My great example and inspirator as a comic-artist has always been Yves Chaland. When I saw his drawings for the first time I thought: "that's how comics have to be drawn". I have collected all his books, portfolio's and some statues of his characters.
I felt really sad when he died in 1990 on the peripherique of Paris: one of the greatest French comic-artists had passed away. During my summer-holidays I have made some tribute-illustrations of his characters. First Freddy Lombard, Sweep and Dina.