Greg Mamczak

Illustration // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Although artist Greg Mamczak's dark and brooding storybook paintings immediately evoke the eerie and epic universe of Henry Darger, they are far from simply derivative works. Mamczak's illustrated world is totally his own, inviting yet inaccessible, poetic yet bewildering, and it is this enigmatic quality that ultimately proves irresistible to the viewer.

Farley Katz for the New Yorker

Illustration // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
We bring you an amazingly humorous little comic from the New Yorker by illustrator Farley Katz for this week's illustrated funny- a laughable truth on a subculture of art and animation.

Liam Brazier

Illustration // Monday, January 23, 2012
Liam Brazier is an illustrator and animator that bounces between his blocky, geometric style and less rigid, traditional hand drawn work as well. His portfolio shows a diverse range of talent and style, with a cohesive and well developed eye for combining colors.

Joshua Boulet's Occupy

Illustration // Monday, January 23, 2012
'When I decided to stop by Occupy Wall St, it was not on official Illustration Age business, but I found a real gem nonetheless. In amongst the incredibly well-organized library, kitchen, and press area, Joshua Boulet had a thin easel and board up, brush and ink in hand. He painted these two pieces on the scene, his offering to both the #ows movement and the minor deity that insists you draw from life.'

No Surprises Illustration

Illustration // Monday, January 23, 2012
'Abstract Colors' is a personal interpretation of portraits of John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, James Dean, Greta Garbo, Yul Brinner, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable by Alessandro Pautasso, aka Kaneda, a photographer, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Turin Italy.

Dub of a Preacherman

Illustration // Monday, January 23, 2012
Bristol's Rumpus Animation studio brings us a thumping good time with "Dub of a Preacherman," a boisterous and vibrant animated music video featuring the UK's Skylarkin' Soundsystem.

Quinn Arneson & Alex Ziv

Illustration // Sunday, January 22, 2012
Both in their final year at the San Francisco Art Institute, artists Quinn Arneson, 24, and Alex Ziv, 23, joined together this past December to present their respective works in "Unibrow: Bridging the Gap" at Gallery Heist in San Francisco. You can read more about their work and their eclectic two-person show in this interview with Kid Yellow.

Jon MacNair Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, January 21, 2012
Jon MacNair is a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art, where he earned a BFA in Illustration. His work has appeared in various editorial publications as well been used for package design and apparel. He is an active member of the Honeycomb Art Collective (based in Buenos Aires and New York) and currently resides in Michigan.

Is This Real Life??

Illustration // Friday, January 20, 2012
Special makeup effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick made some life-like prosthetic models of Beavis and Butt-Head to show what the cartoon legends would look like in real life. The answer: Terrifying!

The Black Axe

Illustration // Friday, January 20, 2012
The Black Axe is a high impact creative and design studio founded in the murky, gator-ridden swamps of Orlando, Florida in 2008. Their vibrant illustration and design work has graced the surfaces of everything from band merch and apparel to full custom busses and they're not stopping yet.

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