© Jakub Kijuc
© Jakub Kijuc | Czas, Czasy & Połowa Czasu, faza 1 | Adaptation of the cover of “The Adventures of Superman”, Vol. 476 (Dan Jurgens and Art Thibert), which will be the cover of one of the future volumes of “Jan Hardy”. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | 2018

Jakub Kijuc

  • born 1981
  • he was born in Grójec
  • he lives and creates his works in Krasnystaw
  • he specializes in comics and illustration

“Only love is creative”.
(St. Maximilian Kolbe)

He studied art education in visual arts at the Faculty of Art of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. In 2008, he graduated from painting, supervised by prof. Krzysztof Bartnik. He has participated in many exhibitions, including in Lublin and Warsaw.

The most important publications: “Czarna Materia Prezentuje: Konstrukt”, Vol. 1‒3, Czarna Materia, 2011; “Konstrukt”, Materia Komiks, 2016; “Jan Hardy – Żołnierz Wyklęty”, Czarna Materia/Materia Komiks, 2013‒2015; “Ale w radiu nic nie mówili. Komiks o Lubelskim Lipcu 1980”; (art), story by S. Zajączkowski, Fundacja Ruchu Solidarności Rodzin, 2015; “Jan Hardy: Niniwa”, Materia Komiks, 2015; “Ognik #1 – Cichociemny Hardybohater”, Materia Komiks, 2017; “Lirnik” in “Komiks i My”, 2017, cover for “Superman Action Comics”, Egmont, 2019.

Characteristic features of Jakub Kijuc’s comics include subtle contours as well as dynamic and economical strokes with thin and intentionally quivering lines, which emphasizes the technique of drawing with a fine felt-tip pen or a felt-tip pen.
Ostensibly hurried strokes are accompanied with a far-reaching economy, often visible in background characters, which are sometimes only black contours, with no filling. However, the economy of the means of expression is the most visible in the manner used by Kijuc to depict faces; they are barely sketched eyes consisting of circles with a dot in the centre and noses drawn using a single line. Despite that far-reaching grotesqueness, the artist’s images do not lose their realism.
While the earlier comics were dominated with strong and contrasting colours (e.g. yellow, blue, and pink, openly referring to the palette of comic books published by TM-Semic in the 1990s), in his later works Kijuc, while still faithful to his love of colours, uses, in a single page, colours with less expressive contrasts, from a similar palette, e.g. subdued yellows, oranges, or greens. In the drawings devoid of shades, colours are always flat and, as a result, the artist achieves the effect of two-dimensionality.
The maximum simplification, the reduction of unnecessary elements up to the intended disappearance of the three-dimensionality effect combined with an intentional overdrawing in the cartoons style place Kijuc’s drawings at the intersection of the old American comics and newspaper comic strips.

Jakub Kijuc Gallery

© Jakub Kijuc | Uciekaj! | Page published in the third volume of “Konstrukt”. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Materia Komiks, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Uciekaj! | Page published in the third volume of “Konstrukt”. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Materia Komiks, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Ognik; Ognik w bazie R.O.T.A. | Page from “Ognik”, Vol. 1. | Technique: black felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Materia Komiks, 2017. | 2016
© Jakub Kijuc | Ognik; Ognik w bazie R.O.T.A. | Page from “Ognik”, Vol. 1. | Technique: black felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Materia Komiks, 2017. | 2016
© Jakub Kijuc | Ognik; Otto von Aumbach | Unpublished page from “Ognik”. It presents the leader of the SS Obermenschen German death commando. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Ognik; Otto von Aumbach | Unpublished page from “Ognik”. It presents the leader of the SS Obermenschen German death commando. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Lirnik; To Bóg tak gra. | Page from “Lirnik”. The comic was printed in the fifth number of the “Komiks i My” magazine. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Sławomir Zajączkowski. | Published by: “Komiks i My”, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Lirnik; To Bóg tak gra. | Page from “Lirnik”. The comic was printed in the fifth number of the “Komiks i My” magazine. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Sławomir Zajączkowski. | Published by: “Komiks i My”, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Jan Hardy. Żołnierz Wyklęty; Jan kontra Golem | Page from the comic from the “Jan Hardy. Żołnierz Wyklęty” series. Jan Hardy is fighting Golem. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Czarna Materia, 2013. | 2013
© Jakub Kijuc | Jan Hardy. Żołnierz Wyklęty; Jan kontra Golem | Page from the comic from the “Jan Hardy. Żołnierz Wyklęty” series. Jan Hardy is fighting Golem. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Czarna Materia, 2013. | 2013
© Jakub Kijuc | Aurelia Drix kontra Stix. | Page from “Ognik #1”, which presents one of the additional endings of the story. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Vera Icon Comics, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Aurelia Drix kontra Stix. | Page from “Ognik #1”, which presents one of the additional endings of the story. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Vera Icon Comics, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Dolina kości, część 1. | Fragment of “Jan Hardy: Dzieci Boże”. It presents the protagonist in the biblical Valley of Bones from Ezekiel. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Vera Icon Comics, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Dolina kości, część 1. | Fragment of “Jan Hardy: Dzieci Boże”. It presents the protagonist in the biblical Valley of Bones from Ezekiel. | Story: Jakub Kijuc. | Published by: Vera Icon Comics, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Lirnik; Czy zdążyłem? | Page from “Lirnik”. The comic was printed in the fifth number of the “Komiks i My” magazine. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Sławomir Zajączkowski. | Published by: “Komiks i My”, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Lirnik; Czy zdążyłem? | Page from “Lirnik”. The comic was printed in the fifth number of the “Komiks i My” magazine. | Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Sławomir Zajączkowski. | Published by: “Komiks i My”, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Lirnik; Ulewa | Page from “Lirnik”. The comic was printed in the fifth number of the “Komiks i My” magazine. Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Sławomir Zajączkowski. | Published by: “Komiks i My”, 2017. | 2017
© Jakub Kijuc | Lirnik; Ulewa | Page from “Lirnik”. The comic was printed in the fifth number of the “Komiks i My” magazine. Technique: felt-tip pen on an A-3 sheet, colours added digitally. | Story: Sławomir Zajączkowski. | Published by: “Komiks i My”, 2017. | 2017

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