Over the last couple of months, Laurent Verron has resumed posting samples of his work on the upcoming Ptirou album on his blog. This stand-alone graphic novel, written by Yves Sente loosely based on a true story, depicts the life of a cabin boy who goes on to inspire Rob-Vel to create Spirou.
As reported last year, writer Yves Sente and artist Laurent Verron are doing a graphic novel about the cabin boy who inspired Rob-Vel to create Spirou. Now, from an interview with Verron in the fanzine Tonnere de Bulles ! #8 (via Le Petit Écho de Champignac), there’s a little more information, along with a penciled half-page.
Update: Just noticed that on Verron’s homepage, there are a number of sketches from his work on this album:
Good news everybody! The next Spirou adventure and one-shot are coming, perhaps sooner than expected, and there is going to be a graphic novel about the real-life inspiration for Spirou…