Project image
)}
DKK 21,387
pledged of DKK 36,000pledged of DKK 36,000 goal
74
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 17 2019 2:53 PM UTC +00:00
E-vokeBy E-voke
First created
E-vokeBy E-voke
First created
DKK 21,387
pledged of DKK 36,000pledged of DKK 36,000 goal
74
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 17 2019 2:53 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic by Pierre Wininger

Hi everybody! We’re Lars and Lea – we recently established E-voke, a Danish publishing company since we love comics and wish to bring spectacular stories to life again. 

The project

This Kickstarter project is about republishing three comic albums drawn by the renowned French comic artist Pierre Wininger (1950-2013) – starring the sneaky French reporter Victor Billetdoux. The comics was published in France in 1978-1982 and released by Glénat. The titles consist of The Forgotten Pyramid (La Pyramide Oubliée), Shadows of the Unknown (Les Ombres de Nulle Part) and Night of the Red Horus (La Nuit de L’horus Rouge). 

Now we seek to republish the comics in English (which has never been done before) because we think they deserves to reach a broader audience.  

                               The three original albums that we combine into one cool English hardback trilogy.
The three original albums that we combine into one cool English hardback trilogy.

# New and important update! We will publish no matter what! + New cover for the trilogy & possible to buy a Danish version!

First of all let's make this clear: If we don't reach our funding goal we will still publish and send the trilogy to those of You who want it! (information will be send to our backers when the campaign end).

Also: We have made a new and better cover for the trilogy – we think it’s more dramatic and exciting and underlines the story much better. We really hope You’ll like it! 

We have also made it possible to purchase a Danish version of the trilogy – new backers just need to send us a message (or e-mail: info@e-voke.dk) to let us know if they want the Danish version :-) 

The story begins: An Egyptologist lost in the desert in the beginning of the 20th Century…
Victor Billetdoux, a reporter from the French newspaper ‘Echoes of Paris’ is intrigued by the mysterious circumstances and decides to investigate the story by help of his good friend, Charles Hippolyte-Constant.   

      To the left the Egyptologist Charles Hippolyte-Constant and reporter Victor Billetdoux to the right.
To the left the Egyptologist Charles Hippolyte-Constant and reporter Victor Billetdoux to the right.

But... A greater conspiracy lurks in the shadows… And without revealing too much the story will involve strange shadowlike men, a rivalry battle between mad scientists, occult Egyptian mysticism, dead bodies (lots!) and cunning people in search of a secret weapon – all while the waters of the river Seine begins to flood Paris (this is one of many references to actual events and places). So... can these events be linked? Or is someone else far more dangerous acting behind the scenes?   

                                                        A view of some of pages of the trilogy.
A view of some of pages of the trilogy.
              Actual floods in 1910's Paris plays an important part in the Billetdoux trilogy.
Actual floods in 1910's Paris plays an important part in the Billetdoux trilogy.

The Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic will include:

  • 164 pages fully coloured illustrations and story by Pierre Wininger.
  • An introduction to Wininger's work and reflections on his drawing style and development as a comic artist.
  • High quality hardback format, approx. 21x28 cm in size.
  • Printed on deluxe paper.
  • Featuring a new cool and updated cover design.
  • New and never-before translation into English (or Danish if wanted).
                                                            The new Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic.
The new Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic.

In addition it will be possible to purchase three postcards exclusively made for our Kickstarter project and a limited edition art print. 

Three postcards exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign – made by E-voke, combining graphic elements drawn by Wininger.
Three postcards exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign – made by E-voke, combining graphic elements drawn by Wininger.
An exclusive art print, A4 size – made by E-voke, combining graphic elements drawn by Wininger (frame not included).
An exclusive art print, A4 size – made by E-voke, combining graphic elements drawn by Wininger (frame not included).

Pierre Wininger (1950-2013) – French comic artist with a love for mystery

First published in 1976 in Charlie Hebdo and Circus Magazine, Pierre Wininger has drawn several comic albums. With a love for depicting mysterious events, his first main character – Victor Billetdoux – brought him into the French comic scene. From 1987 onwards Wininger also worked as an illustrator on the French magazine Je Bouquine where he edited several comic adaptions of classical works including Oscar Wilde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charlotte Brönte and Mary Shelley. It is our great hope that this Kickstarter project can be the first in the series of publishing a collection of all Wininger's comics. 

