Michael DeForge: Illustration & Comics

Illustration // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Michael DeForge's work has been considered "as pop and user-friendly as it is bizarre and challenging". Born in 1987 and working out of Toronto, his work incorporates baroque line work and a variety of characters.

The Death of Tipocracia

Illustration // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
A fantastic reinterpretation of the oldest known illustration of a mechanical press ( Danse Macabre , 1499), made ??by the staff of Bicycle Without Brakes. A silkscreened print by Studio Elastic on Markatto Stile Bianco paper in 3 colors. Limited Edition of 100 prints, each signed by BWB.  Bike Without Brakes is an illustration Studio formed by Douglas Castro, Victor Rocha and Renato Reno in Brazil.

Illustrations by Nick Gazin

Illustration // Monday, July 02, 2012
New York-based illustrator Nick Gazin uses watercolor and ink to create colorful works that vibrate with hand-drawn expressivity. Gazin is a jack of all trades who amongst other things also makes comics, designs band posters, paints album art, DJs, and is a frequent contributer at Vice Magazine.

Bones by Daan Botlek

Illustration // Monday, July 02, 2012
We've posted work by Daan Botlek before but we are especially digging these newer illustrations by the Rotterdam-based artist. You can't go wrong with a skeleton skateboard and bone bottles.

No Mas Presents: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden

Illustration // Monday, July 02, 2012
An oldie but goodie-- 'In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis' legendary LSD no-hitter.'

Mattias Adolfsson Flips Through His Sketchbook

Illustration // Sunday, July 01, 2012
      Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson has uploaded a nice series of youtube videos in which he flips through his completed Moleskine sketchbooks. Adolfsson's use of video brings the traditional sketchbook scan format to life, offering a sense of tactility and scale. He lives in Sigtuna, just outside of Stockholm, and has worked on everything from computer games to children's books.

Gnarly Illustrations by Scarecrowoven

Illustration // Saturday, June 30, 2012
Mysterious New York-based illustrator Scarecrowoven is a fan of gore, guts, and oozing appendages. His gnarled creatures take a cue from 'comic books, sci-fi and horror movies and all the illustration that came out of the skateboard world in the 80's.' He describes himself as an alien emissary sent to our planet 12 million seven hundred thousand years ago...

The Three Points by Chris Pell

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Chris Pell's series "The Three Points" is a narrative of intricate creatures of the night. These monsters and beasts seem to be all alone amongst the unique fantasy worlds he creates. Pell's interests include mysticism, alchemy, and animism and when he is not making art he is producing music and djing.

Magical Skulls by Agustín Croxatto

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Buenos Aires based illustrator Agustín Croxatto (who also goes by AC) turns the human skull into something more magical and rad. His complex skull drawings are super detailed, each one has their own unique personality. Some characters that influence his work include Frankenstein and Dracula. Besides being an illustrator, Croxatto is a skater & music lover and has also had his work featured in zines.

Paintings by Jesse Fillingham

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Los Angeles based illustrator Jesse Fillingham brought to life some wizardly looking men for this series. These paintings were made for "Life is a Casino", a group show he participated in located in Denmark. A recent honors graduate from Art Center College of Design, Jesse is a fan of burgers, mythology, and unicorns.

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