François is currently working on a coloured comic book, De l'Encre et des Plumes (Of Ink and Feathers). The book is still in progress.
The main character, Kasumi, is inspired by Angelic Pretty model Amo chan. She wears Lolita inspired kimono. The book deals with callygraphy and magic
Another project of François is Yumeko, the story of an imaginative Lolita.<br />The list of artists collaborating to the book is impressive: Sachi and yuka from Kokusyoku Sumire, Imai Kira, Hikari and Tsubaki from Garasu no Kotorisha, Kozue, Natsuko Hamada, Masaru Schinohe...<br /><br /><center><img alt=" alt="" />
Last project I wanted to write about is an illustrated version of the Little Red Riding Hood tale. The black & white drawings are absolutely splendid, I especially dig the wolf. The story slightly vary from the original tale.
Maki from Angelic Pretty also took part of the project and drew a little something that will appear in the book!! (Akazukin chan actually wears an Angelic Pretty dress)
The release party of the book, as well as an exhibition of his paintings, will take place in Paris on saturday, january 10th, at Galerie L'Issue, 38 rue Quincampoix, near the Pompidou center (Beaubourg Museum). We are still working on that but we're planning on throwing a wee party for that special occasion.
The book will be on sale (simple+limited edition), as well as phone straps, pins, post cards and so on.
On saturday, february 7th (from 1 to 6PM), François will be signing his book.
François has many side projects to come, he's currently working on something with Miaki Kari and Novala Takemoto, he will take care of the next european Kokusyoku Sumire tour (I've heard they will play in Scandinavia too, this time!) and many other things. Please check his work and blog!
Thanks for reading me!
EDIT: The main party will take place on february 7th, since François isn't the only artist to show his work during the release party on january 10th.