1. Becky Dreistadt

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    Becky Dreistadt is a painter and comic artist working in Los Angeles. She the artist of comics Tiny Kitten Teeth, and Capture Creatures.

    Growing up in Virginia, and raised on cartoons, Dreistadt dreamt big. “Wanting to be the very best, like no one ever was.” At just 15 years old, she began working as a caricature artist at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. Her quest then led her to Georgia, where she studied at Savannah College of Art & Design.

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  2. J.R. Barker

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    J.R. Barker is an illustrator and concept artist from Austin, Texas. His regularly contributes pop-culture artwork for shows at Gallery1988. Barker’s work has also made its way to the pages of sci-fi/fantasy art magazine ImagineFX.

    Currently, Barker’s portfolio is a showcase of a handful of pieces. Despite that, it demonstrates a great understanding of colour. He uses complementary colours to help add focal points to his pieces. I feel his surreal touches work particularly well. Layered patterns, stars, and glows add an essential layer of interest.

    You can find more of J.R. Barker’s work on his website, Tumblr and pick up some of his print on Society6.

  3. John R. Neill (1877 – 1943)

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    John Rea Neill was a magazine and children’s book illustrator, best known for his exceptional run on the The Oz series. He Illustrated more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, earning him the title of the Royal Illustrator of Oz.

    Neill was born on November 12, 1877, in Philadelphia. He grew up in a family of eight children. After his father’s death, his mother continued to run the family laundry business, keeping the family together. In 1895 Neill enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. However he dropped out after one semester, stating they had nothing to teach him.

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  4. Palm Rot


    Today we are starting something new which we are calling Sequential Sundays. Each Sunday we will showcase work in the field of animation. Be it shorts, trailers, making-ofs, and perhaps even tutorials. It should work well as a nice addition to our already established days, Manga Mondays and Fashion Fridays.

    Kicking off Sequential Sundays is Palm Rot. A frenzied short by American animation filmmaker Ryan Gillis Lizama. Palm Rot takes us on a journey into the Florida Everglades. We follow a crop-duster named Bill who discovers a lone crate. Letting curiosity get the better of him, Bill could not have prepared for what happened next.

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  5. Susan Kare

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    Susan Kare is an artist and graphic designer. Best known for her work with Apple, where she created some of the most recognisable icons for the original Macintosh computer.

    In 1975 Kare received a B.A. in Art from Mount Holyoke College. Then, in 1978, graduated from New York University with a Ph.D. in fine arts. After which Kare moved to San Francisco and took a job as a curator for the Fine Arts Museums.

    Quickly realising that she would much rather create art than sell it. In 1983, she accepted a position at Apple as the screen graphics and digital font designer. Having never designed a computer icon, nor a typeface before, Kare improvised. Learning on the job. All the while, oblivious to the cultural significance and longevity of the work she was creating.

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  6. Tim Probert

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    Tim Probert is an Illustrator and Director. He has worked on a great breadth of projects. Illustrating for children’s books, magazines and advertising, as well as designing characters, storyboarding and painting backgrounds for animation.

    Probert earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting at the Boston University, graduating in 2005. He also took a year to study Storyboarding and Animatics at the School of Visual Arts. After which he found work in animation. Starting from the ground up, cleaning up lines and scanning drawings, in no time at all Probert was animating the opening sequence for the Providence French Film Festival, and later working as a Visual Development Artist at Nickelodeon.

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  7. Alice and Martin Provensen

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    Welcome back lounger. Firstly, let me wish you a happy new year. Hope you took the chance to relax and de-stress. Over our December break we kept our idle hands busy. Talking to illustrators and harvesting plans to bring you more diversified content. The most obvious yield of our busy hands is our new uncluttered website theme. We have stripped everything down to the essentials with the aim of making browsing the features, the Cabinet and the Bookshelf more enjoyable. You may notice we have removed our comment section, but that is certainly not a subtle hint. We still love to hear from fellow Loungers, and you can always reach out to us on Twitter, where we will be waiting to hear your thoughts on the new theme.

    With that out of the way and without further ado, I present to you our very first inspirational feature of the 2016, Alice and Martin Provensen. The beloved couple are famous for illustrating more than 40 children’s books together, many of which they also wrote. They are also responsible for bringing to life Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger.

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