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Even Mehl Amundsen is a Norvegian concept artist. He has worked for Volta, Blizzard, Riot, Wizards of the Coast (just to name a few). Hobbies ? Travalling, teaching and creating the TEGN universe!

In the catalog:

Decade (2020)

TEGN – Book 3 (2018)

TEGN – Book 2 (2018)

TEGN – Book 1 (2017)

Born in 1968, Alain Ayroles is for sure a rare and precious story writer! Author of series which figure among the best of comic book’s History (Garulfo, De cape et de crocs, D…), he worked with Juanjo Guarnido to create Les Indes Fourbes (and les Editions Caurette are really happy to publish the Artist Edition of this masterpiece!).

PS : Jean-Christophe Caurette will challenge in a corkscrew duel every single reader who will not idolize Alain Ayroles.

Au catalogue :

– Les Indes Fourbes – Tirage de Luxe (2020)

Luciano Bottaro is an Italian comic artist which began his career in 1949 with an Italian publisher for whom he wrote gags and short stories. In the early ’50s, he started a long and successful collaboration with the Italian branch of Disney, the magazine Topolino, thus writing his first Donald story.

In the catalog:

Pinocchio – Tirage de Luxe (2021 – forthcoming)

 

Thierry Capezzone est un auteur français de bande dessinée, résidant au Danemark, né le 2 novembre 1963 à Lyon. Il débute dans le journal Spirou en 1992 où il est l’assistant de Daniel Kox sur la série L’Agent 212. Dans les années 90, il collabore avec Vincent Mike Deporter sur la série dingo-pubs pour Spirou et avec Michel Rodrigue sur la série les pieds nickelés chez vent d’ouest.

En 2003, il crée avec le scénariste danois Jan Rybka la série H.C. Andersen junior. Dans les années 2000 il est très productif et travaille sur de nombreuses séries à la fois en Scandinavie mais également en France. Il dessine entre autres les aventures du p’tit Chabal aux éditions Vent d’Ouest, il reprend le dessin sur des personnages cultes norvégiens : Flåklypa et les aventures de Petzi avec un premier album de pure bd qui s’intitule Petzi et le volcan. L’album sort dans plusieurs pays et en France aux éditions Chours du groupe Paquet.

Depuis le début des années 2010, il travaille sur plusieurs albums historiques danois et en 2017 il retrouve son partenaire de dessin Vincent Deporter pour un album intitulé le roi et le moine.

Au catalogue :

Petzi alpiniste (2021 – à paraître)

Petzi et le cochon volant (2020)

Pierre Christin needs no introduction. Okay? If you instist… He completed a PhD in Compartive Literature, following studies at the Sorbonne and Sciences Po in Paris. He founded, and then oversaw, the Journalism School of Bordeaux. A regular contributor to Pilote magazine, he has worked with Jacques Tardi, François Boucq and Enki Bilal. In 1967 he created, with long time friend Jean-Claude Mézières, the celebrated Valerian series! He also loves Jazz music. We are exceedingly proud to be working with such a talented author!

Cartoonist Dave Coverly is from Michigan. Popular on the Internet, his drawings have been shared all over the world. His work has never been translated into French – until now! These cartoons have been published in more than 400 newspapers including the Washington Post, the Globe & Mail, the Chicago Tribune and the New Yorker. In 2009, he received the Reuben Award for Best Comic Drawing.

Cromwell is a troublemaker at heart. Son of a Foreign Legion officer, he was forbidden from reading reading comics. He succeeded in not following in his father footsteps and went to the prestigious Gobelins School where he discovered animation and made friends with Riff Reb’s, with whom he founded Azylum Studios. His subversive style has made him one of the most influential French comic artists and illustrators today.

Au catalogue :

EndZone (2020)

Julien Delval was born in 1972. After studying fine art, he began as an illustrator for role-playing company Multisim. Connections he made at the firm led to the realization of numerous bookcovers for different publishing houses. Today, after stint in comics, he continues to work in the gaming sector, mainly with Days of Wonder, and spends time on personal work, which is supported by the Daniel Maghen Gallery. He produces scenes from ancient worlds, mythology and fantasy inspired by classical painting and imagery of the 20th century.

