Philippe Druillet

    Person » Philippe Druillet is credited in 161 issues.

    French artist & writer.

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    Séries principalesdeàRôle
    (Catalogues) Expositions1987
    (Catalogues) Prix Töpffer de la ville de Genève2000
    (Catalogues) Ventes aux enchères - Artcurial20082013
    A ma mer1983
    Bd du 3e [millénaire] (La)1999
    Bd fait sa cuisine (La)1999
    Canal Choc1991
    Canon graphique (Le)2013
    Dessine-moi l'UNESCO...1996
    Edge II2007
    Firaz et la ville fleur1980
    Fripons (collectif Humanos)1992
    Futurs - le magazine de la science-fiction1978
    Lob de la jungle1980
    Lone Sloane19662018
    Mage Acrylic (Le)1982
    Manuel l'enfant-rêve1994
    Mon lapin2014
    Monsieur Mouche2005
    Nosferatu (Druillet)1989
    Nuit (La) (Druillet)1976
    Retour à Bakaam1976
    Saga d'Elric le nécromancien (La)19712018
    Univers de Stefan Wul (Les)2015
    Cânone gráfico, clássicos da literatura universal em quadrinhos2015
    Graphic Canon (The)2012
    Noche (La)1982

    Philippe Druillet began his career as a photographer; he just turned 16. Having become Parisian, he quickly became acquainted with certain figures of the time such as Jean Boullet. In 1966, Eric Losfeld published his first album, Lone Sloane, the mystery of the abysses. To be still imperfect, the graphics of Druillet already augur a great future. Druillet then devoted himself to science fiction illustration: he collaborated with the major magazines of the time such as Fiction and Galaxie and illustrated several volumes of the CLA (Anticipation Book Club), including Elric the necromancer by Michael Moorcock, Dracula by Bram Stoker and The House at the Edge of the World by William H. Hodgson. 1970 is the year of all the changes, because he enters Pilote with new episodes of Lone Sloane (album Les Six Voyages de Lone Sloane, Dargaud, 1972) which this time will revolutionize the world of comics. Two years later, with Délirius, he continues the extraordinary adventures of his hero, but this time on a screenplay by Jacques Lob. In collaboration with Michel Demuth, in 1973 and 1974 he created the surprising Yragaël ou la Fin des temps (Dargaud album) and Urm le fou (Dargaud album, 1975). During the same period, he created for Phénix a comic strip with faster and more lively graphics, recounting the disordered escapades of an unconventional character Vuzz... Disappointed by the relations with the Dargaud editions, Druillet joined forces, in 1975, with with Moebius, Jean-Pierre Dionnet and Bernard Farkas to create the Associated Humanoids and the magazine Métal Hurlant. In the latter, he published several complete stories (combined in the album Mirages to Humanoids Associates, 1976), the new adventures of Vuzz (album There, Humanoids Associates, 1978), Gail (album published by the author in 1978 ) and the first part of Salammbô after Gustave Flaubert (album Humanoids Associates, 1980). In 1975, torn by the illness of his wife Nicole, Philippe Druillet composed a violent and desperate story for Rock and Folk: La Nuit (album Humanoids Associates, 1976). Returning to Pilote, he produced complete stories under the title of Nosferatu (the album was not published by Dargaud until 1989) and, above all, undertook the sequel to Salammbô in 1982: Carthage (Dargaud album, 1982; the third and last episode, Matho, will appear as an album with the same publisher in 1986). At the same time, Druillet also works as a screenwriter with designers like Alexis, Gotlib, Bihannic, Picotto and Didier Eberoni. Two albums were born from these collaborations: Firaz et la ville-fleur (drawings Picotto -Dargaud, 1980) and Le Mage Acrylic (drawings Bihannic - Humanoids Associates, 1982). Illustrator and painter, Philippe Druillet develops many portfolios, alone: ​​Elric the Necromancer (Editions Pellucidar, 1971), Druillet portfolio, kingdom of shadow and light (Editions Temps futures, 1980), D (Editions JLMPDS, Toulouse, 1983) , Returns (Editions Le Pythagore, 1993), or collectively: The Last Additional Train (reworking of drawings made for France-Rail, Editions