Paul Duffield is a comic book creator, illustrator and animator working in Oxford, UK. His most notable comic-book work so far has been illustrating Freakangels. However, he has also illustrated SelfMadeHero’s The Tempest, and a self-published project called Signal. Finally, he is currently working on writing and illustrating a creator-owned project called The Firelight Isle, for which I am incredibly excited.
Anyway, my fascination with his art started while reading Freakangels, then grew when I finally got my copy of Signal. The latter is a poem comprised only of images. There are no words, and it’s a thing of beauty. It very easily communicates very complex feelings of discovery, exploration, freedom, and truly captures something of what it means to be human — no small feat.
From there it was small leap to Duffield’s website, and then his deviantART profile. As always, here are some of my favorites, and I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to dig deeper, it’s well worth the effort.