First of all thank you very much for your words, knowing that my intentions regarding the Goligo universe are understood is always a pleasure and a great relief as this type of story is not what I’m use to do in the first place.
For the thought and the specific things, well It’s quite simple. The structure of the projecft is all build and based on this simple idea I had before I fall asleep one night “a stranger and his baby girl arrives on a foreign island, and dies leaving his daughter here”.
Then I naturally started to imagine what would be fun to discover on this island by the eyes of the daughter who grew up here, in terms of social life relationships, characters and of course in terms of big surprises.
Good point with islands is the géographic limits, it’s very convenient to imagine an exclusive coherent and culturally dense life specially for this little piece of land.
I daydreamed a lot about Goligo before I start the project and I made those sketches after I wrote the script, so the pictures were already very precise in my mind, and even if the designs where not so precise sometimes, I always knew how the “visual feeling” had to be.
The life on Louma is in a more or less conscient way based on my childhood with my familly and friends in my south of france village, but also on the lifetime I shared with my familly in law in japan. My motivation was to show a wellcoming and peacefull traditionnal society, and to do this I had to push away all my usual gimmicks of insane action.
Those sketches were for me an occasion to test my abilities to focus my vision on some aspects i’m not used to focus on.
I just discovered about Comixology and Surprise!! You can find Goligo on it (thank you Glénat for keeping me aware).
But you’re right, no zblucops, so unfortunately I guess there is no digital copies of this comic book yet, and I also totally don’t know (regarding the way they keep me aware) if Glenat is planning to do that.
Once again I would love to help you but as I don’t own the rights…