And the next Remi picture, based on G. van Raemdonck ’s 1940 illustrations of the book, is in the process of being painted.
(Roughly translated (from the Dutch version of Sans Famille, by Hector Malot….):
This time I did not end up in one of those strange gaols, where the guard dries his onions. This was a real gaol, for once, with barred windows and a hard bench. For a long time I sat on the bench, thinking. Mattia had said that he would not desert me but what could Bob and he do, to help me?
When you are sitting in a gaol, you have but one thought: how do I get out of here? What could Mattia and Bob do to assist me in this?