L'Orchidée Arc-en-ciel is to be produced by Belgian publisher Bd Must Éditions. They already put out stunning collections of Franka, Alix, Lefranc, Largo Winch, Max Fridman, Pom and Teddy, Barelli ... and loads more besides. To have my book sit alongside such great comics, to have The Rainbow Orchid appear as an actual Franco-Belgian album, is something I'm absolutely chuffed to bits about. There's an 8-year old me inside who has fainted at the very idea.
I'm very grateful to Jean-Michel Boxus of BD Must for initiating contact with me, and equally to Oliver Munson at Blake Friedmann and Michèle Kanonidis at La Nouvelle Agence for their work in securing the deal. As far as I understand it, the plan is to first release a de-luxe boxed set of hardbacks, around Christmas 2012/Jan 2013, each with a signed bookplate, and then a little later to release them as individual albums.