To mark the publication of Volume 1 of La Fortune des Winczlav - a prequel focusing on the forebears of the legendary Largo Winch - the Huberty & Breyne Gallery is showing Philippe Berthet's illustrations for Jean Van Hamme's new trilogy. This first volume describes the arrival in America of an earlier member of Nerio Winch's family after fleeing Montenegro.
This is the first time that Philippe Berthet has collaborated with Jean Van Hamme. "It's an entirely new way of working," says Berthet. "The script and the framing were more or less complete, but despite that I was able to work very freely and put something of myself into this trilogy."
It was a new challenge for Philippe Berthet, who has never illustrated the 19th century before. To assist him, the artist's partner Dominique David, an illustrator and colourist in her own right, undertook some weighty historical research, and would also be responsible for the sparely drawn settings of a burgeoning New World.
Philippe Berthet concludes: "This exciting project resulted in a fascinating new work dynamic."
Preview : Thursday 25 march 2021 from 11a.m. to 6p.m., with the artist from 3p.m. to 6p.m.
Signing session : Saturday 24 april 2021, from 3p.m. to 6p.m. [ Full ]
Advance booking required at "elie@email@example.com".
Due to the new sanitary measures, the gallery is only accessible by appointment from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Make an appointment.
Artorks available to view online from friday 26 march 2021.