Barf Comics

Illustration // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  James Callahan is a writer and illustrator based on the east coast. He often goes under the less innocuous moniker, "Barf Comics." Callahan's graphics are the gnarly machinations of a bold counter-culture aesthetic. He designs snowboards, skateboards, bikes, album art, comics and just about everything else. Some clients include Mastodon, Cannabis Corpse, Marvel Comics, OBEY and Thrasher Magazine. 

Brendan Monroe's Scientific Dream-Worlds

Illustration // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Brendan Monroe's illustrations depict nebulous, vibrating scenes of a dream-world inspired by scientific processes. His works bring to life the formless figures of a microscopic plane, inviting the viewer into vivid realms of flesh, blood and plasma that are at once strange and deeply our own. Monroe lives in Oakland with his wife Evah and his cat Jalapeño, and he is also a sculptor. He lists some of his interests as "slime, fungus, blobs, crawling sludge, the entire Universe, cats, dogs, rain, the beach, chemistry, biology, botany, food, watching paint dry, frequencies in waves of light."

Illustrations by Matei Apostolescu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Matei Apostolescu, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Bucharest, Romania. He uses a wide variety of materials to create his vibrant and detailed images, ranging from pencil to markers, to spray paint to Photoshop.

Recent works by Mydeadpony

Illustration // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  Raphaël Vicenzi, also known as Mydeadpony, is a Juxtapoz favorite. His lush, pastel multi-media portraits of women have been featured in Illustration now 3, The Beautiful, The New Age of Feminine Drawing, Advanced Photoshop and Digital Arts. These latest works are highly detailed and fresh in their approach to pop culture, fashion and street art.   

Simpsons Drawing Club

Illustration // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
"Simpsons Drawing Club" is 'a place where a group of close friends in the UK have come together to draw simpsons characters.' It's an awesomely eclectic collection of weird Zombie-David-Bowie-Anime-Caricature-Comic remixes of the familiar yellow family. The club is made up of eleven fantastic illustrators and an occasional guest drawing. Get your twisted Simpson's fix here.  

Illustrations by Harriet Lee-Merrion

Illustration // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Harriet Lee-Merrion is an illustrator currently based in Falmouth. Her illustrations have a thoughtful, hand-made feel, capturing dilemmas of the body and mind in sparing lineart. Her illustrative interpretation of a Susan Sontag quote is a beautiful reminder of the strangeness of this world-- 'Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics.'   

Giulio Rossi's "Evil Beauty"

Illustration // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Giulio Rossi is an Italian graphic designer whose illustrations depict all that is macabre, slick and sexy. Originally a traditional artist, he picked up a digital tablet one day and “discovered a new dimension, a brand new way to express my passion." The “Evil Beauty” series is a collection of Giulio Rossi’s characteristic pale, heavy-lidded beauties, many of which are revamped fairytale characters.  

Zé Burnay: Illustration and Gore

Illustration // Monday, March 11, 2013
Zé Burnay is an illustrator currently living and working in Sintra, Portugal. His gruesome renderings are filled with demons and gore, as he himself is a self proclaimed demon slayer. Burnay's works contain the best parts of comic culture and narrative and are based in his own fantasy environments.  

Illustrations by Alice Savage

Illustration // Monday, March 11, 2013
Alice Savage is an artist based in Italy, where she creates her artwork in a small home studio. Alice gets inspiration for her pieces from dark corners and the female figure. Alice Savage is on a quest for elegance by creating her illustrations, 'I consider myself, more than an artist, an artisan of beauty. I see my work as a daily love declaration, a committment, the fullfilling of a deep interior need.'  

Yana Payusova: Russian Folk Comics

Illustration // Saturday, March 09, 2013
Yana Payusova was born in 1979 in Leningrad, USSR. Classically trained as a painter at the St. Petersburg Fine Art Lyceé, she later immigrated to the US.   She received an MFA in New Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Payusova’s paintings blend the styles and symbols of folk art, Russian icons, graphic poster art, illustration, and comics, and reflect Payusova’s cultural heritage and her training in traditional Russian realist painting.  


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