I think I was 13 or 14 when I first discovered the science-fiction novels of Jack Vance. He quickly became my favorite author and over the years I went on to read most of everything he ever published. My fascination for his unique blend of outlandish imagination, vivid descriptions, fast paced action and tongue in cheek humor has never faded. It was always a dream of mine to, one day, illustrate one of his books, so when I discovered that his entire library was being republished in E-books and that some cover art was needed, I naturally volunteered. I was assigned the Lyonesse series and started work on the four covers last year. As I have to create these aside from my regular activities, it has been slow going, but I have managed to complete two, so far. The first is the cover of the omnibus edition, the second is the first individual novel in the series. The next two will be completed as quickly as my schedule allows. If you like fantasy and science fiction literature, you must read Jack Vance. Ironically, if his books are all out of print in the U.S, he is quite popular in France where all of his novels are regularly reprinted. Sadly, Jack Vance past away last spring just before I delivered the first cover, and I didn't have a chance to pay tribute in person to one of my heroes.
My dear friend Stefan Franck is publishing the paperback of the first volume of his noir epic "Silver".
Participate in the adventure, and help him raise the cash to cover printing costs here. For a modest contribution, you'll get some awesome gifts and the satisfaction to support the personal work of one of the best storytellers in the business. Tell your friends.
Copyright Dark Planet Comics/Stephan Franck. 2013.
NEW SPACE, Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) appropriately titled inaugural exhibition at its new downtown gallery, LCAD on Forest, opens October 03, 2013, during Laguna’s First Thursday Art Walk festivities.
NEW SPACE, the first of ten scheduled exhibitions over the next ten months at LCAD on Forest, is an exhibition of meticulously detailed illustrations by award-winning illustrator, designer and LCAD faculty member, Luc Desmarchelier; original paintings by astronomical illustrator, fellow and founding member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), Don Dixon; and space-inspired collages by visual artist Janice Lowry. Curated by LCAD Gallery Director, Andrea Harris-McGee, NEW SPACE is meant to inspire and embody the awe, wonder, dreams, adventure, ambition and quest for discovery that a gaze into the night sky has long aroused in humankind.
Located at 225 Forest Avenue—and also known as ONE Laguna—the state-of-the-art collaborative space is the brainchild of Firebrand Media LLC Chairman, Allan Simon.
Simon and LCAD’s President, Jonathan Burke, conceived of the mutually beneficial partnership in which LCAD will occupy the ground level of the ONE Laguna building. LCAD on Forest, will feature curated exhibitions, special programming and happenings. On the building’s upper level, Simon and the ONE Laguna and Firebrand Media LLC staff are in the process of developing a central, cutting edge, technology-based e-commerce portal that will connect Laguna Beach businesses, recreational activities and more through interactive and educational touchscreens and other computer-generated technologies. ONE Laguna will launch late in 2013 or early in 2014.
I met Richie at the beginning of Dreamworks in 1995. Over the years, he has been a source of inspiration for a lot of us in various art departments. He is a great collegue, an outstanding artist and I am happy to count him as a good friend too. He finally made the jump to the 21st century and has created an online portfolio. Now, you too can enjoy some of his incredible artwork. Cheers.
Richard Cavez "Prince of Egypt".Color Pencil on Paper. 1995. Copyright Dreamworks.
For those who might have a chance to visit that show in Paris, here's a quick preview of what you may find. I also contributed a piece to the exhibition which I will show here soon.
Pour ceux qui auraient l'opportunité de visiter cette exposition à Paris, voici un petit avant-goût de ce que vous pourrez y trouver. J'ai aussi contribué à ce projet, un tableau qui sera bientôt visible sur ce blog.
All pictures on this site, unless otherwise noted, are created by Luc Desmarchelier. However, some are the property of various copyright holders as indicated. Please do not reproduce or publish without written permission of the auteur. Thank you.