Looks great ! Is Céline a reference to the writer ? I just read "Pulp" from Bukoswki, it's about a detective who looks for Céline. As you like Bukowski.By the way, is this the same book ? I was looking for the release date of Lost Cat and I found it.http://www.bdfugue.com/charlotte-une-fois
Ah, no, I didn't have Céline in mind, when I named that character. I still haven't read any of his books, I'm afraid. I got Journey to the End of the Night on my bedside table as one of many books waiting to be read.Yes, it's the same book, but the title will be Le Détéctive Triste. It should be out in June in France.
Ok. His books are amazing. If you can, it's better to read it in french because the language is very important, a mix of a lot of thing, a little bit like Krazy Kat you know. Anyway, thanks for the information.
The plot thickens!What was your inspration on this story?Or did you have any?
Mostly movies like The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon.
Looking great!For the inking in this book have you used a brush or some kind of pen?
Thanks! I'm using a pen. It's a bit wider than the ones I've used before, giving a bigger variation in line thickness.
Do you want to tell what pen you are using?I've been on the lookout for a nice caligraphic pen.
It's a Mitchell pedigree round hand, size 6.
Thanks!Is that an antique or is it still on sale?
I bought it online. If you google it you should hopefully be able to find a seller.
It's strange because on this site: http://www.scribblers.co.uk/blog/2010/02/william-mitchell-round-hand-nib-sizes/ it says that the size 6 is actually the smallest - 0.5 mm which seems quite small (if it, as I think, refers to the maximum line width).
I use my pen to both draw and letter. If you're looking for strictly a caligraphy pen, go for a wider pen nib.
Thanks, but what I meant was that the lines look like they have more variation than merely 0.5 mm?
It depends on how hard you push the pen. The line can get around 1 mm, I guess.
Okay, thanks for your advice!
I was thinking... Which pen/nib did you use for books like "Isle of 100.000 graves"?Even though I figure that book was drawn in A3, it's a thinner line than "Lost cat", right?
Yes, it was another type of nib. But I don't have any one left, so I can't tell you the name.
Hi Jason,Great fan of your work and young french writer, I wrote a short script thinking at you a year ago, but I never found the courage to send it to you. It's called "Where's my mummy". If you want to read it, you can download it here : http://goo.gl/kUpmD .Sorry, I know it's not the right place to post this, but I didn't find your email address.I look forward to "Lost Cat" in french ;) The first pages look great !Best,
Hello John,it's an interesting experience, to see how other people look at my work. Reading Vehlmann's pirate script had some of the same feeling. It's not a bad script. If you're not an artist yourself, you should find someone to draw it. As long as I have ideas I will prefer to do my own stories, and if I one day should work with another writer again, I would like for that to be something completely different, far away from my usual style.Anyway, good luck with your work, and I hope you will enjoy Lost Cat
Great 15 pages, but damn, now I am hooked! I am looking forward to reading the rest of the book.
Thanks you for reading my script. I fully understand your reasons. Hope you have ideas for a long time :)
Thanks for the preview! I've had my copy on pre-order from Amazon for months now. I can hardly wait to add Lost Cat to my collection!