An Artist's Journey with Paul Renaud
The artist details growing up in France, working alongside his heroes, and crafting the pages of 'Tarot'!
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The story explores a rich relationship between the groups that began when they clashed in the fall of 1973, racing to recover the Evil Eye artifact before uniting against Loki and Dormammu in an epic penned by writer Steve Englehart. TAROT allows a new top notch artist to have his name accounted with those greats in the form of Paul Renaud.
“I didn’t want him to waste a project he would have drawn himself as a favor to me,” Renaud reveals. “As a fan of the artist, every lost occasion for Alan to write his own material is a tragedy.”
Paul would embark on his own path as a professional artist, earning acclaim through the latter half of the 2000s and eventually ending up on high profile Marvel projects like the 2014 UNCANNY AVENGERS ANNUAL and 2015 Free Comic Book Day giveaway of SECRET WARS #0 as well as a number of well-received covers. When Davis pitched the premise of a three-pronged story involving the Avengers, Defenders, and the Invaders to Renaud, the time for this long-awaited team-up had finally arrived.
TAROT provided Paul with the chance to revisit old friends like Captain America as well as tackle for the very first time the ever-enigmatic Silver Surfer, who became his “favorite character to draw.” The artist guarantees that even beyond the packed cast of heroes already advertised to expect some surprising crowd-pleasers inhabiting the third and fourth issues in particular.
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