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16th
May
Fri
  • seanszeles:

My short Long Live The Royals is online now!http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/cartoon-network-videos/video/index.html


 Guys! Guys! Check out this awesome short by Sean Szeles! I did a bunch of the background paintings for it and I’m psyched to have been involved with something so cool! It’s great, WATCH IT

    seanszeles:

    My short Long Live The Royals is online now!
    http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/cartoon-network-videos/video/index.html

    Guys! Guys! Check out this awesome short by Sean Szeles! I did a bunch of the background paintings for it and I’m psyched to have been involved with something so cool! It’s great, WATCH IT
    Tags: long live the royals 
    Notes: 577
    Reblogged from seanszeles
  • 6th
    May
    Tue
  • ✧Purple Bishounen✧

18x24 3 color screenprinted poster for Telegraph Gallery’s Prince Tribute Show! Look at all the awesome posters! Buy one! Bring him home, let him treat you right~

(THIS WAS A LOT OF FUN YOU GUYS)

    ✧Purple Bishounen✧

    18x24 3 color screenprinted poster for Telegraph Gallery’s Prince Tribute Show! Look at all the awesome posters! Buy one! Bring him home, let him treat you right~

    (THIS WAS A LOT OF FUN YOU GUYS)

  • 1st
    May
    Thu

    CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

    For Mental Floss. Man, I loved those books growing up. Besides the scary-adventure variety, there was also a nature photo series of CYOA books that I paged through obsessively at the library—like “Could You Be a Frog?” where you had to make life and death decisions like “There’s some geese over there: hide in the grass, or hop towards the river?”
    Needless to say I was psyched to illustrate this.

    Thanks to my AD Joshua Moore!

    21st
    Apr
    Mon

    2 covers for Hot Key Books! Hot Key is a UK publisher that specializes in fiction for 9-19 year old readers (and uses a lot of illustrated covers to boot!) Fearsome Dreamer came out last year, and I recently finished up the cover for its sequel, The Illusionists, this year, both written by Laure Eve. Both take place in a dystopian future with a distinctive mix of technology, magic, reality/dreams, (and romance!) centered around the heroine, Rue.

    Hot Key had a pretty defined idea of what they wanted for each cover—Rue in the center standing wrapped in a future flag in the ruins of a stone square, and Rue facing forward, pushing open heavy doors with “Life” glitching out behind her. I was happy to oblige, and really like the mint & pink color combo we decided on!
    It’s been a lot of fun to work on, with many thanks due to my dynamic duo of art directors, Jan Bielecki & Jet Purdie!

    21st
    Apr
    Mon
  • Anonymous said: hello friend, in reference to your comment on the vagina-boat: please do not equate vaginas with women! if it is by women and for women it should be for the women who don't have vaginas as well!

    Absolutely! My apologies to anyone offended—it was a flippant comment on my part that I didn’t analyze at the time, though I definitely did not intend it as a barrier or attack against anyone. Lumberjanes, and the cover I drew for it, is for everyone, period.

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  • 18th
    Apr
    Fri
  • Teeny tiny piece in today’s NY Times letters section about whether or not to abolish the carriage horses in Central Park. When I have an opening, quick turnaround pieces are always refreshing—thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. (Looking up reference of sad horses is not my favorite part of being an illustrator, however)

    Teeny tiny piece in today’s NY Times letters section about whether or not to abolish the carriage horses in Central Park. When I have an opening, quick turnaround pieces are always refreshing—thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. (Looking up reference of sad horses is not my favorite part of being an illustrator, however)

    Tags: illustration 
    Notes: 263
  • 16th
    Apr
    Wed
  • You guys have all heard of Lumberjanes by now, right? 
I’m happy to say that my exclusive cover for Lumberjanes #1 is for sale at Challengers Comics in Chicago (my hometown!) coinciding with Noelle's signing there this past weekend. I think the whole Lumberjanes crew is ace and I'm excited to have contributed to such a girl-positive comics series, drawn and written by awesome ladies!

