Time spent lingering on the work of illustrator Robert G. Fresson is time spent connecting with a comic book world full of vintage goodness, where bold, bright colors saturate a style inspired by the warmth of early 20th century American comics.
Expressive and adventurous, you half expect to see the shapes of Tintin and Captain Haddock pop up in Fresson’s panels, his work reflecting his interest in the action-packed old Boy’s Own annuals of the 1940s. He has lent his skills to clients including the New Yorker, Monocle and the Guardian and most recently contributed to the New York Times Magazine’s ‘New York Stories’ issue with his own comic strip, entitled An Amiable Child.
Gravitating towards off-white paper, Fresson’s work utilises traditional techniques and color separation, with his dreamlike scenes evoking a timeless style rather than any sense of fleeting retro appeal. See more of his portfolio here.
All images © Robert G. Fresson