Angoulême 2018 (2)

Every winner of the Grand Prix d’Angoulême is honoured with an exposition in Angoulême the following year. The title of the Cosey-expo in January 2018 will be ‘Une Quête de’Épure’ (‘ A Quest for Purity’). This is the cover of the catalogue going with the exposition.

Angoulême 2018 (1)

This is the poster for the Festival de la BD in Angoulême 2018: a ‘thanka’-ish composition of highlights from Cosey’s career. Cosey plays with the blurred distinction between himself and his famous character Jonathan, by drawing himself/Jonathan in silhouet, and putting some drawing tools  in his/Jonathan’s bag.

dBD #119

In issue #119 of dBD, you can read an 8 pages interview with Cosey. He talks about the Grand Prix d’Angoulême, about the black-and-white in Calypso, about egoism and solitude, about his choice for Futuropolis for Calypso, about Mickey and its disappointing sales (surprisingly, if you have seen all publicity around it), about travels, about Asia, about interviews and about his profession… all in all, well worth reading.

More information on the website of dBD.

Thanks to Dinu Logoz

Calypso (9) – My article

Still two days to go for the release of Calypso, but I proudly present my article on the album.

I have focused my article on two aspects of the album: Calypso as Cosey’s first album in black-and-white and the cooperation with François Mattille.

I explore the black-and-white theme into some depth, based on old and new interviews. It is shown that Calypso is another step in the evolution of Cosey’s art towards greater simplicity and directness, an evolution that has been continuing for more than 40 years.

The initial idea for Calypso came from François Mattille. Having found some statements about Mattille’s help as a script doctor in a very old interview (1988!), I thought it was nice to remind us of these statements – with the hindsight we have now.

Click here to go to the article – enjoy!

Calypso (8) – Raspoutine

Galerie Raspoutine is well known among fans of Cosey for its special editions, prints and ex-librises.

For the release of Calypso, Raspoutine and Cosey made this print – a two-colour print (black and a soft beige colour background, 30 x 40 cm), 120 copies, numbered & signed. The drawing shows a scene from Calypso; the environment can be identified as Les Diablérets/Col du Pilon.

More information on the website of Raspoutine.

Exposition in Lausanne

At this moment, and until 21 october, you can visit a Cosey Exposition at the Galerie Catherine Niederhauser in Lausanne. 14 october, Cosey himself will be present to sign the new album, Calypso.

More information on the website of the Galartis. I don’t know how long the information on the site will be available, but the page dedicated to the Cosey exposition is worth a visit!

Calypso (7) – Virtual exposition

Since 2008, ‘The World of Cosey’, in cooperation with Cosey, had a preview of each new album, in so-called ‘virtual expositions’. With Calypso, it was a bit challenging because Le Monde prepublished no less than 55 pages of Calypso in july. However, Cosey sent me some pictures of Calypso’s black and white images that allow us to look at the originals in shades of gray. Click here to visit the exposition. Enjoy!

Thanks to Cosey

Regard Bouddhiste

In the September 2017 issue of the french magazine ‘Regard Bouddhiste’, you will find an interview with Cosey.

The interview doesn’t focus so much on Buddhism in the works of Cosey itself, but it does focus on the issue of ‘creativity’: the moment of inspiration and surprise and how to invent a story. Even if Cosey has talked much about his way of working in earlier interviews, this one certainly sheds new light on his thoughts.

The website of ‘Regard Bouddhiste’: click here.