The Adventures of Julius Chancer
created, written and drawn by Garen Ewing
© 1996-2022 Inkytales
Oli Munson at A M Heath, Anjali Pratap (formerly at A. P. Watt),
Tim Jones, Faye Dennehy and Peter Marley at Egmont UK.
Jean-Michel Boxus, Eckart Schott, Michael E. N. Larsen, Silvio van der Loo and Cesar Espona
The Phoenix Comic, Quintus, Elsa Cooper, Taj Khan Kalash, Harvey Needham
Colin Mathieson, Dave West, Elyssa Campbell-Barr and Murray Ewing
French translation of The Rainbow Orchid (online version only)
Paul (Paulo sans T), Gilles (Spad), Yves (Archyves) and Eric (Ponch') and to the supporting members of the forum ligneclaire for their additional contributions.
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The Rainbow Orchid is a classic mystery adventure comic strip in the Franco-Belgian school of bande dessinée as developed by Hergé, Edgar P. Jacobs, Tardi, Yves Chaland and many others, though the story has a very British setting, even if a large part of the tale plays out in the Indian subcontinent and its lost valleys.
In book form it's available in three separate volumes, or as a single complete edition, from Egmont UK, and is also available in Dutch as De Regenboog Orchidee from Silvester Strips, in Spanish as La Orquidea Arcoiris from Netcom2 Editorial, in French as L'Orchidée Arc-en-ciel from BD Must, in German as Die Regenbogen Orchidee from Salleck Publications, and in Danish as Jagten På Regnbueorkidéen from Tellerup.
"Tightly-plotted, well-researched and beautifully drawn, this book is a real delight. Garen Ewing's mix of engaging characters, exciting old-school adventure, attractive ligne claire artwork and fluid storytelling makes The Rainbow Orchid easily one of the best graphic novels of the year."
- Bryan Talbot (Grandville, Alice in Sunderland, The Tale of One Bad Rat etc.)
Rainbow Orchid is fabulous. I've been recommending it left, right, centre."
"Some panels made me hold my breath when I first saw them ... I can't wait for the next episode!" "This is one of the best comics I've read all year." "... meticulously scripted and drawn ... simply stunning." "... unbelievably excellent ..." "... an extraordinary example of the craft of comics ..." "I have just discovered my new favourite graphic novel ..."
"Some panels made me hold my breath when I first saw them ... I can't wait for the next episode!"
"This is one of the best comics I've read all year."
"... meticulously scripted and drawn ... simply stunning."
"... unbelievably excellent ..."
"... an extraordinary example of the craft of comics ..."
"I have just discovered my new favourite graphic novel ..."