Shadows and Dreams: my first Art book

Finally, my first Art book is being released worldwide, with an exclusive US launch at Center Stage Gallery in Burbank, 847 Hollywood Way Suite 100, in Burbank, California on Saturday May 17, from 1pm to 5pm.

See the event's announcement here on CSG's website.
The book signing event will also feature 10 limited edition prints on metal of some of my images and one original graphite portrait on paper.
The signed book will be sold exclusively at CSG for the duration of the show, with a 10% discount.

You can already pre-order the book here:

(The gallery ships internationally).
The first 50 people to buy the book at the event will receive a signed complementary mini print of "The Gate," one my next book's images.
After the show, you will be able to buy the book everywhere (including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, etc...). Ordering it from CSG will still give you a 10% discount, and ordering it from me will give you a signed book, plus a 10% discount.

Book summary:
"In this first volume, Christophe Vacher introduces a wide range of pieces, illustrating his versatile career, alternately as a painter, concept artist/illustrator and art director. From his haunting and dream-like personal paintings often inspired by his European background and the Imaginary Realism movement, to his animation and movie work for major Hollywood studios, along with a variety of concept art and illustrations for the entertainment industry, the book presents a selection of both traditional and digital artworks, spanning over a period of more than 20 years.

This edition contains both English, French and Chinese translations all combined within the same book."

New interview

A new interview for the online group "Characters Engage" newsletter.

Check it out here.

The Summer Kimono

My latest painting "The Summer Kimono" was done for the Art show/auction for 2012 Centennial of the Cherry Blossom Festival hosted by Michelle Obama in Washington DC. It was sold right away and all the proceeds of the Art auction will go to the Japan Tsunami relief Fund to help the Fukushima area that still needs great help.

Transformers Prime new pictures

Hasbro has finally authorized me to post images of what I did on "Transformers Prime".

I started a gallery here and I will keep posting, a couple of images at a time.

Tutorial for "The Taming of Naas"

A tutorial I did for my illustration "The taming of Naas" a few years ago was just published on

The final image was painted in Photoshop for the volume 2 of a French book on dragons.

Emmy Award

I just got an Emmy Award for Individual achievement on "Transformers Prime", along with my friend Vince Toyama who got the same award for his work on the same show.

Check it out here.

Unlike the other awards of the ceremony that are Nominations (and "Transformers Prime" got 4), these 2 awards are direct wins, because they are for individual achievement. There were 4 this year, but the jury can decide every year to have several or none at all.

Champagne time! :D

Transformers Prime Season 2

Starting pre-production work on season 2 of Transformers Prime.

Based on the audience ratings and the critics reviews (you can see a few here, here and here), season 1 is a hit in the US and well on its way to become one worlwide.

Hopefully, Hasbro will allow us soon to start posting artwork.

"9" panel at The Hive Gallery for LA Graphation

I will be at The Hive Gallery downtown LA this Thursday evening with director Shane Acker to talk about the movie "9". Please stop by and say hi if you're in the area. The event is part of the Grapahation Festival. Check it out here.

Transformers Prime's Launch on The Hub

The Hub channel is releasing the first five episodes of "Transformers Prime" this week. I art directed the color, lighting, texture and FX on it. Hasbro studios is not letting us show any of our work at the moment. Hopefully, I will be able to post some things soon.

Stay tuned.


Blog radio interview

Interview on Blogtalkradio with Sam Heer and 123 FilmX. You can listen to it here.

CTN interview

At the Burbank CTN Animation Expo, a video interview of the team who created "9", including the director, the two production designers, and myself as the art director.

New article in a Chinese magazine

A new article in a digital arts Chinese magazine. It's actually not that new: December 2009. But I get to post it only now. Scroll all the way down the page to see the English version of the interview. Click here.

Transformers TV show

Christophe just got hired as Supervising Color Designer on the new CG animated TV show of "Transformers". More to come...