Alain Beaulet, 1984), Les Dieux (Editions du Phylactère, 1984), Graine de pro (Editions Savings Bank Ecureuil, 1985), Checkers, the heroines of Lob (Editions Atelier de serigraphie d'Angoulême, 1986), We walked on gouache (Editions Ecole des beaux-arts de Metz, 1995). He is also the author of two books containing several of his numerous illustrations: 30 x 30 Druillet (Editions Humanoïde Associés, 1981) and P.A.V.E. (Editions Dargaud, 1988). A multifaceted artist, Druillet combines creations with an unusual appetite: he contributes to the design of Rolf Liebermann's Wagner Space Opéra for the Paris Opera (1978 to 1983). For Daum, he produced several pieces in molten glass from 1984. The following year, he designed the aesthetics of the Porte de la Villette metro station and embarked on a series of cartoons entitled L'Enfant bleu ( produced by Antenne 2), designed many movie posters (La Vampire nue, La Guerre du feu, Le Nom de la rosé, etc.), produced Excalibur in 1990, a music video for William Sheller, animated the decoration of a restaurant , developed in 1993 La Bataille de Salammbô, a sumptuous spectacle composed of computer-generated images, laser beams and a slide show for the Geode de la Villette in Paris, exhibited his paintings for a long time throughout the world, designed the trophy " René Goscinny" (1996), produced four different models of the "Knights" (Gaëlic SA Publisher), including an impressive resin-bronze version measuring 2.10 m in height, designed with a view to large-scale production of perfume bottles (1997), co-sign Xcalibur, a powerful television series 40 times 26 minutes in full 3D (Production Ellipas-nime, Robert Réa Prod., Gribouille, Didier Pourcel, France 2, 1997-2002), etc. In 1996, Druillet publishes, in homage to the photographer Robert Doisneau and with Stan Barets, the volume Paris de fous (Editions Dargaud). Winner of the Grand Prix at the Salon international d'Angoulême in 1988 and several others, in Lucca and Rome in particular, Philippe Druillet published in 2000 a new part of the adventures of Lone Sloane, Chaos, a return long awaited by the old and new comic book lovers made by Albin Michel editions. On the occasion of this release, this house republished most of its works in comic strips and published Les Univers de Druillet (2003), a work revealing the innumerable talents of this extraordinary author. Let us add that between 1996 and 2002, he also gave his full potential to the graphic design of Ring 1 and Ring 2 (Axel Tribe Productions), two CD-ROMs of games in total 3D in which he carried out work devoted to Tetralogy by Richard Wagner at the measure of his dreams. In February 2000, on the occasion of the second millennium, he presented an audiovisual show, made from two thousand five hundred slides, projected on the giant walls of the Cathedral of images of Baux-de-Provence. In 2002 Philippe Druillet released a new series of 3D cartoons for television (Wolflang Production, Alexandre Brillant) entitled Nosferatu. Originally produced by Cryo, a video game adapting the Salammbô universe was released in April 2003 under the Adventure Company label. In addition, in 2003 and 2006, we should mention a magnificent series of jewelery (rings, bracelets and earrings) produced by the Galerie Frédéric Marchand in Paris, and eight decorative motifs for steel lighters of the "Zippo" brand. In 2004, director Josée Dayan commissioned Philippe Druillet to create the sets for a new adaptation of Les Rois Maudits by Maurice Druon. In conjunction with the release of a ring-seal made for the Frédéric Marchand gallery, he is currently working on Délirius II, the screenplay of which is written by Benjamin Legrand and Druillet himself, a sequel and a tribute to the late Jacques Lob, and is preparing for September a beautiful book dedicated to the decorations that he produced in collaboration for Benjamin de Rothschild (creation of the gardens, decorations, furniture and accessories of a hotel in Megève as well as the decoration, the facades and the gardens of a bodega in Argentina) .


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