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NameFrédéric Bézian
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Frédéric Bézian
from the article "Dérives and Fantalia (1995)":
All scenarists of Dérives are you friends. Why did you ask exactly these people for a scenario?
Andreas: I wanted to step away from my hobbies for once. I realized that I was closed in in my own genre and avoided certain subjects for the simple reason I didn't like to draw them. That's why I asked them to write whatever they wanted. Unfortunately more than one person made it a typical Andreas story. But one or two - especially Frédéric Bézian - really made something I could never have written myself. That gave me the opportunity to use different techniques to serve the scenario...and sometimes the scenarist. Because the story of Antonio Cossu is a bit like Cossu, the story of Bézian is like Bézian, his drawing style even influenced me somewhat. The same holds for Gérard Goffaux.
Andreas: But the scenario of Frédéric Bézian caused me the most trouble. After three plates I stopped and started again. It was very hard, because it contains many characters who also happen to come down a stairs the whole time. I had to take that into account. It is the story I enjoyed most. I don't currently plan to make a story with anyone else, but should that happen, it will be with Bézian. We agreed to work together again. He writes and I draw. I liked it that he caused me trouble with Dérives. When you write yourself, you limit yourself to what you can make. The stories in Dérives liberated me from that somewhat. When I currently write a story, I really only think of the story itself. While drawing Le retour de Cromwell Stone I ran into a few hard scenes, for which I asked myself: "Why did I possibly write that?" But I think that's good, that's how I want to tell my stories. Only horses I avoid, that's the only thing I really find hard to draw.