Sylvain Despretz is an independant film director-scriptwriter who has worked for a long time in the United-States and in Europe on the fields of story-board and illustration. Hi formative years has been supervised by the Late lamented Jean “Moebius” Giraud, the worldwide famous artist. Established in Hollywood, he has created story-boards for the filmmaker David Fincher on Madonna’s video clip ‘Like a Prayer’ and has worked with the pop star Michael Jackson on the concepts of his videos before the release of his album Dangerous. At the end of the 90’s, Sylvain has been engaged by the famous filmmaker Ridley Scott and during a decade, he has contributed to develop many projects of full-length feature films and advertisements. Since two decades, his name appears on the credits of a lot of famous movies such as Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter, The Fountain or Alien Resurrection.He lives in Los Angeles, London and Paris.

Au catalogue :

Los ángeles (2020)

Jesper Ejsing is a Danish artist and illustrator. He has worked for companies such as Wizards of the Coast (on Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering), and Fantasy Flight Games. He lives in Copenhaguen

In the catalog:

Elsewhere (2019)

Jérémie Fleury is a versatile illustrator. Having graduated from the Emile Cohl illustration school in Lyon, he began applying his gifts as a concept artist and 3D graphic designer for video game studios like Ubisoft. He illustrated his first children’s book in 2012, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula!” Fleury now works for several publishing houses and game studios, like Flammarion, Nathan, Bayard, Auzou, Days of Wonder, Bombyx and Ravensburger.

In the catalog:

Cool Girls (2019)

Xavier Fournier is a French writer, journalist and lecturer specialized in the comics universe; he has been writing articles on that subject since 1993. After his débuts in USA Magazine, he contributed to the comics specialized magazine Comic Box and has already published four books until now: Super-Héros : Une histoire française, Super-Héros Français : l’Anthologie, Super-Héros l’Envers du costume and Comics en guerre. He has no secret identity but he is the one we call when we need help about this subject.

In the catalog:

Kirbysphère (2020)

Massimiliano Frezzato was born in Torino in 1967. He began drawing at an early age and had his first work published when he was just 17. He worked in the advertising industry for some years but came back to its first love, comics, in 1995 when he began to work on the “Guardians of the Maser”, a saga that would keep him busy for over 10 years!

Born in 1981, Armel Gaulme is a graduate of Penninghen-Académie Julian (Paris), where he now teaches classical drawing and perspective. Alan Lee, John Howe and European illustrators from the 1900s are his main sources of inspiration. As a professional, he illustrated books for children with various French publishing houses before he getting interested in video games,  animation  and advertising media.

Born in 1967 in Grenade, Spain, Juanjo Guarnido is a well-known comic book illustrator. There is no need to present his most famous series Blacksad, which he has created with Juan Diaz Canales. He is also behind projects such as Sorcelleries, based on the storyline of Teresa Valero, as well as the musical video Freak of the weel of Freak Kitchen.

Eric Hérenguel is a self-taught French illustrator. He began his career by drawing short stories for “Tintin” magazine. He has worked for all the major French comicbook publishing houses such as Glénat, Vents d’Ouest, Delcourt and Soleil. His latest works Kiliwatch and The Kong Crew are published by Caurette Editions.

Björn Hurri is an award-winning concept artist and art director. He has worked for all major publishers and with over 100+ titles. He has also been teaching artists since 2008 and he taught a highly popular character design class at CG Master Academy. Björn has shared his knowledge in lectures and demos at 15+ workshops and events in multiple countries and to thousands of people.

Björn and his family live in Latvia. He is often invited to international events for lectures and portfolio reviews and is engaging in a lot of community-driven activities.

Viktor Kalvachev, born in Bulgaria, moved to the US in his 20s to begin a career in the entertainment industry. He has worked on movies such as Spiderman and The Incredibles. His career has allowed him to work all over the world, including the sets of Disney, Pixar and Spielberg movies.

In the catalog:

Inspire (2018)

KIM Jung Gi is a Korean artist and illustrator, born in 1975 in Goyang-Si, Kyongki, South-Korea. After graduating from art college with a Master’s in Art and Design, he spent 3 years at the reputable university of  Dong-Eui in Busan. Between 2008 and 2010 he illustrated 6 volumes of Tiger the Long Tail, written by Seung-Jin PARK. This story first came into existence as a an online comic and was later published in printed form by CNC Revolution. KIM Jung Gi also illustrated 2 novels by French author Bernard WERBER: “Paradise” (2010) and “Third Humanity” (2013). Since 2007, he has published numerous Sketchbooks. Nowadays, when he isn’t managing AniChanga, his school of illustration in Seoul, or working for Korean advertising agencies, he travels around the world to meet his fans and find inspiration!

