This is the catalogue for Blain's career retrospective exhibition mounted for the Angouleme Comics Festival in January 2022.
The book has seven sections: Isaac le pirate, Western (Bueberry and Gus), Les Filles / La Fille, L'atelier (collaborations), Quai d'Orsay, Dialogues (En cuisine avec Alain Passard and Monde sans fin), and King Kong. It features numerous sketches and prelims as well as finished pages--and commentary by the artist himself--to reveal his entire creative process.
From the publisher:
Cinema has fed Christophe Blain's work for nearly thirty years. From The Hop-Frog Revolt to the Endless World, from Isaac the Pirate to Gus, from La Fille to Quai d'Orsay, his albums are full of tributes and references to his cinematographic pantheon, which this catalog offers for you to discover thanks to the author himself, who comments for the occasion on more than a hundred pages.
Le cinéma irrigue depuis près de trente ans l'eouvre de Christophe Blain. De La Révolte d'Hop-Frog au Monde sans fin, d'Isaac le pirate à Gus, de La Fille à Quai d'Orsay, ses albums fourmillent d'hommages et de références à son panthéon cinématographique, que ce catalogue propose de découvrir grâce à un guide de choix : l'auteur lui-même, qui commente pour l'occasion plus d'une centaine de planches.