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Artist Spotlight: Maggie Ivy

0 Comments 19 June 2016

Artist Spotlight on Santa Monica-based illustrator Maggie Ivy.

By Daniel Barron

 

From an early age, drawing was the only thing that Maggie Ivy wanted to be good at. “Growing up I was drawn to art so much because it was an outlet for building imaginary moments and stories. I was constantly pouring over illustrated books and covers of kids books (even at an embarrassing age) gushing over the lush images and beautiful illustrations,” she writes in her bio.

To that end, her arts education has taken around the world. Graduating in 2o10 from the Florence Academy of Art, she spent the next three years studying at The Illustration Academy in Kansas City. From 2014 to early 2015 she was enrolled in a mentorship program at the Rev Art Academy in Encinitas, CA. Now a freelance illustrator who lives and works out of Santa Monica, Ivy’s evocative work is fueled by an affection for the economic storytelling of graphic fiction and the immediacy of pulp iconography.

“As I got older I found graphic novels and comics, the images and stories pulling me deeper into the world they were building,” she writes. “It was engaging. These narrative elements and story building moments are things I love and seek to constantly implement in my own work.”

For Yay! Horror Movie A Day she chose the classic film Nosferatu and for Yay! LA‘s summer Yay! Legends Every Day project she interpreted the Italian comics character Dylan Dog.

 

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Nosferatu art for Yay! Horror Movie A Day

 

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Dylan Dog art for Yay! Legends Every Day

 

Learn more about Maggie Ivy on her website.

View more of her art on her Tumblr page.

Follow Maggie Ivy on Instagram and Twitter.

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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