Today I’d like to do a little homage to André Franquin. He passed away 10 years ago, aged 73.
Franquin was a genius. I sketched him from a picture as I would have sketched him if I’d been next to him, very quickly. I tried to be as spontaneous as he was in his work.
I’ve learnt so much by reading his comic books when I was a kid in France, and he surely made me want to draw and become an Artist.
There is so much life in his characters, even the objects seem to be alive, the way he’s drawing all sorts of vehicle his terrific. He can give so much personality to anything (just have a look at “Le Trombone Illustré” covers he illustrated)
So, merci Monsieur Franquin for all the amazing Art you produced and the inspiration you gave me and still do.