As part of its commitment to inspiring young people in the pursuit of their future projects, Disneyland Paris organized a unique Masterclass with Marvel artist Olivier Coipel forstudents studying at the Gobelins, l’Ecole de l’Image (school of images, digital design, animation, print…).
For several years now, Olivier Coipel has been one of the main Marvel Comics artists. Passionate about comics since childhood and a former student of the Gobelins school, he explained how he “forced his luck” at a Comic-Con in San Diego to join the very closed universe of comic book artists and thus fulfil his dream.
Olivier Coipel shared his main achievements with the students, and explained how he redesigned and reinvented of one of the most iconic superheroes of the Marvel universe, Thor. Olivier is one of 110 artists who have created works of art on display in Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel. This was an opportunity for him to explain his artistic process in creating the Thor piece displayed on the second floor of the hotel.
From his first creations for Marvel Comics to his experience as a Gobelins alumnus, Olivier Coipel took the opportunity to give the students several handy tips and answer their questions, particularly on what his years of study at Gobelins brought him. He notably told them to be aware of the importance of not locking themselves into a universe, and to take advantage of their years studying at Gobelins where they can inspire and develop each other.