This week’s Fri-llustrator is someone I’ve been meaning to feature for some time. Say bonjour, mes amis, to the Paris-born illustrator and comic author Philippe Petit-Roulet. He began his career in the early seventies as a comic artist for Zinc, later drawing for magazines like La Gueule Ouverte and L‘Écho des Savanes. A decade later found him contributing to my favourite French bande dessinée magazines such as À Suivre, Pilote and Metal Hurlant.
With his beautifully simple, elegant style it’s no wonder he joined the sophisticated elite who draw for the The New Yorker – that same elegance has also made him an illustrator of choice for advertising, a field where he has worked extensively. However, if you were to promenade over to the Philippe Petit-Roulet website you’ll see he’s worked in many areas covering book publishing, magazines, TV advertising, animation and even ceramics – all served up by a beautiful interface created in Flash (so don’t please try to view it with your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch).
For more information read the Philippe Petit-Roulet page at lambiek. Appréciez, des amoureux d’illustration!!
All images © 2010 Philippe Petit-Roulet.