Friday, April 22, 2011

Good News (1)

Well, it’s official : contracts have been signed and I’ve finished the first two chapters, so I’m very pleased to announce that I will be drawing & lettering a 148-page noir graphic novel for Oni Press, written by talented novelist, comic book writer and film critic Jamie S. Rich. I’m not at liberty to announce the title of the book just yet, but keep an eye out here and on the Oni Press website in the months to come and you’ll be among the first to know.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be working on this project. Jamie’s story is excellent, the characters are interesting and complex (one of them even wears a domino mask! Score!)and the dialogue is sharp and subtle, worthy of the finest films noirs of the 1930’s and 40’s. In short, it’s a real pleasure to draw.

I’ve been a fan of Oni Press since a friend introduced me to their comics back when I was attending art school in Angoulême, so finally having a chance to work with them on this book is something of a dream come true for me as well.

Here are a few sketches from the project :

I have some more good news to announce, but those contracts haven’t been signed--yet--so I’m waiting until they are before I jump the gun and announce stuff.

Stay tuned !