March 9, 2009

The Art of Frankenstein : Dave Hitchcock

British writer/artist Dave Hitchcock has a taste for the gothic, telling tales of witch hunters, demons and highwaymen, Bierce and Lovecraft-inspired horrors and, notably, his Eagle Award winning Springheeled Jack comic book.

Hitchcock’s distinctive, atmospheric style is evident in his Frankenstein pinup illustration. There’s lots of information in this simple composition: The Monster, pursued, is forced to escape into the wilderness. Making eye contact with the viewer, the character’s angst is palpable, and the era is perfectly captured in the tattered costume he wears.

One wishes that Mr. Hitchcock would consider expanding on the concept and draw new tales of Frankenstein’s Monster for us to enjoy.

Dave Hitchcock’s generously illustrated blog.

Springheeled Jack comics at Full Circle Publications.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hauntingly "right."

Thanks, Pierre, & salut, Mr. Hitchcock.

-Craig W.