Tarbes. Laviko is preparing a comic book on the First World War

Tarbes. Laviko is preparing a comic book on the First World War
Tarbes. Laviko is preparing a comic book on the First World War

During the month of May, the BDvore bookstore exhibits the boards of a young local artist Laviko. These boards are part of a comic strip project “Promise until 18”. Encounter.

How did comics come into your life?

There are two aspects to approach: comics and drawing. Comics are the ideal medium to develop my imagination. I am dyslexic and this type of reading is more accessible for me. And then, the images allow me to escape and create my own story. As for drawing, it’s an art that I’ve been practicing since I was little. I entered the ANATEN school as a student of Michael Almodovar for 3 years.

When you left school, did you immediately have this idea for a comic strip?

No. To tell the truth, I started with an idea for a manga. However, the story didn’t interest me enough to make a saga. It took a video game “Verdun” to inspire me. I was playing with my friend and we had fun drawing characters for the game and a story was written over time. I covered the historical period well in class. I had heard the stories and the documents kept by my grandfather. However, I find that we talk more about the Second War than the First. So, my friend and I started doing research to have historical references. Because even if the characters are fictional, my story is based on small real battles.

What is “Promise until 18” about?

It’s the story of two brothers who have to go to war. The problem is that they won’t be in the same battalion. They will therefore have to make friends outside their social rank and even beyond.

today, I am showing off my boards. As for my comic strip, it is currently being refined before finding a publisher.

Instagram: Laviko_Emrys
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