Saturday, August 2, 2008
Comic-Con Inspired by: Jeremy Bastian
So I finally finished my piece from yesterday- this piece is inspired by Jeremy Bastian, a really great artist whom I've mentioned before. I was so excited to get to meet him at the Comic-Con- I wasn't even sure he'd be there, but I was lucky enough to happen across his booth and get to check out his stuff in person! His Tenniel-like illustrations are just exquisite, and he is such a nice and friendly artist to talk to. He has a great sense of combining mythological, grotesque, and fairy-tale like elements into his characters and pieces.
I managed to get a gorgeous griffin print from him, which is distressed to look aged and worn (giving it such a fantastic vintage look), and get to ask him about his upcoming book of compiled "The Cursed Pirate Girl" comics, which looks like it will be coming out in October. He also gave me and Damon a set of three beautiful prints of some of his characters from Cursed Pirate Girl- they'll look so nice framed together!
Anyway, I highly recommend checking Jeremy's work out- it's absolutely beautiful to look at and study all the details, and (as if it's not obvious to any long time reader of this blog), I have a penchant for things aquatic, so all his nautical themed art is right up my alley!