Toujours la France! (and other things)

Hello, everyone.

Back from France. It’s been a great weekend at the Blues Festival “Blues Sur Seine”, where I’ve been signing the French edition of “Bluesman”, at Mantes-la-Jolie (such a great name for a city!). I would thank Philippe, Dimitri and the rest of the enthusiastic members of “Bulles a Mantes” for their kinderness.

They organized a small exhibition of “Bluesman” original art, at the ENM (a fantastic School of Music, Dance and Theatre, at Mantes). Pretty beautiful.


The stuff helps people (well, I hope so) to have an idea about the “making of”, from the script page to the final art. That’s something that I always loved to see when I was on the other side –the reader’s side-, and I want the people see now in my work. I found really interesting to see the penciled pages, compare them with the final results, checking corrections and modifications…


 I had time to spend in Paris. Always beautiful, one of these cities where everyone should go at last one time. And, as the rest of France, very friendly with comics. I don’t know how are things in the States, but I can say for sure that it’s hard to find in Spain an art gallery like this:


There are many other beautiful things you can see in Paris, besides the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre. And I’m not talking about the beautiful “parisiennes” girls (“the only women in the World who can look glamourous while riding on bike wearing skirts”, according to my wife). I talk about this:



Anyway, talking about “making of” and sketches, there are some of the first stuff I prepared for “The Year of Loving Dangerously”, based on a introductory text which Ted Rall sent to me, to check if my style will match the story:


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I hope you liked!


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About the Author

Pablo Callejo
Pablo Callejo
Pablo G. Callejo was born in León, Spain in 1967. He can’t remember when he started to draw or when he first felt the need to tell stories through pictures, but he took his time, since he didn’t try to get published until he was 32. After years of living in Madrid, he recently moved to the countryside near his birthplace, where he lives with his wife and works for publishers in France, Spain, South Korea and the United States.

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