Wednesday, January 17, 2007

French Class

So it turns out I have an interview with the Federal Government to assess my ability to speak French. It's been quite some time since I've spoken French to anyone. I'm okay but my vocabulary is pretty limited. I can think in French, I don't translate from English to French in my head as I speak and my accent isn't horrific. But I don't have a great vocabulary. To help me with this I have just requested a cornucopia of BD from the library. A few Tintin adventures, some Asterix et Obelix, Lucky Luke and Blueberry (because I really want to see some more Jean Giraud art that isn't crazy sci-fi). I'm not sure what else to get. I'm not too interested in the Smurf volumes or Spirou. So is there any crazy sci-fi or fantasy stuff that I simply don't know about? Let me know in the comments if there's anything you've read in translation or tried to translate yourself but couldn't manage it - I'll give you a review if I manage to read it.

It just snowed a lot here in Ottawa and the temprature dropped, so I have time to take on a translation type of project.

Also, I'm still reading Grease Monkey. It is one of the best collected yet connected works of comic bookery that I've ever had the pleasure to read. It makes me feel privileged to be able to open it up and read it. Fantastic piece of work that should be checked out if you have the chance and like sci-fi comics and retro-types of modern work.


running42k said...

Good luck with the translation

joncormier said...

Oh it won't be a total translation, just an "I read it then review it in English" or sum it up for you if you trust my ability to read French type of translation.