1. Joseph Childs

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    Most illustrators I’ve come across use pencils to sketch with, so when I first saw Joe’s work I thought it was totally refreshing. Not only are his pencils finished pieces, he also animates using this method. Beautifully grotesque, Joseph’s work is an ongoing exploration of the absurd. In his own words:

    “All my personal work is based around a long standing research project which focuses on the absurd and its relationship to visual and written communication. I am interested in How fantasy, nonsense and the inexplicable can take on the semblance of ‘normality’. The language of science is one element which I look at extensively in my work, exploring how this language can be used to represent the absurd and what effect this has on the narrative. I explore these subjects using narrative illustration and illustrative animation, creating printed books and short animations.”

    Visit Joe’s website to see more of his excellent work.