Graphic Novel Writer Yves Sente on comics, egos and collaborations
Yves Sente is painfully honest. He knows you have to have a certain amount of ego to write and be creative, to "want to show the world what's inside your head", but he acknowledges that he's a sensitive person and criticism always hurts. It's for this reason that he picks his collaborations carefully, as he explains to Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix...
Yves Sente was all set to become a Diplomat in Brussels, when he was somewhat distracted by a long and highly successful career in Graphic Novels at Lombard. Firstly, he worked as a Publisher and later became a Writer for the same team.
Yves Sente worked on some of Belgium's biggest graphic novels, including Blake & Mortimer, which follows Philip Mortimer a leading British Scientist and his friend from MI5, Captain Francis Blake, which he started doing after anonymously submitting a story whilst he was already working as a Publisher for Lombard.
Meet Black Cotton Star Writer Yves Sente & Artist Steve Curzon at the Geneva Book Fair / Salon du Livres at Palexpo this week. They will be book signing at the Graphic Novel Corner / Espace BD at the following times:
Friday: 10:00 - 12:00 | 14:00-16:00 | 19:00- 21:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 12:00 | 15:00-17:00
'Black Cotton Star' / 'Cinq Branches du Coton Noir' is set in two locations and two time-periods:
Philadelphia, 1776: George Washington asks Betsy Ross to design the first flag of the future United States of America. Her housemaid, Angela Brown, adds to it a secret tribute to the black community: a black cotton star that she slips under one of the white stars.
Dover, 1944: A soldier named Lincoln receives a letter that reveals Angela Brown’s memoirs. Does the star that she mentions truly exist? In light of this revelation, three African-American soldiers set out on a dangerous mission, ranging from liberated Paris to the snow-covered Ardennes, seeking answers, and the ultimate prize…
Images courtesy of DARGAUDSUISSE