Serena Cole's Dark Portraits

Illustration // Friday, September 28, 2012
Serena Cole was born to Californian suburban parents who lost their love for each other as soon as the pool was built on the honeymoon home. Afterward, her mother married a man because he looked like Tom Selleck, who lived on the top of mountain. Forced to leave the roller-skatable sidewalks of San Jose, at age nine she found herself living off-the-grid in the Sierra Nevadas and spent the rest of her childhood looking for the mall....

Crude Dude's Usual Gore

Illustration // Thursday, September 27, 2012
For Crude Dude illustrator Jose Angeles, I'm going to let the reviews of his work do the talking... "If there ever was a comic-book equivalent to grindcore music, Jose Gabriel Angeles is it!", "Crude Dude is a great collection of violence, political debates, controversy, honesty, fun and all around whackieness." "Messy art, messy violence and messy nihilism from a cut-rate Mike Diana clone who reeks of high school" Nailed it.

Daniele Buetti's Dreams

Illustration // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Daniele Buetti's series 'Dreams Result in More Dreams' is a set of gorgeous, photographic depictions with illuminated, somewhat illustrated detailing. The process of these remains a mystery but the end result is captivating and beautiful. Daniele was born in Fribourg, Switzerland in 1955 and currently lives in Zürich. Since 2004, Buetti has been a professor at the University of fine Art, Münster, Germany.

Allan Innman's Lego-scapes

Illustration // Thursday, September 27, 2012
'My current series of work explores the idea of evoking nostalgia through the depiction of toys. As I grow older, I see it fit to immortalize these forgotten objects from my childhood into paintings. The paintings serve as a retrospective of my lost youth. They are the embodiment of a sacred time in my life and many other people’s lives when there are no responsibilities or pressures. My crossing over from childhood to adulthood has left me with a longing for the easy life...'

Francis Minoza: Nicebleed

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The work of illustrator and designer Francis Minoza is filled with dark humor, bits of pop-culture references and icons, wit and the occasional gore. His beautiful, minimally designed illustrations are smart, forward and original, combining traditional and digital media.

Nick Blazey

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The talents of young artist and illustrator Nick Blazey can be seen in his varied ink and watercolor work, depicting creepy mythical beasts and realistic nature studies. As a working creative, Nick displays the process of his work, from pencil sketches to finished pieces, showing occasionally in the UK.

Kyle Stecker Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This rendering of Tom Waits was created by artist and illustrator Kyle Stecker (for Ammo Magazine). Stecker is located in Brooklyn, New York and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY and American Illustration. Some of his clients include: Plansponser, Time Out Chicago, Total Guitar, Grantland, The Dallas Observer, Mountain Biking UK, Dirtrag, Bicycle Times and Backpacker Magazine.

Works by Jeremy Enecio

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Born in Ormoc City, Philippines, Jeremy Enecio moved to the United States at the age of four. In 2008, he received his BFA in illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently resides in New York City as a freelance illustrator. Eerie and atmospheric, Enecio's digital works are characterized by his painterly touch and an aptitude for storytelling.

'The Boat' by Sam Alden

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here's a short but (bitter)sweet comic called 'The Boat' by Sam Alden. Alden is 23 and lives in Portland, Oregon. He helms Gingerland Comics and is currently working on an epic-length graphic novel about middle school.

Jean de Wet

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Jean de Wet is an artist and illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. Inspired by things that have either a confounding or mysterious nature about them, it's hard not to get lost in the detailed markmaking of de Wet's visual narratives. 'Some recurring elements in Jean's work are: (in no particular order) abandoned houses, the unknown, mutation, the cosmos, hybrid creatures, monsters, haunted houses...'


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