Professional LM Illustrations

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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby Ulkis » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:41 pm

http://pics.livejournal.com/10littlebul ... 0acafh/g58

Wow, the 1934 film pretty much recreated that illustration.

Enjolras looks so dismayed on the cover of that comic.

WTF is with the flag? Did they decide to redesign the tricolour, leaving out Bourbon white?


Obviously it was declared that EVERYTHING must be hot pink.

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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby Lara » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:59 pm

Anything with Gillenormand dancing is awesome:
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And here's some Éponine and Azelma:
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby Usefulbeauty » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:14 pm

"Next on France Has Talent:
Gillenormand is the grandfather of Baron Marius Pontmercy, but he's come a long way from just calling his maid "Nicolette" keeping his grandson from speaking to his father. His talent for dancing was discovered in our Paris auditions and now he's here tonight to perform for us!"
Let us read and let us dance--two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby collectingbees » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:02 am

I love the second cartoon illustration, Despard! Love it! :D What is that from, do you know? (I want it!)

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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby Frédérique » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:45 pm

Aw, the Éponine from the angular version is cute!

I'm also enjoying "The Sleepless Night" and that Idyll/Epic cover and ... all the ones that have a more or less pronounced diagonal light/dark divide.

Let's have some old men! Mabeuf and the goblin:

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And Valjean with a latter-days Liszt hairstyle:

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Cosette's looking very unfashionable there.

More Jeanniot Éponine:

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And Marius looking smug in the assumption that for once he knows exactly what is being played:

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(I adore Jeanniot's Marius; his hairstyle changes within days but his clothes always remain the same.)

Disconcerting angel and general swirly dissolution:

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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby Marianne » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:02 pm

Oh, that last one is beautiful! I've never seen it before.
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby Roses for Ophelia » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:05 pm

This is all so awesome. I love that Joly Bossuet picture!

Bossuet: Notice anything different?
Joly: YOU GREW HAIR!!

I thought the first Enjy death scene was actually Jehan for a moment until i saw the table. It looks more like Jehan, if you ask me.
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby silverwhistle » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:51 pm

There's a lovely illustrated edition available for free download:
with illustrations by Gustave Brion, who also did a beautiful NDdP, which I have in hard copy.
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby Marianne » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:23 pm

Oh, cool! Pity the second half doesn't seem to be online (unless someone has better Google-fu than me and can find it). But it's interesting to see which of those illustrations have circulated a bit in the fandom, and which have remained obscure.
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby silverwhistle » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:57 pm

Marianne wrote:Oh, cool! Pity the second half doesn't seem to be online (unless someone has better Google-fu than me and can find it). But it's interesting to see which of those illustrations have circulated a bit in the fandom, and which have remained obscure.

I've amended the link to the full 800-page ed.
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby MmeJavert » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:45 am

Oooh, that's an excellent find! :D
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always home but so far away
like a word misplaced
nothing said, what a waste

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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby silverwhistle » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:58 am

MmeJavert wrote:Oooh, that's an excellent find! :D

Thanks!
http://www.archive.org and GoogleBooks have quite a lot of old illustrated Hugos, although Google, perversely, has some out-of-copyright eds in snippet view only, which is insane if you want the pictures!).
(And non-illustrateds: Archive.org actually has the complete works (in French) for free download!)
It's also worth checking out Gallica, the BNF site, although, as quite a lot of theirs are digitised from microfilm, the pictures don't always come out well (thinking of the Edition Nationale, especially).
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby silverwhistle » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:32 pm

Here's a lovely album of 100 Drawings for Hugo's works: it includes some excellent Les Mis pics, including Éponine and Marius, and Éponine's death.
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby TheOfficeIsClosed » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:47 am

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I like all of this Jeanniot's pictures a lot.[/quote]


So wait... Is that Marius or Montparnasse? :oops: I honestly can't figure it out. It looks like Montparnasse, and I'd very much like it to be, but at the same time Marius would probably be more likely and his general posture/the thing he's doing with his hands would fit pretty well with Marius being his usual dramatic desperate self :P

And obviously if all the other hilariously awful ones we've had on this thread are anything to go by, the fact that I don't think he looks like a Marius does nothing to prevent the likelihood of it being him anyway (and he did have a moustache in one of the others right?!)... Sigh.

Someone put my mind to rest pretty please?
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Re: Professional LM Illustrations

Postby TheOfficeIsClosed » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:53 am

Hannah wrote:Omg this is the best thread!

I love the one of Valjean LECTURING Montparnasse, and Montparnasse is just looking wistfully over at his hat like "haaaat... 8("

Also Éponine being all 8D I CAN READ DID YOU KNOW I CAN READ HAVE I MENTIONED THIS and Marius being all B| B| B|

Pffft omg.



This is honestly my favourite comment on this whole thread. You have no idea how much I laughed :mrgreen: Accurateness is accurate.
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