Jacques de Loustal

Comics / Illustration
Jacques de Loustal
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Born in 1956, Jacques de Loustal is one of the greatest European artists in the arts of comics and illustration. Since 1979, he was been working with the scriptwriter Philippe Paringaux, originally on short stories for “Métal Hurlant” and after that for “À Suivre” on a series of wonderful stories (“Coeurs de Sable”, “Barney et la Note Bleue”, “Un Jeune Homme Romantique” and “Kid Congo”). He has published stories in numerous magazines, mainly in collaboration with scriptwriters such as Jean-Luc Fromental and Jerome Charyn. He stands out as an important prolific illustrator, publishing both personal albums and portfolios and working on the books of authors like Georges Simenon. He has made a lot of covers for the “New Yorker” and has published an array of traveler’s albums featuring his travels. Moody, with a retro sense of elegance, Loustal can be described one of the last romantics of our era. This retrospective featured a wide range of work in all his fields of interest: comics, illustration, and painting. The guest of honor in this year’s Festival, he spent a lot of time making copies of his albums for his fans.