Slow Culture's 'Illustrations Vol. 1'

Illustration // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Slow Culture's second opening, Illustrations Vol. 1, opens this Friday, Sept 6th from 7-10PM, and is a group exhibition comprised of work by a selection of LA's most exciting, most in-demand, and most accomplished young illustrators - Benjie Escobar, Ken Garduno, Mike Jones, Brandon Spiegel, Suedehead, and Eric McHenry. 

Dan Zettwoch's Comic Art

Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
  Dan Zettwoch was born in Lousville, Kentucky and was influenced as a young boy by Cracked and Mad Magazine. He studied math and illustration at Washington University and continued in his pursuit of storytelling long after school. His comics focus on themes like professional wrestling, childhood gangs roaming the suburbs, alien attacks on the State Fair, slot-car racing and Civil War-Era battleships.

Interview: Wayne Coyne's Comic, "The Sun is Sick"

Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne is a bona fide Freak of all Trades, and on top of decades producing weird psychedelic music, art and mind-blowing confetti-fantasm-performances has just released his first comic book, "The Sun is Sick." The comic made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con last month. You can watch Wayne read some of his comic here. 

Rai Escalere's Haunting Wedding Portraits

Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Rai Escalere is a painter who works between Barcelona and Bratislava. Half of the Miroir Noir Group with Milos Koptak, Escalere is immersed entirely in the world of group and solo art endeavors. This series of haunting paintings explores and respresents the tension of people during what they call "the most beautiful day of my life"--their weddings. The themes of purity and innocence begin to blur as saints and martyrs become prostitutes, dead brides and spectral spirits. 

Anthony Goicolea's Ghostly Hybrids

Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Anthony Goicolea's work endeavors to debunk the principles that tie human and animal, body and plant, outline and fill. Using ghostly tracings to delineate form, Goicolea creates images of hybrid organisms that function as visual dilemmas as well as illustrations. These dark, glorious impressions are lovely as they are ghostly. Goicolea studied at the University of Georgia and the Pratt Institute of Art and currently lives and works in New York.

Poster Art by Tracie Ching

Illustration // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Tracie Ching is a freelance graphic designer and ham-lover living and working in Washington, DC. She has a special penchant for movie posters that imbue digital and vector imaging with an incredible level of detail and handiwork. Ching's clients include The Castro Theater, AMC, Popular Mechanics, Sony Pictures, Google, VC Ultimate and more.

The Art of Man on Fire

Illustration // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Frank Germano was a designer with 17+ years of experience in graphic, web and UI/UX design who recently decided to shift his efforts toward the seat of his creativity--music. From this shift was born "Man on Fire," a project designed for Germano to expand himself creatively and get more deeply involved in the music scene of Boston. 

Christopher Hutsul's Woodcut Dynamism

Illustration // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Christopher Hustul is a filmmaker and artist whose deeply detailed black-and-white linework is reminiscent of woodcut with the dynamism of urban photography. Hutsul lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters. 

Victor Kerlow Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Victor Kerlow was born, raised and educated in Manhattan and still lives there, drawing full-time. Kerlow's spirited, down-to-earth style gives an awareness of the artist's hand quite unlike any other. His clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Fantagraphics, MTV, Random House, Bloomberg, The Believer, J. Walter thompson and many more. Kerlow also draws the weekly illustrations for The Metro Diary in The New York Times. 

Danny Ivan's Textural Abstractions

Illustration // Monday, September 02, 2013
Danny Ivan is a digital artist, videographer, and editor currently living and working in Lisbon, Portugal. His digital illustrations run the gamut from purely abstract geometric forms to raw textures to stylized photographic collages, all of which of possess his signature irreverance and partiality towards the splendidly weird and hypnotic. 

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