Archive for September, 2009

Last day of residency

September 21, 2009

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September 21, 2009

Sketches for another character, the joker in Amelie’s story…

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And some sketches for our board game, a detachable folded poster… In the middle of the book, between our two stories, the reader will find a game board we’ll invent. On a folded poster 4 to 8 times the size of the book, we’ll draw a game board based on the Game of the Goose. Each square of the game will reproduce elements of our two stories and a list aside will explain which rule corresponds to which image. Four drawings will illustrate the board, four small dialogues between the kids.
On a cardboard the size of the book, the reader will have the possibility to cut and paste two dices and four pawns representing our kids.

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Last day

September 21, 2009

Last day of our very short residency in Angouleme. Thick fog all over the city. Amélie has just realized that her story board works better by adding another page and by changing the order of the double-pages. At this stage, one less, one more… what does it matter? However not convinced by the dialogues of this new page… Write and rewrite and rewriter… the never ending process of the story board…

Some pictures of our residency in Angoulême…

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Tom

September 20, 2009

Which color, whoch profile, which attitudes?? Looking for Tom’s identity… more a leader, active, strong character, prefers to keep the doubts away…

Tom... not yet fixed...

Tom... not yet fixed...

Leo

September 20, 2009

Leo is one of the two boys of Amélie’s comics. A bit shy, more sensitive than his cousin, dreamy sometimes, more a follower than a leader but when it comes to defending his point of view,  he can be firm.

Thanks Rommel for your tips with photoshop…

sketches, looking for Leo

sketches, looking for Leo

Finding Characters

September 20, 2009

Tried sketching my characters again. I was thinking of going full color. But now I’m wondering if I should limit the look of my pages to at most 2 to 3 colors.

Still trying to find my ending. My foreseeable number of pages has doubled from our initial proposal. Urk! But gotta keep going. 😛

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Day 7

September 20, 2009

Amelie’s looking for characters…

researches on characters

researches on characters

Le petit chaperon rouge

Le petit chaperon rouge

Day 6

September 20, 2009

Old cars have invaded the city (Circuit des Remparts), the city is full of noise, gaz and beautiful old engins and English passionated collectors.  Too bad for the weather: rain, rain, rain… Amélie rewrote her dialogues in French, Rommel continued to work on his storyboard, exploring Snakes and Laders, Hopskotch and possibilities to expand the format of his comics. At dinner, discussions on the title(s) of our book,  its layout, quotes, and on the board game we’ll invent together. Another visit to the bookshop of the Comics Museum and Thomas Gosselin, with whom we share the atelier, gave us copies of the last issue of Lapin… Who said “early bed time”??

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Day 5

September 18, 2009

Another busy day… still working on the story-boards. We had a briefing over Rommel’s story-board of his first part. Again, these conversations are very useful! Isabel and Nina are coming alive!Amélie finished drawing a second version of her story-board… 22 pages… maybe 24… She will work more deeply tomorrow on her dialogues (in French), her characters, the visual atmosphere of the comics…

Amelie's story board second version

Amelie's story board second version

Pier Gajewski, who worked as a guid in the comics museum of Angouleme some time ago, was the perfect host to Rommel, Faezel and Amelie… visit of the new museum of comics by the river. We passed by the book shop… bought comics… you know, difficult to resist! The challenge is to empty your mind after seeing so many gret work, if you want to continue yours without being too depressed!

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Almost 9 pm… time to stop, don’t you think? Let’s have a dinner with Faezel and PieR.

Day 4, going on…

September 17, 2009

Working hard on our story boards.

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Met PieR and Faezel today (Lingua Comica 3, Japan). They are also making a comics for Lingua Comica Reloaded. Nice to see each other again!

Lingua Comica Reloaded

Lingua Comica Reloaded