Frank Pé Assembles Comics Portraits at Galerie du 9eme Art in Paris

Here is yet another twist on gallery comics, and this one is probably stretching the definition a little too far, but lovers of eurocomics will be forgiving! Frank Pé, comic artist of the acclaimed series Broussaille and Zoo has revisited in a series of quite realistic portrait paintings the heroes of the eurocomics mythology. His approach gives the illusion he had the A-list of eurocomics heroes, such as Captain Haddock, Lucky Luke, Corto Maltese and more, sit and pose for him while he painted beautiful color tones and carved each facial trait with a love only someone who spent hours in those heroes' imaginary worlds would. Even if you are not well-versed in eurocomics, you can still recognize among the portraits exhibited several Smurfs (Schtroumpfs), Little Nemo, Captain Haddock, Tinkerbell (Clochette). The Galerie du 9eme Art in Paris, France, which will show these paintings till November 15th, specializes in exhibiting the work of comic artists (note: "9th Art" is a nickname given by the French for comic art).

So you tell us: are those "gallery comics?"


Blogger pascal said...

my god...
Broussaille is my all time favorite comic.
i adored "La nuit du chat"

What a great exhibit
I wish i could be there

11/20/2006 10:21 PM  

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