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Give Handcrafted Goodness from Nan Lawson

December 18th, 2009

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I’ve had the great pleasure of watching LA based artist Nan Lawson’s artwork grow from shy water-color illustrations to beautiful pen and ink drawings, color prints, and photography over the course of the year. With her Etsy store selling more of her work than ever, you should give it a browse and snatch up as much of her art as you can! I’ve seen white elephant gift exchanges get very ugly as participants clamor for her pretty prints…

CF: Where (if at all) did you study art/design?

Nan Lawson: I took a figure drawing class when I was in college, does that count? I have a degree in film from Syracuse University, so I was never formally trained as an illustrator. I’ve been drawing my entire life, I honestly can’t remember a time when I didn’t have some kind of sketchbook lying around.

CF: What or who influences your style the most?

NL: I find I am [Read more…]

Fall In Love With “Eros, Inc.”

August 12th, 2009

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Michael May’s radical and romantic webcomic Eros, Inc. follows the unassuming Mot Fleishman as she is unexpectedly chosen to assume the role of “Cupid of Silverlake”. Eros, Inc. is featuring guest artists all week long (including Box Brown and Yuko Ota) and launching hardcopy versions of the first chapter this weekend.

Channel Frederator: What gave you the idea for “Eros, Inc”?

Michael May: I love writing about relationships, meeting someone for the first time, that first kiss, the heartbreak, the drama, the love; I’m obsessed with it. So I wanted to do a comic about that - an “investigation” into relationships, why we like who we like, why things fall apart… That really attracted me to the idea. And I had realized that not many people had played with the myth of Cupid, so I decided to go my own way with it. Which is to say I more or less went an entirely different [Read more…]