Thursday, February 10, 2011


This is the 2 page comic I did for Spirou along with Sylvain Marc. I drew the main comic in the middle and Sylvain did the purple strip all around the edge. The theme was fantasy giving us a great excuse to draw barbarians, wizards, swords and other thoroughly enjoyable fantasy crap!
Below is a look at the behind-the-scenes process...


As an excuse to air my dirty creative laundry in public I thought I'd give you a bit of a look at the process behind producing the 2 page comic I just did for Spirou.

First off I sketched out a REALLY rough layout. This gave myself a chance to work out the pacing, composition and because there's no real dialogue, just basically write the thing in drawings.

Next I refined the rough. I developed what the characters look like, posing, expressions and got stuck into more details.

Then I did a rough colour script. At this point I could discuss colour choices back and forth with Etienne who commissioned the piece and land on something we were both happy with.

And then the final piece...

Here it is with Sylvain's strip added around the edges. Hope you like it!! Below are some close-ups of some of the panels.