Matsumoto Taiyo + Nicolas de Crécy is an art book featuring the collaborative work of the 2 renowned comic artists, with many illustrations created through their correspondences and meetings in Tokyo & Paris.
Matsumoto Taiyo is the manga artist behind Tekkon Kinkreet & PingPong, both of which have been adapted into anime, and Nicolas de Crécy is the comic artist of Bug Jargal, Foligatto, León la Came, and Salvatore, as well as several other international works.
The first half of the book presents art work and illustrations by Matsumoto Taiyo. (above left) Legendary comic artist Moebius’s influence is far and wide.
(above) A boy reading Akira – Matsumoto-san cites Otomo’s Domu as one of the biggest influences in his becoming a manga artist.
And the second half of the book presents Nicola de Crécy’s illustrations. I have to be honest and admit that I am not too familiar with his work, although I definitely find them appealing. It’s also interesting to note that he is a close associate of Sylvain Chomet, whom bought us the delightful Triplets Of Belleville and the Illusionist.
A most delightful collection of illustrations and mini comics from 2 amazing artists. Highly recommended.
– Dimensions – 27.8 x 21 x 1.4 cm
– Softcover, 127 pages
– Color, in Japanese
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