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Louvre Museum Exhibits The Arts of Manga JoJo's Author

by dtshyk
Jan 24, 2009 6:30 PM | 16 Comments
Louvre Museum in France has been holding an exhibition "Cartoons - The Louvre invites comic-strip art" and displaying original drawings of comic artists based on the artistic works and the exhibition rooms of the museum. Araki Hirohiko ("JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" ) was chosen as a representative of Japanese manga artists along the other famous comic artists such as Nicolas de Crécy, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Éric Liberge and Bernard Yslaire. The exhibition will be held until April 13th.

Araki's arts displayed at Louvre

Araki had drawn a cover illustration of a scientific journal "Cell" in 2007.
The cover illustration of Cell vol.130

Source: Louvre Museum Official Announcement
Source: Iza News

16 Comments Recent Comments

Now I really want to read this manga :D!

Jan 27, 2009 11:51 PM by Toddler_Naruto

shinkeikaku said:


I like Tsutomu Nihei as a choice. But it would be nice to have something more "girly" too, instead of only shounen/seinen styles. It's not easy finding mangaka that aren't just.. well, plain manga illustrators, but show fine art skills as well. Some more "girly" ones that actually look like art would be Kasai Ayumi and Shimizu Reiko, but they aren't as established.


I don't know, heh. I simply chose artists whose work is highly unique, and on a high technical level. There are a lot of artists whose styles I personally enjoy (Tetsuo Hara, who did "Hokuto No Ken", or Keisuke Itagaki, who did "Grappler Baki" and "Garouden"), but they're not sufficiently unique, nor are they that proficient at illustrations.

Oh, and while I certainly believe you liked CLAMP before it was cool to do so, I doubt that's true of most of their supposed fans.

To me, their designs are straight-up ugly and lazy hack work. Maybe this was different at the beginning of their career, but at this point, they're just mailing it in.

Jan 27, 2009 7:10 PM by YoungVagabond

ShaolinRibiero said:

Fuck CLAMP.

QFT.

I've never read JoJo's bizarre adventure, but I love the art style. I almost wish I had timed a trip to Paris to go check the exhibit out. No, never mind, that would be ridiculous.

Jan 27, 2009 6:43 PM by naikou

ShaolinRibiero said:
LolitaDecay said:


-cough- CLAMP -cough-
Fuck CLAMP. If they weren't a bunch of moderately attractive women with celebrity appeal, no one would give two shits about their one-dimensional, unoriginal designs. Their drawings are ugly, their women and men look alike in terms of facial features, and far too skinny.

The Louvre has good taste; Hirohiko is one of the most influential, unique, and creative manga artists ever.

Other acceptable choices; Hiroaki Samura and Tsutomu Nihei.
I liked CLAMP way before they did public appearances, so that doesn't have much to do with it. And I'm used to the bulky body/small head designs they have versus the current skinny ones. Anyway, it's all about personal tastes.

I like Tsutomu Nihei as a choice. But it would be nice to have something more "girly" too, instead of only shounen/seinen styles. It's not easy finding mangaka that aren't just.. well, plain manga illustrators, but show fine art skills as well. Some more "girly" ones that actually look like art would be Kasai Ayumi and Shimizu Reiko, but they aren't as established.

Jan 27, 2009 6:40 PM by shinkeikaku

LolitaDecay said:


-cough- CLAMP -cough-


Fuck CLAMP. If they weren't a bunch of moderately attractive women with celebrity appeal, no one would give two shits about their one-dimensional, unoriginal designs. Their drawings are ugly, their women and men look alike in terms of facial features, and far too skinny.

The Louvre has good taste; Hirohiko is one of the most influential, unique, and creative manga artists ever.

Other acceptable choices; Hiroaki Samura and Tsutomu Nihei.

Jan 27, 2009 6:20 PM by YoungVagabond

LolitaDecay said:
ladyxzeus said:
It's a single entity, but holds more styles than all of us together.
Oh absolutely. To be honest if we were choose artists to represent a wide range of styles who would you choose?

