Philippe Druillet is a cartoonist and illustrator from Toulouse, France. He entered the art world as a regular contributor to the French comic, Pilote, in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, and eventually earned the nickname of “Space Architect” by creating massive backdrops featuring buildings inspired by ancient Indian temples and Gothic cathedrals.
Philippe’s work features gritty, dystopian themes filled with cyborgs, alien creatures, and elaborate depictions of war. Throughout the 1970’s, you could find his illustrations in comic books as well as on many album and book covers. Gathered here is just a small sample of the work that he created during his illustrious career.
If his drawings piqued your curiosity, you can find more from Philippe at his website (although it may be currently down for maintenance).