Santiago or Subzero runs the Tales From The Kryptonian blog [see blog roll] and sent me an email about the Cinebook reviews:
“BILLY & BUDDY is a comic I remember from my days of reading ZACK. I don´t remember how it was called in german, I think the original names were Boule & Bill. Ah, yes. LUCKY LUKE´s THE STAGECOACH. One of my favorite if not THE favorite story of the whole series. I even bought it twice, I think. It was included in the COMIC KLASSIKER edition the BILD newspaper did a few years back.”
Then came an interesting comment:
“And of course YAKARI. Another of my favorite comics drawn by DERIB who also did the art on the comic series BUDDY LONGWAY although he has a much more realistic style there ( which you probably know ). I just wanted to mention that since you mentioned the youngsters brainwashed by Disney cartoons – there is a YAKARI tv series. I think it was co – produced by german tv. I have seen a few episodes and it´s really a lot of fun.”
I’d never heard of this. So I checked and found this at http://www.ulike.net/Yakari_%28TV%29
Yakari is a Franco-Belgian comic book series, aimed at a younger audience, written by (the Swiss francophone ) Job and illustrated by (the Swiss francophone) Derib. The books have been translated into at least 17 languages including German, Scandinavian languages, Finnish, Breton, Indonesian, Polish, Chinese, Arabic, Inuktitut, English and Catalan etc. Yakari has been adapted to a cartoon series on television. Yakari is a young Sioux Native American who has the particularity to be able to understand and speak animal languages. During his adventures, he meets all sorts of North American animals. His best friends are a girl Sioux, Rainbow, and his pony Little Thunder . He has a totem animal, Great Eagle . The setting is the North American Great Plains, mainly. Horses have already been introduced by the Spanish, but there is no mentioning of white man whatsoever in the series. (In one book, there’s even a mention by an old tribesman that there’s a mystery how the horse came to the land, and that it hasn’t always been there.) It can therefore be assumed that Yakari’s adventures take place after the 15th century, but long before the settling rush in the late 18th/19th century.
So there you go!. Yakari is in German but can be found on You Tube and looks like a lot of fun. Even if you don’t speak German it might interest you.
The You Tube link is:
So thank you Subzero!!