Robert G. Fresson’s illustrations are delightful spectacles heavily influenced by graphic art of early 20th century comics and, fascinatingly, Ukiyo-e prints from Edo Japan. 

He draws inspiration from American newspaper comics by Wisor McCay and Rea Irvin in particular, and is an avid collector of Boy’s Own Annuals from the 1940s. Wanting to adhere to organic artistic methods as much as possible, Robert uses off-white paper and CMYK colour separation in his creative process.

This is evident in his style – self-described as measured line work with expressive characterisation, and bold, warm colours. Often images of heightened reality, Robert’s illustrations feature dream-like landscapes and capture a sense of adventure.

Image: Robert G. Fresson

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