Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Jill Thompson

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Jill Thompson has been bringing her distinct watercolor illustration style to comics for the last 25 years.  Early on in her career she collaborated with legends like Neil Gaiman on Sandman, George Perez on Wonder Woman, and Grant Morrison on The Invisibles. Thompson has gone on to create her own characters, including The Scary Godmother, which has been adapted for children’s live theater, and two T.V. holiday specials. She also created the children’s series Magic Trixie, and Beasts of Burden with author Evan Dorkin for Dark Horse Comics.

Jill Thompson graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and has been honored with multiple Eisner Awards for illustration in comics.

You can catch up with recent updates, and see more artwork on Jill Thompson’s tumblr site here.

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

Posted by Andy Yates on 03/19/15 under artists,comic,illustrationfriday,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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STRONG by Hexico

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Submitted by Hexico for the Illustration Friday topic STRONG.

Posted by Thomas James on 03/19/15 under artists,weekly topics
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sally payne illustration

Post by Alice Palace
Sally Payne is a freelance surface pattern designer and illustrator and she has been freelancing for over 10 years, focussing on the children’s market. She enjoys mixing up ideas with various media such as fabric, paper, collage and then scanning and finishing on screen.
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See more of her work here

Posted by Alice Palace on 03/18/15 under Alice,artists
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People Too

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I was recently looking through Behance and found this Amazing work! which I have to say I have become slightly obsessed with. They are created by the Russian team Alexey Lyapunov and Lena Erlich. I think the detail and skill involved is just beautiful and everything is made out of paper.

To see more of their fantastic work visit their behance and Tumblr 

Posted by Jessica Holden 

Posted by Jessica Holden on 03/14/15 under artists
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The Tuaca Cocktail Napkin Art Contest Returns!

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It’s no secret that cocktail napkins have long served as the unofficial medium for spontaneous brilliance. From award winning films to Fortune 500 companies, some of the world’s boldest ideas unfolded on a bar napkin. To help celebrate this phenomenon, Tuaca Liqueur is inviting artists of all backgrounds to share what ignites their creativity, on what is arguably the perfect canvas for serendipitous inspiration.

The idea is simple: Draw, doodle or illustrate whatever it is that inspires you on a cocktail napkin. Then, snap a photo of your creation and upload it to our virtual gallery at Tuacaart.com.
One grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000! Qualified entrants must be 21 years of age or over, reside in the United States and submit their artwork by May 15th, 2015.

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For complete details and rules or to just check out the gallery, click here.

Happy Doodling!

Posted by Thomas James on 03/13/15 under call for entries
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Pick of the Week for PATH 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 Jack Xander, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of PATH. 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:

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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 03/13/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Michel Fiffe

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Michel Fiffe has just released the second collection of his self-published comic book hit, COPRA: Round Two. Launched in 2012, COPRA was Michel Fiffe’s dream project inspired by Ostrander & Yale’s memorable Suicide Squad series from the late 80’s/early 90’s. It’s about an eclectic group of super-powered “agents” out for revenge after one of their own betrays them. Fiffe self-publishes COPRA in small batches, and sells them on his Etsy shop here. The comics are eventually collected into volumes published by Bergen Street Comics.

Previously, Michel Fiffe published his personal comics anthology Zegas, an infamous Suicide Squad tribute comic Death Zone, and various contributions to independent anthologies.

Fiffe creates his art using various media including brush, pen, ink, watercolor, color dyes, color pencils, paint, nibs, marker, pencil, etc. etc.

You can keep up with all things Fiffe at his blog here.

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

Posted by Andy Yates on 03/12/15 under artists,comic,illustrationfriday,Interviews,pen/brush and ink,weekly topics
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PATH by France Cormier

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Submitted by France Cormier for the Illustration Friday topic PATH.

Posted by Thomas James on 03/11/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Editorial Submission :: Mirella Musri

Post by Natalie

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Mirella Musri is a visual artist and illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work includes painting, ceramics and children’s book illustration. She also teaches illustration, and has been running an experimental workshop called Taller de Ilustracion Experimental since 2007. In her recent work she has been experimenting with mixed media techniques creating pieces that are rich in color and texture. See more of Mirella’s work on her website.

 

Posted by Natalie on 03/10/15 under artists,editorial submissions
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Herbert Green

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Herbert Green is an alias for the work of illustrator/designer/maker Rachael Cocker. Her colorful patterns often feature fruits and florals, and are created using handmade methods, including paper cutting and collage. According to an interview with Grafik, Cocker is inspired by the “wonderful in the ordinary”. A varied interest in creative pursuits such as knitting, printed fabric, drawing, collage and ceramics keeps Cocker’s creations fresh and exciting. It is clear she really enjoys the process of discovery as she applies her ideas to all these media.

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tumblr_nia0kirYIC1r3k4qto1_500You can connect with Rachael on her tumblr page, or via twitter.

Written by Bryna Shields.

 

Posted by Bryna Shields on 03/10/15 under artists,paper cut,pattern
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