by Kate Barnett in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 March 2008

I’ve always liked the thought of a ‘peoples choice’ award. It means that the masses love you and that’s what counts right? That and winning something. Lucky Ben Newman received the People’s Choice Award at the Bristol Art Show in 2006. You can see why his work appeals — his bold graphic lines and creatures inspired by superheroes and rope swings are strong and instantly recognizable.

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