‘Old news’: in 2018, this poster was published to celebrate the 50th issue of the magazine Transhelvetica. I think it is one of the best ‘À la recherche de Peter Pan’-posters that exists, because it is so clean.
And: the poster is still for sale in de shop of Transhelvetica: click here.
The drawing has not been used for a cover of the magazine, but while I checked this, I saw this one, that is a funny image rhyme to Cosey’s drawing.
‘Hun – ti tusind ildfluer’, that is how the fourteenth Jonathan album is called in danish. The release date is not yet precisely announced, but publisher Forlaget Fabel expects to release the album in september/october of this year.
Ivan Micello and Cosey have finished the work on the mural in Pully. Cosey helped a last day to make some corrections and sign the work, of course.
I admire the works on the fresco – while it is a huge enlargement of the original drawing, the painters have managed to maintain the typical line of Cosey. I also like the subtility of the work – see for example the three slightly different hues of blue that have been used for sky, mountains and lake, no shortcuts here!
Below, you see a panorama of the painting, a collage of different photos. Click on the image for a larger version!
Progress until Friday, made on the wall painting in Pully. Ivan Micello told me that he will need five more days to complete the mural. Below, you see the very start of the process on Ivan Micello’s computer screen. You will notice how extremely oblong the image is.
At the College Arnold Reymond in Pully (Switzereland), an enormous mural painting of a drawing by Cosey is being made by Ivan Micello. A few days ago, Cosey himself came to assist in the painting work – more or less camouflaged by his blue outfit.
The painting will be 57 meters long and 3,4 meters high – this must be the largest work of Cosey ever.
At this moment, you can visit an exposition in Grenoble, titled ‘Derrière la Montagne’ (Behind the Mountains). In the exposition, 27 comic artists interpret paintings of mountain landscapes. See also my previous message about it.
Cosey went to work on Gustave Doré’s painting ‘L’Arc en Ciel’ (‘The Rainbow’). He saw all kinds of shapes and forms in the painting: a nude (a sleeping woman, according to the catalogue, but I rather see something less innocent), some dogs, fishes, a bridge and figures of people and animals – I would say fairy tale and comic characters.
I leave it up to psycho-analysts to discover hidden Freudian messages in Cosey’s interpretation.
Founder of Glénat publisher (publisher of Cosey’s Disney albums), Jacques Glénat, is also founder of a cultural foundation ‘Fonds Glénat Patrimoine + Culture’. It has its own exposition center in a former abby in Grenoble, the Couvent Sainte Cécile – where also the offices of the publisher are established.
Starting today (and until 14 march 2020), you can visit the exposition ‘Derrière la Montagne – La face cachée du tableau’ (Behind the Mountains – The hidden side of the painting’). In the exposition, you will see how 27 comic artists have re-interpreted 28 mountain landscape paintings. The result is an exposition of 28 diptyques.
Among the artists, Cosey – of course. Other comic artists whose work you will see: François Boucq, Jacques de Loustal, Christophe Chabouté and Nicolas Keramides (who made the drawing on the poster).
More info about the exposition on the site of Couvent Sainte Cécile: click here.
Also, a catalogue will be published: click here for more information.
Sad news from Lausanne: after 30 years, Galerie Librairie Raspoutine will close down. Another victim of online bookstores.
Raspoutine has for 30 years been a great promotor of swiss comic authors (and not only swiss, of course), among which Cosey. Raspoutine and Cosey published numerous ex-librises, special prints and luxurious albums, and organised expositions, book presentations and signing sessions.
Next Friday 13th (how symbolic) 2019, a special ‘Apéro d’Adieu’ will be the closing event for Raspoutine. Special prints will be published and an exposition of the work of to swiss comic giants, Cosey and Zep, can be seen.
We wish Lorenzo and his team good luck and thank them for 30 years of Raspoutine!