- nickname Trust
- born 1970
- born in Siedlce
- he lives and creates his works in Warsaw
- specializes in comics, advertising and storyboard
The most important publications: “Komiks Forum” (story and art, individual exhibition catalogue), story by P. Kabulak, R. Kleczyński, T. Dubuis, G. Janusz, B. Kronic, J. Waliszewski, Komiks Forum, 1995; “Antologia komiksu polskiego #1: Najlepsi młodzi rysownicy” (story and art), Egmont, 2000; “Trust: Historia choroby” (story and art), story by R. Kleczyński, B. Kronic, J. Waliszewski, M. Jabłoński, T. Kołodziejczak, R. Skarżycki, Egmont 2003; “44 – Antologia komiksu” (art), story by Tomasz Kołodziejczak, Warsaw Uprising Museum, 2007; “Najczwartsza RP – Antylista Prezerwatora” (art, story by T. Piątkowski), Gruner+Jahr Polska, 2007; “Komiks W-wa” (art), story by T. Kwaśniewski, A. Kłoś, Kultura Gniewu, 2009; “Czas na komiks” (story and art, exhibition catalogue), story by M. Jabłoński, Timof i Cisi Wspólnicy, BWA Jelenia Góra, BWA Zielona Góra, BWA Wrocław, 2010; “Tymczasem” (art, story by G. Janusz), Kultura Gniewu, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2011; “Ostatnia Rzeczpospolita” (art), author of the book: T. Kołodziejczak, Fabryka Słów, 2012; “Trust. Album” (story and art), Timof Comics, 2013; “Trust in Japan” (story and art), individual exhibition catalogue in Tokyo, Japanese language version, BWA Jelenia Góra, 2017; “Batman. Detective Comics #07: Wieczni Batmani” (cover), story by J. Tynion IV, art by J. Fernandez, E. Barrows, A. Martinez, Egmont 2019; “Niepodległa.kom – 100 lat polskiego komiksu”, VR experience using, among other things, Truściński’s comics and illustration, “EC1 Łódź – Miasto Kultury” in Łódź, 2019.
The most important awards and distinctions: the 1st prize at the Polish Convention of Comics Authors in Łódź, 1992; Grand Prix for “Piekło”, Polish Convention of Comics Authors in Łódź, 1993; “Merit for Polish Culture” Badge, 2010; Cross of Merit (for development of culture, nurturing the memory about the latest history of Poland), 2013.
In the case of an artist as hard-working as Przemysław Truściński, it is difficult to speak about a single style of drawing. Regardless from whether the artist decides to draw a fantasy, science fiction, satirical, historical or autobiographical comics, all his works share freedom of speech and a great range of styles.
In the case of Trust’s comics, style is of as a great importance as the story; therefore, it often dominates the story or even decides about the manner it is presented. Although it may be said that Truściński’s strokes are expressive and, even in the case of fantastic or mystic drawings, realistic, with surrealistic or dreamlike elements, it is a too far-reaching simplification.
The artist is always looking for new manners of expression. That results in his continuous experiments with various styles, techniques or even tools: not only has he drawn comics with a pen but he has also made them using a fabric. Truściński deals with other forms of expression as well, such as storyboard, illustration, concept art, graphic arts, painting, murals and stage sets for theatre or film; as a result, traces of a language typical for each of those fields are visible in his comics. Regardless from the selected technique, what is characteristic of all Trust’s comics is perfect skill and fluid manner of storytelling. As the author is perfect in presenting a character’s facial expression or gestures, his drawings involve a great emotional charge and have a strong influence on their recipients.
Przemysław Truściński Gallery
More information about the artist: truscinski.com