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Artist Spotlight: Joshua Roman

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Artist Spotlight on the rainbow-hued works of illustrator Joshua Roman. by Daniel Barron     Why choose one flavor when you can taste the rainbow? That seems to be the philosophy of fine artist and illustrator Joshua Roman, whose instantly-recognizable marker compositions explode with rich hues. It’s a vibrant aesthetic choice that livens up even […]

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Artist Spotlight: Riley Schmitz

No Comments 06 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on the grotesque body horror visions of Riley Schmitz. by Daniel Barron     Riley Schmitz works in many mediums and disciplines, from animation to illustration to comic books, but all are united by a clinical fascination with the body’s ability to bleed, excrete, and decay. He’s that kid in the class. But […]

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Artist Spotlight: Priscilla Kim

No Comments 05 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on the sci-fi/fantasy worlds of Texas-based illustrator Priscilla Kim. by Daniel Barron     Sorcery, enchanted artifacts, and steampunk flying tech are the meals of the day when it comes to the digital art of Priscilla Kim. Currently based in Austin, TX, her detailed pulp elseworlds bear an enduring love of genre fiction, […]

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Artist Spotlight: Susana Vilchez

No Comments 24 March 2017

Artist Spotlight on Toronto-based multimedia artist Susana Vilchez aka Suspiria. by Daniel Barron     Born in Barcelona, Susana Vilchez (aka Suspiria) currently lives in Toronto working as a custom tattoo and multimedia artist. Her forte is in splashy realizations of rockabilly iconography, vintage Halloween imagery, and badass babes from 70s and 80s horror. Vilchez studied art, fashion, and graphic design in Barcelona […]

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Artist Spotlight: Start Vault

No Comments 12 March 2017

Artist Spotlight on San Clemente-based multimedia artist Brett Crawford aka Start Vault. by Daniel Barron   Painter, metal sculptor, printmaker, illustrator and street artist Brett Crawford, aka Start Vault, started making art again in 2013 after a thirteen-year hiatus. The four years since have kept Crawford very busy, with his work being found on walls across Southern California, the  “Peepshow” illustration […]

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Artist Spotlight: Mary Syring

No Comments 06 March 2017

Artist Spotlight on San Francisco-based illustrator Mary Syring. by Daniel Barron   Bay Area-born illustrator Mary Syring draws from classic storybook illustrators like John Tenniel, art nouveau, witch lore, and her own Irish ancestry to craft colorful, symbolic worlds that are dark delights.   On her inspirations: “Arthur Rackham is a huge inspiration of mine, […]

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Artist Spotlight: Bryce Kho

No Comments 05 September 2016

Artist Spotlight on LA-based illustrator and game designer Bryce Kho. By Daniel Barron   For our final Artist Spotlight at Yay! LA we’re showcasing Los Angeles-based illustrator and game designer Bryce Kho. Kho received an MFA in film at USC but now follows his true passion as the co-founder of the indie game studio GUTS Department, which hopes to […]

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Artist Spotlight: Maritza Lugo

No Comments 04 September 2016

Artist Spotlight on feminist illustrator Maritza Lugo. By Daniel Barron   Los Angeles-based illustrator Maritza Lugo often lends a cutting feminist wit to her pop art pieces, whose clean lines and bright colors lend an electric edge. It’s a unqiue artistic personality that has made her an ideal fit for a number of high-profile clients, among them Broadly, Hello Giggles, MTV, […]

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Artist Spotlight: Patricia Smith

No Comments 04 September 2016

Artist Spotlight on Oregon-based illustrator Patricia Smith By Daniel Barron   Patricia Smith is a freelance illustrator and athlete based in Oregon whose fantastically-imagined pulp tableaus recall the glory days of tabletop artwork, film posters, and serialized adventure magazines. Smith proclaims to have an avid interest in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, an affinity that paid off […]

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Artist Spotlight: GMONIK

No Comments 04 September 2016

Artist Spotlight on San Diego-based muralist and sculptor GMONIK. By Daniel Barron   The San Diego-based muralist and sculptor known as GMONIK electrically evokes constipated urban communities and the viral effects of consumer culture. Much of this perspective was seeded when the artist returned home in 2012 after four years living abroad. Traveling around Southeast Asia left him […]

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