“Guy Peellaert was to Europe what Andy Warhol was to America – except that Guy had more talent!” Jim Steranko (American comic book artist, art historian, publisher and film production illustrator)
Guy Peellaert was born on April 6, 1934 in Brussels (died in 2008), into a wealthy and influential aristocratic family. In the mid sixties Peellaert moved to Paris, where he started working as an advertiser and decorator for theaters and comic strip artist. He designed sets for the famous Crazy Horse saloon, the Casino de Paris and the Roland Petit ballet company.
In 1966, the satirical comic magazine Hara-Kiri (“le journal bête et méchant”) published Les aventures de Jodelle, written by Pierre Bartier and drawn by Guy Peellaert. For his second comic strip, Pravda, la surviveuse, published in 1967. Peellaert was inspired by another chanteuse, Françoise Hardy.
Peellaert became an internationally renowned artist after the publication of Rock Dreams. John Lennon framed the cover of the book and both Mick Jagger and David Bowie asked him to provide a cover illustration for their albums…
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