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Jacques de Loustal (1956 - )
Jacques de Loustal, born April 10, 1956 in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France is a French comics artist who uses a painterly style reminiscent of David Hockney. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_de_Loustal [Sept 2005]
Jacques de Loustal is one of the most popular contemporary artists. Loustal has been in Africa for a good part of his life, which is strongly reflected in his comics. While still studying architecture, he cooperated on the fanzine Cyclone. After cooperating on some other fanzines, he started making some short stories for Métal Hurlant, Pilote, Nitro, Chic, Zoulou and Libération. Some of his work for Métal Hurlant has been published in albums by Humanoïdes Associés, like 'New York', 'Miami' and 'Clichés d'Amour').
From 1984 Loustal became a frequent contributor to À Suivre, where he created 'Coeurs de Sable', 'Barney et la Note Bleue', 'Un Jeune Homme Romantique' and 'Kid Congo'. At the same time his work in present in L'Écho des Savanes. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, numerous albums appeared, to name a few: 'Zenata-Plage', 'Pension Maubeuge', 'V comme Engenance', 'Le Prince et Martin Moka', '19 Pastels' and 'Dune'. --http://www.lambiek.net/loustal.htm
La Reprise () Loustal after Alain Robbe-Grillet
Image sourced here.
Pool with Two Figures (1971) - David Hockney
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