Comic book by Corto Maltese returns by the hand of new authors

Corto Maltese will return to bookstores by the hand of two new authors, the French Bastien Vivès and Martin Quenehen, announced the publisher Casterman.

The release of “Ocean Noir” (Black Ocean) is scheduled for September, the new book by Corto Maltese, a serene adventurer designed by Hugo Pratt whose boat trips around the world have inspired successive generations since the end of the 1960s.

Designer Bastien Vives, one of the most prominent authors of contemporary French comics, told the newspaper Le Parisien that he has been trying to absorb Pratt’s ‘trace’, but remaining faithful to his own style.

“It was interesting to imagine what we could bring to Corto Maltese today,” explained Vives, who will sign the new book with Martin Quenehen, an author who is an avowed fan of Hugo Pratt.

The publisher’s new approach differs from a previous attempt to relaunch Corto Maltese, replicating more faithfully the creation of Pratt, in 2015, by Spaniards Rubén Pellejero and Juan Diaz Canales.

Died in 1995, Hugo Pratt narrated the journeys of Corto Maltese, located in the beginning of the 20th century, in 12 comic albums that were highly successful among the public and critics.

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