by Gregory Curvey in New Illustration on Friday 19 August 2011

My friend Gail Potocki first introduced me to Jeremy Bastian’s beautiful illustrations: incredibly detailed drawings inked with a very fine brush. Upon viewing the image he drew of an octopus playing the cello with swords, I found my hand thrust in my pocket grasping for my wallet.

To peruse his annual comic, Cursed Pirate Girl, is a mind-blowing experience that I highly recommend — if you can get your hands on one. This is stunning stuff.