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Anachronistic Images: Comic Illustration by Léo Quievreux

A black and white illustration of a mysterious landscapeIllustration for Le Programme Immersion

Illustrator Léo Quievreux combines classic superhero styling with contemporary comic tropes, for anachronistic images that have a great versatility in terms of subject matter.


Quievreux’s works often combine detailed line art and crosshatching with graphic planes of colour and negative space. The finished look is one that combines many classic comic book illustration styles, and has applications that reach beyond that particular medium.


A detail of a comic book panelPage detail from Anyone 40


As a writer and illustrator of graphic novels, Quievreux has developed a distinctly narrative approach to his work. Whether it’s a figure, or a setting, each image seems to be guiding the viewer toward some eventual epiphany or storyline. His inked images produce a noir look in black and white, with figures in ties and suit jackets that constantly seem to be in some sort of existential crisis. When colour is added to the mix, the works take on a slightly more lighthearted or bizarre appeal. Check out Quievreux’s works on Tumblr, and for more comic book art, explore the portfolio of Chad Hardin.


An installation view of works by Leo QuievreuxInstallation view of an exhibition at galerie Vincent Bercker

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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