I got an email from the art director of Casterman asking me for a new cover design with a 'trick', a hidden message. Something sexual, please. So I was finally going to do my version of a sleazy sexploitation movie poster (Showgirls! Emmanuelle! The stud!).
First I made some rough sketches (and I'm only showing you the PG ones):
They really liked the one on the left and asked me to refine it:
Switch it and make the breasts more round like a ball, please.
Now. Stars or nipples?
That's the question:
Stars are too American.
Vive la France!
Add lettering et voilà:
Hope you like it?