John Kenn

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 14 June 2010

Here’s some really great pen-and-ink monster art by Dutch artist John Kenn, who draws them on post-it notes when he’s not directing kids shows for TV.

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Page Tsou

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 1 March 2010

Taiwan-born, London-based illustrator Page Tsou has a storybook quality to her work, whether it’s ink drawings or her steampunk-ish collages.

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Alex Passapera

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 20 August 2009

Alex Passapera’s dizzying pen and ink drawings are cascades of images melting into one another, often looking like contorting, mutating creatures spewing blood-like ink splatters.

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Fred Kahler

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 23 June 2009

As he states on his website, Fred Kahler’s art doesn’t translate well on computer monitors. Drawing from mythology and mysticism, Kahler’s quill and ink drawings harken back to temple art, where countless tiny drawings and details each tell a small portion of a vast story and coalesce into huge, fresco-like compositions. The American Visionary Museum in downtown Baltimore, where I saw Kahler’s work, provided magnifying glasses for viewers to fully appreciate its mind-boggling intricacy.

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