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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Philippe Druillet


Philippe Druillet is a French comics artist and creator, and an innovator in visual design

Philippe Druillet is one of the most influential French authors and is well known for his baroque drawings and bizarre science-fiction stories.

An amateur illustrator since childhood, he grows up an avid cinephile and discovers the works of H.P. Lovecraft as a teenager. Working as a photographer, he meets Jean Boullet who initiates him to artistic drawing, painting, and the aesthetics of insanity.


Philippe Druillet (born June 28, 1944)

His first book appeared in 1966, entitled Le Mystere des abimes (The Mystery of the Abyss). It introduced his recurring hero Lone Sloane and played on science-fiction themes partially inspired by his favourite writers, H. P. Lovecraft and A.E. van Vogt. Later Druillet created book covers for republications of Lovecraft's work, as well as numerous movie posters.

After becoming a regular contributor to the comics magazine Pilote in 1970, Druillet's Lone Sloane saga grew steadily more flamboyant, as he pursued innovations including bold page designs and computer-generated images. His backdrops of gigantic structures inspired by Art Nouveau, Indian temples and Gothic cathedrals earned him the nickname of "space architect".


Six tales about Sloane's exploits were collected in Les six voyages de Lone Sloane in 1972, hailed by many as his masterpiece, and Sloane was again the hero of the graphic novel Delirius (1973), written by Jacques Lob. In 1973, Druillet also produced the Moorcock's Elric-inspired Yragael for Pilote, and Vuzz for the magazine Phenix



In 1975 Druillet joined Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Bernard Farkas and Moebius to form the publishing house Les Humanoides Associes, and the magazine Metal Hurlant.

This was to be a vehicle for his finest stories, and showcased a steadily evolution in his graphical skills. His series Lone Sloane and Vuzz continued, and other stories of this period include La Nuit, and Nosferatu.


In 1980 Druillet produced Salammbo, a comic-book trilogy based upon Flaubert's proto-heroic fantasy novel Salammbo.



After working as a photographer for a couple of years, Druillet made his debut in comics with 'Lone Sloane, le Mystere des Abimes' in 1966.

Afterwards, he worked as a comedian at the Theatre de Soleil. At the same time, he made his first science-fiction and fantasy illustrations for Opta publishers. Fascinated by 'Elric le Necromancien', a novel by Michael Moorcock', Druillet made a comics adaptation of the work in 1968.


In 1970, he joined Pilote magazine, and he took on the 'Lone Sloane' series again, using an innovative page-setting and contrasted colors.

He also began new series, such as 'Delirius' (text by Jacques Lob), 'Yragael' and 'Urm le Fou' (text by Demuth).

At the same time, he created the character 'Vuzz' for Phenix. In 1975, together with Bernard Farkas, Jean-Pierre Dionnet and Moebius, he founded the publishing house Humanoides Associes and the Metal Hurlant periodical. In Metal Hurlant, he continued the 'Vuzz' series and took on 'Gail' and 'Salammbo'.


At the end of the 1970s, Druillet began expanding his activities and his focus became multimedia. From 1978 to 1983, Druillet collaborated on Rolf Liebermann's 'Wagner Space Opera' in the Opera of Paris. He founded Space Art Creation in 1984 and he made his first glass sculptures.


He was also involved with the renovation and the architecture of the Parissien Porte de la Villette subway station. Experimenting with film, photography and painting, Philippe Druillet remains an innovative artist.
Philippe Druillet (born June 28, 1944) is a French comics artist and creator, and an innovator in visual design.



In 1975 and 1976, after the death of his wife, he drew 'La Nuit', a cry of revolt.

He also continued working for Pilote and he began writing scenarios for other artists.
As a comics writer, he worked among others with Moebius, Gotlib, Alexis, Bihannic, Picotto and Didier Eberoni.



At the end of the 1970s, Druillet began expanding his activities and his focus became multimedia. From 1978 to 1983, Druillet collaborated on Rolf Liebermann's 'Wagner Space Opera' in the Opera of Paris. He founded Space Art Creation in 1984 and he made his first glass sculptures.



He was also involved with the renovation and the architecture of the Parissien Porte de la Villette subway station. Experimenting with film, photography and painting,


In 1975 Druillet joined Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Bernard Farkas and Moebius to form the publishing house Les Humanoides Associes, and the magazine Metal Hurlant.



After working as a photographer for a couple of years, Druillet made his debut in comics with 'Lone Sloane, le Mystere des Abimes' in 1966.

Afterwards, he worked as a comedian at the Theatre de Soleil. At the same time, he made his first science-fiction and fantasy illustrations for Opta publishers. Fascinated by 'Elric le Necromancien', a novel by Michael Moorcock', Druillet made a comics adaptation of the work in 1968.

He also began new series, such as 'Delirius' (text by Jacques Lob), 'Yragael' and 'Urm le Fou' (text by Demuth).

At the same time, he created the character 'Vuzz' for Phenix. In 1975, together with Bernard Farkas, Jean-Pierre Dionnet and Moebius, he founded the publishing house Humanoides Associes and the Metal Hurlant periodical. In Metal Hurlant, he continued the 'Vuzz' series and took on 'Gail' and 'Salammbo'.


In 1975 and 1976, after the death of his wife, he drew 'La Nuit', a cry of revolt.

He also continued working for Pilote and he began writing scenarios for other artists.

As a comics writer, he worked among others with Moebius, Gotlib, Alexis, Bihannic, Picotto and Didier Eberoni.



After becoming a regular contributor to the comics magazine Pilote in 1970, Druillet's Lone Sloane saga grew steadily more flamboyant, as he pursued innovations including bold page designs and computer-generated images. His backdrops of gigantic structures inspired by Art Nouveau, Indian temples and Gothic cathedrals earned him the nickname of "space architect".

Six tales about Sloane's exploits were collected in Les six voyages de Lone Sloane in 1972, hailed by many as his masterpiece, and Sloane was again the hero of the graphic novel Delirius (1973), written by Jacques Lob. In 1973, Druillet also produced the Moorcock's Elric-inspired Yragael for Pilote, and Vuzz for the magazine Phenix


2 comments:

  1. Θαλασσοτοπία
    Γνωριστήκαμε στο όνειρο μιας παραλίας και μιας φωτιάς, με ζωγραφιές και νότες.
    Τριγυρίσαμε από τόπο σε τόπο αναζητώντας το όνειρο σε παραλίες, όπου ζούσαμε καταδιωγμένοι.
    Δεν ανταλλάξαμε τα όνειρά μας με ζεστό χρήμα, όταν οι άλλοι μας προκαλούσαν σε αυτό.
    Τώρα, με τα φτερά μας μαζεμένα αλλά έτοιμα να ξαναπετάξουν, συναντιόμαστε σε περιόδους κρίσης να ξαναμιλήσουμε για το όνειρο.
    Δημιουργούμε ποιήματα από τη σχέση μας με τη θάλασσα.
    Αναζητούμε τρόπους να μεταφέρουμε αυτή τη σχέση στον κλειστό χώρο της πόλης ψηλαφώντας την ουτοπία που ζήσαμε ως θαλασσοτοπία.

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    Την Πέμπτη τελειώνει η έκθεση Θαλασσοτοπία με μουσικές και προβολή βίντεο. Σας περιμένουμε με χαρά να σπάσουμε τον πάγο του φόβου...

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  2. Κεραμεικού 88, Κεραμεικός

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