I am emerging from a frenzy of art events in Montréal and the complexity of putting up a graphic novel with *Vellum* of all things. Now I can proudly boast my latest publication : Maîtresse des vents, a 92-page graphic novel in French, from my own SF universe. My cover pic has been put into magnificent colors by my talented colleague Frank Fournier.
It is my first graphic novel published since a few years. I published with my own indie house because I was tired of waiting after various French publishers all hoping for the next popular thing.
I had a blast drawing 16 new pages and sketches to complete the story, and will work to distribute the paperback version in some outlets. Here’s one of those recent additions.
There is a section with various sketches at the end of the book. It will be a small pocket book format. The electronic copies are available on various platforms.
If you are patient, I will get the English version done as soon as possible. After all, the computer technology and Clip Studio make this endeavor less painful.
Title: Maîtresse des vents, Un récit de l’univers des Jardiniers
You’re invited to step aboard my Patreon galleon and sail to new uncharted territories!
I came to Patreon at first to support my fellow artists friends. And I am still supporting them via this fantastic system.
But now a flurry of new projects are claiming for existence:
Windmistress, YA SF, 43 finished pages on 50.
Honor Road, manga, 200 pages, 22 finished
Joys of the Signing Table, 100 gags published on my blog, meaning a 250-page album in manga format. I need at least thirty hours to convert the graphic files to the publication format.
I am currently working on two SF novels ( Azuras and Grasshoppers), and planning for more.
Your kind support on Patreon will make a difference for my writing and drawing fiction, especially as I write in both English and French. It will allow me to hire help for translation and design, and to get the formation I need to hone my craft. Because I am always learning.
It will make a difference for you, as your pledge will reap rewards: free reading, behind-the-scene sketches, ex-libris, ebooks…
(Honor Road, sketch)
Some of my recent English titles (ebooks and comic books) can be found below.
Ma Patreon page contains a short and funny video presentation. Enjoy its nice musical score and share it among potentials fans !
This October is such a busy month that I am lagging behing my posts.
So here is a placeholder post while I organize the mailing of my SF novels overseas, make frenetic preparations for my depart for the Utopiales festival, and put up new e-books, tinker with websites, recuperate from my Oakville half marathon race… and run to a scout camp this week-end!
So the next Signing table comics will have to wait a little!
The training (with a half-marathon group as there was no full training instructor available last January) took long hours from my writing and comics creation. I’d love to run a full 42,2 k under a more favorable weather!