(via Blimey! It’s Another Blog About Comics): Gary Northfield’s popular Beano (and first creator owned) strip Derek the Sheep has been collected into a 64-page softback book for the French market.
Published by Actes-Sud-l’An 2, the full colour Norbert le Mouton album collects the early Derek material.
Sales of the French edition at last month’s Angouleme Festival were apparently brisk, according to Gary, who owns the rights to the character.
Bloomsbury will be publishing a Derek the Sheep hardback this September in the UK. “It will comprise the same stories (as Norbert le Mouton)” says Gary, “but with Beano-esque speech bubbles as opposed to handwritten, and with a totally different cover”.