- born 1978
- born in Warsaw
- he lives and creates his works in Warsaw
- he specializes in comics and illustration
“All you need for a good movie is a gun and a girl”.
Works by Robert Adler have been published in “KKK”, “AQQ”, “Nowa Fantastyka”, “Reset”, and other magazines. Apart from comics, he also creates illustrations and book covers. He is the author of drawings in 8 comic books “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: Dust to Dust” published by BOOM! Studios, an American company. That series is a prequel to the novel by Philip K. Dick titled “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ”, on which the film titled “Blade Runner” by Ridley Scott was based.
The most important publications: “48 stron” (art), story by R. Adler, T. Piątkowski, Mandragora, 2001; “Status 7: Breakoff” (art), story by R. Adler, T. Piątkowski, Egmont, 2001; “Drugie 48 stron” (art), story by R. Adler, T. Piątkowski, Mandragora, 2003; “Status 7: Overload” (art), story by R. Adler, T. Piątkowski, Egmont, 2003; “boli.blog: tylko dla dorosłych”, Killer Panda Publishing, 2008; “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: Dust to Dust”, story by C. Roberson, Vol. 1‒8, BOOM! Studios, 2010; “Statek Namiętności” (art), story by B. Biedrzycki, Dolna Półka, 2013.
Robert Adler uses succinct, dynamic, and a bit storyboard-style strokes, recognizable from the first panel. Readers may observe his inspiration with the American comics style; however, the artist processes it in his own way and produces characteristic light, casual and ostensibly simple strokes. He usually resigns from the expressive chiaroscuro and decides to use delicate shading, often including several quickly drawn lines.
Adler’s style combines unrealistic symbolism with a very detailed background. Features of his illustrations include a creation of a world full of flourish and tightly filled panels, which are often silent. Adler is one of the best-known Polish artists drawing female characters.
The artist uses various conventions, i.e. sensation, criminal, cyberpunk or even erotic one; however, he is famous for pastiche and absurd.
What makes Adler stand out among other authors is the manner his images are extremely immersed in pop culture. They are full of allusions, quotes and references to various films (including “Pulp Fiction”, “Blade Runner”, “Kill Bill”), manga (e.g. “Akira”, “Ghost in the Shell”), or comics (not only to “Batman” or “Daredevil” but also to Polish “Funky Koval”).
Adler often stylizes his panels to resemble works by the author of comics he refers to at the moment. When he e.g. presents Sin Village, the sequence of panels is drawn using the “Sin City” style, involving the combination of black, white and red characteristic of Frank Miller.
Robert Adler Gallery
More information about the artist: robertadler.blogspot.com