I went and caught the Mass Effect 3 bug, and have suddenly lost a lot of time out of my life. This means I have not had the time to work on preparing an artist spotlight for this week, or for that matter much of anything else.
Fortunately, Quinne Larsen, who is awesome and really nice, drew an amazing Totoro postcard for me. Totally made my day!
Yes, I know I need to find a good scanner.
Anna Fitzpatrick is an illustrator, comic artist, painter, and graphic designer. She is currently living and working in Cambridge, UK, but hails from Dublin, Ireland. She has been working on her comic Between Worlds since December 31st, 2009, which is well worth checking out, if only to discover how her art has improved in the past few years.
Anyway, I won’t deny that stumbling across her artwork has been mostly a happy accident. Unlike the other spotlights so far, there wasn’t a cover or comic-book that led to the discovery. However, her artwork immediately captured me, and I quickly found myself browsing her deviantART profile. As usual, I’ve selected some favorites, but strongly encourage further exploration! Read More
Odds are you’ve heard of Renae De Liz because of Womanthology, of which she is the Project Manager, and to which she is also contributing a story. Recently, she illustrated IDW’s graphic novel adaptation of The Last Unicorn, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog #198 and the Rogue Angel 5-issue mini-series.
Unfortunately, I have not become familiar with her artwork until recently. Sure, I picked up her name in conjunction with Womanthology, but her artistic endeavors remained a mystery to me. I’m sure there’s a meaningful comment to be made here about the necessity of an anthology of all women creators, but I digress.
Suffice to say, that I have recently made the trip to her website, blog, and deviantART profile, and have come bearing awesome art. Take a look below at some of my favorites, and make sure to visit the source for more good stuff. Read More
Paul Duffield is a comic book creator, illustrator and animator working in Oxford, UK. His most notable comic-book work so far has been illustrating Freakangels. However, he has also illustrated SelfMadeHero’s The Tempest, and a self-published project called Signal. Finally, he is currently working on writing and illustrating a creator-owned project called The Firelight Isle, for which I am incredibly excited.
Anyway, my fascination with his art started while reading Freakangels, then grew when I finally got my copy of Signal. The latter is a poem comprised only of images. There are no words, and it’s a thing of beauty. It very easily communicates very complex feelings of discovery, exploration, freedom, and truly captures something of what it means to be human — no small feat.
From there it was small leap to Duffield’s website, and then his deviantART profile. As always, here are some of my favorites, and I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to dig deeper, it’s well worth the effort. Read More
Quinne Larsen is an artist from Los Angeles, CA. She has recently illustrated Isabella And Her Polka Dot Umbrella, but also written and illustrated awesome shorts like The Flute (which is available on her deviantART profile, starting here). So far the only issue-length project she has worked on is Greenbrook: Our House, His Home. Fortunately, more comic projects are on the horizon, which is great news, because her artwork is amazing. A quick trip to her dA profile reveals several impressive illustrations. The common theme is fantasy, but Larsen’s approach varies from piece to piece. Not only is great imagination on display, but also great artistic ability that makes each vision come to life.
I have included some favorites (notably more than in the past, it was hard to pick just a few), but as always I encourage everyone to visit the source and see it all. Read More