El Gunto, aka Guillaume Poux is a french illustrator living in Barcelona, he was born a day of April 1980. After long years spent in high school studying useless subjects as mathematics or physics, he decided to learn a real serious profession which will make him (almost) famous: illustrator. For this, he enters a school specialised in scribbles, Emile Cohl school, from which he graduated in 2004. Since then he has published several comics from various publishers, illustrated some children’s books, worked in animation or video game … while keeping some free time to draw pretty pin-up, his guilty pleasure.
4 colors screen print
White border around the image
Limited edition of 75
Size: 18″x 24″ (45,7cm x 61cm)
Printed by Les Belges
Paper: Fischer Galerie Image 235gsm
Signed and numbered by the artist (with a certificate of authenticity)
Here is what El Gunto had to say about the poster :
Two reasons lead me to choose to illustrate The War of the Worlds. The first is that I read it for the first time when I was quite young. The very dark and pessimistic atmosphere (despite the end of the novel) which emanate from the story, left a mark in my memory. The Martians are invincible, the end of the world is near, there is only one obsession: how to survive? I read a lot when I was a kid, and this book is one of the first novels I read. H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and then Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (with The Lost World) or Edgar Allan Poe would make me discover science-fiction, and lead me later to other authors such as Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke and many others … Not to mention the movies, but that’s another story. War of the Worlds is a key novel for me, something which influenced me and, in some ways, has made me the person and artist I am today. The second reason is more graphic. Illustrating an alien’s invasion allowed me to make a small tribute to the old B movies posters that I find brilliant, with a little kitsch stagings and typography so unmistakable. I enjoyed myself so much to follow some of these codes, while respecting the technical constraints of screen printing and of course the original novel.
Now available at Epic Art Prints for €55.00.
Awesome detail shots: