"The Great Dictator" by Justin Erickson
"Playtime" designed by Vincent Mahé
"The Bear" designed by Laurent Durieux
"L'Ours" designed by Mick Wiggins
THE TIME MACHINE designed by Julien Loïs (France)
THE THIRD MAN designed by Francesco Francavilla (USA)
LE VOYAGE AU CENTRE DE LA TERRE designed by Laurent Durieux (Belgium)
François à l’Américaine designed by Laurent Durieux (Belgium)
"The Kid " designed by Tom Whalen (USA)
Mon Oncle designed by Tom Whalen (USA)
"The Gold Rush" by David Merveille
Les Vacances de Mr Hulot designed by David Merveille (Belgium)
Vivement Dimanche! designed by François Schuiten (Belgium)
Les 400 Coups designed by Paul Blow (UK)
Jules et Jim designed by Mick Wiggins (USA)
"The Circus" by Jonathan Burton
Le Dernier Métro designed by Jonathan Burton (UK)
The First Men In the Moon designed by Stan & Vince (France)
Justin Erickson is the creative director of the Clio award winning studio Phantom City Creative, Inc. He graduated from Sheridan College’s illustration program, and worked at Rue Morgue Magazine before co-founding PCC.
Born in 1984 with colour pencils in his hands, Vincent grew up in Brittany, France. In 2003, he attended the Atelier de Sèvres in Paris where he studied Drawing and Painting and graduated in 2008 at the famous Gobelins School.
In January 2013, he co-founded along with six fellow artists, the «Messieurs Dame» collective that is based just a stones throw away from the Seine river in Paris.
Since then, Vincent has been working for the French press, magazine XXI being one of them for which he designed a cover in 2013. In 2015, he designed another cover for Télérama for which he illustrated the biography of Le Corbusier to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing. Vincent’s illustrations can also be found in various international publications such as The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Monocle.
In 2015, the auditorium of Lyon commissioned him to design their visual identity and since then He designs 3 posters per year for them. In the same year, he published his first book: the acclaimed «750 Years in Paris» (Nobrow ed.). A graphic novel without any text, narrating the story and evolution of a single Parisian building from the Middle Age up until today.
His joyful and colourful characters evolve in a disproportionate yet tendre and acidulated urban universe.
Laurent Durieux was born in 1970 in Waterloo, 20 km from Brussels in Belgium. Laurent has been an illustrator and a graphic designer for over 20 years, and when he doesn’t teach graphic design, he spends most of his time creating posters for movies, old and recent. In 2010 he directed his first short animated movie titled «Hellville» for Canal+ France produced by renown French director Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue, Diva, IP5). Laurent has taken part in many shows in Belgium, France and in the USA since.
Laurent’s posters can be found in several prestigious cinema related institutions such as the Oscar Museum in Hollywood or the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, France as well as many worldwide private collections.
After his first retrospective exhibition in France last year, Laurent has been invited to present his work in an individual exhibition which was held at the Cultural Centre De Warande in Turnhout, Belgium last June 2015 and more recently in Grenada, Spain during the Festival of Classic films.
Mick Wiggins has been a free-lance illustrator since 1984 and has worked in the editorial, advertising and book publishing markets.
He recently completed cover art for the entire John Steinbeck catalogue for Penguin Classics, a commemorative postage stamp series for the United States Postal Service, and two children’s picture books for Simon and Schuster.
He now resides in the U.S. in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Julien Loïs was born in 1972 in the South of France. He quit high school at the age of 16 to learn his trade in a professional environment and soon took on job offers in various fields, learning different techniques and working on different Medias, which were at the time completely new to him.
Julien honed his art in such a way that he was able to develop a very personal graphical universe. Some of his main influences were found in the popular culture that he grew up with. Julien belongs to the generation of « Heavy Metal (Metal Hurlant) », Hip-hop, Punk and Sound System but is equally fascinated by older generation icons such as Alphonse Mucha, Norman Rockwell, Rick Griffin, Benjamin Rabier, André Franquin or Robert Crumb. His talents are extensive and he feels comfortable with Bande Dessinée (where he draws crazy animalistic characters), posters for Cinema festivals, painting a mural or drawing on small sheets of paper with dip pens.
