Prints : Juillard

La nuit de l'Épervier

La nuit de l'Épervier

André Juillard’s first story with a contemporary setting is published in (to be confirmed) and it sees him credited both as writer and illustrator. Preoccupied with work on an album for Air Libre/Dupuis, he nevertheless answered Champaka’s call for a screenprint of “L’Epervier.” Here, Juillard talks about his happy return to a very familiar world. “This return to the world of “7 vies de l’Epervier”, at a time when I’m also working on other projects, is really a pleasure for me. My memories of that project are still very strong in my mind, so strong that Patrick Cothias and I decided a few months ago to revisit it. Now that the secret is out, it’s up to Ariane (whose death was never witnessed) to pursue the quest, a quest more important than any Robin Hood’s merry adventures. As for the image (inspired by a proposal for a book cover) everything came back to me without great effort, I slipped back into the spirit and the graphic style, even though my recent work has been in a completely different vein. Much as a tennis player who has to force himself to work on a new shot, I find it easier to slip back into the style I know best, with all its strengths and weaknesses.”

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