Good-bye and Wedding Day: a comic by Clara Besijelles

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By Tanya Guryel in New Art on Wednesday 25 January 2012

Clara Besijelle is a Swedish illustrator. She wonderfully mixes art deco type details, fabric prints, and pompus facial expressions with scruffy colouring in. Her style of drawing works well with her story-telling, which is awkward, sophisticated and hilarious. The comic, Good-bye and Wedding Day, is a perfect introduction to her work.

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Fantastically strange comics by Fletcher Hanks

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By Jack Teagle in New Illustration on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Fantagraphics have released two books in the last few years of Fletcher Hank’s fantastically strange comics. His work was around in the early twentieth century and it’s brimming with personality and energy. The books bring together some amazing stories and I can’t recommend them enough. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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Stephanie Buscema

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By Erin Gallagher in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 October 2011

Stephanie Buscema’s art is immediately lovable. Whether she’s painting super-cute puppies for a children’s book, a Spider Man comic, or saucy/scary pinup babes, Buscema’s retro, richly-textured technicolor art gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling.

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My Egyptian Fortune Cookie comic by Lisa Lim

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By Michael Glover in New Illustration on Saturday 23 July 2011

What happens when a traditional writer decides to jump the chasm and venture into the world of comics and graphic novels? In the case of Lisa Lim’s work, you get an incredible piece of art that’s home grown, organic and expressed in a way that would be impossible to teach in any art school or university.

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Jaime Hernandez’s comic series, Locas

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By Oli Barrett in New Illustration on Friday 13 May 2011

I re-read both the Hernanadez brothers collected works about once a year and there’s not a lot between them. But somehow the subject matter and sheer storytelling verve of Locas tips the balance for me. I’m constantly in awe of how they both can chronicle the lives of huge casts of characters. The hardback collections of Locas and Palomar are absolutely essential.

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Louie Joyce at Sydney’s Monstrosity Gallery

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By Monstrosity Gallery in New Events on Wednesday 15 September 2010

Louie Joyce is an illustrator and designer based in Kings Cross, Sydney. His love for comics, both the strong graphic imagery and narrative, is something he tries to distill into single images: moments that exist within larger events, stories or lives. His new exhibition at the Monstrosity Gallery runs between September 24 and October 15.

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