In the catalog:

McCurry, NYC, 9/11 (2017)

Alex Konstad is from Portland’s forests (Oregon). He is both a concept artist and an illustrator. Alex worked for Blizzard Entertainment, Games, Reelfx, Psyop FX, Games Workshop, SpinMaster Toays and Sony Online Entertainment, to name a few. He is living in Los Angeles and working for Netflix.

Born and raised in Nottingham, UK, Karl Kopinski has been working in the illustration industry since 1997. Largely self taught, using both traditional and digital media, he has worked with a great variety of clients including Peter Jackson, Sir Paul Smith, Hasbro, Ubisoft, Aboud Creative, Sixmorevodka, Wizards of the Coast and Games Workshop to name but a few. A keen portrait artist, he has undertaken commisssions for numerous clients, including a portrait of Sir Paul Smith, which was featured in his recent book “Hello my name is Paul Smith”.

Raphaël Lacoste is a French artistic director and illustrator who was born in Paris in 1974. He studied at the « Beaux-Arts » in Bordeaux and at the school of « la Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image d’Angoulême » in order to learn 3D animation. After his studies, he joined the video games society Kalisto as an environment artist. A few years later, he is selected to become the new artistic director for the production of the game Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time by Ubisoft. One VES Award later, won for his work on the trailers of Prince of Persia : The two Thrones, Raphaël joined the RodeoFX team of Montreal, as matte painter and concept artist. He had the chance to work on full-length feature films such as Terminator Salvation, Journey to the Center of the Earth or Jupiter Ascending. Nowadays, we can see his name on the Assasin’s Creed’s franchise.

Abigail Larson enjoys the strange and archaic, so when she’s not drawing, she can likely be found watching re-runs of Dark Shadows, traveling, researching bizarre myths and legends, or spending time with her favorite long-leggedy beasts, ghouls, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.

Her greatest inspirations are fairytales, folklore, and ghost stories. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, the Brothers Grimm, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter, and many classic gothic works of fiction, such as Dracula and Frankenstein have always stirred her imagination.

Abigail’s work has been shown extensively throughout America, from NYC to Los Angeles, as well as galleries in London, Paris, and Madrid. Her illustrations have been featured in various publications including ImagineFXClip StudioSpectrum Fantastic ArtArt FundamentalsThe Graphic Canon of Children’s LiteratureRue Morgue, and Digital Artist. She’s worked with DC/Vertigo, DC kids, Universal, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Titan Comics, Pelican Books, SYFY, and Sideshow Collectibles.s.

Peter Madsen is an artist, illustrator, author, filmmaker and lecturer. He had his first strips published at the age of fifteen, but then chose to study medicine instead. He gave up his studies however to concentrate on directing the animated feature film Valhalla. He is probably best known for the comicbook series of the same name (1979-2009), humourous comics about the Norse gods. He has also published graphic novels (The Son of Man, The Story of Job) and childrens titles (Signe’s Christmas, The Journey to Jerusalem and The Fairy Tale Book).

Vincent Mallié is a French comic artist known for Hong Kong Triad, L’Arche, Les Aquanautes, Avant la Quête and Le Grand Mort (the 8th volume was published in 2019).

In the catalog:

Entre Deux Cases (2019)

Andrew MAR is an american illustrator and concept artist from Dallas who created a lot of fantasy illustrations. You can follow his work on his own website or on his Instagram.

In the catalog:

Aphos (2020)

James MARTIN

James Martin earned his B.F.A. in illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Upon graduation, he worked for the comic legend Neal Adams as a storyboard and movie poster sketch artist. This culminated in a collaboration on a series of covers and illustrations with the artist. A freelance career in L.A.’s film and advertising industry followed. Some clients included: Lorne Michaels, Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, the Grammy Awards, Mattel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Disney Magazine, Lightstorm Entertainment, Marvel Comics and directors James Cameron and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, for which he did commissions. For over 20 years he has worked as a background painter, visual development artist, texture and matte painter for Walt Disney Feature Animation and DreamWorks Animation, on films such as: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan, Treasure Planet, Over the Hedge, Shrek Forever After, Puss in Boots and How to Train Your Dragon I and II.

