The Secret Notebooks (Carnets Secrets 2004-2020) of André Juillard.
André Juillard (born in 1948) is a French scriptwriter and comic strip artist. If he is a leading author of historical French comic strips from the 1980s and 1990s, he is best known for drawing the series Les 7 Vies de l'Épervier, Masquerouge and Plume aux vents, all scripted by Patrick Cothias. In 2000, he took up the drawing of Blake and Mortimer. He has received numerous awards, including the Alpha'Art award for best French album in 1994 for Le Cahier bleu, the Grand prix de la ville d'Angoulême in 1996 and the Max und Moritz prize in 2006.
About the book:
In 2006, André Julliard showed us another facet of himself with the publication of Entracte: a biography in pictures in which we discovered the process of his comic strips drawing as well as unknown work such as drawings, sketches and drafts that he realises for his own pleasure.
Since then, the number of "free drawings" has literally soared! Devoting himself totally to this exercise which, he admits, is as indispensable to him as breathing, Juillard has filled dozens of notebooks with vibrant sketches, sometimes enhanced with colour, mostly representing female nudes. We can find his heroines: Ariane, Louise, Eve... But also other inspirations: photographers, painters, illustrators, or colleagues and friends...
Asked by French National Radio, André Juillard is showing us in a video where he draws Carnets Secrets.
André Juillard is also present on social networks:
This book has no text - except a foreword in French.