I started this project several years ago. I wanted to make a comic about a guy who's father desperatly wants to join the mob. Toni, the son is helping his father Marco to achieve that goal. But Marco is a looser and even the most easy job is totally spoilt by him. So the mob doesn't want Marco to join them. I made many sketches and a few pages I worked out to a comic. Besides that I made a 3D design of Toni. In the end I only made those sketches, a few pages and the 3D design. Just because a lack of time...
The other day I made some sketches about one of my favourite subjects: mobsters! I had the idea to make a serie of illustrious mobsters and here is the first one (and probaly the last one due to a lack of time!).
I make a lot of sketches and most of the time they are one minute sketches. This time I had an idea what took me a bit longer to make: a one hour drawing.
At first the sketch which took me about 5 minutes.
The idea was that the shark was swimming in a kind of a museum and that the boy was running under water. My son thought that was weird and made the suggestion to let the shark swim in a bassin and let the boy run in front. That was a much better idea!
The other day I had an idea of making a serie of drawings of beaches around the world. Beaches I visited through the years. Not only the most famous beaches like Venice Beach, Marbella, Cannes etc. etc., but particular the smaller ones. Like Balboa Beach in California. Anyway, I finished the first one and perhaps more are to follow...
Last week I spent a few days in Brussels, capital of European comics. Legends like Herge, Franquin were born in Brussels and many others like Peyo, Jacobs, Hubinon, Will, Morris are from Belgium.
Tintin, Milou and Haddock on a facade.
Dino Attanasio made this drawing in 1963. He made such a great comics like Johnny Goodbye and Spaghetti.
Edgar Jacobs, for 30 years the assistant of Herge. Well known as the creator of Blake and Mortimer, started as a comic artist at the age of 40 (after a career as an opera singer). Picture of his studio.