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Preview of 2019

The end of the year is good for a review of 2018 but also for a preview of 2019. What are the plans of François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters for the new year?

Benoît Peeters will start in January 2019 a new conference series in Museum Arts et Métiers in Paris called: Métamorphoses de la cuisine.

For François Schuiten 2019 will be focused on Le Dernier Pharaon. Le Dernier Pharaon is the tribute album by Schuiten of Blake and Mortimer based on a scenario by Schuiten, Thomas Gunzig and Jaco Van Dormael. The album is coloured by Laurent Durieux. This album is expected to be released in May 2019.

Besides the book presentations there will be some events like exhibitions in three different places. In Brussels (Galerie Champaka, Palais de Justice and Maison Autrique), in Paris (Musée des Arts et métiers) and in Amiens.

During his travels for the Scan Pyramids project, Schuiten made an expedition sketchbook what will be published in 2019.

End March 2019 we will see the last of the four integral albums of Les Cités Obscures with the stories La Frontière Invisible, La Théorie du Grain de Sable and Souvenirs de l'Éternel Présent. Atlantic12 will publish a screen print with the release of this album.

François Schuiten will continue to work with Benoît Peeters on the heritage of the Obscure Cities and other common books.

German publisher Schreiber und Leser has announced a new translation: Der Weg nach Armilia.

In China three translated albums will be published: Revoir Paris, La Frontière Invisible and L'Enfant Penchée.

For 2019 two English translations were announced last year, but we could not get any confirmation yet:

Atlantic 12 will publish 2-3 classic screen prints like the Type29 image and also some master pieces (very limited edition) in screen print but with an intervention by François Schuiten on it. This technic is called 'rehaut' in French.

In November 2019 an exposition by Schuiten and Peeters at Maison d’Ailleurs (Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland) will start.