Jean-Baptiste Monge's first fantasy art book in English!
Self-published by Monge, this art book is beautifully designed and lushly produced, with heavy paper stock, gilt ink details throughout the book, gilt page edges, marbled endpapers, cloth covered boards, and other details. With your choice of dustjacket!
From the publisher:
Celtic Faeries is a collection of stories and annotations that I've written, created, or sometimes refashioned from Victorian-era texts, about the fairytale creatures who populate the folklore of the "little" Celtic mythology. We are not concerned here with the ancient gods, but rather with the little folk and their magic.
The book is filled with full-color illustrations, and presented in a somewhat encyclopedic format, though by no means an exhaustive one. Within its pages, you will discover creatures that are funny, impish, mischievous, or grumpy in the extreme, as well as enchanting creatures of great beauty, some with diaphanous wings, and others that are just plain endearing. But beware: in Faerie, looks are often deceiving. Stay on your toes, for here, the line between good and evil is a veil so fine that a simple whisper in the air is sometimes enough to tear it.
In this book, you will find descriptions of the nature of Faeries, their connection to the animal world and, of course, some hints on the places they frequent, as well as the different ways to spot them, lure them, and keep them for your very own...
Preface by Guillermo del Toro (director of Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, Shape of Water).
Interlude by Iain McCaig.
Afterword by Paul Tobin.
About the artist:
The fantasy and Faery creatures of Jean-Baptiste Monge have been thrilling us for more than 20 years. His impish Gnomes, his big-shnozzed Goblins, grumpy Trolls and mischievous Fairies followed him to Canada to continue their tremendous story. In a studio much too small for his liking, Jean-Baptiste works on his personal projects and on the proper dissemination of his artwork with his partner Margo, under the infernal yoke of his two cats, Minus and Banana. Meanwhile, he also divides his time between different animation studios where his talent is put to good use as a Character Designer and Visual Development Artist.