Victor Hussenot, the creative talent behind the Nobrow graphic novel The Spectators. Victor studied the Fine Arts in Nancy (France) and now lives and works in the capital, Paris.
Q1: Where did the concept for The Spectators come from?
The idea of Spectators came from the identification of a link between several stories I had written. I realised all my thoughts were based on the observation of a town.
Q2: Your artwork is spectacular, can you describe the process?
Thank you! I worked in several stages. First text then the storyboard, then I pencilled boards. Only at the end did the realization of watercolour appear on the final boards. But I wanted all the stories to be connected visually as well. That is why the person embodies each role, the mind / actor. The true character of the story is his shadow,
Q3: What’s next for Victor Hussenot?
I am preparing a comic that will be a reflection on time … And following the comic book output in Chronicles “The Land of lines”.
Q4: Where do you find your inspiration? Which illustrators do you admire?
The inspiration of my life come mainly from questions I ask myself about the world, about life. But also of philosophy, film, comics and illustration.
I am greatly influenced by Albert Camus or in other areas, Eric Rohmer, Bergman, Fritz Lang, for example. Or, André Juillard Francois Ayroles, the publishing house “The association”.
Check out these photographs of Victors creative process – there are some lovely imagaes of early sketches.
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