Benoît Prévot
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Benoit PrevotBenoît Prévot was born in 1968 in the Ardennes (France). After graduating from EMSAT, he worked at different graphic and advertising studios, before training again at CFT Gobelins. He now mainly works as a cartoonist. His illustrations have been published in magazines, on book covers and on posters.  

He participates in exhibitions in the United States and in Europe. He has published several comics, among which the Angel Face serie, with H & O Edition.

Benoit Prévot's art is unique in many ways, but the most recognizable is his use of a 20's and 30's style and attitude, with it's emphasis on a way of life that no longer really exists, and a strong Art Deco flair. According to his interviews and bios, he is fascinated by those decades, and the larger than life stars and personalities who populated them. It sets his art apart, and gives it a feel all of it's own.

But what I like even more about Prévot's art is his sense of humor and the expressive faces of his characters.

 

 

Benoit Prevot His humor can be very subtle, so it's worth taking a minute or two to look closely at his drawings, and check out the details.Angelface is a series set in the early 1920s and tells the story of two hunky friends, Alan and Red.

In Angelface #1, Alan and Red rob a jewelry store in London and lay their hands on a small fortune. After a wild night of lustful celebrations, Red wakes up to find that Alan (also called Angelface) has taken off with all the loot! Not one to let his fortunes vanish, Red follows a steamy trail of clues to a ship headed to the United States!

 
 
  Benoit PrevotMeanwhile Alan screws his way across the ocean, stealing form every person he possibly can. His good fortune comes to an end when he ends up getting blackmailed by a gangster known as the Black Rook. Alan either agrees to work for the Black Rook, or he will be turned over to the authorities. Reluctantly, Alan agrees and the Black Rook transforms him into a suave aristocrat. When they arrive in Manhattan, Alan looks like a million bucks… but with a dangerous game ahead of him.

In Angelface #2, Prohibition reigns over the United States. Red finally arrives in New York in search of his former accomplice and partner in crime, Alan. Red wants his share of the loot and an explanation for Alan’s betrayal. He will stop at nothing to get those things.

By chance Red meets Joshua, a sexy bellhop who would do anything for Red’s love… even risk his own life to help him track down the man who betrayed him.

Meanwhile, Angelface has become a burglar in the employ of the dastardly Black Rook. His is a gilded cage, and the Black Rook’s grip is tight. Angelface’s every move is monitored by the Black Rook’s henchman, the sadistic Romeo. The handsome thief is truly a prisoner with little hope of escape…

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…Until he crosses paths with Red anew. Angelface devises a plan to achieve his freedom. The trouble is that he may have to sacrifice poor Red in order to escape the clutches of the Black Rook.

Beautifully written and illustrated by French artist Benoît Prévot, Angelface is a series set in an era of prohibition, swing, speak-easies and loose morals! A fantastic journey that intertwines elegance with erotica no fan of Class Comics will want to be without.

 
 

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