7 Pirates

Here are some pages that I finished a few months ago dealing with typical pirate action :>


Some info on the book:

Although I am probably not the best at giving a stripped down slick story pitch the idea is that Editions Delcourt is putting out a series called 'Sept' with the concept of 7 different writers all writing a story based on the motif of '7 Samurai' and such. So there are other books along side mine with a similar theme but vastly different setting, written and drawn by different creators. Starting in 2007.

Some of the other artists I have noticed around the place are

Sean Phillips

who is doing 7 Psychos (he has some great stuff on his blog from it). and

Luigi Critone

who is doing "7 Missionnaires" (also some amazing pages on his blog!)

There is a bit of coverage here (for those able to read French)


you can see some of the covers

7 Pirates is actually what you might call an unofficial sequel to Treasure Island. It's written by French author Pascal Bertho. Set some years after the first, Jim being an adult now. Revolving around 6 characters that were in Robert Louis Stevenson's original and 1 new one.

Something of note is that I ended up not doing the layouts for this project, they are done by Jérôme Lereculey who is also drawing 7 Voleurs (Thieves) but everything else is mine. I will post some of the process up later, His layouts are quite detailed and complete and it was a challenge to draw my own page from them to begin with. I think not controlling the composition and storytelling gives the book a different feel to my normal work, but I'm learning about how to lay out a European size page this way.

It's set to come out in france around November 07 .

More art and stuff soon