New french illustrator for Discworld

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New french illustrator for Discworld

Postby BaronBreton » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:12 am

(i don't know where i can do this post...)


If you're curious, the "small" edition of french Discworld have a new illustrator (for give "new blood" to the serie).
It's Marc Simonetti, who make a lot of over cover (Edding, Lovecraft, Martin, etc.)

The editor starts the new cover with Thief of Time (Procrastination in french) and Mort, Lords and Ladies and Night watch are the next for reedition.
So, the small edition's readers never know Paul Kidby's works... but, the work of Marc Simonetti is great too !

You can visit his website where you can see the covers and their making of :
http://kemar.blogs.3dvf.com/

(sorry for the size of the image)
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and my website link at last lol :D :
http://www.vademecum-dm.com/galeries.php?cat=simonetti
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:39 am

Definitely better than the US covers! :D

I like the Lords and Ladies one. :P
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:27 am

Certainly interesting artwork. I'm not too sure who the very large lady is on the cover of Mort - is it Ysabelle? The skinny redhead doesn't fit with the description. Actually, for once Josh Kirby does a pretty good version of her I think.

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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:32 am

Ooooh! I've just seen the auditors dressed as Resevoir Dogs in the top! :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:53 am

Very good! :D I love the sweeper :lol:

Ysabell is supposed to be on the heavy side (all those chocs) but I don't think she's opera fat... :P The redhead must be Princess Kelli as the wizard's next/behind her
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Postby DaveC » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:58 pm

I love this art! It's the perfect middle ground between the Kirby fantasy and Kidby's more grounded work.

Susan looks great, weird the way her hair colour is inverted, though.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:02 pm

I always thought Susan's hair is white with a black streak isn't it? The reverse of Mrs Munster anyway (with the white streak on black...?) :?
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Postby DaveC » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:09 pm

I also love Battle Magrat! Would make a great figurine. Nanny looks OK but don't like Granny...

Can't wait to see the rest of the covers that he does - especially for his take on Rincewind, Twoflower and the Watch. And the Wizards.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:55 pm

I like the depiction of Nanny Ogg with the roll up hanging out of her mouth, that graphic you put up Tony it reminds me of Corinia as she has been described as having long blonde hair.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:17 pm

Actually, Ysabelle is described as having silver hair and silver eyes and a slight suggestion of too much chocolate. Josh (to me) rarely gets the characters right, but he at least got close with her. :)
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Postby kemar » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:38 am

Hi,

Let me introduce myself: Marc Simonetti, and I'm the French illustrator who did those cover arts.

I'm glad you like the covers. About Ysabelle, I corrected her to make her somehow a little less fat. There are not that many physical description of Ysabel, but I based her "fatness" on a small part of Morte where Ysabell crying has something related to a sismic shake on a waterbed ( sorry about my english, and this sample is the translation of a translation)

Anyway, here's what it'll look like in the final:

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:09 am

Welcome to the site Marc! Like your artwork! Especially the Thief of Time cover :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:47 am

You are most welcome, kemar! I'm very impressed with your artwork. :D

Regarding Ysabelle - there's a description of her in The Light Fantastic as well. Rincewind meets her when he goes to Death's house. :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:09 pm

Great stuff Marc! :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:25 pm

Hi there Kemar - I've admired your work for a long time without knowing it was you (if you know what I mean!) :D

Like the others I'm bowled over with your Discworld covers and also think that they are a really great fusion of the 2 English artists Josh Kirby (sadly no longer with us) and Paul Kidby in that you 'marry' the wild concept/environments of Josh with Paul's brilliant portraiture.

Ysabelle - like Tony says there's a rough description of her in Light Fantastic as well as the one that you've found in Mort. I think she's still too much on the heavy side because she's supposed to be 'frozen' at 16 years old I think, so she'd be more 'roly poly' something like this -

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the girl in the dots. :lol: So it's more like teenage 'puppy fat' meaning more 'curvy and cuddly' (like a puppy) than very overweight?

Really looking forward to seeing more artwork for Discworld from you! Image
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