Who did you write this story for?
It is intended for an audience from 10 to 77 years old, to all those who
love storytelling, magic and enjoy the strange and curious creatures that
are part of our imagination, our fears. For girls, this is an initiation
into the discovery of desire, represented in metaphor by creatures that the
heroine meets in the forest. And it is especially for all those who wish to
The story takes place in Brittany. Do you have a special affection for
Yes, I went for the first time when I was ten years old, and I had a real
coup de foudre (love at first sight). I was really
drawn to the mysterious force of Brittany. Later I went regularly, attracted
by this force which was actually revealed in Cornwall or the Forest
Broceliande. These are magical places.
Tigurce Oger drew the illustrations for the comibook. Yet, it is said
that you are talented as well with the pen, so why didn't you do the
drawings in addition to writing the story?
Because he is a real professional, someone who can ensure that
Dantesque quality... No, let's be
serious... At my level, I cannot claim to be an illustrator!
Tiburce Oger dreams of making this story into a
film. What are your thoughts?
Obviously, I have given him advice as far as I can, but going from comics to
cinema is a giant step that is not necessarily easy to make. It is a lengthy
process in a different environment. In the profession of independent cinema,
it is necessary to work with a team.
Are the characters in your story inspired by real people?
Yes, for the character of the playful monk, I was inspired by actor Jame
Debouze and for Merlin, actor Jean Rochefort. The
princess is directly modeled after my daughters with Titiana's long black
curly hair and also her gaze.
You admit that you had difficulty in expressing yourself in this
comicbook. You said, "It is not about who can speak the best but who has the
best things to say." Is that your experience?
There are people who use the French language extremely well, but they may
have little to say in meriting a listener. My problem comes from the fact
that my mother is German, my father Spanish, and I spoke for a long time
with a Swiss accent.
Vincent's favorite retaurant: Guy Savoy or La Fontaine Gaillon
Museum: The Orsay Museum
Sculptor: Ousmane Sow
Wine: White Horse
Painter: Balthus or Picasso
[Written by Annabelle Milot]