‘Bath’ by Thomas DanthonyMarch 7, 2018
Thomas Danthony’s work is devoutly minimalist in nature and his recent release, ‘Bath,’ is his most concise. A woman at rest, flowers at her side. Hair. Bathing suit. Petal and stem. Danthony uses the negative space of his A4 size canvas with precision. ‘Bath’ is at once romantic and inviting, seductive with only the echo of the human form.
Feats of Joy: Interview with Illustrator JJ HarrisonFebruary 19, 2018
The work of JJ Harrison exists in the pages of a comic book — an illustrated children’s paperback. Harrison is at play in the universe of characters that roam through your television via Cartoon Network, drawing the worlds of Clarence, Adventure Time, Regular Show amongst others. Harrison’s role requires him to understand the intent of characters created by other artists and render them accurately, true to the creator and also to his own style. In Harrison’s hands, Finn and Jake of Adventure Time gain a warm painterly touch. The chaotic youth of Clarence retain their bubblegum and grease, that blur of chaos captured perfectly into panels of a comic.
Figure Study 002: Holly Burnham x Melanie BlankenshipJanuary 28, 2018
For Figure Study 002, Burnham and Blankenship created a set of photos only they could create, one, that I hope, inspires artists to pick a pencil or brush, and start sketching.
Jeremy Bastian and his 'Cursed Pirate Girl'January 30, 2018
A story can be told in a great many pages, or a simple few — depending on the story it is you are trying to tell. For artist and writer Jeremy Bastian, his graphic novel ‘Cursed Pirate Girl’ spans a great many pages and over a decade of work. Currently, four chapters in his six chapter mini-series exist, tangible in the real world.