A Tribute to Satoshi Kon
To pay a tribute to the master of animated dreams whose untimely death occurred last year, Japan Expo asked to about forty French artists to illustrate the memory of Satoshi KON.
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"With my heart full of gratitude for everything good in the world, I'll put my pen down. Now excuse me, I have to go." Satoshi KON left with these words, in a last letter published on the Internet by his wife after his death.
Japan Expo pays a tribute to the artist, by letting French artists express through their art all the affection they had for the master.
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© All rights reserved Satoshi KON made himself known as an animation director in 1997 with Perfect Blue, a feature film which was a revelation for many people when it was released. Then came the films Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, as well as the series Paranoia Agent. So many works which showed the perfection of the image and of directing achieved by this artist who started his career as a Mangaka.
On August 24, 2010, Satoshi KON passed away, at 46 years old. A brutal death which left a huge gap in the hearts and dreams of all his fans. Suffering from pancreas cancer, he had chosen not to talk about his illness, going on working until the end on his last film Yume-Miru Kikai, which will be finished soon by the studio Madhouse.
Discover at Japan Expo the works of the French artists who illustrated the memory of the artist through the exhibition A Tribute to Satoshi Kon.
Animator / Storyboarder (Basquash, Casshern Sins, Wakfu...).
Animator / Designer / Illustrator (9, Un Monstre à Paris, visual creation for music album Dr Tom...).
Animator / Storyboarder / Comics artist.
Animator (Wakfu/Ogrest, Gegege no Kitaro, Lupin ...).
Animator (Harry Potter, Un Monstre à Paris, Tintin...) / Illustrator.
Comics artist (Le Goût du Chlore, Elle(s), Hollywood Jan, Dans mes yeux, Pour l'Empire, Polina...).
Animator / Comics artist (Powa).
Illustrator / Comics artist (Meka, Naja...). Co-founder of the website Café Salé.
Animator / Decorator (Basquash, Le Chat du Rabbin, Aya de Yopougon...).
Animator (Avez-vous déjà vu?) and comics artist (Groenland-Manhattan, Ida).
Comics artist (Appartement 44).
Comics artist (Un long destin de sang).
Director / Animator / Storyboarder (Wakfu).
Gabriel Jolly Monge
Decorator / Graphic development (Titeuf the movie).
Illustrator / Graphic artist for Aesia (Lucha Fury...).
Director (Chahut, Love Patate...).
Illustrator and art teacher.
Designer / Decorator (Ankama).
Julien Le Rolland
Animator / Layout man (Lascars the movie).
Marie Pommepuy and Sebastien Cosset are a couple of comics artist (Miss Pas Touche, Jolies Ténèbres, Beauté ...) who also work in animation (Petit Vampire, Majorettes! ...).
Comics artist (Lord of Burger, Mytho, HBGD...).
Supervisor FX (Ankama).
Animator / Illustrator / Character designer / Storyboarder.
Illustrator (Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour US, Flaunt ...) and designer (among others, for Mr Loutre on channel France 3).
Animator / Storyboarder (Ernest & Célestine, Sally Bollywood, Wakfu...) and illustrator (Je suis deux, Ankama Éditions).
Illustrator (Sabine for éditions Soleil - and other works published by Les Grands Arbres).
Director (Biotope, Clichés de Soirée) / Comics artist (Fausse Garde, L'Or et le Sang, Pour l'Empire...).
Director (Co2) / Animator (Azur et Asmar, Le Chat du Rabbin, Avez-vous déjà vu?, Monsieur Bébé...).
Storyboarder (Babylon A.D, Coco...) / Comics artist (Rocher Rouge, Hollywood Jan).
Michel "Mitch" Pecqueur
Animator / Supervisor 3D (Lascars le film, Chasseurs de Dragons, pilote de Molly Star Racer...).
Designer (Aardman) / Comics artist (Malice & Catastrophe).
Illustrator / Comics artist (Geek & Girly).
Comics artist (Je suis morte, Hyper l'Hippo, Annie Zoo).
Animator / Layout (Basquash, Wakfu ...).
Comics artist (Debaser).
Character designer (Ernest et Célestine le film...) / Storyboarder / Comics artist.
Yann Le Gall
Animator / Decorator (Lascars le film, Basquash, Air Gear...).
This exhibition has been made in collaboration with Marc AGUESSE, in charge of the website Catsuka and of the TV show bearing the same name on the French channel Nolife.
- Conference - Tribute to Satoshi KON Thursday 30 June, 15h30-16h30, Conference room
By Yvan West Laurence