That is like WH40K on steroids, gothic cathedral solar systems for people who think gothic cathedral star destroyers lack that certain oomph.
Fuck yeah Philippe Druillet!If you like John Blanche or Ian Miller you should really check out Druillet's graphic novels. I'm pretty sure I read a Blanche interview where he mentioned being inspired by him.
Excellent! Cheers Cafeine, I had no idea what the name of the artist was.
I found this tidbit you may find interesting, here: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8137/spacefarersThere is a conversation in the "More information" box between Nick Henfrey and someone who I assume is Bryan Ansell about the inspiration behind 40k, and Bryan cites Philippe Druillet as one of the influences behind Laserburn (a proto 40k ruleset published in the 70s).I find it interesting that the gothic sci-fi aesthetic was simultaneously developed on both sides of the Channel at roughly the same time. I don't know how much these artists were aware of each other's work at the time, I'd love to know more.