Pages from Phillipe Druillet’s Lone Sloane, as reprinted in Dark Horse’s Cheval Noir #1-#6

I first saw Druillet’s work on movie posters for Jean Rollin’s vampire films like Le Vampire Nue. I bought these issues of Cheval Noir specifically for his work and it didn’t disappoint. Part Michael Moorcock, part Jack Kirby, very much of a piece with Heavy Metal/Metal Hurlant weirdo sci-fi in general, but with jaw-droppingly intricate art and really unique arrangements. I’ve never really seen anything quite like it and I’ll definitely be on the hunt for more. I’d especially love to find the comic he did with Jean Rollin, but I suspect that would be next to impossible. At least there are plenty of pages available on the internet.