Odilon Thorel
illustrator

Journal d’un jeune père

Carnet de bord

Diary of a Young Father

Logbook
June 1, 2022
Novel
250 pages
135 × 215 mm
18,50 €
9782863748800
978-2-8637-4880-0
																Odilon Thorel, Journal d’un jeune père
																Odilon Thorel, Journal d’un jeune père

What does it mean to be a father? We know more or less “scientifically”/“biologically” when motherhood begins, but what about fatherhood? There is no test with two blue bars...
For Odilon, it all started with a bicycle... After that, he was very confused by the application that compares the size of the fetus to fruits or vegetables—especially when the tangerines started calling him “Daddy” at the supermarket... But not everything was funny or strange in this adventure. Between those nine months that became seven, the neonatal ward and the return home, there was fear, there were tears, but above all there was that frightening and sublime December day when she was born. It was not the end of course, it was the beginning of a new adventure of which Odilon shares the first months with us and which will last a lifetime!

L’auteur

Odilon Thorel graduated from the School of Architecture of Normandy in 2013. He has worked in various agencies, Rouen and Parisian, while developing illustration under the pseudonym Pedrov.
In 2018 he illustrated his first album, Sissi, aussi libre que le vent, by Sylvie Baussier and Jean des Cars published by Perrin and Gründ. This will be followed by Les saisons et Les renards de Londres written by Eugène Green at the École des loisirs editions in 2019 and 2021.

Strong points

Odilon Thorel wrote the original of his logbook during the seven months of his wife’s pregnancy. From strange desires to bursts of laughter, from moments of jubilation to moments of panic, from the neonatal ward to the return home, he tells us everything.

This is a graphic novel with texts and drawings by the author.

For readers of In Utero by Julien Blanc-Gras (Au Diable Vauvert, 2015), Je ne m’attendais pas à ça by Alexandre Marcel and Papa 2.0 by Raphaël Carlier (Carlito).

June 1, 2022
Novel
250 pages
135 × 215 mm
18,50 €
9782863748800
978-2-8637-4880-0