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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Louis Cyr Graphic Novel


I recently completed work on a 30-page graphic novel for Scholastic Canada, aimed at grades 2-3. The project had begun as a regular children's book, but I was brought in to write and draw it as a comic. It's a docudrama-approach look at some highlights of the life of Louis Cyr, a French Canadian strongman from the end of the 19th century, who is still reputed to be the strongest man who ever lived...

Posted are page 6, then pages 10 and 11 as they'd appear in the book. Why those ones? No particular reason...

It was a very challenging project, notably because of the amount of research involved even to draw the simplest things (eg. what did a factory foreman wear in 1888?...etc etc)

6 Comments:

Blogger Clive said...

I bet it was challenging, can't imagine. But it looks authentic and it looks great! Hope you had a good summer and it wasn't too much work.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

Thanks Clive! It WAS pretty time-consuming...but I guess I said that already! Glad you liked it...

9:54 PM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey nice to see an update :)
Superb work,when I was younger I could carry two whole trees like that guy...honest !

6:25 PM  
Blogger Dik Pose said...

nice work Paul... Very strong compositions in each panel,powerful. re-enforces the physical strength of the character

2:55 AM  
Blogger St John Street said...

Hey Paul looks great it's funny no matter how much u know or can do were always learning which which us better an the great's like yourself constant education is the key along with love for the craft which u have hope all has been well!!!

Perry LJ Osuna

4:59 AM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

Andrew, dik, and Perry: thanks!! Will post more sooner faster.

5:27 PM  

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