Monday, October 26, 2009

#344 Nicolas Le Floch

I just read this week end the first book of the collection written by Jean Francois Parot"l'enigme des blancs-manteaux".Here is a drawing I made of the hero with his second inspector Boudereau.Like you maybe have guessed looking at my blog ,I like historical mystery murders.In this book the hero is not that smart and not much of a fighter either and very slow in putting two and two together .The writer does a great job describing Paris and his people under the reign of Louis XV .Quite, filthy and sordid ,not medieval but not far.

23 comments:

UM said...

That sounds like an interesting book. Is there a good English translation? I love that period and the costumes of that time. When you see paintings of beautiful ladies and perfectly groomed gentleman of the early 18th century, you forget that the city they lived in stank of sewage and death. At dinner parties the men would piss in pots under the table and the ladies into the corner of a room and then go back to polite conversation. Great drawing!

Patrick said...

Hello Uli, yes they have been translated and you can find them on Amazon,Type in book,Nicolas Le Floch

Patrick said...

The first one is called in english "The Chatelet Apprentice"

GeeBee said...

Diffusé en ce moment à la TV en France !

Patrick said...

Et alors, c'est bien ,ca vaut le cout d'acheter le DVD?.

GeeBee said...

Sais pas...pas pu regarder :o/

douce said...

Hi Patrick, great as always! I know that you're a vis def guy at Dreamworks and I wondered what kind of stuff they are looking for when they look at portfolios for that. I have worked as a director for years but am thinking I'd like to work more as a designer. If this is not a subject you'd like to discuss here I will respect that but I couldn't resist asking as I know you are tops in your field!

respectfully yours,
bob

Patrick said...

What kind of stuff...I guess your best shot at what ever things you like to do in what ever style you like to design as long as it can carry the look of a feature film format .

Patrick said...

Again Bob,I'm not involve in any way with the revue portfolio dpt.so what above is just a guess.

Will Finn said...

Sounds like my kind of hero!

Wonderful art!

douce said...

Thanks for your comments-- I was just curious, didn't want to burden you at all.

thanks,
Bob

willborough said...

They sound like fun books. Is there supernatural stuff in them or are they more reality based? I'm a big fan of the Aubrey-Maturin series by O'brian. A bit later in history but truely awesome books.

B

PS great drawing too!

Patrick said...

No supernatural,more like Sherlock Holmes in the 18 century .I 'm never read O'brian ,but I will thanks to you.

willborough said...

You won't be disappointed. I'll try Nicolas le floch too.

B

Patrick said...

I forgot to mention to you that I saw and like the movie "Master and Commander" very much and if I'm not mistaking was inspired by the first book from the collection Aubrey-Maturin.
Also by coincidence when I got your comment I was reading"Under the Black Flag"and on the cover there is a line from Patrick O'brian that say:"This is the most authoritative and Highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read".

willborough said...

I got into the books through the movie. I thought it was excellent but the books step it up another notch. There's some expolosive action but his psychological analysis of the characters is even greater. Maturin especially is a much more complex man than in the movies.

B

Pascale said...

I have just published a book about the Parot's collection ("Nicolas Le Floch, le Tableau de Paris de Jean-François Parot", PUP, march 2010) and I am now working on a site about Jean-François Parot for the Lattès Editions. I'd like to put in it your drawing about Nicolas Le Floch. I'll of course note your name and the adress of your blog with your drawing. Tell me if you allow me to do it.
Thanks !

I forgot: my name is Pascale ARIZMENDI and I live in France.

Patrick said...

Oui Pascale vous pouvez.Encore merci a Mr Jean-Francois Parot pour cette merveilleuse collection dont je n'ai toujours pas vue la version televisee.

Pascale said...

Je Transmettrai à Jean-François Parot. Un grand merci en tous cas ! Quant à la série, elle tire plutôt sur le style Pardaillan, si vous connaissez...
Si vous faites d'autres dessins, faites-le moi savoir ...
Et si j'osais, je vous demanderais bien aussi un petit texte (in french !) pour vous situer et dire ce qui vous a poussé à dessiner Nicolas et Bourdeau... Can you ?

Pascale said...

Quant je parlais de série, c'était évidemmennt de la série télévisée dont je parlais.
D'autre part, pouvez-vous me confirmer votre accord par E-Mail ?
Merci encore !

Pascale said...

Si vous désirez voir, avant sa mise en ligne, la page du site sur laquelle figurera votre dessin, faites-moi connaître votre mail, par le biais des Editions JC Lattès par exemple (ABLONDAT@editions-jclattes.fr), afin que je vous envoie l'URL de la page.
Cordialement.

Pascale said...

Pour info le site que j'ai créé est maintenant mis en ligne aux URL suivantes : www.nicolaslefloch.fr
et
www.jeanfrancoisparot.fr.

Amicalement Pascale Arizmendi

Patrick said...

Tres beau site,tres tres bien documente et organise, bravo Pascale.
P.S Merci pour le link.