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DescriptionLa gerbe noire des contes de Jean Ray
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Magazine Publication(A Suivre) (1979, number 21)
Magazine PublicationStripSchrift (1984, number 181)
from the article "Rork and the fantastic (1995)":
In March 1982 appear the last short stories of Rork in Tintin/Hello BD (fr); Kuifje (nl). In October of that same year the prepublication of Cromwell Stone starts in Le Journal Illustré (le plus grande du monde) of publisher Deligne (Michel).
Andreas: After Révélations posthumes I had prepared a new project for (A Suivre). It was a rather long story of 120 pages. They refused it at (A Suivre). I didn't continue it then. It was a somewhat fantastic story, something better suited for Tintin/Hello BD (fr); Kuifje (nl). So they were quite right for not wanting it. In the meanwhile I had left Tintin/Hello BD (fr); Kuifje (nl) and was suddenly out of work. Luckily my friend Antonio Cossu was in charge of a new series of black-and-white comics at Deligne (Michel). Then I said to him: "I want to do something for you." I knew Deligne, because he had published one of my stories from my time at Saint-Luc, four plates based on a story by Jean Ray. Deligne was interested in my offer and paid me - for that time - extremely well. He paid more than Tintin.
During the making of Cromwell Stone I moved to Brittany. I wrote it in Paris, I drew it in Bretagne.