper’s Hospital Adventure – Katie Vandrilla (author) and Jay Howcroft (illustrator)

Minamata – Andrew Levitas (director, co-producer, and co-writer), Stephen Deuters (co-writer and co-producer), David Kessler (co-writer and co-producer), Jason Forman (co-writer and co-producer) and Johnny Depp (co-producer)

"I try to take what voice I have and I give it to those who don’t have one at all." - William Eugene Smith When I first heard of the Minamata incident, it was in 2008, through a TV documentary that explored human-made pollution and its impact on communities. Caused by a Japanese company named … Continue reading Minamata – Andrew Levitas (director, co-producer, and co-writer), Stephen Deuters (co-writer and co-producer), David Kessler (co-writer and co-producer), Jason Forman (co-writer and co-producer) and Johnny Depp (co-producer)

Scandal (醜聞 (スキャンダル)) – Akira Kurosawa (黒澤明) (Director and co-screenwriter) and Ryuzo Kikushima (菊島 隆三) (co-screenwriter)

"Man is an extremely tragic creature. And so weak." - Otokichi Hiruta Before Akira Kurosawa obtained worldwide success thanks to Rashomon, he did several movies in the 1930s and 1940s. Among them Scandal, one of those stories that stay relevant today. For its main topic is tabloid rag culture & their lies affecting innocent people; … Continue reading Scandal (醜聞 (スキャンダル)) – Akira Kurosawa (黒澤明) (Director and co-screenwriter) and Ryuzo Kikushima (菊島 隆三) (co-screenwriter)