Dear friends and artists,
I've decided to create a Facebook Professional account to promote your awesome Tributes to Valentina to promote Fantagraphics Crepax collection.
Don't judge me wrong, I love you all a lot and I sincerely apreciate all your support with some of my ideas, but I need to split in my mind what's Professional and what's personal in order to gain more focus in the work that I do, be it curating exhibitions, book collections, interviews, presentation videos, prefaces to books or book presentations.
I'll organize the tributes by artist in alphabetical order and put each artist in bold to be easier for you to see your tributes and where they were exhibited along your quotes about the character Valentina and your Biography aswell.
Many thanks to all of you for all your work and hope that you continue to support some of my ideas.
Special thanks to Gary Groth, Caterina Crepax and my muse and source of inspiration, my kitty Ilvie that was stolen from my sight recently.
Apollonia Saint Clair -
Edmond Baudoin -
Awards Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Best French Comic Book, 1992
Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario, 1997, 2001
Edmond Baudoin (born 23 April 1942 in Nice is a French artist, illustrator, and writer of sequential art and illustrations.
|Not yet exhibited|
I'm a french artist working on cartoons, movies, comics and publicitys as illustrator, designer, director, storyboarder or animator. I started to study art when I was 9... now I have 30.
Isabel Pessoa -
Johann Sfar -
Joann Sfar (French pronunciation: [ʒoan sfaʁ]; born 28 August 1971) is a French comics artist, comic book creator, novelist, and film director.
Sfar was born in Nice, the son of Lilou, a pop singer, who died when he was three, and André Sfar, a lawyer well known for prosecuting Neo-Nazis. As a result of his mother's early death, Sfar was raised by his father and maternal grandfather, a military doctor of Ukrainian origin in the Alsace-Lorraine Independent Brigade (France) during World War II. Sfar's grandfather reportedly saved the right hand of the brigade's leader, novelist André Malraux, for which he was awarded French citizenship.
A wildly prolific artist, he is considered one of the most important artists of the new wave of Franco-Belgian comics, though he has rejected the assertion that he, along with artists like Christophe Blain, Marjane Satrapi, and Lewis Trondheim, sought to create an alternative scene or a new movement in comics.Many of his comics were published by L'Association which was founded in 1990 by Jean-Christophe Menu and six other artists. He also worked together with many of the group's main artists, e.g. David B. and Lewis Trondheim. The Donjon series which he created with Trondheim has a cult following in many countries.
Some of his comics are inspired by his Jewish heritage. Sfar is the son of Jewish parents (an Ashkenazi mother whose family was from the Ukraine and a Sephardic father). He himself says that there is Ashkenazi humor in his Professeur Bell series (loosely based on Joseph Bell), whereas Le chat du rabbin is clearly inspired by his Sephardic side. Les olives noires is a series about a Jewish child in Israel at the time of Jesus. Like Le chat du rabbin, the series contains a lot of historical and theological information.
His main influences are Fred and André Franquin as well as Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine, Will Eisner, Hugo Pratt and John Buscema.
From 2009 to 2010, Sfar wrote and directed Gainsbourg: Vie Héroïque, a biopic of the illustrious French songwriter and singer, of whom Sfar is a self-confessed fanatic. The film, which draws substantially on Sfar's abilities as a comic book artist through its extensive use of fantasy artwork, animation and puppetry, was released in 2010 to general critical acclaim.
Stanislas Barthélémy - "I love Valentina by Guido Crepax as much as Jean claude forest Barbarella. They are ultra feminine, free and really sexy. And of course that they are really well drawn"
Stanislas Barthélémy est né à Rennes en 1961.
En 1978, il entre à l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art.
Il en sort 7 ans plus tard avec un diplôme d’architecture intérieure qu’il abandonne aussitôt pour se consacrer à sa véritable passion, la bande-dessinée.
Il y consacre toute sa vie active depuis 30 ans.
Il réalise une vingtaine d’albums de B.D. (dont LES AVENTURES D’HERGE et LE PERROQUET DES BATIGNOLLES aux éditions Dargaud), des milliers d’illustrations dans la presse jeunesse et générale, dans l’édition jeunesse et scolaire, et dans la communication.
Il co-crée aussi, avec cinq copains, la fameuse maison d’édition de bandes dessinées L’Association.
Son travail est dicté par la volonté d’être le plus efficace possible avec le minimum de moyens. Son dessin est simple, donc, et débarrassé de toute fioriture superflue. Ses influences sont multiples, avec bien sûr Hergé, mais aussi Simenon l’écrivain, ou Le Corbusier l’architecte.
Il est aujourd’hui au milieu de sa carrière et vit à Montreuil avec sa femme et ses deux enfants.
Walter Minus - "When I was a very-very young man , I had a lot of fun to read stories in the Valentina Charlie Monthly magazine. Yes, I also read because I was not only admire the beautiful-extraordinary-wonderful "merveilleux" drawings by Guido
Crepax ... "
Born in 1958 in Rome (Italy), Walter Minus
graduate of the National School
of Art and Art Professions Applied Paris.
He regularly shows
articles for magazines:
Elle, Senso, Marie Claire,
in The New Yorker and The New York Magazine.
Walter Minus is a lover of women, LA Woman,
delicious and angelic dolls,
Pin-up with red lips
and generous and perfect forms.
it depicts, face, profile, black lace,
almost naked, but without bubbles since captions
already available - albeit seemingly difficult to meet.
The line is precise, subtle black is identified
and thrifty at the crossroads of the Ligne Claire
and Pop Art. In the Magazine Blab!
his style is slightly different, more surreal,
every year we find it surprising pages
in which he experimented with new techniques.
Walter Minus is much sought to illustrate
blankets: Denoël, Flammarion, Albin Michel, Hachette,
The Youth paperback, the Express Editions
often seek. It is the same for
advertising: Renault, Kodak, Air France, Coca-Cola, Chanel, Canal +,
Nissan, Mercedes, the Swiss bank Oyster Funds -
to name a few brands - have entrusted
their image in France or abroad.
Ciao Poupée ! Since his first album published by Éditions
Magic Strip in Brussels in 1983, were published
Vicky and Pamela (Carton Editions, 1985), De si Jolies Filles!
(Magic Strip 1985), Petit Souper Fin (nation bookstore, 1987)
Success Of Love (Comixland, 1988), Ton Coeur Moqueur
(Futuropolis 1988) Jamais content ! (Les Mal-Elevés, 1999)
Les Pirates et Les Cowboys on a script
by his son Lancelot Lachartre (Le 9eme Monde, 2001)
or Noire Séduction (Le 9eme Monde, 2004)
His latest album, Darling Darling
was released in the US in 2006 by Fantagraphics.
He goes every year publishing Minus Magazine
on texts by Laurent Bouhnik (Les Mal-Elevés)
In thirty pages, he keeps us informed
adventures of her best friends ...
It is also popular with children, who
he illustrated few stories in the magazine Je Bouquine (Bayard Press).
In parallel, he devoted himself to his career
painter: his paintings are regularly
exhibited in Paris and wanted by
He lives and works in Paris.
(in "seductive traits" of Alain Lachartre.
Scala Editions, 2006)