_Yvan Pommaux (link)
A curiosity: at the 2013 CONFIA conference I learned [on Sandra Beckett's paper = "Yvan Pommaux's Fairy-Tale whodunnits *"] that my dear John Blacksad must have had inspiration in an earlier character John Chatterton by Yvan Pommaux [published long before the publication of the 1st Blacksad in 2000)
Pommaux, Y. John Chatterton détective. L'Ecole des Loisirs, Paris (1993);
Pommaux, Y. : Lilas. L'Ecole des Loisirs, Paris (1995);
Pommaux, Y. Le grand sommeil. L'École des Loisirs (1998)
Coincidence? French editor tips to Spanish designer? ... Whodunnits*! Time will tell.
One thing is sure: Blacksad is a sucess, I have the books, the making of, the videos... and I'm on my way to buy the last one :) "Amarillo" (video link)
It's curious how there's so many people working on this subject. I made an exhibition in 2007 and I had no references to other illustrators working on this zoomorphic theme. In a split second internet is overflowing with this imagery... National Geographic Generation? Jung synchronicity? ...don't know, but I'm loving it (:
_Juanjo Guarnido (link)
*Whodunnits - a story or play about a murder in which the identity of the murderer is not revealed until the end.