Update: Borderline Disturbing Comics from Joan Cornella

Illustration // Friday, August 30, 2013
Its no secret that the misfortunes of others are often humorous, in the most sinful ways. Artist and illustrator Joan Cornella has make a career out of depicting these very unfortunate, often morbid occurances. This morning we take a look at some of her more recent pieces.

The Dark Side of the Moon

Illustration // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Director Darren Dubicki of Aardman Animations created this incredibly elegant mixed-media piece to accompany and celebrate Pink Floyd's legendary album The Dark Side of the Moon. The three-minute piece serves as a trailer/supplement to an original radio drama based on the album, written by playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, which premiered on BBC Radio 2 on August 26th. Dubicki also created an extended film loop that will complement the audio experience online.

Redd Walitzki's Fierce Women

Illustration // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Redd Walitzki is an internationally-exhibiting emerging artist currently residing in Seattle, WA. Her work has been featured in galleries such as Modern Eden, Auguste Clown, Ayden Gallery, and in many local Seattle venues. She graduated from the Cornish College of the Arts with her BFA in 2007, with a concentration in painting, video animation, and printmaking. She can usually be found in her studio painting to BBC documentaries, playing with her pet opossum, or chasing down the next strange adventure.

Some Fun with Jiro Bevis

Illustration // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Prolific and influential London-based illustrator Jiro Bevis isn't afraid to let his work teeter on that fine line between bad-ass art and infantile kitsch, setting himself apart from many of his peers through his creation of bold graphics drenched in pop culture references and symbolism. Bevis' work often veers into the domain of horny college kid fantasy, unabashedly embracing the pure fun of vulgarity and ugliness, to the point that his art becomes a joyful celebration of all things tawdry and weird.

The Whimsical World of Aitch Heliana

Illustration // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Based in Bucharest, Romania, illustrator Aitch Heliana is prolific in her output and second-to-none in her uncanny ability to create an unending stream of imaginary worlds and characters. Looking through her portfolio, one is struck not only by the sheer number of fantastical illustrations under her belt, but also by their originality and unpredictability. Simple yet magical in their presentation, Heliana's work is a real pleasure to behold, full of color, vitality, and unadulterated creativity.

Raw Desire by Yugo Kohrogi

Erotica // Thursday, August 29, 2013
With brushstrokes that mimic both vaporous ribbons of smoke and whipped clouds of cream, Tokyo-based artist Yugo Kohrogi creates abstract representations of the nude female body that are simultaneously ghostly in composition and sweetly flush with vivid color. Kohrogi's paintings are pure expressions of raw desire made visible, their vaguely human forms and rich, bold strokes of flesh-tinted paint characterizing the physical and spiritual fusion of erotic passion.

Ronald Wright's Carnal Visions

Erotica // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Artist Ronald Wright has taken on many titles in his time, including spiritualist writer, gay magazine illustrator, celebrity portrait artist, author, artist's model, and psychic medium. First gaining a reputation through drawing portraits of his favorite Hollywood actors and actresses in the early 1950's, Wright eventually turned his graphic skills to the burgeoning "Physique" and "Men's Interest" magazine industry. In this recorded interview from 2007, Wright discusses his homoerotic work and the rise of such magazines as "Adonis,"  "Modern Man," and "Sir Gay."

Maaike Bakker's Pleasure Principle

Illustration // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Maaike Bakker is an artist and illustrator based out of South Africa and part of a collective called Mega Bonanza, that consists of a group of artists all focused on creating non-academic brutal and pointless art together. The rest of the group is made up of artists Werner Burger, Nina Torr, Lodewyk Barkhuizen and PJ Kotze. The art is fueled by wine and pizza and is based on the process of responding to a mark made by a member and then passing on the work for the next to respond to.  

Cole Closser's 'Little Tommy Lost'

Illustration // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cole Closser is a Missouri cartoonist and graduate of the MFA program at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. He enjoys reading books with funny pictures, watching old cartoons, and wrestling alligators. Cole is generally a nice guy, but don't jive talk him. You can buy some of Cole's comics at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or in theshop. Cole could beat up your boyfriend, big brother, or dad. Cole likes cats.  

Lina Maria Carrillo: High Fashion

Illustration // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lina Maria Carrillo is an illustrator originally from Melbourne, Australia now living in London. Ever since she was a little girl, she has turned to drawing as a past-time and a source of immediate satisfction. She is currently rendering high fashion portraits in gorgeously muted pastel tones. Adore them. 

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