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    Dec 2012

    Rafa Alvarez

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    Spanish illustrator Rafa Alvarez has an impressive selection of works on his website. I like the way he sometimes uses coloured ink lines, almost like those in many animated films. There are nice strokes in his lines too. He has a good knack for well thought out editorial illustrations as well as advertising posters and comic strips.

    Rafa’s clients include Playboy Magazine, Etihad Airways and American Express. He has published graphic novels and children’s books and is currently working on interactive ebooks for the iPad.

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    Dec 2012

    Jeremy Holmes

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    A while back I bought a children’s book illustrated by Jeremy Holmes called ‘There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly’. It’s a great children’s book, full of textures and patterns and a clever ending (that I won’t spoil). So today, when I stumbled on Jeremy Holmes’ website I was delighted to find more of his work.

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    Dec 2012

    Nidhi Chanani

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    Visit the ‘Everyday Love’ website to find the artwork of Nidhi Chanani. She is incredibly productive and sells prints, greetings cards, magnets, books and more. It’s no wonder her artwork is so popular; the refreshingly bright and warm illustrations are simply a joy to look at.

    Nidji was born in Calcutta, India and later moved to San Francisco, USA. Here are some interesting honours from her About Page:

    “In April of 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change. Her media appearances include CNN-Anderson Cooper and BBC Radio. Her work has been featured on Fab, Daily Candy, and Scoutmob. She has worked with Hasbro, Paramount Pictures, ABC, Boom Studios and a variety of other clients. Her work is sold in retail shops across the country including the American Museum of Natural History, the Cartoon Art Museum, and Urban Bazaar.”

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    Dec 2012

    Becky Cloonan

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    Illustrator and comic creator Becky Cloonan is potentially best know for her work on award-winning Pixu: The Mark of Evil, and her self-published comics Wolves (2011), and The Mire (2012). It was Cloonan’s mini comics, along with her collaboration with Brian Wood on Channel Zero, which gained her recognition from fellow illustrators and publishers alike. She has since gone on to work with Vertigo, Dark Horse, Harper Collins and Marvel. As a serial Brian Wood collaborator, they have worked on great titles such as Demo, Northlanders, and Conan The Barbarian. Even with her busy schedule nowadays, Cloonan has said she will still try to self-publish a new mini comic every year.

    To see more of Becky Cloonan’s check out her DeviantArt and Tumblr page.

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