The first English translation of the entire Adventures of Dieter Lumpen series, the most famous work of the Angouleme award-winning team of Jorge Zentner and Ruben Pellejero. Dieter Lumpen is a man of the world, an adventurer who wants no part of adventure. Nonetheless, he is swept along to exotic locations from Turkey to the Caribbean, from China to Venice. He is not quite so hard-boiled as the typical adventure hero. As written by Zentner, Dieter's irony is gentler, more subtle, more reflective, and more tongue-in-cheek than hard or bitter. Pellejero is quite simply one of Europe's top comics artists, who was chosen for the plum job to illustrate the new adventures of Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese. Dieter Lumpen began in 1981 and continued until 1994. This definitive omnibus collects all eight short stories and the three graphic novels with a foreword by Tim Sale.
Jorge Zentner was born in Basavilbaso, Argentina in 1953, studied journalism and psychology, and was a newspaper and radio reporter before leaving Argentina in 1977 and settling in Europe. He has published novels, short stories, articles, and poems, but it's for his comics that he's best known, particularly those in collaboration with Rub n Pellejero. Their Adventures of Dieter Lumpen was published in English by IDW's EuroComics in 2016. Rub n Pellejero was born in Badalona, Spain in 1952. He began his career in 1970 as an illustrator before turning to comics in 1983 with the historical series "Stories of Barcelona." In addition to his extensive collaboration with Jorge Zentner, he has worked with writers Denis LaPiere and Frank Giroud, among others. In 2010 he was awarded the Grand Prize at the Barcelona Comic Fair. One of Europe's most admired comics artists, he was chosen in 2015 for the plum job to illustrate the ongoing adventures of Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese.