XIII Identification - La magnifique Major Jones en dédicace originale par William Vance by William Vance - Sketch
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XIII Identification - La magnifique Major Jones en dédicace originale par William Vance

Sketch
2004
Ballpoint pen
Encadrement d'art - musée conservant les deux albums dédicacés côte à côte - accès arrière et oeuvres amovibles pour accéder facilement aux portfolios et documents des dossiers

Description

Ce 2ème portfolio contient 16 reproductions couleur des couvertures des albums de XIII (dont 1 numérotée signée) + 1 planche de justificatif de tirage + un courrier et une fiche 'Jason Fly' comportant une bande de négatif de 3 photos. Du grand art et une finition extrêmement soignée ! La dédicace originale du Major Jones est réalisée par William Vance et elle complète la dédicace de XIII toujours pour Erwann du premier portfolio XIII Exhibits.

Inscriptions

Dédicacé par William Vance en bas à droite

About William Vance

William Vance, pseudonym of William van Cutsem, made his debut with some illustrations in the Dutch version of Tintin magazine. His first comic stories were generally biographies, but in 1964 he started his first series, 'Howard Flynn', about a navy officer. Vance's talent really revealed itself when he made the western series 'Ray Ringo' and the special agent series 'Bruno Brazil', which was written by Michel Greg. He then succeeded Gérald Forton on Henri Verne's 'Bob Morane' series, which was published in Femmes d'Aujourd'hui, Pilote and Tintin. While doing 'Bob Morane', Vance illustrated several other stories for Femmes d'Aujourd'hui, such as 'S.O.S. Nature', 'Mongwy', 'Rodric' and the 'Ramiro' series. Together with André-Paul Duchâteau, he made 'Bruce J. Hawker' from 1976 in Tintin and again Femmes d'Aujourd'hui. Highlight of his career became 'XIII', an espionage series written by Jean Van Hamme, inspired byLudlum's book 'The Bourne Identity'. Starting in 1984, 'XIII' is built around a character in search of his true identity. What follows is a series of exciting intrigues, government and military cover-ups, murder attempts and action scenes. Vance returned to the western genre in 1991 with illustrating the 'Blueberry' spin-off 'Marshall Blueberry' (text by Jean Giraud). Text (c) Lambiek

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