For many years, Julien thought of his various influences and attractions as a lack of coherence however; little by little and over time, he is now convinced that it’s quite the opposite. These various styles and influences are a strength that should be nourished towards the path of eclecticism.
A native of Italy, Francesco Francavilla is an Eisner & Eagle award winner and New York Times best-selling creator. He is probably best known for bringing his signature style (known as Neo-Pulp) to the comics industry, from superheroes to horror and sci-fi and all genres in between.
Francesco has worked on acclaimed series like BATMAN, SWAMP THING, ZORRO, BLACK PANTHER, CAPTAIN AMERICA, HAWKEYE, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY among others. He is currently illustrating his own creator-owned THE BLACK BEETLE for Dark Horse and AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE for Archie Comics. Both these titles debuted in 2013 to rave reviews and THE BLACK BEETLE Vol. 1 was listed as one of Amazon’s top ten Best GN of 2013. Francesco is also an acclaimed cover artist, providing covers for several titles for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Dynamite, Image, Archie Comics, and IDW. His cover work led to an Eisner win for Best Cover Artist in 2012 and to an Eisner nomination for 2014. Francesco is very active in the illustration world as well: in addition to providing movie poster art for screen prints and dvd/blu-ray covers, he has worked on concept art and storyboards for film and TV and also illustrates a variety of books and magazines.
Laurent Durieux was born in 1970 in Waterloo, 20 km from Brussels in Belgium. Laurent has been an illustrator and a graphic designer for over 20 years, and when he doesn’t teach graphic design, he spends most of his time creating posters for movies, old and recent. In 2010 he directed his first short animated movie titled «Hellville» for Canal+ France produced by renown French director Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue, Diva, IP5). Laurent has taken part in many shows in Belgium, France and in the USA since. Laurent’s posters can be found in several prestigious cinema related institutions such as the Oscar Museum in Hollywood or the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, France as well as many worldwide private collections.
After his first retrospective exhibition in France last year, Laurent has been invited to present his work in an individual exhibition which will be held at the Cultural Centre De Warande in Turnhout, Belgium next June 2015.
Crafting illustrations with intertwined sensibilities for layout, color and typography, Tom Whalen (aka Strongstuff) is a Pennsylvania-based vector illustrator whose distict style is easily adaptable and immediately recognizable. Inspired at an early age by the comic books read in the back of his grandmother’s candy store, Tom applied his love of drawing into a formal study of illustration and design at Kutztown University before working as a graphic designer and editorial illustrator upon graduation. In addition to working for corporate clients such as Target, Subway and Sony, Tom has made a name for himself in the silkscreen collectible poster market. He has recently completed such projects for Disney, Universal, Peanuts, Lucasfilm and Paramount and is currently working on a series of Twilight Zone prints for CBS. Bringing his career arc full-circle, Tom has recently completed his first cover assignments for Marvel Comics. Tom lives in the suburban Philadelphia area with his wife, two children and newly adopted cat.
David Merveille lives and work in Brussels, Belgium.
When he is not teaching illustration, David works mainly on children books, advertising and newspaper cartoons. His graphic style is very bright and coloured, it has hints of unsusualness and fantasy which he has developped on countless children’s books over the past 20 years+. His taste for burlesque as well as the observation for detail has naturally led him toward the univers of the great french director Jacques Tati, to whom he paid several homages by publishing several books based on Tati’s poetic and somehow clumsy character, Mr Hulot. Most recently, the prestigious New York based company Criterion has commissioned him the design for the Complete works of Jacques Tati Blu-ray and DVD boxset. His newest Tati book based on « Mr. Hulot’s Holiday » is due very soon.
