Calvo: Mr Loyal présente ...Animaux, Boniments, Cabrioles



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A limited edition facsimile of an incredible animal ABC book by Calvo from 1946, reproduced from the original art.

Mr Loyal presents is one of Calvo's master works in which he once again asserts himself as the great master of animal comics.

The rabbit, Mr Loyal, officiates in a circus in which animals cavort, play tricks, amuse the children and teach them the alphabet at the same time.

This original art was part of the major Calvo art exhibition mounted for the 2020 Angouleme Festival. The Calvo exhibition generated two limited edition books: the exhibition catalog and this limited edition facsimile.

From the publisher:

In 1946, then at the height of his talent, Calvo signed Mr Loyal Presents..., a magnificent primer for children with bright colors and incredibly supple lines. Joyful circus animals overflowing with vitality perform their routines to the delight of readers, young and old. This particularly neat reissue is a facsimile made from the original drawings, except for three pages reproduced from the period edition.


En 1946, alors à l'apogée de son talent, Calvo signe Mr Loyal présente..., un magnifique abécédaire pour enfants aux couleurs lumineuses et au trait d'une incroyable souplesse. Des animaux de cirque joyeux et débordant de vitalité y font leurs numéros pour le plus grand plaisir des lecteurs, petits et grands. Cette réédition particulièrement soignée est un fac-similé réalisé à partir des dessins originaux, excepté trois pages reproduites à partir de l'édition d'époque.


Edmond-François Calvo

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap
Limited to 1500 copies



Publishing Information

9eArt+ éditions / Festival International de la Bande Dessinee

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.5 inches
32 pages
color illustrations
pictorial boards

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