Despite the visual and thematic similaritys of "Poupée", with albums such as "Bella Postic" or "L' Strange Docteur Mazsovitch" by Bruno Coq (1) or the work of Quinn and Morale, the talented french Artist Pitek convinced with a skillful comic work; which is entirely made on the computer. If his performance in black & white already excellent - his color images are even more impressiv.
With an ultra-realistic drawing style, Pitek tells in "Poupée" the adventures of a young submissive "maid", called "Poupée" - the doll.
She is at the beginning of the album a "slave sex doll" for its "master" and attends to his satisfaction. After their meeting she changes back into everyday life and turned into the secretary, "Mademoiselle D". But she is ready to serve more than one master. Poupée also works for a mistress. She prepares for Poupée and other playmates just a small "gangbang"-S&M-party. Superbly edited to 46 pages, the reader experienced the finest roleplay/BDSM-fantasy with explicit details and nonviolent aesthetic.
The album "Poupée" been issued by the French distribution Rebecca Rils, which has been made the new editions of Kovacqs "Diana" and "Hilda" series, as well as the works of Bruno Coq.
The artist PiteK was interviewed early December 2009. Here is, what he said:
About your Pseudonym. Whats the story - if there is one - behind the name Pitek?
Can you give us some infos - a small insight look - about your person. For example: where you come from? where do you live at the moment? First art jobs,...?
You attended an Art School or something similar?
Which artists or persons had or have influence on your work? Do you have favorite comic artists you admire?
"Poupée" bears some resemblance/similaritys to the work of Bruno COQ. Set Design and some characters look familiar to the comic albums Bella Postic and L´Strange Docteur Mazsovitch. Was this approximation - which has certainly contributed to connect the two names Pitek and COQ - intended?
"The world of Poupée is the world of BDSM and fetish". Very intense, very realistic - even in the drawings. Submissive, explicit ,.. yes, but not violent, demeaning or humiliating for the female characters. Was that your approach? Poupée in his function as a "sex-doll" or "slave-doll" can still preserve some dignity in your story.
About your drawing technique. I suspect the "preparatory drawing" - means "pencils" - occur traditional with pencil and paper. In which phase comes the computer in use? Can you give us a little report of your work flow and/or working techniques.
Do you create the "color"-finishing in black and white - or better "shades of gray"; or maybe in true color (to be prepared for a colorprinting)?
About your background/career.
There will be a second part of Poupée. What can you tell us about it? Other future plans you can announce?
(1) No wonder, because behind the pseudonym Pitek, hiding Bruno Coq himself.