Surreal Storybook Illustrations from Dave Van Patten

May 29, 2014


Dave Van Patten is a Long Beach based artist with a focus on acrylic paint, paper cut outs, and ink illustration. His work demonstrates visuals ranging from dreamlike absurdism, psychedelic surrealism, childlike storybook simplicity, ethical fables, to disturbingly dark humor. He has published various humor comics in Los Angeles based art magazines,  and self published a number of graphic novel zines and twisted “children’s books for grown ups.”