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Published on 6/26/2006
Feature article about 9 current Illustrators in today's field in this special Illustration issue including Aurthur Giron, Sahlee Oh, Tado, Kozyndan, and others. By Carmen Pease.
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Article by: Carmen Pease
August 2006 Your style:
HIghly rendered and flat at the same time, sweet and creepy, elegant and grotesque. The push and pull of opposing forces interests me and I think it creates a stronger image. Your favorite project:
Painting the comic covers for the DC Comics' Vertigo is just all-round super fun. I work with amazing artists and writers, and I get such creative freedom and a huge sense of personal fulfillment from those paintings. Your favorite thing to draw:
Lately, it's been characters with heartless bodies. Reading Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" has got me thinking about human anomalies and physical transformations: missing body elements, parts growing out of other parts, physical oddities- you know, the usual. If you were a color:
I'm feeling kind of pink today. About the image:
("Sometimes I Just Want a Hug")
I was walking home, feeling a bit sad and thought, "Sometimes I just really want a hug." To feel that powerful embrace that makes you feel whole and safe and comforted. I walked right home and did a little sketch. This girl is me, if I were a blue alien.