Curiosities is the first artbook by Benjamin Lacombe, leading illustrator of the new French wave! Gathering a wide variety of works summarizing the first 15 years of his career, this book allows us to enter his creative universe. It includes some of his most famous illustrations from the thirty books and albums he has illustrated, as well as many unpublished drawings from his research, sketches, and work for animated films and various projects.
It includes book illustrations from Alice, Tales from Japan, Carmen, Marie Antoinette, and Frida Kahlo; plus photographs of Lacombe's customized dolls and figurines, installations and exhibitions.
This catalog highlights Benjamin Lacombe's astonishing graphic range and allows a better understanding of this unique artist.
Fully bilingual in English and French.
About the artist
Benjamin dreamed of drawing for Walt Disney and Tim Burton films. He studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris. His first comic book was L'esprit du temps. His end-of-study project Cerise Griotte, for which he was the author and illustrator, became his first children's book. Since then, he continues to alternate between pens and brushes, whether for comics or children's books.