Alone T04: Red Cairns
Fabien Vehlmann & Bruno Gazzotti | Dupuis (Belgiium) | CBR (1496 px) | ISBN 2800144130 | Pub Jun 5 2009 | 50 Pages | 39.28 MB
+ Alone T01-T03 Complete
(original title , literally "only" in English) is a comic book series published by the Belgian comic book and magazine publisher Dupuis written by Fabien Vehlmann with art by Bruno Gazzotti. It is a story about a group of five children who are the survivors of a mysterious incident where all others in their city seem to have disappeared. Since this is originally a Belgian comic and has not yet been published in English, it is what is known as a "scanlation", a portmanteau of "scan" and "translation." Scanlation refers to the scanning, translation and editing of comics from a foreign language into another, usually English. As indicated in the individual comic cbr's, the "scanlators" are the Dragonz Team of DarthScanner (of Minutemen fame) and choky27. DarthScanner is the translator while choky27 is the leterrer or re-texter and proofreader. The scanner is unknown, though. Apparently DarthScanner is himself the original uploader so my gratitude and all credits to him and the Dragonz team. The translation, although not perfect, is better than most and the story itself is most interesting and worth reading. The first volume, "Left Behind" won the Youth Award for 9-12 years during the 34th Comics Festival of Angoulême, France (the largest comics festival in Europe) in 2007.