there is an emergency in the line of Anthony Pastor. A certain rage as well. His style sometimes reminds one of a Hugo Pratt. The young man does not deny: “Pratt is one of the authors who inspire me, he says. writing narrative is a model of its kind. I would like to aim towards that!

No War is the first volume of a series of anticipation that tells the story of the Vukland, an archipelago (imaginary) of the north Atlantic, which resembles to mistake there with Iceland. Pastor imagine that the history of the country was carried out on the colonization of a territory and at the expense of people of native baptized Kiviks. The island of Saarok, their historical birthplace, still enjoys a degree of autonomy. But it is threatened by the proposed construction of a large dam by the government. The tensions rise.

references to The detective novels of the northern way Stieg Larsson

in The midst of all this, a young hero, Run, finds himself torn between his two divorced parents. Her mother is the leader of the party Kivik, while his father is the head of the company responsible for the construction of the dam.

The plot begins at the point where we find the corpse of an engineer of the dam drowned on the island of Saarok. Violent protests erupt in the capital, as much as a president populist comes to power…

The young hero torn by his double culture, is drawn into a plot of political-ecological issues at stake for international go above and beyond…

Led by the master’s hand, this fantastic futuristic thriller, vibrant energy, reads like a treaty, like a novel in Steig Larsson, the famous author of the trilogy, Millennium .

Born in 1973, graduate of the decorative Arts, has long alternated his work as a graphic designer and the business of theatre (scenery, governance) Anthony Pastor is finally returned to his first passion: comics. His first album, Ice Cream has been released in 2006 and has been awarded the “Attention talent” by Fnac. It will get later the Fawn-polar at the Angoulême festival 2013 with Castilla Drive published by Actes Sud/Year 2.

When the “yellow vests” enter into resonance with the plot of the album

With No War , a Pastor who lives and works in Avignon, dresses her story in a gangue of news which resonates strongly with the current hex. “It’s been two years that I have been working on this project , he says. This is mixing a lot of things. When I had the idea for the project, Donald Trump had just been elected. I can’t say that I was not inspired. And then, there was the Bataclan, Charlie Hebdo, the terrorist Attacks in Paris, all of this has rubbed off on the account that I set up…

The story of No War did work a kind of plate tectonics sociological in the midst of a crisis. And, as strange as it may seem to the author of The Valley of the devil , the irruption in the landscape of French of the “yellow Vests” is also a resonance with his album…

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THE BOX BD:

“I work a lot on intuition about the drawing , explains Pastor. On this sequence, I wanted to maintain a certain rhythm, a certain dramatic tension. And at the same time, allow the break of a kind of rage, an act of gratuitous violence that’s scary.” Caterman

This double check has been built as a cinema, in the field-in contrast. On the one hand, we see the character of Markus back, hands forward, frightened by what he sees. The other, a character of buster was perched on a car and smashes the vehicle body blows mass. “I work a lot on intuition about the drawing , explains Pastor. On this sequence, I wanted to maintain a certain rhythm, a certain dramatic tension. And at the same time, allow the break of a kind of rage, an act of gratuitous violence that’s scary.”

On the first box, we can see that the hands of the character are drawn with a contour very fat, to obtain an effect of depth, as well as the backwards movement of the shoulder. “When I draw, I requires me to some emergency. Otherwise, I have the temptation to fall into the “pretty”. A drawing too slick and it loses its accuracy. When I’m in the sketch at the time of the story board, my drawings have this quality of being righteous. My stroke is completely in the emotion. I am completely connected to my story.

In the drawing of the vandalized car, the gesture of the central figure is all energy, and power. We feel a certain rage in the movement of the breaker. All underlined by the onomatopoeia “Crash,” which roared to the top of the drawing.

“The harshness of those bold strokes highlights the fierceness of the gesture, his violence, his character furious, emphasizes Pastor. This is how I work. This box summarizes my style: to be at equilibrium in the sketch, cast, full of sap, came out of my pencil in the emergency, and a own over-worked that does not give the impression of a rough draft… It is this balancing which gives all its force to my drawing…

No War, #1, by Anthony Pastor, 130 pages, Casterman. 15 €.

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