When Fabrice Tarrin was a young teenager he sent his comics to Dupuis for critique and he received a reply from the legendary André Franquin!
"Your drawings aren’t bad at all. A little too "Belgian school," maybe. You’ll find your style little by little…
"Ah! Your caricatures have a good likeness, especially Gainsbourg and his daughter."
"Do you do any life drawing? It helps with with developing, you’ll gain a memory of forms. Plus it’s fun."
"Girls are hard to draw. Sketch girls!"
"A good BD (comic) artist is some who draws a lot, passionately, to the point of madness!"
"Actualize your characters a little. Observe the clothes of your era. Draw them. Look at catalogues."
"That goes for everything in your era… and BDs of your era."
"Franquin (what a chatterbox!)"