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Pompiers en Zings

by Jean Barbaud & Alexandra Zainal

 

Editions Mosquito
Collection: Raconteur d'images

 

S u m m a r y

Publication Details: Pompiers en Zings by Jean Barbaud & Alexandra Zainal
Published by Editions Mosquito; Collection: Raconteur d'images
ISBN: 2-908551-51-9
Media: Hard cover; 23cm x 23cm
Price: 15.50 available online from Mosquito's website
or online from Amazon.fr
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Entertaining collection of firebomber cartoons, related characters and descriptive text; captions in French and English; index of aircraft types included.
Disadvantages: Main text in French only (only a problem if you cannot read French!)
Recommendation: Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

Jean Barbaud will be known to HyperScale visitors for his Gallery artworks and illustrations in French model magazines.

Jean has now turned his talents to a new book with Alexandra Zainal entitled "Pompiers en Zings".

The focus of this book is firebombers. Between its hardback covers, we are presented with colour caricatures of a wide variety of firebomber types including the CL 215, PBY Catalina, S-2T, S-2F, PZL M-18DC-4, DC-6, Fokker Freindship, AT-802, DH Beaver, Lockheed Constellation, Ford Trimotor, B-17, B-25, Avenger, PB4Y Privateer, P-61, F7F, A-26, C-97, C-119, C-123, C-130, PV2, P2V, P-3, Martin Mars, OV-10, UH-60L, H-54/S-65 Skycrane, AN-2, Mil Mi-8Be-12, Be-200, Il-76; plus some firefighting "what-ifs" including the S-3, A-10 and even a Boeing 747!

The book comprises 64 pages plus covers printed on high quality art paper. Jean Barbaud's caricatures are entertaining and imaginative. The aircraft are also supported by a range of equally colourful cartoon characters.

The main text is presented in French, with selected captions being in both French and English.

If you enjoy Jean Barbaud's artwork, or are a fan of firebombers, you will take pleasure from "Pompiers en Zings".

Recommended.

 

Thanks to Jean Barbaud for the review samples


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This Page Created on 09 January, 2005
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