Yes, that is one of my least successful albums.
I actually made it in assignment. I drew it in Paris and colored it in Brittany.
Despite of that there is not a trace of Bretonic influence in it.
They just didn't have anything to publish in their
Collection Verhalen en Legenden (FR)
and asked everyone:
"Don't you want to make something? A story based on Celtic legends for example."
Generally I only start at a story after thinking it
through for a long time. La caverne du souvenir
I just made too quickly.
I read some books, wrote the story and then drew it immediately.
The same is true for Azteca
and El octavo prisionero
I wrote them in assignment for a Spanish publisher.
I didn't know much about the French revolution, I read some about it
and then immediately wrote the story. That's not really my favorite way of
working. For the same reason I find Azteca
not very successful.
I wrote it in assignment in memory of the 'year of Columbus'
a couple of years ago. I chose the story of the Aztecs,
because their history knows a definite start and end.
All other subjects were too wieldly. So I read a mass of books
and then tried to process everything in a story full of links. I screwed up,
it isn't good. Sometimes I sadly tend to put too many things in a story.
That's what's wrong with Azteca
and La caverne du souvenir
They are loaded, nearly incomprehensible.