BYE 2020 ! What a year! Virus, lock-downs, closed bookshops... But we did not give up and we are still here! The Caurette Team is proud of the beautiful books published in 2020: Endzone by Cromwell - Los Angeles by Sylvain Despretz - Kirbysphère by Xavier Fournier - Bizarro T02 by Dan Piraro - Speedbump T02 by Dave Coverly Pierre Christin - Le grand rénovateur du récit en bande dessinée with dBD magazine - Petzi et le cochon volant by Thierry Capezzone - Per Sanderhage - from Hansen - La Monographie by Julien Delval - Aphos by Andrew Mar - Decade by Even Mehl Amundsen New year, new books! This week, will be published, in France: Muse by James Martin on Jan. 06th BESTiary 1.1 by Armel Gaulme on Jan.
It is proving to be an exciting year for the team at Caurette. Last December we signed a deal with Turnaround UK to distribute our titles to stores and libraries around the UK and Ireland. Since then, despite our relative anonymity across the channel, British and Irish fans of illustration have gradually started to discover our roster of world-renowned author-artists. Sales and pre-orders have been growing consistently since January – and long may it continue! However, like something out of Jaouen Salaun’s Dreambook, there is a troubling vision looming on the horizon: Brexit. In fact, right after we began exporting books to the UK, our carrier announced that in order to deal with the extra paperwork associated with the UK leaving the EU they would be increasing their fees with immediate effect. They also warned us that shipping
Today, on this beautiful Monday of July, we receive our BRAND NEW PACKAGING CARTONS to send you books safely... and we are very proud of it! Because there is nothing worse than receiving a parcel cut in all directions and our goal is not to sell puzzles, the packaging is reinforced and doubled on all sides. With this, they can travel on the backs of Jesper’s dragons, ride on Karl’s bikes or cross the dangerous lands of Armel, nothing frightens them! Want to try? Order! Because nothing beats a good tutorial, discover the backstages of the best cardboard folding in the Caurette style!
Caurette Editions are pleased to announce our new project: a collaboration with Ashley Wood for an art book entitled AWD! Ashley Wood is an Australian artist. Illustration genius, he also mastered many fields such as painting, game design and comics. He was internationally renowned and won awards such as the Spectrum Award of Excellence (2002), the Spectrum Award of Avertising or the Special Guest of San Diego Comics Con International. In addition to exhibiting his illustrations and works, today he works in the design of characters and artistic concepts for television, cinema and comics. AWD will be a large format (30x42cm) book that will showcase ink artworks of Ashley Wood. We cannot wait to look forward to this project. Discover Ashley Wood artworks on his Instagram page.
Los ángeles est dans... Le magazine français Première, grand nom du journalisme cinématographique, nous a consacré quelques pages dans leur numéro spécial à l'occasion de l'anniversaire de Gladiator. Première, magazine bi-mensuel publié depuis 1976, est une référence dans le cinéma français. Aujourd'hu,i Gladiator est à l'honneur dans un numéro spécial Première Classics #12! Sophie Benamon retrace le travail de Sylvain Despretz, un de nos artistes, sur l'un des plus grands films du cinéma hollywoodien de Ridley Scott lors d'un article de plusieurs pages, enrichi d'interviews et de citations. Sylvain Despretz est un storyboarder français qui a travaillé pour les plus grands films hollywoodiens. Il publie aujourd'hui son premier ouvrage Los Angeles qui réunit ses travaux étendus sur plus de 20 ans de carrière dans le cinéma. De Gladiateur à La Chute du Faucon Noir en passant par Harry
Los ángeles, our new project with Sylvain DESPRETZ is live (and funded!) on Kickstarter (in English) and KissKissBankBank (in French and English) since June 10th! We are now happy to show you the first sketches that Sylvain has drawn for the backers who pledge for a sketched edition :) Kickstarter Kiss Kiss Bank Bank
As you know it, Los ángeles is funded on crowdfunding platforms… and we nailed it! We are glad to announce that, after 2 weeks of campaign, we raised more than 50 000 € on both platforms. It’s huge! In fact, we lead two campaigns simultaneously on two websites: Kickstarter for the English version and KissKissBankBank for the French and English one. Today, we already have more than 480 people supporting our project, excited to receive the book and even more, all the goodies released with the stretch goals: poster, prints, bookmarks and postcards… there will be something for everyone and it’s far from being over! If the early bird packs are not available on Kickstarter anymore, you can still get one on KissKissBankBank! Deluxe edition, black and white or colored sketches, portfolio review... the most difficult part, just
Now Crowdfunding on Kickstarter James Martin is known for his contributions to Disney and Dreamworks animated films and is respected as a skilled draftsman and painter. Major influences on his work in MUSE are Dean Cornwell and Alphonse Mucha, whom Martin studied extensively. Editions Caurette are very proud to be supporting this incredible project which became 'fully funded' on Kickstarter within one hour of going live. There is still time to pledge funds and benefit from some awesome stretchgoals - the campaign will end on 22 Feb 2020. Muse will be available from all good bookstores from July 2020 Pledge now
Copenhagen Comic Con Hello everyone! We are delighted to announce that the Caurette Editions' team will attend the Copenhagen Comic Con (23rd – 24th of February) !! Throughout the weekend, you will be able to meet Jesper Ejsing - he will sign his fantastic artbook Elsewhere next to Thierry Capezzone will also be there on both days, signing copies of Petzi with Per Sanderhage (co-creator). Per will only be there on Sunday afternoon. Of course, our books will be there too, including two of our latest publications: The Big Kopinski by Karl Kopinski, and episode 2 of The Kong Crew by Eric Herenguel, as well as some imported books from the US (such as Claire Wendling’s books) and from Asia (Kim Jung Gi’s sketchbooks among others). See you there! The Caurette Team Practical Information : Comic Con adress