I got a check yesterday from Fantagraphics Books, with “CZECH I [heart] LED ZEP” on it. I assumed it was a royalty check for Zeppelin, and called to ask about a check for Lust.
“Ha ha, ‘czech,’ check, very punny.”
“No, that’s for foreign rights. A Czech publisher bought the rights to publish it.”
“In Czech? Really???”
My first foreign edition! Hooray! Who knows how long that’ll sit in the pipeline – but still exciting. Here’s how “I Love Led Zeppelin: Panty-Dropping Comics by Ellen Forney” looks in Czech:
JÁ Amor Led Zeppelin : Punčochové kalhoty – Kapání Humoristický časopis do Ellen Forney