Sunday, January 29, 2012

Illustration roundup

The Physical Kids find a clock tree - - art by Christopher Shy based on Lev Grossman's The Magicians.

Illustration by Frank Quitely (who was interviewed about it) for Star Wars Art: Comics, which is half off at Amazon.

The Cycle by Brian Despain.


  1. Looking around Christopher Shy's site, it's easy to see a balance between influences like BROM, Dave McKean and Ben Templesmith (who is likewise influenced by Dave McKean). It's nice to see a blend of those styles that still feels fresh and creative and original, that stays away from feeling too derivative.

    Quite frankly, Frank Quitely can do no wrong artistically in my opinion. I've always enjoyed his work, and its rare that I feel like he makes a misstep. That Star Wars piece is great. It feels visceral the way the scenes in the original trilogy weren't afraid to be way back when... but with a nice modern sense of irony.

  2. Well now you've gone and done it. I just looked at the magicians piece and had NO CHOICE but to go get my phone, load up the audiobook, and join Quinten on his amazing trip through Breakbills. Thanks a LOT! No, really, thanks.