If you love stop-motion animation, the naivete of black and white silent sci-fi films, outdated and grossly inaccurate dinosaur representation, Willis O’Brian, Georges Méliès, Conan Doyle and Jules Verne, sit down, put on your bow-tie and gaiters, your cloche-hat and long pearl necklace :
The (brilliant) Morgann Gicquel just finished the post-production and the remastered edition of The End Of The World is now online !
New and original soundtrack by Sebastian Ferreira, more efficient montage, title cards entirely redone …
And special effects were added thanks to your’s truly ! (among others. It’s a team effort)
Now available with English subtitles.
I created this picture for the flyer of an event we called “Utopia day”.
Obviously we were too broke to print colours, but still I made a colored version just for fun. It only showed my lack of photoshop skills, though.
Among the most memorable species on a personal project of mine.
#8 on the list.
Yes I’m elusive.
This one is inspired by the ufologic folklore. Specifically, loosely based on the Hopkinsville goblin (with a dash of E.T. the Extraterrestrial).
Pictured : preview of my contribution and hint of what the film is about.
Here’s to you, who taught me how to create that kind of things, without Photoshop, without computers, just with a little grain of imagination.
He came reluctantly, expecting a fight, but little did he know that it would be a spiritual one wich began with a riddle.
An abandoned house has became the nest of an umoth. Grem, musing, don’t care.
Something got away from beyond the wall.
A series about spooky intrusions into our world. Made without any digital image editing, not even for the contrasts or colors. Everything was made by hand with paper and scissors.
The clip for “The Dreamer”, by the band DAäRi was released this summer solstice !
It was co-written and it’s sets and characters were handmade by your’s truly.
Another of my pet creatures.
Among other things, I’m a huge fan of golden-age era science-fiction literature.
I borrowed the Ixitl from “The Voyage of the Space Beagle”, my favourite novel from Van Vogt, one of my favourite author from that period.
It’s the tale of the crew of an exploration space ship confronting extra-terrestrial life forms -truly alien ones- and trying to grasp the way they live and think.
In order to kill them, of course.
If you love strange creatures, stories where triumph is obtained by outwitting the adversary rather than brute strength and if you don’t mind a bit of scientific inaccuracy, you’ll love this book.
(From which the film “Alien” borrowed heavily by the way)
I took considerable liberties with his design, looking for what I “felt” the creature looked like rather than the precise description, which I deemed still a bit too humanoid to fit the otherworldly and terrifying strangeness that is the Ixitl : intangible lone survivor of a once great species, wandering hopelessly into the inter-galactic void.
While it does bear a resemblance to Peter Jackson’s take on Tolkien’s mumakil, this piece is inspired by the Buddhist traditions related to the birth of Siddhārtha.
No idea who that little guy is, but he sure looks hungry !