Javier Medellin Puyou is prolific Mexican artist. I only recently discovered his work, and I fell in love with it at first sight. His line work and choice of color reminds me of Japanese comics. He depicts girls with wide-set eyes in a unique and beautiful way, and his color compositions are very unique.
New York artist Jazzberry Blue uses bright colors and playful pop culture references. His work has crazy titles like ‘Gum, Drugs and Coca Cola (gifts under 5$ for the witchdoctor who has absolutely everything)’. It’s bold, graphic and fun.
He may not have seen the modern world of today, passing on at the age of 77 in 1963, but Frank Rudolph Paul evidently saw the future with incredible imagination, as we can see in his trippy science fiction and fantasy illustrations. According to this, he was the ‘first person to ever make a living drawing spaceships‘ too.
A good friend of mine, Austin Lotz, recently got a job and moved up to New York to pursue design. I have all the faith in him, because this kid leaks talent. His work displays creativity and intelligence that most illustrators and designers lack.
April 6, 2010, I survived a death defying five story fall through Philadelphia’s Divine Lorraine Hotel. I spent the next ten days in ICU Psychosis in Hahnemann Hospital. During this time I had hallucinations of dead babies, riots, terrorism, hell, and 4Loko. I talked to inanimate objects, perceiving them to simply be French tourists. Six months after my recovery, I made a series illustrating my hellish voyage into my own mind. This experience has continued into my personal and illustrative work dealing with perception, memory, and mental deterioration that can strike any of us at anytime.
Comic anthologies are a great way to be introduced to a variety of artists, whether they’re legends in the industry or new and upcoming. Horror anthologies, however, are a breed all in their own. The trend is coming back and it’s well deserved. I am thrilled. Ghosts #1 features brilliant work from Paul Pope, Rufus […]
Emma Leonard is an illustrator based in Melbourne. She draws beautiful artworks of beautiful ladies with wonderful attention to detail. Her work is usually dabs of colour standing out of her fine-lined pencil work. From the intricacies of flower petals, to each strand of hair, Leonard’s drawings are superb works of art.
When I’m inadvertently or advertently a jerk in public, I sometimes get apprehensive someone with Mel Stringer’s insight and sense of justice will be present and make a comic about it. Based in Brisbane, Stringer’s kawaii characters bely a subtle but potent introspection into every day situations. She uses a gentle pallet of pastels to create comics and cards, and she takes commissions.
News flash: hilarious illustrator Graham Roumeu has not stopped working. His humor is surprising and human and could be comparable with David Shirley. Some of my favorites by him include his Big Foot memoir books. If you want to laugh and find inspiration to think on a different level, Roumeu is your man.
The felt-tip marker illustrations of Listen04 are childlike and paired with darkly humorous, Twitter-friendly wordplay. Traditional media with built-in social media integration? Genius.
A mutagenic R Crumb, James Unsworth’s art is scatological and venereal. A print-maker based in London who employs pen and ink, his drawings contort penises and breasts and sex toys into people and animals. Unsworth was raised ‘on a diet of Thrash Metal, Clive Barker, Stephen King and Video Nasties’, and he studied at the Royal Collage of Art, and his work is a Danteian vision of excess and depravity manifesting through decay, dismemberment, and excrement. Bless his work and soul. I feel nauseous.
Sad yet beautiful, this tumblr is full of sensitive drawings which reflect the state of mind of the artist, Anat Costi. The drawings are made on moleskines with watercolours and ink. This is like going through a personal diary and getting a glimpse into a very fragile moment.
Complex forms and dynamics of mainly nude people, etched in, drawn on or cut out of diverse materials dominate the beautiful imagery of Jason Thielke. The artworks of this American artist seem to be a merge of technical line compositions and wild, almost confused intersecting lines resulting in powerful and delicate images. His signature style reflects ‘the messiness of life and how we are trying to figure things out’. If messiness would always be that beautiful, life could be much easier.