October 28, 2008
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Uncategorized

Alan's War, by Emmanuel Guibert, will be coming out next week, and we've been getting some questions: how does Emmanuel do it?  Is he creating this art with ink or pastels? 

Emmanuel was kind enough to make us a video to answer this question. 

And you should also take a look at the book!  boingboing says, "This is a kind of complimentary opposite to Maus: a story about a man whom war transformed into something better: tolerant, cosmopolitan, observant, and humane.

14 Comments on “ Drawing With Water ”

  • Bill | October 29th, 2008 11:55 am

    That blew my mind. I feel like a forest dweller who’s just seen the moon for the first time.

  • mark siegel | October 29th, 2008 2:05 pm

    Yes same for all of us here when Emmanuel sent this in. There’s another one coming, but no drawing, just him singing…!

  • joverine | October 29th, 2008 5:38 pm

    at first I was wondering what that drawing tool could possibly be? Then I realized what the title of this post meant-its water!
    man-the end it like magic!! how do I post this video on my blog?! I want everyone to see your great idea!

  • JoeyC | October 30th, 2008 7:37 pm

    Whoa! And was that just ink? What kinda paper? Are all of the other French comics magicians going to get mad for having their tricks revealed?

  • Gareth Hinds | November 1st, 2008 10:08 am

    That is absolutely fantastic. But what about the textured washes? I need to see how he does those too!

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  • benjamin | November 10th, 2008 6:52 am

    Real magic! Go on, we want to see more of artist’s magic! I’ve just posted this video on my site (french site on comic books and graphic novel); come on and have a look http://www.bodoi.com

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