Some early reviews

“In this graphic novel version of War Brothers, artist Daniel Lafrance captures the terror, poignancy, and hope expressed in the text. In the best tradition of the graphic novel, this one brings an immediacy and power to a story that will sear itself into the mind of every reader.”

“This graphic novel (…) is one of those special books that act like a punch-in-the-stomach when it comes to the story that they have to say(…)I’d highly recommend this exceptionally good graphic novel to simply everyone who gives a dime about the world around him.”

“Switching from white to black borders between his panels during the time of captivity to intensify the atmosphere of terror, Lafrance puts shadows or at least a little visual distance between viewers and violent acts. Wrenchingly, though, he ramps up the immediacy and emotional intensity by cutting again and again to the wide-eyed, tear-stained faces of children forced to do or to witness those acts(…)Powerful storytelling(…)”


War Brothers is completed!

Posted: September 30, 2012 in news

Click here to read the first 22 pages.

It is done! I had to work like a mad man on the last week end before delivering the book after I got the proofs back from the printer and realized that all my pages were TOO DARK!! They looked good on my Cintiq but I almost had a heart attack when I got the printed versions. I had to fix 167 pages in two days. THANK YOU Photoshop!!!!

Here’s a before and after look at some pages.

So look for War Brothers in bookstores around February 2013.

Now on to my next book!!!!!

The Cover

Posted: September 13, 2012 in Art

I’ve been going crazy trying to finish the book on top of being back full time at work. Will be all done this week-end! I will post some more pages soon.

Pg 73

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Art

Photo reference

Posted: May 17, 2012 in Art

I use photo reference for animals and stuff and here’s an example of my process and how I use reference.

The photo was taken from here.

Title change (again).

Posted: May 14, 2012 in news

THE BEAST WITHIN is now going to be called WAR BROTHERS: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL.  The main reason for the name change from the publisher is basically about Google search. Search for THE BEAST WITHIN comes up with a lot of horror films and a search for War Brothers comes up only with Sharon’s original novel. So there we go. I’m fine with it, this title change doesn’t make the pages I’m drawing any easier, haha!

12 page preview

Posted: May 8, 2012 in Art

This sequence is the most difficult thing I ever had to draw. It breaks my heart to think that somewhere, right now, a child is going through this horror…