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Latest news

On this blog we will post all news we can find about François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters, their work and related items. If you have a news that we haven't posted yet, please inform us by sending us an email via the feedback form.


Original artwork by Schuiten at auction Christie's

Auction house Christie's will hold an auction of original comic artwork. This auction will be held in Paris on Saturday April 5, 2014 1).

Also two pieces by François Schuiten are part of the auction.

La Barbarie

Expected price: 15.000-17.000 euros

La Barbarie

La fièvre d'Urbicande

Expected price: 10.000-12.000 euros

La fièvre d'Urbicande

Exclusive first peak at Revoir Paris

End of 2014 François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters will release a new album: Revoir Paris. A history of science fiction around Paris. The album will have two volumes with a total of about 110 pages. The first 41 pages are ready and delivered to Casterman. Schuiten and Peeters hope that the album will be released a few weeks before the start of the exhibition in “la Cité de l'architecture & du Patrimoine” that will open at November 18, 2014. The second volume is planned for early 2016.

We are proud to present this exclusive sneak peak at the art work of Revoir Paris. Below you can see the first page of the album.

Revoir Paris by Schuiten and Peeters, page 1a Revoir Paris by Schuiten and Peeters, page 1b

Aquarica selected as Frontières market project

Aquarica is selected for the third Frontières market edition. Aquarica was born out of a collaboration between Martin Villeneuve, writer, director, producer and TED2013 speaker, and European comic book masters François Schuiten & Benoît Sokal.

Villeneuve started working on the script in 2012, after making his striking feature film debut with the effects-laden vision of the future, Mars et Avril, upon which he collaborated with Schuiten. Aquarica is intended to be an animated fantasy feature film in CGI – Martin Villeneuve will direct, while Schuiten & Sokal will act as production designers.

Aquarica selected as Frontières project

Born from the popularity of many other co-production market around the world and the complete lack of event specific to the genre film industry, Frontières became the first market to concentrate specifically on genre film co-production in-between North-America, Europe and Australasia.

To participate in Frontières, the selected projects had to be market premieres with a completed script and needed to be applicable to an international co-production environment where there is ideally be a Canadian production element (either in terms of production location, cast or crew, or post-production). They needed to have a domestic producer attached, although some exceptions were made for exceptional talents looking to find a new producer.

The third edition of Frontières will be held in Brussels from April 10 to 12, 2014 during the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

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