Finding Original Doomsday Clock Art at a Paris Comic Shop
You can see me falling on a few pages of Gary FrankOriginal Doomsday Clock art in Pulp Comics in this video, as I was walking down Rue Dante in Paris earlier this week.
I admit I was a little surprised. I came back to see better the next day.
It wasn’t just pages on the wall, they also had them in the browsable display units.
With all kinds of pages too… I didn’t know Joe Madeira drawn on such a small scale.
Which, yes, makes his Kickstarter delays even more frustrating.
Pulp Comics is an American comic book store on rue Dante in Paris, which also has two toy stores on the same street, one of which is France’s Funko POP capital. I spoke with one of the owners, Arno, who told me about the comic conventions he had organized and upcoming shows in Italy – more of that in another article I like, and we shared a coffee talking about the US market and its place in Europe – and the distribution challenges that Brexit brings, even in France.
And, yes, delays on Apocalyptic Clock, a string seller for the store. All the numbers were on display, some signed by Gary…
Anyway, we learned that the reason Frank took a cover here, a Batman story there, was because he was waiting for script pages to draw.
I was also captivated by the shelves of certain collections of superhero comics, translated into French, exhibited…
…the kind of collections that would make the Californian retailer Ryan Higgins cry with envy.
Maybe a sub-licensing to the French licensors, Ryan?