Oct 302015
 

It’s always interesting to see American artists interpret European comics characters (cf. this Steve Rude piece). Bill Sienkiewicz is a major US comics artist, known for his expressionistic style that often incorporates oil painting and collage in dramatic compositions. But a couple of tributes to the Franco-Belgian classics Asterix and Spirou show that he also appreciates the rounder, cartoonier side of the medium.

Spirou and Spip (ill. Bill Sienkiewicz; (c) the artist; Spirou (c) Dupuis; image from bear1na.tumblr.com)

Spirou and Spip, by Bill Sienkiewicz

(The picture was apparently drawn at the London Super Comics Convention this spring.)