Nicolas de Crecy has an eclectic and satisfying collection of work from what seems to be a visit to Kyoto. some fast ones at a cafe, and some more constructed ones mixing Japanese mythology and busy afternoon traffic.
Humanoids recently published a hardcover collection of his comics: THE CELESTIAL BIBENDUM, which is quite heavy with hard covers, slipcase and about 200 pages. it’s full of melting architecture, talking sea dogs and old guys with flat single color bodies.
in truth, the French are much better at depicting New York than New Yorkers. It’s a fictional New York you can only visit in his books.
which brings to mind the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville.
It is not accidental that de Crecy’s aesthetic is all over that film, he was a part of the production early on, but then left (apparently due to artistic conflict) and the director continued with the art. Here is a great de Crecy-esq background by Evgeni Tomov from that film.
and one last drawing by de Crecy before we’re done.