I’m not particularly great with art, but I like to draw concept art and profiles for the characters so I have a reference point when making my story. I thought I’d share some of it with all of you. Please forgive my low quality coloring. I’m not used to drawing with a tablet. Still, I hope you can kind of visualize the character through it.
Here’s the story synopsis: Papillon Noir tells the story of Mahieu Len, the grandfather of Korbel. When Gatsby is struggling to find the reason for Korbel secretive behavior, he confides in Mahieu for advice and support. Along the way, he can’t help but ask the story of how Mahieu met his late wife, Seraphina. The answer will shock him.
Travel back in time to 1944 in France, when a young Mahieu Len fights at D-Day in order to liberate France and gain back the Len Estates in Champagne. Along the way, he finds himself tangled in the complicated life of a young prostitute from the Papillon Noir maison in Cherbourg, France.
I hope you all are as excited for this book as I was in making it. It was one of my favorites to research and write. Thank you all for your support, and Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!