A not-so-cool but necessary message," Camille Blandin wrote in a message published on Instagram. The young author from Toulouse had "all of his work" stolen this weekend after a burglary in his shared studio, while valuables such as screens or graphic tablet were not stolen. "All the original plates, of all my books, one of which is to be published (fortunately scanned), as well as several research boxes, paintings, drawings of all kinds, have disappeared. Inevitably, I have the impression that it is targeted, but I am in total incomprehension," wrote the stunned 25-year-old author.
Faced with this unfortunate event, Camille Blandin sends a message to readers counting on their vigilance to find her work. "I'd like to ask you to contact me if you see an original board of mine for sale or elsewhere: I've never sold an original board, so it's bound to come from that flight." In its momentum, like a bottle in the sea, it also addresses the thief. "If you committed this theft and you read this message," he hopes, "it's not too late, you can always give me back my job."
Author of humorous strips, Camille Blandin launched his Instagram account @strrripclub in December 2019, where he regularly publishes them, according to the alternative publishing house Exemplary created by the cartoonist Lisa Mandel. The young man from Toulouse "carries out a variety of projects around comics, between webcomics, puzzles, posters and illustrations for individuals," say the publishers who published his album Papa ou le Francky last April.