Sophie has to make an important delivery to her best friend Stanley. There is just one problem: Stanley has a dog. And Sophie is afraid of dogs. Find out if the power of friendship will be enough to help Sophie confront her fear.
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Victor Hussenot, the creative talent behind the Nobrow graphic novel The Spectators. Victor studied the Fine Arts in Nancy (France) and now lives and works in the capital, Paris.
Q1: Where did the concept for The Spectators come from?
The idea of Spectators came from the identification of a link between several stories I had written. I realised all my thoughts were based on the observation of a town.
Q2: Your artwork is spectacular, can you describe the process?
Thank you! I worked in several stages. First text then the storyboard, then I pencilled boards. Only at the end did the realization of watercolour appear on the final boards. But I wanted all the stories to be connected visually as well. That is why the person embodies each role, the mind / actor. The true character of the story is his shadow,
Q3: What’s next for Victor Hussenot?
I am preparing a comic that will be a reflection on time … And following the comic book output in Chronicles “The Land of lines”.
Q4: Where do you find your inspiration? Which illustrators do you admire?
The inspiration of my life come mainly from questions I ask myself about the world, about life. But also of philosophy, film, comics and illustration.
I am greatly influenced by Albert Camus or in other areas, Eric Rohmer, Bergman, Fritz Lang, for example. Or, André Juillard Francois Ayroles, the publishing house “The association”.
Check out these photographs of Victors creative process – there are some lovely imagaes of early sketches.
The Kingdom of Rodney is being terrorised by Flamethrottle the dragon. Fortunately Max, a young toymaker, and Lizzie, an armourer, are more than a match for this man-eating monster and the two of them come up with a clever plan to drive it away.
Published by Oxford University Press
An informative, inspirational coloring guide to creatures great and small.
The first book in a series of illustrated guides to popular subjects such as natural history and fashion, beautifully presented as a book of high-quality decorative black-and-white prints.
Publishing date 4/6/15
Shola is a little dog with attitude. Frustratingly for her, she loves both comfort (mainly in the form of food) and adventure (in theory, at least), and spends much of her time trying to decide between the two. Whether she is faced with the possibility that she may really be a lion or the prospect of a boar-hunt, with eccentric American visitors or insufferable country bumpkins, Shola is not afraid to pursue her dreams … up to a point.
Published by Pushkin Children’s Books
The latest picture book by the critically-acclaimed Portuguese author/illustrator team Isabel Minhós Martins and Madalena Matoso (the creative team behind Where Do We Go When We Disappear, At Our House and When I Was Born, all from Tate Publishing) boasts mouth-watering artwork with a brilliant concept. It’s packed with fun challenges, memory games and puzzles that help to develop inference and deduction skills. It is also a great stimulus for the invention of stories.
Children and adults alike will adore this book.
Published by Tate.
An interactive boardbook
Oh no! The wolf is coming! He’s getting closer and closer—you’d better turn the page, tilt the book, shake it, and then slam it shut.
A Dystopian World where Mad Max meets Robocop
During the end of days, all technology and robotics were locked underground in what has become known as the Cyber Realm. The oppressive leader now uses this technology to control the population.
Coming soon – published by Nobrow as part of its 17 x 23 series.