Une image faite en hommage à l'association Le Refuge.
Parce que certains souffrent plus que d'autres de brimades, à l'école ou en famille. Parce que certains souffrent de brimades et que c'est toujours sans raison. Parce que tous n'ont pas un endroit où se réfugier après. Parce que ça ne touche pas que nous, français, et que cette triste histoire est universelle.


Some kids are being bullied because of who they are, how they behave, whom they hang with. Some kids are being bullied for no reason at all. Some kids are even bullied at home and have no choice but to get out and find another place, another town, other people to grow with and learn love and self esteem.
I made this picture as a homage to “Le Refuge”, a French association that acts as a shelter for all the lgbt/queer teenagers out there who have nowhere else to go or nobody else to rely upon.
But what I described in my picture isn’t only a French story, or even a lgbt story. It’s a universal story. A sad story.
Let’s try and be more aware of that, to prevent bullying as much as we can.

This picture is © Xael.
If you wish to use it please ask and credit me.

Refuge by ~X-AEL

As I’m starting to feel better with my tendinitis slowly disappearing - for now, there’s nothing better to get back to drawing than sketching.
I’ve been wanting to sketch for quite some time as I need to practice my style and universe and many more things. So there it is!
I’ll be trying to do this more and more often.


Puisque ma tendinite se calme un peu - pour cette fois - je pense qu’il n’y a pas mieux pour s’y remettre qu’une séance de croquis.
C’est quelque chose que j’avais envie de faire depuis un moment pour travailler mon style, mon univers, et d’autres trucs. Et ben voilà.
J’essaierai de m’y tenir régulièrement!

Hi everyone! Long time no see?!
I’m working real hard on my upcoming comic book, hence the silence. But I’d like to give you more updates, more frequently, about it. Let’s hope I’ll manage.
I even have an apprentice helping me at my office, can you believe it?

So here’s a close-up of some teenage bad guys. They’re named Henry, Sonia and Michael and you don’t mess with them!