An art book devoted to the heady, outrageous, meticulously rendered illustrations of this French magazine cover artist and illustrator. Covers his 1980s illustrations in traditional media (watercolor, ink, felt tip), his 1990s transition to Photoshop, and his crossover to fully digital illustration. Incredible work for major European magazines. Includes a step-by-step demonstration of the creation of the cover illustration. Over 400 illustrations. Biography. Bibliography. All text in both English and French.
"Coming from cartooning and illustration, Beb-Deum has worked on Heavy Metal, for the press (L'Expansion, ...), book publishing, and advertising. He worked in watercolor, with markers, ink, before a decisive leap to digital, the hybrid tool par excellence. Steeped in the 1930s-50s, influenced by Italian comics and Japanese culture, fascinated by Moebius and Kafka, Beb-Deum has revolutionized the world of illustration. Among his works may be mentioned L'Album (Les Humanoïdes Associés, 1987), Région étrangère (with Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Les Humanoïdes Associés, 1988), PK12 (Le Rouergue, 2003), and Brasilia, Ventura Ventis (Les Requins Marteaux, 2005)."