Saturday, October 17, 2020

Episode 2400 (English version)

I was kindly asked by my buddy Paka (for non-French-speaking readers: a groovy French comic artist, blogger, and UI designer) to make a little comic for the 2400th episode of his blog! The story obviously started as a collection of private jokes... and turned into this epic-yet-absurd tale involving him, myself and some colleagues & premises from when we were working together earlier this year (in a "big French video game studio") 😆

It was originally published yesterday on the The Paka Blog, but since I was asked for an English version, I'm posting it here too! Enjoy! 😘💜

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Les tourments

To celebrate the beginning of another rusty October, here is my doom metal rendition of French rapper ANTHA's beautiful song, "Les Tourments" 💀

2020 brought many calamities, but some good stuff too. Among the good stuff, I discovered ANTHA's solo album "Spleen" - an amazingly dark and ethereal album, and so far my favorite this year. I was already a fan of ORTIES (her rap band with her sister) and this goes even beyond. The production, the ambient, the lyrics (in French of course) are superb. I dare to say that I consider "Spleen" like a modern goth gem, and I don't care if "it's a rap record, it cannot be goth"; to me it's all about aesthetics, and here there is definitely "that thing" I like in dark music!

Last August, I was SO MUCH into this album that I decided to work on a doom metal 'adaptation' of the song "Les tourments", as I found that the words would suit so well this kind of mood. Enjoy! 😌