by Dave Mahler in New Illustration on Monday 21 October 2013

Benjamin Sea, aka Plump Oyster, must be a very patient man. I tried ripping on his style this one time…and only one time. Because, my god, I can’t even fathom the time and skill that goes into his deeply complex, detailed and sprawling images.

What’s amazing is that his images are so stylised yet still so expressive: you can feel the moss on the quivering trees, hear the thickly trickling stream, smell the haunted dew drops. Comics as a sensory experience, it’s pretty special.