Alaxis Press is the licensed and authorized publisher of The Obscure Cities series for the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other English-speaking countries. Alaxis Press is the publishing imprint of Atomic Vision Entertainment, Inc.
Beginning in July 2013, Alaxis Press will begin publication of internationally acclaimed graphic album series, Les Cités Obscures, in English. As a longtime fan of the series, publisher Stephen Smith, is personally translating the first two releases, The Leaning Girl and Leaning Mary. The first title will be released in the 1st quarter of 2014 1).
On Monday, February 4th, 2013, Alaxis publisher Steve Smith, Obscure Cities author Benoît Peeters and artist François Schuiten, met in Brussels at the Casterman offices, and later at Schuiten' home and studio, for a brainstorming session that resulted in some truly unique plans for the American English-language release of The Obscure Cities series 2).
Alaxis Press is committed to completely the series in English beginning with the titles not already published in English by NBM publishers.
On March 20, 2015 Steve Smith announced 3) that he will translate 12 La Douce into English. Casterman will publish this English release for the opening of Train World in Brussels. The opening is planned for September 2015. This translation effort will postpone the release of the second English publication of Alaxis Press to late 2015.