Album
Cromwell Stone

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TitleCromwell Stone
Started at1982
Year1982
StoryCromwell Stone
Comments
from the article "The C of Andreas. Cromwell Stone, Cythraul and Cyrrus (1984)":
Leaving the story for what it is, as not to give away to many details, I can delve briefly into the drawing. It's hard not to be impressed by the care with which Andreas thinks of every detail of his world and works it out in his drawings. But if this story, that was prepublished in 1982 and 1983 in Le Journal Illustré (le plus grande du monde) is published in A4 format in black-and-white as well, the weaknesses in Andreas' approach become clear: Andreas always wants to put every detail of his inventively created worlds on paper. To put it simple, he completely fills all his pictures; in the case of Cromwell Stone one can even say its crammed, because Andreas not only draws every object, but also the materials out of which they are created, and the shadows they cast on eachother.
The drawings of Cromwell Stone are masterpieces of technique each on their own, but fail in the point of view of 'readability'. The story demands an edition in color (by means of color the elements of a drawing can be separated, important details can be put up front, minor details can go to the background) and on a larger format than A4. But anyone who has seen Le Lombard's edition of Passages knows what (some) publishers are capable of. If the album is translated at all.
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Editions

Cromwell Stone (1984, Deligne (Michel))

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year1984
Language French

Cromwell Stone (1985, Deligne (Michel))

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year1985
Language English
CoverSoftCover

Cromwell Stone (1985, )

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year1985
Language Dutch
TitleCromwell Stone
CoverSoftCover

Cromwell Stone (1986, Zet.El)

Scan by Adriaan Bogaerts.

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year1986
Language Dutch
TitleCromwell Stone
CoverHardCover
Signedyes
Numberedyes
Number of copies500 + 25 HC
Drawings inblack-and-white
Comments
Mat Schifferstein (Sherpa) notes:
I don't recall when the contact with Andreas first started. I interviewed him several times at the time, especially for StripSchrift. In any case our first important project was the legal edition of Cromwell Stone. when Peter Kuipers and me still worked for Zet.El (publisher of ZozoLala). The album only existed in an illegal, badly translated and lettered edition. We wanted to republish this book as it should have been done (and we did, in 1986), but since we heard that many illegal albums had been sold we did not dare to print too many: 525 copies. In hindsight, we could have made much more of them. We reprinted the book with Sherpa (again in a limited edition, since we thought sales would be limited in this third edition) but the album appears to be a classic and may be reprinted again.
The most important contact with Andreas dates from this publication (Andreas drove all the way from France to Nijmegen to sign all copies at our house, and from the time the readers of StripSchrift chose Rork as comic of the year, which we celebrated with a special Andreas-stripschrift, the publication of Monster which he made especially for Stripschrift, and his visit to Breda.

Cromwell Stone (1990, Delcourt)

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year1990
Language French

Cromwell Stone (1991, Ediciones Zinco)

Thanks to Javier Vidiella.

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year1991
Language Spanish

Cromwell Stone (1993, Sherpa)

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year1993
Language Dutch
TitleCromwell Stone
ISBN90.72995.50.3
CoverSoftCover
Numberedyes
Number of copies750

Cromwell Stone (1993, Alpha Comics / Kunst der Comics)

Sent in by an anonimous submitter.

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year1993
Language German
TitleCromwell Stone

Cromwell Stone (2005, Planeta-DeAgostini)

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AlbumCromwell Stone
Year2005
Language Spanish
TitleCromwell Stone