by Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 26 June 2008

Anyone who reads The New Yorker will be familiar with the work of Brooklyn illustrator Jashar Awan, a consistant fixture within its pages. With strong influences clearly drawn from the worlds of superhero comics and modern art, Awan creates his own style of timeless, bold, richly narrrative illustration. Perusing his portfolio, several comic book covers that he did for The Escapist are not to be missed as well as a large grouping of horizontal images created for The New Yorker over the years — a format that seems to work especially well for him.