It took a letter for James Jean Vive in the shadow of a homonym that would have crushed him by his legendary career. However, on September 22, 1979, James Jean comes out of his mother's belly in Taiwan without suspecting (or he was very early) that he would mark the comics and art industry in general forever.
As early as 2001, James begins to work for DC Comics and Marvel as an illustrator of blankets and this is an explanation for our European audience. If in France and the United States, the comic is originally in strip (a band of 3 or 4 boxes) in the newspapers, it goes in both countries emancipate differently.
In France, the comic strip quickly becomes an art considered, badly considered, but no matter, stories are quickly entitled to collections, solid BDS that are in a shelf in the same way as a Voltaire or a ZOLA. In the States, on the other hand, if the collections also exist, one of the keys to the comics Book is to sell chapter after Chapter Week after week. Where in France an author carries out almost systematically, since it has one to do, in the United States or subcontrol generally the spot originally to save time at the designers, then to create alternative blankets with prestigious names .
Above the covers by Moebius for stories on which he has never worked.
But let's go back to James Jean. While working at the two presiginious publishers, it will work for various publications, Time Magazine, Playboy or groups like Linkin Park
And then in July 2002, James's career will take a turning point that makes it pass to another dimension thanks to a comics: Fables.
Created by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, this major work of the 9th art tells the lives of storytelling characters who have been forced to blend in the New York scenery. Wonderfully drawn and sublimated written, the series will continue until 2015.
If the content was acclaimed (rightly), the container was so much since James Jean won no less than 10 prizes for the incredible covers he realizes for the series. A florale of its covers was even published so much the work is colossal (album published at Urban Comics in our Greens countries).
Let's add to that the covers for Umbrella Academy who also earned him prices.
Then Those of Green Arrow and Batgirl.
And you will understand that James Jean is one of the big names of the comic strip without being a known author of the general public. Since 2008, he has retired from the environment to focus on painting.
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