Say you had 3 to pick from. To sum up the variety of styles.

Since Araki Hirohiko was chosen let's keep him.
The rest of the party... Sakura Momoko (pure simplicity) and Naoko Takeuchi Watase Yuu

And it's still very reductive. Refer to Taschen for the deserved list. xD

Jan 27, 2009 1:17 PM by ladyxzeus

ladyxzeus said:
It's a single entity, but holds more styles than all of us together.
Oh absolutely. To be honest if we were choose artists to represent a wide range of styles who would you choose?

Say you had 3 to pick from. To sum up the variety of styles.

Jan 25, 2009 2:56 PM by LolitaDecay

shinkeikaku said:
LolitaDecay said:
ladyxzeus said:
I wonder if this representative is... Representative enough. Of all the genres, subgenres, styles and uniqueness of each author choosing one to represent manga just seems reducing.
I agree completely. It's also very 'old school', it would be nice to see some of the new styles out there getting some notice.

-cough- CLAMP -cough-
It is hard to pick just one, but I don't think this was a terrible pick. He's demonstrated versatility in style (like that journal cover) and has sold something like 50 million copies of the manga worldwide.

But yeah, I like CLAMP more. ^_^;;

Edit: Ha, I almost forgot.. but even CLAMP has done a fan illustration of JoJo, so apparently they approve too. ;)

I personally don't find CLAMP so-that-amazing and between them and this guy... I think they made the right choice. xD It's just sad that while the Wester comics are fairly represented they just got one from Japan and that's it. It's a single entity, but holds more styles than all of us together.

Jan 25, 2009 2:43 PM by ladyxzeus

shinkeikaku said:

Edit: Ha, I almost forgot.. but even CLAMP has done a fan illustration of JoJo, so apparently they approve too. ;)

No way!
Okay. My opinion hath been changed.

Jan 25, 2009 11:34 AM by LolitaDecay

LolitaDecay said:
ladyxzeus said:
I wonder if this representative is... Representative enough. Of all the genres, subgenres, styles and uniqueness of each author choosing one to represent manga just seems reducing.
I agree completely. It's also very 'old school', it would be nice to see some of the new styles out there getting some notice.

-cough- CLAMP -cough-
It is hard to pick just one, but I don't think this was a terrible pick. He's demonstrated versatility in style (like that journal cover) and has sold something like 50 million copies of the manga worldwide.

But yeah, I like CLAMP more. ^_^;;

Edit: Ha, I almost forgot.. but even CLAMP has done a fan illustration of JoJo, so apparently they approve too. ;)

Jan 25, 2009 9:02 AM by shinkeikaku

dtshyk said:
Araki Hirohiko ("JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" ) was chosen as a representative of Japanese manga artists

Good.
However I still feel the lack of Japanese mangas/animes. More than half of the world's comics are mangas!

Jan 25, 2009 8:40 AM by ntHai

ladyxzeus said:
I wonder if this representative is... Representative enough. Of all the genres, subgenres, styles and uniqueness of each author choosing one to represent manga just seems reducing.
I agree completely. It's also very 'old school', it would be nice to see some of the new styles out there getting some notice.

-cough- CLAMP -cough-

Jan 25, 2009 7:37 AM by LolitaDecay

I wonder if this representative is... Representative enough. Of all the genres, subgenres, styles and uniqueness of each author choosing one to represent manga just seems reducing.

Jan 25, 2009 6:49 AM by ladyxzeus

wow, kudos for him o.o

Jan 24, 2009 11:30 PM by chryseis

Thats awesome for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure to gain such recognition.

Jan 24, 2009 9:02 PM by EndlessMaria

Oh wow, I didn't realize he illustrated a cover of Cell. The journal is a little too far into the bio side of things for me to regularly read, but that makes it more interesting. ;)

Jan 24, 2009 6:57 PM by shinkeikaku