Valerian: The Illustrated Treasury is an illustrated encyclopedia of the Valerian and Laureline comic-book universe, featuring information on key locations (including Central Point), transport, galactic anomalies and a timeline of the major events in the series.
This richly illustrated book also introduces many of the alien races and characters - friendly and hostile - and there is a special section on the ever-popular Shingouz.
A fascinating collection of colour illustrations and sketches produced by Valerian and Laueline artist Jean-Claude Mezieres in the 1980s and early 1990s. In addition to various pieces of Valerian art, It also includes examples of his advertising work and concept designs for film projects.
Jean-Claude Mezieres was born on September 23rd 1938 in Paris, France. In 1965, while in the USA, he met up with Pierre Christin and started working with him on comics, creating the famous Valerian and Laureline series. In 1984 he received the Angouleme Grand Prize in recognition of his work, and in 1997 he worked on the set design for Luc Besson's film The Fifth Element. He also participated in the Lille European Capital of Culture project in 2004.