i’m jealous of beatrice alemagna

So, here’s a little tidbit about me… I’m currently working on a children’s book with a dynamo writer friend of mine. I was quite happy with my illustrations, that is until I came across the work of Italian author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna and this lovely book titled Un Lion à Paris. I absolutely love how she has seamlessly combined line drawings, with found imagery, with something magical that I can’t quite put my finger on. Damn. Back to the drawing board. Sorry dynamo writing friend… it might be awhile before you see any new pages!

{And if these illustrations aren’t enough to be jealous of, ‘in 1998 she started publishing with “editions du Seuil” and began a collaboration as poster artist for the Centre Pompidou in Paris. A collaboration that continues to this day.’ FYI: I have great dreams of working with the Pompidou someday… ooh, I’m so jealous!}






comments (7)

  1. Jojo /// 06.16.2010 /// 10:08am

    As someone who considers herself rather close to said dynamo writer friend, I can assure you she has every faith The Jealous Curator’s book illustrations will make even the likes of Beatrice Alemagna envious. :) jojo

  2. The Storialist /// 06.16.2010 /// 12:15pm

    These are amazing.

    Oooh…would like to see your illustrations!!!

  3. The Jealous Curator /// 06.16.2010 /// 8:54pm

    it could be quite a wait at this stage ; )

    … and thanks jojo. you’ll be the first to see them ; )

  4. Page /// 07.21.2010 /// 12:58pm

    Where did you find Un Lion à Paris? I did a Google search and looked on Amazon to no avail. Thanks, Page

  5. The Jealous Curator /// 07.21.2010 /// 4:03pm

    here’s a list of new and used versions from amazon.ca

    http://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/2746708167/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&qid=1279756917&sr=8-8&condition=all

    good luck!

  6. David Maybury | Blog » Chris Haughton Interview w/ Kim Harte /// 09.23.2010 /// 11:36pm

    [...] I really love Beatrice Alemagna’s work. Un Lion a Paris perhaps is my favourite. It is about a lion that takes the train to Paris, [...]

  7. Interview with Kim Harte 2010 | Chris Haughton /// 03.18.2014 /// 12:04pm

    [...] and falls in love with Paris and finds here home as a famous Lion statue in the heart of the city. http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2010/06/16/im-jealous-of-beatrice-alemagna/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Un-Lion-Paris-Beatrice-Alemagna/dp/2746708167 Also Tara Publishing in India [...]