Tag Archives: Comics

It’s been a long time… (since I published a graphic novel)

Feast yer eyes! A mock-up of the book.
I am waiting for my author copies…

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.

Useful infos

Title: Maîtresse des vents, Un récit de l’univers des Jardiniers

format: 5.25×8 in
length: 92 pages
B&W interior pages
Price: 14.95 cdn paper, 4.99 cdn eBook

https://books2read.com/vents

Potential Patreon Partners

   To my fantastic fans,

    You’re invited to step aboard my Patreon galleon
     and sail to new uncharted territories!  

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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:

  1. Windmistress, YA SF, 43 finished pages on 50.
  2. Honor Road, manga, 200 pages, 22 finished
  3. 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…

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(Honor Road, sketch)

Some of my recent English titles (ebooks and comic books) can be found below.

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Ma Patreon page contains a short and funny video presentation. Enjoy its nice musical score and share it among potentials fans !

What is Trendy Today…

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What is trendy today… will have cooled down tomorrow! Don’t lose time chasing the latest fads!

As for the publishing delays, the new realities of the writing world have reduced them. Nevertheless, that advice stays: better write/draw what you love!

 

 

Fog Bow

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Running at daybreak on August 11, I had the occasion to observe a strange meteorological phenomenon.

I was running on a small side road, making 3 km circuits. The morning mist floated above the hay fields, a large open space. Then the sun rose, and I had the wonderful surprise!  Continue reading

It’s Raining…

 

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Contracts!

That I am working on, hence the delay in getting new gags uploaded on this blog. A few writing and illustration contracts landed in the same week, a rare event.

Connecting in the Bushes

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the author trying to optimize her Wi-Fi signal!

The two events occurred… in separate instances.  Even on vacation, the author tries to optimize her WiFi signal!

 

I Should Be Writing…

I should be writing, but I can't resist the call of the garden

 

I can’t resist the call of the garden…

There’s a spring rivality between the two activities. So the next novel will wait a little!

Some Frequent Questions

Amusing or annoying questions asked to authors in bookfairs

 

42,2 km – Part II

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So this was my first ever marathon, completed in a whopping 5h45min! (See my finish video and some pictures here, the exact personal time is 5h42:52)

I haven’t decided yet if I want run another full one. As you can see I got stiff knees for a few days post-race. But I was fairly better at the Sudbury French bookfair!

However, half-marathons are perfect for me: I completed the first part of the race in a fairly good 2h20!

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!

My next race is this Sunday, a 15-km at the Bread and Honey Festival, of Streetsville.

42,2 km

The first part was super-easy! my best time ever for a half! The weather was perfesct and the rain abated. But my legs rebelled after the 26th kilometer, and the part near the lake Ontario was a freezing, damp, runninghell!

To be continued…

A marathon is like two half-marathons, one after the other, right?

Well, my legs did not agree with this optimist assessment!