Born in Brussels in 1956, François Schuiten, started drawing at a very early age and published his first story when only 16 years old. While still a student, he published wo albums with his teacher Claude Renard: In Medians of Cymbiola and The Rail. Over the years, he has, with his brother Luc, developed the series Hollow Grounds. The 1981 animated science fiction movie Heavy Metal was heavily influenced by François and Luc’s Hollow Grounds’ Carapaces. Since 1980, he is working with childhood friend and writer Benoît Peeters for the series the Obscure Cities. His books have been translated into a dozen of languages nd have won numerous prestigious international awards. François Schuiten is also a scenographer and as such he has designed the Parisian subway station «Arts et Métiers». He also designed various operas and dance performances stages. Like Mœbius, François has worked as a concept artist and art director on many movies including Taxandria, The Quarxs, Mars et Avril, Bridges of Sarajevo, Mister Nobody as well as Chris Weitz’s The Golden Compass (starring Nicole Kidman). In addition, he designed several world fair pavilions worldwide. François is currently working on the stage design for the Train Museum in Brussels (opening May 2015). In 2002, Benoît Peeters and him were awarded the Lifetime achievement Award (Grand Prize) by the city of Angoulême, France for their entire work. In 2013, François won the Japan Media Arts Festival Grand Prize, making him the first non japanese comic artist to ever win this award. François lives in Schaerbeek, in the heart of Brussels.
Paul Blow gained an MA in Narrative Illustration from the University of Brighton and in 2006 was presented with the gold award for editorial illustration by the Association of Illustrators. Much of his commissioned work is editorial and he finds creating complex, compelling imagery within a narrative context to be immensely rewarding. His initial artwork is drawn by hand, but he works mainly on computer, appreciating its ability to allow him to change his mind about a colour scheme quickly. Clients include The Guardian, The FT, New Scientist, Harvard Business Review, Carter Wong & Tomlin and Saatchi & Saatchi. Awards: Silver in the 3x3 Pro Show No.5, Second prize in The V&A 2007 Illustration Awards, Gold and Bronze Awards from the Association of Illustrators, Transport for London Silver Award and Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award Nominee. Paul grew up in Dorset England moved away, then came back.
Mick Wiggins has been a free-lance illustrator since 1984 and has worked in the editorial, advertising and book publishing markets. He recently completed cover art for the entire John Steinbeck catalogue for Penguin Classics, a commemorative postage stamp series for the United States Postal Service, and two children’s picture books for Simon and Schuster.
He now resides in the U.S. in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Jonathan’s passion lies in narrative illustration and he relishes the research involved in getting the details right for the period. This has led to several commissions from The Folio Society that include illustrations throughout for the 1950’s murder mystery ‘Cover Her Face’ by PD James, ‘The Hitchhikers Guides’ by Douglas Adams and more recently ‘1984’ by George Orwell. He has also recently completed his picture book ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ by Jules Verne published by Milan editions in France. Jonathan has also collaborated with Penguin Classics in illustrating 14 book covers for their Kingsley Amis series where the novels are set from the 1950’s up to the 90’s. Being an illustrator of ‘narrative moments’ led BAFTA to ask Jonathan to illustrate five posters for the Best Film Awards in 2013, which included Argo, The Life of Pi and Les Miserables. Jonathan has been awarded two silver medals for illustration from the Society of Illustration in New York, two Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts and received the Overall Professional Award for 2013 from the Association of Illustrators in London. Jonathan is an English illustrator now living with his family in Bordeaux, France.
Comic artists Stan & Vince (Stan Manoukian et Vincent Roucher) both born in 1969, met at the renowned Art College ‘Ecole Estienne’ in Paris, France. They first started working together in 1993 on the publication of the Vortex series (9 volumes).
Working as a duo, they have released several comics for US publisher Dark Horse (The Shadow & Doc Savage, Tarzan...), and have published stories in several major cartoon magazines such as L’écho des Savanes, Fluide Glacial, Spirou, and Tchô. They have worked with french movie director Benoît Delépine (Albin Michel). They have designed movie sets, concept designs and story-boards for movies and have also worked in advertising. In 2004, they co-authored, with Pierre Coffin, the first season of the animated series PAT & STAN, which was aired on the French TV channel TF1. Stan & Vince have released several works for the Press, illustrations for children’s books (Bayard and Flammarion) and they have also illustrated a series of novels titled Merlin Zinzin. Since 2008, the French duo have been working together with ZEP on the comic series The Chronokids, which won the Angoulême Best Children’s Book Award in 2011. More recently, they also decided to sit behind the camera and direct their very first, short animation for Canal+: Metal Brutal et Minus. At the moment, they are working on a brand new animated series for TV.