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Ito Noizi's Mon Étoile Illustrations

October 3rd, 2011, 6:01PM by nat | 7 comments

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Ito Noizi's Comiket 78 release Mon Étoile Notre Constellations du Ciel is easily one of my favorites from her in recent memory. Her interpretations of the Zodiac astrological signs are unique and beautifully illustrated, keeping true to her style and the subject matter.

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The original Comiket 78 release came with an interestingly designed transparent carrier bag. While it has a handle on one end, it doesn't open from that end and instead has a slide-lock zip on the long side. It seems like it would be perfect for carrying prints or other art works in a stylish way. Not so much for books though, as it doesn't expand much ^^; Mon Étoile is A4-sized and 36-pages including the covers. The cover illustration is the line art of Aries, with a holographic foil embedded into it.

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Each finished Zodiac illustration is placed next to a rough sketch page with artist's comments and information about the astrological sign. The coloring for this collection is one thing that really stood out, as it's different from Ito Noizi's usual style, with more color gradients and less shading, giving it a flat look. The print quality in Mon Étoile is also top-notch, with high quality FM screening and very little color noise.

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There are 13 illustrations total, with 12 being the individual Zodiac character portraits. The 13th illustration is a 2-page collaboration between Koji and Ito Noizi, featuring a male version of Aries with the female Taurus. Mon Étoile Notre Constellations du Ciel is definitely one of my favorites from her, but odds are they'll be in her next art book as that's been the pattern for the last few years ^^;


  • Title: Mon Étoile Notre Constellations du Ciel
  • タイトル: Mon Étoile Notre Constellations du Ciel
  • Pages: 36 (including covers)
  • Release date: 08/15/2010
  • Buy: eBay
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twig

5 years, 7 months ago

 

Oh wow this is gorgeous. Man, your site is so dangerous!

I just got my hands on "Bicycle Life." It's got Range Murata, aBe and some of the other usual suspects, but some artists I've never seen before doing some good work. You might like it.

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nat

5 years, 7 months ago

 

I've got it, and you're right, I do like it XD Not sure what took it so long to release though, I still remember complaining about it a year ago!

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soloista

5 years, 7 months ago

 

Personally, I'm using the blue zipping envelope to store a ton of other artbooks and doujins.

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nat

5 years, 7 months ago

 

You have no fear! I put 10 (doujins) in mine, and it was looking stretched so I took them out ._. I'm so weirdly afraid to use these things that will ultimately have no use for me XD

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soloista

5 years, 7 months ago

 

Speaking of which, I need to get a proper sleeve bag for all my Takayuki Yanase and H2S04 artbooks.

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nat

5 years, 7 months ago

 

And yet... I don't go that far ^^; My books/doujins are all out in the air on shelves. Squished together. Organized by size, type, and date though. I've got that going for me at least ;D

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twig

5 years, 7 months ago

 

We just had to move all our stuff around for some work to be done in our apt. You don't realize how many artbooks you have until you're stacking them into multiple stacks as tall as you are and wondering if the floor beams can really support the weight.