I wanted to step away from my hobbies for once.
I realized that I was closed in in my own genre and avoided
certain subjects for the simple reason I didn't like to draw
them. That's why I asked them to write whatever they wanted.
Unfortunately more than one person made it a typical
. But one or two -
especially Frédéric Bézian
- really made something I could
never have written myself. That gave me the opportunity to
use different techniques to serve the scenario...and sometimes
the scenarist. Because the story of Antonio Cossu
is a bit like
Cossu, the story of Bézian is like Bézian, his drawing style
even influenced me somewhat. The same holds for Gérard Goffaux
But the scenario of Frédéric Bézian
caused me the most trouble.
After three plates I stopped and started again. It was very hard,
because it contains many characters who also happen to come down
a stairs the whole time. I had to take that into account. It is
the story I enjoyed most. I don't currently plan to make a story
with anyone else, but should that happen, it will be with Bézian.
We agreed to work together again. He writes and I draw. I liked it
that he caused me trouble with Dérives
. When you write
yourself, you limit yourself to what you can make. The stories
in Dérives liberated me from that somewhat. When I currently
write a story, I really only think of the story itself. While
drawing Le retour de Cromwell Stone
I ran into a few hard scenes, for
which I asked myself: "Why did I possibly write that?"
But I think that's good, that's how I want to tell my stories.
Only horses I avoid, that's the only thing I really find hard to