Throughout his career, he has maintained his commitment to teaching and working on his own art. He is an Artist member of the California Art Club, has exhibited at the Springville Art Museum, the Salmagundi Club, the Santa Paula Art Museum, and has also participated in a three-man show at the Morris Graves Art Museum. ​

He has taught at the Art Center College of Design, California State University Long Beach, Concept Design Academy, Laguna College of Art and Design, and Associates in Art, and has also written a graduate-level course on the history of visual development for the Academy of Art University. Additionally, he has conducted painting and drawing workshops for the artists at DreamWorks Animation.

He is currently a faculty member in the illustration department at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

In the catalog:

Muse (2021)

Jean-Claude Mézières is the creator, along with Pierre Christin, of the celebrated Valerian and Laureline series. In 1984, he received the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. In 1987, he co-directed Lady Polaris with Pierre Christin and some years later worked with Jean-Luc Besson on The Fifth Element. Mézières is a pioneer of the 9th art, a man of vision and imagination, it is a great honor to be working with him!

In the catalog:

Brooklyn Station Terminus Cosmos – Version Luxe (2021 – forthcoming)

Métro Châtelet Direction Cassiopée – Version Luxe (2017)

Les Oiseaux du Maître – Version Luxe (2016)

Dan Piraro comes from Missouri. With cartoons published daily in numerous  American newspapers, his drawings have been shared across the Internet. Among the multitude of awards in his cabinet are numerous Reuben Awards for Best Cartoonist. Come discover his wacky and offbeat universe!

Jaouen Slaün is a french drawer born in the south of France in 1979. He only discovered drawing in 1995 with Moëbius, Gillon, Liberatore and Gimenez. From that point, he developed a passion for everything that is related with images. He followed a school curriculum at Emile Cohl’s School from 1999 to 2003. He first illustrated a lot of textbooks, child’s books, playing cards… Then he taught perspective during 2 years in an interior design school. In 2006, he drew his first comic called “Nova” with a Julien Blondel’s scenario. He then made the first book of Carthago’s Adventures with a Christophe Bec’s scenario. In 2009, he joined, as an advertising story-boarder, the Pavillon noir’s agency with whom he still works today. Between 2014 and 2017, he drew the Eternum series, with Christophe Bec again. Since 2017, he closely works with the Carbone magazine which explores the Pop Culture

In the catalog:

 Dreambook (2019)

Luis SEPÚLVEDA

Born in 1949 in Chile, Luis Sepúlveda is a renowned writer. Ex-footballer and activist for many political and ecological causes, he made the choice of writing. Throughout his work, we find themes such as the repression of dictatorships, the harms of pollution and values such as tolerance. After asserting his support for President Allende in the 1960s, he was imprisoned for more than two years under Pinochet’s dictatorship. Since then, Luis Sepúlveda has been involved in various struggles within global organizations (Greenpeace, International Federation for Human Rights, UNESCO programme, etc.) and journalistic institutions (The diplomatic world – chilean edition). Through these works, he expresses this need for freedom.

His first novel, The Old Man Who Read Love Novels, was a huge success that placed him among the international writers (with more than one million copies sold worldwide).In 1996, he told The Story of A Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Flyin youth literature, which promotes values of tolerance and criticizes mass pollution.The award-winning book was adapted into an animated film a few years later.

Luis Sepúlveda died in April 2020 from Covid-19.

Au catalogue :

Histoire d’une mouette et du chat qui lui apprit à voler (2021- forthcoming)

Ashley WOOD

Ashley Wood is an internationally acclaimed and award wiining Australian painter, designer, art director, comic book artist, and all around creative force of nature.

Ashley Wood’s artwork has been recognized, nominated, and awarded by numerous prestigious institutes of pop culture, including winning the 2002 SPectrum Award o Excellence Illustration, The Spectrum Gold Award for Advertising, and the Spectrum Gold Award for Comics. These awards all coincided with hi inclusion as a Special Guest at the San Diego Comic Con International.

For over a decade, Ashley Wood has curated a number of bi-annual art events known as Venture that celebrate the art and figures behind the 3A brand.

His artwook has been exhibited in galleries across the globe.

Au catalogue :

AWXL – BLACK (2021- forthcoming)