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Vincent Pianina: Scröll for Professeur Cyclope magazine

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Illustration: Even if you can’t read French, check out this beautiful and hilarious comic from Vincent Pianina

It’s funny, this here comic. It’s the gift that just keeps on giving. Once you’ve been seduced by the candy colours Vincent’s chosen for his palette then suddenly you meet the host of hilarious French characters he’s invented. Then you realise that the storyline he’s written is actually one very, very long image that he wants you to scroll along to read. How’s that for a modern day comic book? We spoke to Vincent about this appealing project that he made for Professeur Cyclope magazine, mainly because (most of us) have no idea what the words say. Should have paid more attention in class, yadda yadda yadda.

“When the team asked me to do something in it, I thought about doing something special for the support, not just a classic comics pre-published on the internet,” Vincent told us. “I wanted to use that a page in a web browser can be extended at will, unlike a paper page. So I told the team that I was going to do only one box! But they received a looooooong one!”

Technology-minded it may be, but convenient it ain’t. Well, only if you don’t have a computer or a really nice sideways-scrolling mouse. “The entire image does not fit the screen and you must scroll right to continue reading. The fact of discovering the image little by little allowed me to surprise the reader. I naturally call my character Scröll.”

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Vincent Pianina: Scröll for Professeur Cyclope magazine