Lot n° 30
5000 - 6000
MOON OF WAR, Dupuis 2000
Original plate no. 54, end page,
prepublished in Bo Doi n° 25, November 1999.signed.
India ink and colored inks on paper
32.5 × 43 cm (12.8 × 16.93 in.)
When the great Jean Van Hamme, worthy heir to Hermann's historic scriptwriter Greg, invites you to draw one of his scenarios, no matter how much you chew your moustache and say to yourself, "Never a scriptwriter again!", you accept. Lune de guerre tells the story of a bloody wedding, starting with a fistfight over a story about shrimps that aren't fresh. This direct-color album was one of Hermann's biggest commercial successes, and the story was later adapted for the screen. In this silent page, it's hard not to admire the contrast between the warm colors of the fire and the cold blue stillness of the night. No need for dialogue, no matter how brilliant: it's all in the looks, the attitudes....
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