Loisel Regis

Loisel

Biography

Régis Loisel (born 4 December 1951) is a French comics writer and artist, best known for the long-running series La Quête de l'oiseau du temps, written by Serge Le Tendre.

Régis Loisel is one of main and first French authors that have worked in the fantasy genre since the 1970s. The style that Loisel used for his famous series 'La Quete de l'Oiseau du Temps' has become a standard for the European artists that work in this genre. In 1972, Loisel made his debut in the magazine Pieds Nickelés, while attending comics courses in Vincennes. From 1974, he was present in Mormoil and Pilote. In the following year, he joined Serge Le Tendre in the creation of a first version of 'La Quête de l'Oiseau du Temps' in Imagine.

He worked with Patrick Cothias on 'Capitaine Kergenec' (in Pif Gadget), 'Norbert le Lézard' in Plop and on the creation of Tousse-Bourin magazine. His fantasy stories for this magazine were collected in the album 'Nocturnes' (Kesselring, 1978). Loise made occasional appearances in Métal Hurlant and Fluide Glacial, and started the atelier Bergame with Olivier Taffin, Michel Rouge and Fabien Lacaf.
A new version of 'La Quête de l'Oiseau du Temps' was launched in Charlie Mensuel in 1982. Albums were published by Dargaud. In the 1980s, he also produced illustration portfolios, such as 'L'Offrande' (Trihan, 1984) and 'Troubles Fêtes' (Les Humanoïdes Associés, 1989). In 1990, he started his second popular serial, 'Peter Pan', which is a mix of the classical adventure story with a Dickensian story of an orphan. In 1993, he made 'La Dernière Goutte' with G.P. Taladiart for La Sirène and 'Les Petits Rêveurs' in the collection Grain de Sable of Vents d'Ouest.

In the late 1990s, Loisel and Le Tendre launched a spin-off series of 'L'Oiseau du Temps', called 'L'Ami Javin', for which they wrote the scripts together and left the artwork to Lidwine. Loisel also proved a versatile writer for other artists, namely Philippe Sternis ('Pyrénée', 1998), Christine Oudot ('Fanfreluches pour une Sirène', 2001), Pierre Guilmard ('Les Farfelingues', 2001-04) and Vincent Mallié ('Le Grand Mort', 2007, co-written by Djian).

In 2000, Loisel made 'Mali Mélo - Carnet d'un Voyage', based on his experiences during a trip through Africa (co-scripted by Yvon Le Corre and Serge Le Tendre). In the following year, he produced 'Personnel' and 'Triptyque' for Granit Éditions. In 2006 he teamed up with

Jean-Louis Tripp

to create 'Magasin General', a poetic series set in a small town in 1940s Quebec. For this series, that is published by Casterman, the artists developed a joint style, with Loisel doing the pencil work, Tripp the finished art and François Lapierre the colors. In addition to comics, Loisel has also cooperated on the Disney animation films 'Mulan' and 'Atlantis', as well as Olivier Dahan's 'Petit Poucet'.

Awards

  • 1986: Lucien Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, France
  • 1992: Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 1995: Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 2000: nominated for Best German-language Comic for Children and Young People at the Max & Moritz Prizes, Germany
  • 2002: nominated for Best German-language Comic for Children and Young People at the Max & Moritz Prizes, Germany
  • 2003: nominated for the Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 2006: Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 2007: nominated for the Grand Prix, for best French language comic and for best artwork at the Prix Saint-Michel, Brussels

Warning!

Soaring Penguin Press tell us they have created the Indiegogo campaign, which aims to raise £8000, to support the venture. "It allows me to build publicity for the book and sell copies in advance of printing," Publisher John Anderson told downthetubes.
"We’ve developed a few perks to accompany the campaign," he says, "although we’d rather sell the book. If you have a choice between buying one of the lesser perks, and saving your money to buy the book, buy the book."
Loisel will be attending the BD & Comics Passion Festival, (30th May to 2nd June) at the Institute française, London. If you are able to attend, purchase the Pan perk offered in the campaign, which include t-shirts and badges as well as the book itself. You'll get a copy of the book, and a pass for the weekend so you can meet him.
If you are unable to attend, then purchase the Peter perk, and Soaring Penguin will send you a copy of the book as soon as it becomes available.
Soaring Penguin Press has the UK and European English Language Rights only, so the book cannot be offered outside of the UK or Europe. However, they say they will be shortly starting a Kickstarter campaign to secure the North American Rights.
• IndieGogo Campaign Page: www.indiegogo.com/projects/regis-loisel-s-peter-pan-the-collected-english-edition

 

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Magasin Général Loisel & Tripp

Magasin Général Loisel & Tripp

Loisel La Quête Oiseau du Temps Affiche

The Quest for the Time Bird - Numerical Print

Portfolio Loisel Clochette

Portfolio Lithography "Tinker Bell"

Loisel Clochette Carte Postale

Marques-Pages Magasin Général Loisel Tripp

Page Marker "General Store" N°2

Loisel Affiche Clochette Peter Pan

Magasin General Loisel Tripp Carte Postale

General Store - Pack 11x23

Lithographie Loisel Clochette

Angoulême's Roofs

Magasin Général Loisel & Tripp

Fée Clochette Regis Loisel Peter Pan

Flowers

Loisel Regis

The Quest for the Time Bird

Loisel Affiche Clochette Peter Pan

Portfolio Loisel le Petit Prince

Portfolio Loisel "Triptyque"

Loisel Pelisse Affiche la Quête Oiseau du Temps

Magasin General Loisel Tripp Carte Postale

General Store N°2 - Pack 14x14

Magasin Général Loisel & Tripp

Fée Clochette Regis Loisel Peter Pan

Songes d'une Nuit d'Eté

Loisel Peter Pan Tirage de luxe signé

Portfolio Loisel Clochette

Portfolio "Tinky Bell" 24x30

Loisel Pelisse Affiche la Quête Oiseau du Temps

Magasin General Loisel Tripp

General Store - Post Cards

Loisel Affiche Clochette Peter Pan

Peter Pan Loisel

Peter Pan - Integral Luxe Edition

Portfolio Lithographie Clochette Loisel

Tinkerbell Lithograph's Portfolio

Magasin Général Loisel & Tripp

Loisel La Quête Oiseau du Temps

The Quest for the Time Bird - Numerique Estampe

Loisel Regis

The Quest for the Time Bird (B&W)

Loisel Erotique Carte Postale

Marques-Pages Magasin Général Loisel Tripp

Page Marker "General Store" N°1

Loisel Pelisse Affiche la Quête Oiseau du Temps

Magasin General Loisel Tripp Carte Postale

General Store N°3 - Pack 14x14

Magasin Général Loisel & Tripp

Fée Clochette Regis Loisel Peter Pan

Régis Loisel Livre Norbert le Lezard

Portfolio Loisel Clochette

Portfolio "Tinky Bell" 18x24

Loisel Pelisse Affiche la Quête Oiseau du Temps

Magasin General Loisel Tripp

General Store N°1 - Pochette 14x14

Le Chat de Loisel

The Cat

Les Zhiboux de Loisel

Zee Owls

Serigraphie La Grenouille de Loisel

The Frog