        The artist Pierre Wininger (1950-2013).
The artist Pierre Wininger (1950-2013).
A selection of other works by Pierre Wininger that we have collected – and we are already preparing for the next three or four volumes of his complete works.
A selection of other works by Pierre Wininger that we have collected – and we are already preparing for the next three or four volumes of his complete works.

And the good thing is – everything is ready to go to print! All translations are done and the graphic work as well, so if we reach our funding goal we will be ready to ship the trilogy to You in April 2019 :-)

Our budget

We want to be totally transparent with You – our budget covers these costs: the printing of the comic, the packaging and shipment to our backers and fees to Kickstarter.

We have already invested a great deal (both economically and time-wise) because we are deeply passionate about our project. Of course this include that we have bought the rights to republish the Victor Billetdoux as a trilogy and in agreement with the Wininger family.  

 About E-voke – Lars & Lea: 

E-voke is all about the love for comics and the publishing of spectacular stories. We have been working on this Kickstarter project since the middle of 2018 and hope to bring many more stories (of both Wininger and others) back to life again!  

                          Lars & Lea (E-voke) – Treasure hunting in the Bohemian mountains, 2018.
Lars & Lea (E-voke) – Treasure hunting in the Bohemian mountains, 2018.

We can’t express our enormous gratitude if You support our project! And please don’t hesitate to ask us anything that You’ve might have questions or concerns about!

With high hopes – and for the love of great comics <3

Lea Mejdahl Christiansen & Lars E. Christiansen 

E-voke

Risks and challenges

Since the graphic work and translations are done we don't expect any challenges in sending the comic to print. Should unforeseen challenges arise we will of course inform our backers as soon as possible. And we will keep You guys updated all along the way when the comic is sent to print and when we ship the rewards to You :-)

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 15 or more About US$ 2

    A "shout out" with thanks!

    If You wish to support our project but don't want to receive any items.
    You will be listed as our Kickstarter supporter on our website and Facebook page :-)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    DKK
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 225 or more About US$ 34

    The Trilogy – EU, USA, Canada

    This reward is for shipment to Europe, USA and Canada.

    Includes:
    • One hardback volume of The Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic.
    • Listing as Kickstarter supporter on our website and Facebook.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    43 backers
    DKK
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 225 or more About US$ 34

    The Trilogy - Other countries

    This reward is for shipment to any other country except Europe, USA and Canada.

    Includes:
    • One hardback volume of The Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic.
    • Listing as Kickstarter supporter on our website and Facebook.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    DKK
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 255 or more About US$ 38

    The Trilogy + postcards, EU, USA, Canada

    This reward is for shipment to Europe, USA and Canada.

    Includes:
    • One hardback volume of The Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic.
    • Three postcards exclusively made for this Kickstarter project.
    • Listing as Kickstarter supporter on our website and Facebook.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    10 backers
    DKK
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 255 or more About US$ 38

    The Trilogy + postcards, other countries

    This reward is for shipment to any other country except Europe, USA and Canada.

    Includes:
    • One hardback volume of The Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic.
    • Three postcards exclusively made for this Kickstarter project.
    • Listing as Kickstarter supporter on our website and Facebook.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    DKK
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 350 or more About US$ 52

    The complete Wininger – EU, USA, Canada

    This reward is for shipment to Europe, USA and Canada.

    Includes:
    • One hardback volume of The Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic.
    • Three postcards exclusively made for this Kickstarter project.
    • Deluxe art print A4 size.
    • Listing as premium backer on our website and Facebook.
    • Personal thank You note <3
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    7 backers
    DKK
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge DKK 350 or more About US$ 52

    The complete Wininger – Other countries

    This reward is for shipment to any other country except Europe, USA and Canada.

    Includes:
    • One hardback volume of The Victor Billetdoux Trilogy comic.
    • Three postcards exclusively made for this Kickstarter project.
    • Deluxe art print A4 size.
    • Listing as premium backer on our website and Facebook.
    • Personal thank You note <3
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    DKK
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (35 days)