How the book was made, by the authors.

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Early ideas.

The early sketches of the characters and backgrounds were rather instinctive. It was a matter of trying to put on paper the general thoughts and vague images we had had in mind while writing the script. Done in pencil and charcoal, sometimes with very faint color highlights, these preparatory sketches gave the book its initial direction, which would eventually be reassessed a few months later.

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First draft.

Here is the first draft of the opening thirty-four pages of the book, creating using the same technique as the early sketches. A doubt soon emerged with this version of the character Tilda, which we weren’t entirely satisfied with. Little by little, this doubt led us to completely question our initial artistic choice, which now seemed too far removed from medieval imagery. We would thus have to go back to the drawing board to come up with a more satisfying effect and completely redo these thirty-four pages.

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