Lot n° 21
5000 - 7000
Result with fees
: 14 300EUR
JOE BAR TEAM
Volume 1, Vents d'Ouest, 1990
Original plate no. 35, prepublished in Moto Journal in 1989-1990.
Signed. India ink and white gouache on paper
34 × 39.2 cm (13.39 × 15.43 in.)
Jeannot pilote de course: this is the title of a four-page episode - as much a Hollywood blockbuster as the other episodes, which take place on a single page - of which the present plate is the denouement.
"A blockbuster indeed! And what a pleasure it is to finally have several pages to tell a story! But perhaps it's worth pointing out that this episode takes place over four pages at the request of Moto Journal, which wanted a long story for a special vacation issue. And it was a godsend, because I'd been wanting to develop my characters in the context of an official competition for a long time. But not on a racetrack. My zigotos are pure deceivers, not sportsmen, so I opted for a hill-climb (a timed event contested on a winding, uphill stretch of road). There, yes, they'd be in their element, my dingos. And to top it all off, to make the story as authentic as possible, my experience as a failed racer would finally come in handy."
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