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…page after page of loosely rendered, expressive, and beautifully colored art. His figure drawing is simply exquisite, and many pages of the story are carried by a simple arch of the eyebrow or nod of the head of the story’s protagonist. His attention to body language, gesture, and the ways in which people interact with each other in space near Jaime Hernandez-levels of sophistication. — Rob Clough, The Comics Journal on The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon
Glyn Dillon has had quite a career in and out of comics, from being part of the gang of cartoonists who created the fantastic UK magazine Deadline (where he worked on Tank Girl among other things) to various storyboarding gigs for film and television (including Gorillaz) and a bit of work on some early Vertigo comics (Shade the Changing Man, Egypt, & Sandman). But forget about all that. In The Nao of Brown Dillon has created something on his own, rich characters, new worlds (at least 4 in this story that overlap and intertwine). This book contains breath-taking art and story in a beautiful package. I’ll stop before this turns into a full blown book review, this is my favorite book of the year, it’s amazing, you should get it. — Rico, HeroesCon – Charlotte, North Carolina
Peeters artwork has developed in each of his books from Blue Pills, Sand Castle (with writer Pierre Oscar Levyand) and now Pachyderme. Here he works in variations on a limited palate of colours that harmonise and contrast in equal measure and make every object feel like a thematic signifier. His line work appears more controlled and substantial but still remains almost as expressive as the great Will Eisner, of who I find Peeter’s style is most reminiscent. — Stephen at Dave’s Comics – Brighton previews Pachyderme, by Frederik Peeters
The art is exquisite: pencilled lines and watercolour. The expressions and poses are complex, subtle and faultless. The breakdowns are varied and easy to follow. The production of the hardback is lovely: a double sided dustjacket over an artily embossed white cover, crimson end papers with the text block edge coloured the same hue. The book is a lovely object. — Dr Ian Williams at Graphic Medicine on The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon.
The Comics Bureau: Glyn Dillon interview Part II
The Comics Bureau: Glyn Dillon interview Part I
The Dark Knight Rises: Don Quixote II
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