Holly Exley

Illustration // Thursday, January 19, 2012
Holly Exley is a hard-working young illustrator living in Bristol, UK. She works day and night creating her unique and modern watercolors, with her pet rabbit Hergé at her feet. Admittedly inspired by Beatrix Potter, she has unwittingly adopted a similar lifestyle, but hopes her work represents something fresh and new, such as this colorful and humorous series of watercolor paintings, entitled "Noodles."

Rediscovering the Hobbit

Illustration // Thursday, January 19, 2012
This lost and forgotten version of "The Hobbit," animated by legend Gene Deitch and illustrated by Adolf Born, is a charming and frenzied 12-minute version of the feature-length animated movie Deitch had intended to create with Czech puppet-maker, illustrator, and animator Ji?í Trnka, before his producer William L. Snyder pulled a fast one to profit from the faltering production.

Candice Tripp Draws

Illustration // Thursday, January 19, 2012
Candice Tripp! She's got a new print on the way. It’s early days right now, but to illustrate the current status she explains: Black Rat Projects go “Hey, Candice, let’s do another print” and I go “Yeah, how about this?” and they go “Yeah, that would work” but really we sound more excited than that and then I go “alright cool, soon as it dries, it’s on the way” and then I get nervous excited.

Nick Sheehy's Mythical World

Illustration // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Nick Sheehy/Show Chicken depicts haunting creatures out of his own mythological world. Vicious, enigmatic characters grace the pages of his sketchbooks like  haunting missing scenes out of the children's book Where the Wild Things are.

Sabine ten Lohuis

Illustration // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sabine ten Lohuis graduated from the visual arts academy Willem de Kooning in 2009 with a degree in illustration and a minor in painting. But I also have a great interest for animation and graphic design. She has her own company in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and draws inspiration from it's mix of nationalities and range  of modern to historical architecture.

Sugar Coated Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sugar Coated aka Fredy Santiago is a Holland, Michigan based illustrator. His work is inspired by street art and video games and is richly colorful and dynamic, conveying his graphic message; art will kill the war. Discover more of his work on his own website.

Trash Talk and Jay Howell

Illustration // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Slander from Trash Talk's Awake EP is a new piece of animation, Art Directed and illustrated by LA based artist Jay Howell and Directed and Animated by Jim Dirschberger. Partyyyyyy!!!

Two Against One

Illustration // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
'It’s almost a guarantee that every time Philly-based Anthony Francisco Schepperd creates a piece of animation, it’s going to be more incredible than the time before. I don’t know how he keeps topping himself, but the guy is a one-man animation monster. He delivers again with stunning drawn animation on “Two Against One,” a music video he co-directed with Chris Milk for Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi.'

The Work of Melissa Cooke

Illustration // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Melissa Cooke received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her powdered graphite works explore themes of beauty, fantasy, violence, and identity, with the artist casting herself as subject in a myriad of thematic scenarios. Her work confronts the viewer, both with scale and stirring reflections of relationships, sexuality, and gender.

Rumpus Animation

Illustration // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
In 1883 leading Victorian Explorator , Bertram Fiddle got lost on his way to the Society of Adventuresome Gentlemen's annual conference in Great Yarmouth. He was never seen again.... until 9 years later, when he returned to London with tales of strange and backward country full of incredible animals and downright miserable natives.

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