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.

Daniele Buetti's Dreams

Illustration // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Daniele Buetti's series 'Dreams Result in More Dreams' is a set of gorgeous, photographic depictions with illuminated, somewhat illustrated detailing. The process of these remains a mystery but the end result is captivating and beautiful. Daniele was born in Fribourg, Switzerland in 1955 and currently lives in Zürich. Since 2004, Buetti has been a professor at the University of fine Art, Münster, Germany.

Allan Innman's Lego-scapes

Illustration // Thursday, September 27, 2012
'My current series of work explores the idea of evoking nostalgia through the depiction of toys. As I grow older, I see it fit to immortalize these forgotten objects from my childhood into paintings. The paintings serve as a retrospective of my lost youth. They are the embodiment of a sacred time in my life and many other people’s lives when there are no responsibilities or pressures. My crossing over from childhood to adulthood has left me with a longing for the easy life...'

The Works of Hiro Kurata

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Born in Osaka, Japan, Hiro Kurata has continued to craft an intricate story that ties together both Eastern and Western culture. Focusing on surrealistic moments, he illustrates his daily life through sports motif, chairs, and the stability of gentleness. However, the underlying theme of his work is both chaotic and restless.

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