Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A few weeks ago, when I was in Paris, I picked up a copy of the art-book Loisel dans l'ombre de Peter Pan by Christelle Pissavy-Yvernault. Regis Loisel is the author of two extremely popular French graphic-novel series: La Quête de l'oiseau du temps and Peter Pan (a very dark, pessimistic version of the tale). Although I have been disapointed by the ending of the Peter Pan series as imagined by Loisel, I still admire his art tremendously and Loisel dans l'ombre de Peter Pan was a must-have for me this Xmas.

What made it even more so is the fact that Loisel has always been a Disney-enthusiast (and a serious collector of original Disney art), which led him to include in the book quite a few Disney-related documents.

You can see above one of his drawings combining Mickey and the "Fourreux" character from La Quête de l'oiseau du temps. Below is his attempt at creating a Disney comics when he was a kid (Donald and the vampires).

Loisel also acted as a concept artist on both Mulan and Treasure Planet, which explains this photo with Joe Grant and Hans Bacher.

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