The Art of Derek M. BallardErotica // Monday, 16 Sep 2013
Based in Gainesville, Florida, Derek M. Ballard is an illustrator and cartoonist with a penchant for neon colors, cubist shapes, and naked women, creating erotic zines that are provocative in their subject matter as well as their visual aesthetic. Ballard finds his small press work to be the most creatively fulfilling, allowing him to put out work on regular basis on his own terms and to create his own fantastical universe without outside constraint. "You can find all the coolest drawing in zines," says the artist, "and I LOVE drawing. If you look at all the zines I've been in you can see that they're full of people who really enjoy it as well."