1. Justin Erickson

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    Justin Erickson is a Canadian illustrator and graphic designer. Inspired by vintage art, comic books, the macabre, and the bizarre. He has worked with Dark Horse Comics, Lions Gate Entertainment, Rue Morgue Magazine, Twitch Film, and regularly collaborates with Mondo.

    Erickson studied Illustration at the prestigious Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada. He graduated in 2005, and two years later landed his dream job as a Graphic Designer for leading horror in culture and entertainment magazine, Rue Morgue. In 2012, he became the magazine’s Art Director.

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  2. James Harren

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    James Harren is an American comic artist, based in Brooklyn, New York. A creative storyteller and highly sought after cover artist, he has worked on titles for Marvel, Vertigo, Dark Horse, Image, and IDW. He is currently working on his first creator-owned series, Rumble. Which is written by his longtime collaborator, John Arcudi.

    In 2010, Harren was working at Marvel on Heralds and various X-Men titles. He was approached by Arcudi to illustrate a two-part Abe Sapien story. Released in 2011, The Devil Does Not Jest marked Harren’s first foray into the Hellboy Universe. Shortly after, Harren and Arcudi worked together on B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth.

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  3. Philippe Druillet

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    Philippe Druillet is a ground-breaking French comics artist and creator. He is best known for his large-scale science fiction tales of gothic worlds, aliens and adventurers.

    Born 1944, in Toulouse, France. Druillet spent the first eight years of his life in Figueiras, Spain. Returning to France in 1952 after the death of his father. A fan of science fiction and comics, his favourite writers were H. P. Lovecraft and A.E. van Vogt. He would draw for fun. At 16 years old, after graduating from high school, Druillet worked as a photographer for a couple of years. His photographs were published in many international books on cinema and fantasy.

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  4. Manga Mondays ~ loundraw

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    loundraw is a manga artist from Japan. Working predominantly digitally, using Adobe Photoshop and PaintTool SAI. He has recently launched a serialised manga called Be.Be.. Written by Mark Rosen and Robert Underwood, episode one can be found on Global Manga Collection.

    You are completely absorbed into loundraw’s scenes. Clear and vibrant, he gives his images a feeling of space and air using light leaks and a shallow depth of field. So that when observing his work you cannot help but squint your eyes and breathing in the atmosphere.

    You can find more of loundraw’s work on DeviantArt, Tumblr, and follow him on Twitter. You can also watch him work in an episode of Drawing with Wacom.

  5. PADRE

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    PADRE is a short stop-motion film directed by Santiago Bou Grasso. It is the winner of 90 international awards and was selected in 265 international film festivals.

    Set in 1983 Argentinian at the end of dictatorship rule. A woman’s daily routine revolves around her elderly father. He was a General in the Argentinian dictatorship, though bedridden, he has reduced his daughter’s existence to subjection.

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  6. Jackie Ferrentino

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    Jackie Ferrentino is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) last year, 2015. And can already boast about working with Bloomingdale’s Dubai, Frederator Studios, BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network.

    When looking through her portfolio, from her student work until now, you can see that Ferrentino has experimented with various mediums and styles. Some more realistic, some more abstract. Even though her work is predominantly influenced by a mix of classic cartoons and textural paintings, in an interview Ferrentino mentions that she doesn’t concern herself with “style,” but rather focuses on what the work needs, and what she enjoys.

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  7. Fashion Fridays ~ Jessica Durrant

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    Jessica Durrant is a fashion illustrator based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work is inspired by travel, music, film, architecture, and Scandinavian design. She takes visual cues from contemporary fashion illustrators including David Downton, and classic artist such as René Gruau.

    Durrant grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She studied Illustration at Southern Utah University. After her degree, she worked in a museum and put illustration to the side, choosing not to pursue it. That was until a few years later when she decided to make a change and slowly get back into a creative life. She began by putting her work on Etsy. Receiving a positive reaction, she gradually made the transition to doing it full-time.

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