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METROPOLIS by Chris Sharples

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Submitted by Chris Sharples for the Illustration Friday topic METROPOLIS.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/24/15 under artists,weekly topics
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METROPOLIS by Anna Raff

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Submitted by Anna Raff for the Illustration Friday topic METROPOLIS.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/20/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Pick of the Week for SLEEP and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Marie Meier, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of SLEEP. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

METROPOLIS

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 02/20/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Marian Churchland

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Going the less taken route of traditional media, over digital, young comics brewmaster Marian Churchland wows with her delicate line work & deeply human characters. Her 2009 graphic novel Beast propelled Churchland into the indy comics scene limelight. It’s a masterfully rendered loose reinterpretation of the classic Beauty and the Beast story. As I learned from her art blog, Churchland usually approached her page first with a brown colerase pencil, then(if working in color) she’ll add value with copic pens, watercolor wash, or sometimes acrylics. The final finishes are done with a black color pencil.

Other notable works by Marian Churchland include a few issues of Richard Starkings’ Elephantmen, Dark Horse Presents on MySpace, Conan: The Daughters of Midora & Other Stories, Madame Xanadu, and Once Upon a Time Machine.

2015 looks to be a big year for Marian with the upcoming release of her new collaborative project From Under Mountains with friends Claire Gibson & Sloane Leong, a new comic with fellow artist/husband Brandon Graham called Arclight, and a gallery of her art being featured in the inaugural volume of Island, a new independent, star-studded comics anthology hitting shelves this Summer.

You can follow Marian Churchland on her tumblr site here. She updates it regularly with new art, and answers fan questions.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

Posted by Andy Yates on 02/19/15 under artists,comic,illustrationfriday,Interviews,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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SLEEP by Mark Boardman

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Submitted by Mark Boardman for the Illustration Friday topic of SLEEP.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/18/15 under artists,weekly topics
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SLEEP by Fernando Siniscalchi

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Submitted by Fernando Siniscalchi for the Illustration Friday topic of SLEEP.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/16/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Pick of the Week for NOISE and This Week’s Topic

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It’s Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Camila Barrera, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of NOISE. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

SLEEP

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 02/12/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Comics Illustrators of the Week :: The Hernandez Brothers

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The Hernandez Brothers, Gilbert, Jaime & Mario, are trailblazers of modern graphic storytelling. Premiering in 1981, their personal comics anthology Love and Rockets spawned from healthy doses of classic superhero/Archie comics, undergrounds like Zap, and punk rock music of the late 1970’s. Their stories are character driven, semi-autobiographical, complex, and sometimes surreal. They are their own 3-man “Miramax” of the independent comics industry, cranking out bunches of original, unconventional material each year.

This week marked the release of Love and Rockets Volume 3 #7, published by Fantagraphics Books. After the original run of 50 magazine-sized issues, and a 20 issue, comics sized Volume 2, fans now get to look forward to a new 100 page soft cover book each year. Most stories from the series end up in their own collections(usually with extras), like with Gilbert’s epic Palomar story-line, and Jaime’s chronicles of Maggie & Hopey.

The influence of Los Bros. Hernandez can be seen throughout the U.S. and abroad at the multitude of comics conventions, and zine-fests. As Kirby, Ditko, and Eisner laid down the foundation for modern mainstream comics, so has The Hernandez Brothers’ work done for the modern independent cartoonist.

You can follow the latest updates on what’s next for the Hernandez Brothers, and Love and Rockets at their facebook page here.

Also, Gilbert Hernandez has recently started a new weekly comic strip at VICE.com here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

Posted by Andy Yates on 02/12/15 under artists,cartoon,comic,illustrationfriday,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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NOISE by Otto Steininger

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Submitted by Otto Steininger for the Illustration Friday topic NOISE.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/12/15 under artists,weekly topics
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NOISE by Melanie Elfert

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Submitted by Melanie Elfert for the Illustration Friday topic NOISE.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/11/15 under artists,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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