I always find that the work of comic author Edgar P. Jacobs - known for his Blake and Mortimer series - is somewhat overshadowed by the fame of other authors, like Hergé, who actually have a very similar style. Edgar P. Jacobs’ work stands out because of his mastery of drawing detailed landscapes in constrast to heavy machinery and vehicles using only a few strokes of the pen, letting light and dark areas provide most of the effect.
I have collected a few impressive images from Edgar P. Jacobs’ work here for your viewing pleasure.
Edgar P. Jacobs is a crack at depicting vivid landscapes and battle scenes in his Blake and Mortimer series.
Most of Edgar P. Jacobs' comics include full-page frames, focusing on Blake and Mortimer in action.
What I particularly love about Edgar P. Jacobs' style is how he draws large machinery and vehicles, always using crisp lines and fantastic application of dark areas.
The Secret of the Swordfish cover detail of the Blake and Mortimer series by Edgar P. Jacbos.
The juxtaposition of the soldiers and the enormous missiles accentuates their size. The covering in snow is a nice touch.
Note the use of dark areas - always strongly present in Edgar P. Jacobs' work - and the elements in the foreground that give depth to the image. Of course, the villain is on the left and the hero on the right, hidden symbolism which makes the message of the image stronger.