That went about as follows: Paape had had a scenario from
for a while. He had made some character sketches, but had
not had time to draw the story. He asked me if I wanted to sketch it.
In the beginning I wasn't fast enough for him of course: he inkted in a flash,
while it took me three days to do the sketches. He called me continuously.
That was good, because he taught me to work under pressure.
Currently I like to work fast as well to remind myself that I'm telling a story!
If you are working too long on a plate - making Le retour de Cromwell Stone
I spent up
to three weeks on one plate - you seem to string standalone illustrations
together, rather than tell a story. Then you lose the feeling that you are
telling a story. I rather like to keep a certain rhythm, so that the
storyline remains clear.