Tagged: french
  1. 9

    Jul 2014

    Thierry Martin

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    French illustrator Thierry Martin produces wonderful children’s comics. Between 2007 – 2009 He released three anthologies of Le Roman de Renart. Written by Jean-Marc Mathis, it is a modern take based on the centuries old red fox and trickster, Reynard. More recently, partnering with writer Loïc Dauvillier, he has released two books about a young dreamer named Myrmidon.

    Mr Martin’s charming illustrations use clear linework, soft colour pallets with simple flat toning. On his YouTube channel he has a some great videos of him inking his comic pages. You can check out more of Thierry Martin’s illustrations on his blog. He also has a tumblr, where, along side his own work, he post an array of other fine illustrators.

  2. 4

    Jul 2014

    Mike Wrobel

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    Mike Wrobel is a graphic designer and illustrator originally from France, but based in Tokyo. At his design company Moshi Studio Mr Wrobel produces everything from editorial illustration to designing fabrics for Georgian armchairs (though not in a style you may assume).

    Mr Wrobel’s work only recently caught my attention when I stumbled on his amazing Game Of Thrones 80/90s Era Characters series. The expressions of the characters, and their alternative lifestyles are spot on. Much his personal work references pop-culture. His attention to detail and punchy colours really bring his vector illustrations to life.

    See more of Mike Wrobel’s work on his tumblr, and check out his print on his Society6 page.

    I will leave you with this quote from Mr Wrobel, for no other reason than I really like it,

    “I grew up at a wonderful time when X-Files was THE show we couldn’t miss, Grunge music made us wear ripped jeans, and we still could find toys in cereal boxes…..”

  3. 8

    Jun 2014

    Yvan Duque

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    Part of the French creative collective L’Encre Blanche, Yvan Duque brings a surreal and comical style to the mix. His landscapes are very atmospheric, comprised of simple shapes and homogeneous colours. His fun characters, large-eyed and timid, often sit with uncomfortable expressions. I really like the juxtaposition of introducing these very cute characters into these rather gloomy environments.

    You can find Yvan Duque work in a few places, his tumblr, his etsy, and right now he is part of the Adventure Awaits: Destinations Real & Imagined exhibition at Gallery Nucleus, which will be running until June 15, 2014.

  4. 18

    Apr 2014

    Valérie Vernay

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    A graduate of the Emile Cohl school, Valérie Vernay is a comic and children’s book illustrator.

    Vernay published her first children’s book Le Gardien de la Nuit (The Guardian of the Night) in 2003 and in 2005 she released the first volume of the comic book adaptation of the La guerre des Boutons (War of the Buttons). Vernay’s most recent comic book offering was in 2012, in the melancholy form of La mémoire de l’eau (The Memory of Water).

    You can find out more about Valérie Vernay by checking out her blog.

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