Auteur : Christian Rossi
Publisher: Comix Buro
Publication date: 2015
isbn : 9782916518770
48 colour pages - Format: 18 x 22 cm - Paperback
The first 900 copies are numbered and signed by the author.
– An exceptionally gifted draftsman, Christian Rossi has worked with the greatest, from Jean-Michel Charlier to Serge Le Tendre, via Jijé and Jean Giraud/Moëbius (W.E.S.T., Jim Cutlass, Deadline, Tiresias, La Gloire d'Hera, etc. .)
– This sketchbook opens with an invitation to travel and highlights the spiritual dimension found in Rossi's stories, his attraction for the Other and the Elsewhere.
– His sketches of living models in ink, pen and brush, of a rare expressiveness, reveal the strength and dynamism of his intense, complete and generous line.
Faces marked by violence, looks bordering on madness, sulky faces, languid bodies, worry, weariness, smiles lit by the softness of his pencil, touching faces: the expressions of Rossi's characters, human or animal, touch us the most deep within ourselves.
– Christian Rossi is a demanding author in constant research. Never satisfied, he does not reproduce the same technique from one album to another and his style explores very different horizons each time. His African, Cuban, antique and western atmospheres, his dreamlike and fantastic universes are sublimated by the quality of his inking and his luminous colors.
– Worthy heir to Jijé and Milton Caniff, Christian Rossi is a master of cutting, inking and narration. The balance between black and white is breathtaking in his work. At the same time, his mastery of direct color is stunning and sometimes puts the reader in awe, totally immersed in grandiose atmospheres created with pastels, gouache, ink or watercolor.
– The different facets of his drawing are like so many small sparkling squares of a single mosaic that constitutes his work. An intense work that undoubtedly makes Christian Rossi one of the greatest of contemporary comics! Do not miss this sketchbook, testimony of the experiments of this artist.
With the Sketchbooks collection, Comix Buro invites you to leaf through the notebooks of the best artists in the world of comics and illustration. You will find strange creatures, live models captured on paper, sketches brought back from faraway lands, spaceships on their launch pads, storyboards and much more.