Valérian and Laureline

In Praise of… comic artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières

Award-winning French comics artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières is the co-creator of Valérian and Laureline with Pierre Christin, the popular, long-running science fiction comics series published in English by Cinebook that has influenced many science fiction and fantasy films, including Star Wars. Born and raised in Paris, he was introduced to drawing by his olderContinue reading In Praise of… comic artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières

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Original Tintin art by Hergé may sell for over £500,000 in Heritage’s First European Comic Art Auction

An extraordinary, 12-panel page of original Tintin art by Belgian cartoonist Hergé may sell for as much as $720,000 (over £533,400) in Heritage Auctions’ first European Comic Art Auction next month. The sale offers nearly 300 lots, including vintage artworks by giants of Franco-Belgian comics such as Peyo, François Schuiten and Jean-Claude Mézières. The auction willContinue reading Original Tintin art by Hergé may sell for over £500,000 in Heritage’s First European Comic Art Auction

Paul Gravett, Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. Photo: Dean Simons

In Pictures: Valerian creators Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mezieres in London

Last month, Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières were in London, at the Institut Francais, for an event titled Valerian & Laureline Disclosed. Chaired by comics expert Paul Gravett, the Valerian creators were full of life and were happy to rib each other in a way that some longstanding collaborators often aren’t! The event was of course inContinue reading In Pictures: Valerian creators Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mezieres in London

Valerian and Laureline’s co-creators head to London 

Valerian and Laureline‘s co-creators Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières are coming to London. Just confirmed, they will be in conversation with Paul Gravett on Saturday September 30th at the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni in South Kensington. This will be followed by a special screening of the new Luc Besson film, concluding with a Q&A session. Continue reading Valerian and Laureline’s co-creators head to London 

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets - Poster

Valerian: Official Trailer Debuts, here’s a Cinebook Checklist

The word of mouth has been building for a while now, with a lot of activity to promote this new film – but now, the first Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets trailer has been released… and as you’d expect from director Luc Besson, director of The Fifth Element, the visuals are simply breathtaking. ButContinue reading Valerian: Official Trailer Debuts, here’s a Cinebook Checklist