Comic Book Art: Philippe Druillet

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Someone started a meme on Facebook:

To help us appreciate comic book art we have this Facebook game. Click “like” and I will will assign you a comic book artist. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know their work; just Google the artist and choose an image of the one you like most, and put it on your timeline with this message. Make comments or just let the art speak for itself.

Eric Lofgren assigned me Philippe Druillet. It’s some of the stuff I grew up on, except I was more into the clean line (“ligne claire”) style, and still am for that matter. Druillet, Caza, Bilal, even Moebius and the rest of the happy Métal Hurlant gang created images that were a little too busy for me, and stories that were a little too cynical (not to mention too misogynist) for my young soul back in the late 70s. Still, there is no denying that there is fantastic talent there.

One of the things I did like about Druillet’s work is that he disregarded the classic grid format and used the whole page as his canvas.

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I will leave you with his official site and an image from his version of the Necronomicon.

Druillet: Necronomicon

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