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Watch the French trailer for Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites

If for some reason you’ve not already read Beasts of Burden, the Eisner-winning Dark Horse series by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson about a group of dogs and cats that investigates supernatural events, maybe this will pique your interest: Paris publisher Delcourt has released a nice trailer for the French edition of Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites, in which the Wise Dog Society must contend with demonic cannibal frogs, tortured spirits, a secret rat society and a resurrection in the Burden Hill cemetery.

“I’m usually not a big fan of the animated comic book trailer thing, but I have to admit I was kind of knocked out to see this, and not just because it’s something I worked on,” Dorkin writes. “It looks pretty swell, someone really spent time on this and Jill’s art looks great, of course. It’s like an animatic for an animated film, with music and titles, it’s very professional and it honestly freaked me out when I first saw it because I figured it was going to be a french person thumbing through a printed copy of the book. Which it isn’t.”

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The French edition trailer just blew me away; if I had not already bought the Beasts of Burden hardcover, I would be ordering it post-haste. For those of you who haven’t read it, the experience of reading the graphic novel exceeds the trailer!

Fabulous, fabulous! My long-past high school French was enough to understand the titles. And everyone must read Beasts of Burden!

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