Laurence 666 - Issue 5
Laurence 666
Issue 5 - Medieval stories

Laurence 666 is a collective comic book published by Mauvaise Foi Éditions, based in Lyon, France.
First, a short introduction and contextual setting of the series before showing my work within this project.
Mauvaise Foi is an editorial collective I founded with 3 friends and illustrators in 2012.

Laurence 666 is our main project where, for each issue, we collectively create a full story, divided into chapters that are distributed to 20 to 30 graphic artists, including us.

The full book is thus composed of various styles and tones, at the service of the same story. The commissioned artists are given a synopsis of the global story and the title of the chapter they have to imagine and illustrate. We give them free rein and handle the puzzle when it’s time to gather the contributions.

The Laurence 666 project is active since 2012 and counts 7 issues.
The 5th issue takes place in a medieval background. It stages a twisted Romeo & Juliet story, interspersed by battles during a castle siege. My participation to this issue included the creation of two short comics as well as the design of the cover.

Laurence 666 - Issue 5:
-144 pages including b&w and colored on 120g/m2 ivory paper
- 3 colors silkscreen cover on 300g/m2 ivory paper
- 500 copies
"The Prince betrayal"​​​​​​​
I imagined an 8-page story, partly silent, to tell the Prince's betrayal of his father, the King.
My goal here was to create a bizarre and creepy feeling for the reader, since the only character that speaks is the dead one.
"Traitor! Pick me up! Listen to me... You are... nothing... Nothing for me, nothing for her! A Hero for noone... neither a Saint!
A Prince for you alone! You're a naive, at best!"
The silkscreened cover

I screenprinted the cover at Mauvaise Foi Atelier, with my friend and coworker​​​​​​​ Hugo Charpentier.

Screenprint is a technique where one color is printed at a time, using micro-holed screens that let the ink going through. Roughly speaking, to block the parts of the screen where we don't want the ink to go through, we use a coating we apply on it. The hard part of this work was to be extremely accurate with the placement of the paper sheets on the printing table, to avoid the offsetting of the colors. Indeed, even a single micro-offsetting on each color could ruin the cover, that could no longer be used for binding. We printed 2 covers at a time, on A0 sized paper sheets.
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