(Pictured) Your Faithful Webmaster on the day of his wedding  Clinton Rawls is an Instructor of Humanities at the Lamar Institute of Technology and has previously taught various courses on film production, appreciation, and history at Lamar University and the University of Texas at Arlington. With a dear friend and colleague, he also had the distinct pleasure and honor to teach French cinema and culture in Paris through a study abroad program. As a student under the tutelage of the late, great artist and filmmaker Andy Anderson, Clinton learned the importance of always being a student and that all art is propaganda. When he’s not teaching, Clinton enjoys reading, watching films and television, spending time with his wife Laura, and being a father to their three dogs: Lucy, Lance, and Gwen Stefani. Like Bond, he loves coffee, fine food, Raymond Chandler, beaches in Jamaica, and appreciates all the beauty that our fine world has to offer. Unlike Bond, he hates vodka martinis, loves the Beatles, and is a terrible gambler.

(Pictured) Your Faithful Webmaster on the day of his wedding

Clinton Rawls is an Instructor of Humanities at the Lamar Institute of Technology and has previously taught various courses on film production, appreciation, and history at Lamar University and the University of Texas at Arlington. With a dear friend and colleague, he also had the distinct pleasure and honor to teach French cinema and culture in Paris through a study abroad program. As a student under the tutelage of the late, great artist and filmmaker Andy Anderson, Clinton learned the importance of always being a student and that all art is propaganda. When he’s not teaching, Clinton enjoys reading, watching films and television, spending time with his wife Laura, and being a father to their three dogs: Lucy, Lance, and Gwen Stefani. Like Bond, he loves coffee, fine food, Raymond Chandler, beaches in Jamaica, and appreciates all the beauty that our fine world has to offer. Unlike Bond, he hates vodka martinis, loves the Beatles, and is a terrible gambler.

 

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"Orbis non sufficit"

Originally cited by Ian Fleming in his novel, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the Bond family crest bears a motto in Latin which translates to "The world is not enough."  In so many ways this motto is the perfect credo for a man never satisfied, wholly incorruptible, and with a rapacious appetite for the finest of all pleasures. Speaking personally though, I find that the world of Bond is not enough for me.

Ever since I sat in a movie theater in the Fall of 1995 to see GoldenEye, I have been enamored. Yet one day I realized that the Bond films were not enough.  From there, I read Fleming's prose and I discovered a new dimension of literary brilliance, but still the Bond books were not enough. I’ve looked elsewhere: continuation novels, unofficial films, parodies and knockoffs, comic strips and graphic novels, video games, radio dramas, and even children’s books but still the world of Bond was not enough.  When I discovered that there were James Bond comic books from other countries, never printed in English, I tracked many of them down but just viewing the artwork wasn't enough for me — I had to read them, and now I want to share these stories with you all.

The core mission of Comics Royale is my dedication to presenting you with the best quality English-language translations of the adventures of James Bond 007 as printed in non-English speaking markets… detente indeed.  This website is a continually growing digital library of the adventures of our favorite secret agent and will be updated regularly with future translations as I complete them. All comics and images available are the best quality scans that I was able to obtain or create.  If you have access to further Bond adventures that have never been printed in English, then please contact me at the link above. 

Comics Royale is not for profit and these translations are purely a labor of love. I encourage you all to support your local comics shops and collectors everywhere and seek out the many James Bond 007 comics and comic strip collections that have been published over the years in English-speaking markets. As fans, I believe that we should support the creation of Bond in all manner of media. Finally, all praise should be given to the writers and artists who crafted these stories that more of us can hopefully now enjoy, and of course to the great Ian Fleming, without whom none of this would be possible.

The world of Bond, I suspect, will never be enough for many of us, I hope that I can make the world a little bigger.

Your faithful Webmaster,

James Clinton Rawls, MFA