As a sometimes-publisher/bookmaker, I have a hard time with Nobrow books, since everything they do is so perfect it kills me. Paper, printing, binding, etc - always simple, always top-notch, eugh. I first saw this book at APE, and I was excited to hear that Marion Fayolle would be at MoCCA, since I had wanted a signed copy.
1) This is a unique sketch - she uses sponge painting over a stencil to create the main figure and then highlights it with a very small-gauge rapidograph pen. Neat.
2) I was hoping she would have brought copies of Nyctalope, the comics magazine she edits in France. I asked her about it, and there was a bit of language barrier, leading me to try to speak to her in French. There’s a special humiliation speaking the world’s most beautiful language to a native French speaker, especially when you’re more “puking it up” than “speaking” it. Long story short, I’ll probably buy some copies through the mail and will post pictures of them.