Due to the release of my first book in France I have been invited to a number of French comic festivals this year. During the course of these travels I had the pleasure to meet a lot of very kind people. One of them is Gilles Rochier whom I met in Angouleme, since we share the same publisher. Gilles has been in the BD-business (short for bande dessinée, which is French for comic strip) for a lot longer than me. Aside from creating his books he self publishes a ‘zine by the name of TONTON. I was pleasantly surprised when he asked me if I would like to contribute the cover drawing for TONTON number 8. The drawing I chose is originally from one of my sketchbooks, my take on how the physical splendors can soothe the mind’s despair.
You can order your copy here. French language with English cover.