The Fathers of Corsair Legend – Surcouf & Duguay-Trouin

The Fathers of Corsair Legend – Surcouf & Duguay-Trouin

There is a big difference between corsairs and pirates– make no mistake. Corsairs were civilians who, in wartime and with the authorization of the authorities, fought with equivalent status to the military but without being subject to the authority of an army...
Saint-Malo – Home of the King’s Corsairs

Saint-Malo – Home of the King’s Corsairs

Excerpt from The Corsair, by Vincent Pompetti and Tarek Ben Yakhlef Founded by Gauls in the first century BC, the Breton port of Saint-Malo was home to the King of France’s Corsairs for more than two centuries. Benefiting from exceptional geography, it was...
Creating Science Fiction: The Inspiration for Ancient Astronauts

Creating Science Fiction: The Inspiration for Ancient Astronauts

Vincent Pompetti discusses his inspirations for his graphic novel Ancient Astronauts. Science fiction has always fascinated me. Some of the stories, Star Wars for example, are just entertainment for me. I didn’t have any epiphanies after watching The Phantom...