Pardee's Picks: The Art of Hill Hudson

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 29, 2012
I was up in Portland a few months ago eating donuts and playing dress up at Upper Playground when I crossed paths with an artist named Hill Hudson who, after talking for a few minutes, handed me a sticker that was cooler than any sticker I had seen since the Zorlac and Santa Cruz skateboard days. When I say cool, however, I mean cool as in "disgusting."

The Animated Gifs of James Jirat Patradoon

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 29, 2012
'James Jirat Patradoon (born 1985) is an Australian Artist/Illustrator. He creates character driven visual art, born of fictional worlds of borrowed imagery that act as distorted mirrors to our reality, mashed-up and remixed to create new stories. Inspired by the fashion and costume of black metal music, gangster rap, professional wrestling, sci-fi films, and superheroes, James' work is an irreverent take on the stoic nature of macho pop culture.'

Antti Uotila's Future Past

Illustration // Friday, September 28, 2012
The futuristic, illustration and design work of of Helinski, Finland based Antti Uotila can only be described as a futuristic glimpse into our geometric past. Born in 1979, Antti studied graphic design in the University of Art and Design, Helsinki and Tama Art University, Tokyo before becoming the masterful talent that he is today.  

The Illustrations of Monstark

Illustration // Friday, September 28, 2012
Mark Thompson loves to make monstrous things, and looks much more normal than he should. He resides reclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is slowly procuring the means to trans-shape from human form into beast. He will continue to make art, zines, comics and music until he finds his hands too large, his claws too unwieldy, to use tools.

Pinups by Wendy Ortiz

Erotica // Friday, September 28, 2012
Tattoo artist and illustrator Wendy Ortiz creates very seductive and unique pin-ups out of Anaheim, CA. She creates pin-ups both on an off the skin from very feminine beauties to zombie inspired women.

The Works of Crude Dude illustrator, Jose Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 28, 2012
For Crude Dude illustrator Jose Angeles, I'm going to let the reviews of his work do the talking... "If there ever was a comic-book equivalent to grindcore music, Jose Gabriel Angeles is it!", "Crude Dude is a great collection of violence, political debates, controversy, honesty, fun and all around whackieness." "Messy art, messy violence and messy nihilism from a cut-rate Mike Diana clone who reeks of high school" Nailed it.

The Work of Nick Blazey

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 28, 2012
The talents of young artist and illustrator Nick Blazey can be seen in his varied ink and watercolor work, depicting creepy mythical beasts and realistic nature studies. As a working creative, Nick displays the process of his work, from pencil sketches to finished pieces, showing occasionally in the UK.

Serena Cole's Dark Portraits

Illustration // Friday, September 28, 2012
Serena Cole was born to Californian suburban parents who lost their love for each other as soon as the pool was built on the honeymoon home. Afterward, her mother married a man because he looked like Tom Selleck, who lived on the top of mountain. Forced to leave the roller-skatable sidewalks of San Jose, at age nine she found herself living off-the-grid in the Sierra Nevadas and spent the rest of her childhood looking for the mall....

The Illustrated World of Kyle Platts

Illustration // Friday, September 28, 2012
Kyle Platts is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist with a deeply set sense of humor, wit and satire. His work borders on the grotesque in the most innocent, animated way possible, occasionally poking fun at current events, politics and day-to-day life. He is currently living in South-East London.

Crude Dude's Usual Gore

Illustration // Thursday, September 27, 2012
For Crude Dude illustrator Jose Angeles, I'm going to let the reviews of his work do the talking... "If there ever was a comic-book equivalent to grindcore music, Jose Gabriel Angeles is it!", "Crude Dude is a great collection of violence, political debates, controversy, honesty, fun and all around whackieness." "Messy art, messy violence and messy nihilism from a cut-rate Mike Diana clone who reeks of high school" Nailed it.

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