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

Dear Diary

Another day has come and gone and I still can’t seem to figure out what is wrong with this Botuar. It powers up but does not seem responsive. It just walks in to walls and seems to jam when trying to dispense any liquids.

My brother sent me another letter today which was just like the other. He seemed determined for me to put my wonderful ideas and machines aside for a male or to settle down. I think he is just scared something will blow up in my face and I won’t be around anymore. Must want me to play it safe or something. Well, too bad. I will continue to build; bombs at that! I love explosive powders! Getting the proper portions, the smell of the powder igniting, the explosion soon after! All amazing to me and all done with science! I do not need a male for this! Pfft on him! PFFFT!

Well, time to get back to work. I think the Botuar put a dent in the wall!

Je travaille sur tout plein de choses en même temps en ce moment.

Ceci est un extrait d'une histoire courte qui sera publiée prochainement dans le collectif Soupir. Dessiné entièrement sur Paint Tool Saï (à part le storyboard au crayon sur mini-carnet), un vrai plaisir à travailler.

A côté de ceci, je bosse sur 3 projets dont un sera un web-comic. Je vous en montre plus très vite! :3