I’ve been watching a lot of River Monsters and I really liked the idea of setting the Lumberjanes off on a canoeing adventure with an unexpected catch. I’ve since been informed that the canoe I drew totally looks like a vagina. It was unintentional, but I’m more than ok with that! By ladies for ladies, amirite??

    You guys have all heard of Lumberjanes by now, right?
    I’m happy to say that my exclusive cover for Lumberjanes #1 is for sale at Challengers Comics in Chicago (my hometown!) coinciding with Noelle's signing there this past weekend. I think the whole Lumberjanes crew is ace and I'm excited to have contributed to such a girl-positive comics series, drawn and written by awesome ladies!

    I’ve been watching a lot of River Monsters and I really liked the idea of setting the Lumberjanes off on a canoeing adventure with an unexpected catch. I’ve since been informed that the canoe I drew totally looks like a vagina. It was unintentional, but I’m more than ok with that! By ladies for ladies, amirite??

    Tags: lumberjanes illustration comics 
    Notes: 5719
  • 7th
    Apr
    Mon
  • sbosma:

jeremysorese:

Mocca this year was great!
If you came out and bumped into these goofs here I just want to say THANKSTHANKSTHANKS. It was my first Mocca fest and I couldn’t be happier with the weekend as a whole.
Next stop, TCAF! Where I’ll be tabling with the unstoppable force Hannah K Lee!

Lotsa good stuff going on in this photo.



Aaaaaaa I had an excellent time at MoCCA!!!! Many, many thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat or buy a print or zine. You all couldn’t have been sweeter, it definitely made my day(s). My only regret is not getting a chance to fully walk around—anytime I took a peek there was amazing stuff everywhere!

(I’m also happy to say I’ll be tabling with Sam, Andrea, and Jimmy at SPX in September! See you there!)

    sbosma:

    jeremysorese:

    Mocca this year was great!

    If you came out and bumped into these goofs here I just want to say THANKSTHANKSTHANKS. It was my first Mocca fest and I couldn’t be happier with the weekend as a whole.

    Next stop, TCAF! Where I’ll be tabling with the unstoppable force Hannah K Lee!

    Lotsa good stuff going on in this photo.

    Aaaaaaa I had an excellent time at MoCCA!!!! Many, many thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat or buy a print or zine. You all couldn’t have been sweeter, it definitely made my day(s). My only regret is not getting a chance to fully walk around—anytime I took a peek there was amazing stuff everywhere! (I’m also happy to say I’ll be tabling with Sam, Andrea, and Jimmy at SPX in September! See you there!)
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    Notes: 253
    Reblogged from sbosma
  • 3rd
    Apr
    Thu
  • Look who’s exhibiting at MoCCA for the first time!! This weekend I’m sharing table F17 (near the food zone!!) with handsome dorks Sam Bosma & Jeremy Sorese & all their sweet stuff. We’re probably the only table with pink hair, a bald head, and a glorious moustache (just kidding, this is NY)

I’ll have my mini zine ALL MY ANIME BOYFRIENDS ($2) , my Game of Thrones art in Postcard Packs ($5) , freebie postcards (FREE), and a selection of signed giclee prints ($20-$30)! If you’re out and about, come say hello!

    Look who’s exhibiting at MoCCA for the first time!! This weekend I’m sharing table F17 (near the food zone!!) with handsome dorks Sam Bosma & Jeremy Sorese & all their sweet stuff. We’re probably the only table with pink hair, a bald head, and a glorious moustache (just kidding, this is NY)

    I’ll have my mini zine ALL MY ANIME BOYFRIENDS ($2) , my Game of Thrones art in Postcard Packs ($5) , freebie postcards (FREE), and a selection of signed giclee prints ($20-$30)! If you’re out and about, come say hello!

  • 1st
    Apr
    Tue

    My spread for Nobrow 9! The theme was “It’s Oh So Quiet”

    I’m so excited to be in this issue, there’s a ton of great artists that I love in there (and a fair amount of MICA alums!) and I’m delighted to be a part of the lineup. It comes out in April, but is available for preorder now!
    Heads up—I’ll also have this image available as a free postcard at MoCCA if you stop by my table (F17) this weekend!

    Tags: Illustration Nobrow 
    Notes: 1628
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