The offices of Metal Hurlant: photos from the early 80s
1. Writer/director Alejandro Jodorowskwy, journalist Philippe Manœuvre, writer and Hurlant co-founder Jean-Pierre Dionnet, and writer/editor/game designer Pierre Rosenthal
2. 3. Two great shots of Jean-Pierre Dionnet, looking like Crumb’s identical twin.
4. Hurlant co-founder and cartoonist, Philippe Druillet, best known for his Lone Sloane series.
5. Hugo Pratt, legendary cartoonist and creator of Corto Maltese
6. Paul Gillon, cartoonist and illustrator of the Lost in Time series, written by Jean-Claude Forest
7. Yves Chaland, creator of the popular Freddy Lombard series, prolific cartoonist, and colorist(notably coloring the initial chapters of Moebius & Jodorowsky’s The Incal)
8. Chaland’s work-in-progress artwork
9. Olivia Clavel, cartoonist and co-founder of the Bazooka Groupe
10. Pascal Guichard and(I think?) Isabelle Morin, editing an issue.
Paul Pope’s Psychenaut (w/ a Corto Maltese ramp up drawing for photoset design purposes)
Psychenaut is a work in progress that will most likely end up published in french by Dargaud. Psychenaut has been described by Pope as a reaction to the works of cartoonists like Winsor McCay and Rick Veitch whose work deals with dreams using the “repetitive imagery in [Pope’s] dreams." Essentially, if Pope dreams about hanging out with Corto Maltese, he can use comics to make sense of it, or he could just use comics to document it. Psychenaut is Pope’s "for myself" project that will be finished when it’s finished.
Oh wow I didn’t know that about Crepax and Lulu. That sort of goes with what I said yesterday that Crepax had to have either met Valentina pre-existing, or created her—finding her later.
Louise Brooks in comics 3/3:
Hugo Pratt- Corto Maltese, Fable de Venise (published in 1981).
Louise Brooks exchanged letters with Guido Crepax and even met Hugo Pratt.