Tôkyô is my Garden
A Distant Tango

Preceded by Love Hotel and complemented by a richly illustrated dossier, the new edition in French and Japanese of Tôkyô is my Garden, by Frédéric Boilet, Benoît Peeters and Jirô Taniguchi, was released on June 6, 2018 by Casterman.

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet
With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10
And the kind participation of : Qianhe (Funnynoise)

Musical extract : Obsession, by Lys Gauty (1935)

Tôkyô is my Garden
Do you tell them you love them ?
「愛してる」もよく言うの?

Preceded by Love Hotel and complemented by a richly illustrated dossier, the new edition in French and Japanese of Tôkyô is my Garden, by Frédéric Boilet, Benoît Peeters and Jirô Taniguchi, was released on June 6, 2018 by Casterman


Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet
With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10
And the kind participation of : Qianhe (Funnynoise)

Yukiko's Spinach
It's just that I love you, both of you, now...

 

Yukiko's Spinach, a graphic novel published in 2001 at the same time in French by Ego comme X and in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in Spanish and German (Ponent Mon, 2003), English (Fanfare / Ponent Mon 2003), Italian (Coconino Press, 2004), complex Chinese (Dala Publishing, 2005), Portuguese (Conrad Editora, 2005) and Polish (Kultura Gniewu, 2007). A new edition in French and in Japanese, revised and expanded, was published on September 7, 2017 by Les Impressions Nouvelles.

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet
With the kind participation of :

Pascal Jean (the music coming from the corridors)

Cécile Gremillet (the Yukiko's voice)

Martin Faynot and Miguel Ángel Ibáñez Muñoz‎ (the sounds coming from Japan)

Yann Escarment (the book cover design)

Musical extract : Le Courage d'aimer, by Pierre Barouh (1972)

Yukiko's Spinach
Front cover and sketches

Yukiko's Spinach, a graphic novel published in 2001 at the same time in French by Ego comme X and in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in Spanish and German (Ponent Mon, 2003), English (Fanfare / Ponent Mon 2003), Italian (Coconino Press, 2004), complex Chinese (Dala Publishing, 2005), Portuguese (Conrad Editora, 2005) and Polish (Kultura Gniewu, 2007). A new edition in French and in Japanese, revised and expanded, was published on September 7, 2017 by Les Impressions Nouvelles.

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet
With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Musical extract : Yamafuro by Masakatsu Takagi

Elegy for Neri

 

Neri 2004, a short story in six pages, originally released in France on December 2003 in Beaux Arts Magazine special issue n°9, then in Garotas de Tóquio (Brazil, Conrad Editora, 2006), Elles (France, Ego comme X, 2007) and Ellas (Spain, Dibbuks, 2007).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet
With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10
And the kind participation of : Neri (Tôkyô, Shibuya, November 28, 2003)

Musical extract : Elegy for Violin and Piano, by Efrem Podgaits
Violin : Alexandre Brussilovsky

Yukiko's Spinach
The Spinach's Discovery

 

Yukiko's Spinach, a graphic novel published in 2001 at the same time in French by Ego comme X and in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in Spanish and German (Ponent Mon, 2003), English (Fanfare / Ponent Mon 2003), Italian (Coconino Press, 2004), complex Chinese (Dala Publishing, 2005), Portuguese (Conrad Editora, 2005) and Polish (Kultura Gniewu, 2007). A new edition in French and in Japanese, revised and expanded, was published on September 7, 2017 by Les Impressions Nouvelles.

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet
With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Musical extract : Nova, by Arms and Sleepers (2011)

The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac

「十二宮12幻想」

Original pencillings and cover illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigenso (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Musical extract : La Romance de Nadir, by Tino Rossi (1936) and Georges Bizet

Aries /「牡羊座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Musical extract : You Were Meant for Me, by Nacio Herb Brown (1929)

Taurus /「牡牛座」

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).
 

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Musical extract : Les feuilles mortes / 「枯葉」, by Hideo Koh (1952)

Gemini /「双子座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Musical extract : Trumpet Tune, by Henry Purcell

Cancer /「蟹座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

And the kind participation of : Marie Godart

Musical extract : Four Organs, by Steve Reich (1970)
Dialogues are inspired from Hana, by Asa-Chang & Junray (2002)

Leo /「獅子座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Virgo /「乙女座」

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Musical extract : Pourquoi m'avoir tant donné ?, by Rina Ketty (late 30's)

Libra /「天秤座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Scorpio /「蠍座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Sagittarius /「射手座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10
And the kind participation of : Nane Robby

Musical extracts :
Yuki ga furu, by Koshijishimai (2011)
Yuki ga furu, by Salvatore Adamo (1963)

Capricorn /「山羊座

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Aquarius /「水瓶座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

Pisces /「魚座」

 

Original pencilling and illustration extracted from Junikyu Junigensu (The Twelve Chimera of the Zodiac), a collection of short stories initially published in Japan in 2000 by Enix Corporation, then in pocket format in 2002 by Kodansha. The illustrations later appeared in Mariko Parade created in collaboration with Kan Takahama (first edition in 2003 in Japanese by Ohta Publishing Company, then in French by Casterman, Spanish by Ponent Mon and English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Directed and edited by : Frédéric Boilet

With the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10
And the participation for food of : Fifi

286 Days

 

Frédéric Boilet presents 286 Days, a photographic story created together with Laia Canada, released in January 2014 by Les Impressions Nouvelles.

In French with English subtitles

Filmed on September 22, 2013 between two sighs and with the means at hand : Fujifilm FinePix X10

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