Mårdøns verdict of my work was that it was far from Franquin, both in drawings (I really hadn't got the jackets sleeves right and things like that) but especially in the storytelling. It was not in the spirit of Franquin to use an old man as a little boy for example.
We had two days on our own to research his style.
I did a lot of copies, tried to ink some panels and in the end I practised drawing the characters I was going to use (we had to use existing Spirou characters)
Marsupilami as the old man.
The count of Champignac ( Pacôme Hégésippe Adélard Ladislas de Champignac) for the father.
The raw sketch
It was a challenge to balance how much The Road and how much Franquin I was going to put in my comic. Franquin uses a lot of comical relief, gags and slapstick humor, and there's not a lot of that in The Road. In the end I decided to stick to the text and only edit it.
In this course I also learnt that kids wear sailor costumes.
I will color the page later.