Illustration

This page may get split into graphic design, painting and drawing at a later date, but for now consider this page a collection of any art made for print or onscreen viewing.

summertime_by_gina_sialiano-1.300x0Summertime: A Graphic Novella in 4 parts by Gina Sicliano

“…a beautiful, heartbreaking and redemptive tale of sex, violence, punk, love, self-destruction and survival. Not to mentions Ginas drawings, all skillfully done in ball-point pen are just plain awe inspiring.” – Mend My Dress

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Art_Cover_2The True Story of Artemisia Gentileschi Part 1 and 2 by Gina Sicliano

Against the backdrop of a repressive and violent seventeenth century Rome, I Know What I Am tells the story of female painter Artemisia Gentileschi. In a world where the Catholic church controls everything, this extraordinary woman challenges the society she was born into and becomes a groundbreaking artist.

I Know What I Am portrays a time period full of philosophers, criminals, plagues, inquisitions, lecherous church officials, and high- profile artist celebrities. This gripping graphic novel serves as both an art history lesson and a coming-of-age father daughter story, as well as a new look at the history of sexual violence.
Using solely ballpoint pens, Seattle artist Gina Siciliano creates a unique work that interprets Renaissance and Baroque style through an entirely new lens. Bridging the modern “low” art form of comics with the traditionally “high” art form of painting, Siciliano comments on our forgotten past, the ways we define progress, and the history of women in art as a whole.

Art_Cover_11Written and illustrated by Gina Siciliano, Edited by Jason Conger

78 pages, notes, bibliography

I Know What I Am – The Trial of 1612 continues the story of seventeenth century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. As Artemisia strives to become a professional artist in Catholic Rome, she must also fight to uphold her honor after her father’s coworker, Agostino Tassi, brutally attacks her. With the help of family friend, Giovanni Battista Stiattesi, Artemisia and her father take the perpetrator to court, sparking a complex and suspenseful battle both similar and different from contemporary legal practice. In graphic novel form, Seattle artist Gina Siciliano provides a close examination of the eight month trial, which stands as a window into seventeenth century values and culture. I Know What I Am – The Trial of 1612 uses Italian Renaissance and Baroque history to further the dialogue on the social, political, and personal repercussions of sexual violence, the role of art throughout women’s history, and the power of the painters during this tumultuous time period.

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r1Refugee Art Project Zines

Refugee Art Project was conceived amongst a collective of academics and artists united by a concern for the plight of asylum seeker and refugees who come to Australia and who are then locked up indefinitely in Australian detention centres. We conduct regular art workshops with people in the Villawood detention centre and with refugees in the community, from which we hold art exhibitions and have produced a number of zine publications.

re1Refugee Art Project Zine #1

a comic book zine that came from months of sequential art classes in the Villawood detention centre. It contains many short stories that relate the experiences and feelings of people in detention. Some are written and drawn wholly by asylum seekers and some are collaborations between asylum seekers and Refugee Art Project volunteers.

r3Refugee Art Project Zine #2 – The cartoons of Mohammad

A tribute to Ahmad Ali Jafari, who was a close friend of ours and a regular member of our art class. Ahmad passed away of a heart attack in the Villawood detention centre in late June 2013. He died under very difficult circumstances and this zine provided a chance to grieve for him and to honour his memory.

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re3Refugee Art Project Zine #3 – Tribute to Ahmad Ali Jafari (20 February 1897 – 20 June 2013)

A striking collection of drawings by Mohammad. Mohammad is a Burmese refugee who was held in the Villawood detention centre for over 5 years.

For many of us this zine has been a way of coming to terms with Ahmad’s death, the circumstances of which were extremely difficult to process…

re4Refugee Art Project Zine #4 – Murtaza Ali Jafari

A collection of stories, poems and incredible drawings by by Murtaza, a  very talented Hazara Afghan asylum seeker.

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re5Refugee Art Project Zine #5

a new collection of drawings, cartoons comics, poems, interviews and written testimony by asylum seekers and refugees from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Iraq, Burma, Pakistan and elsewhere. It includes the work of adults and children.

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r2Refugee Art Project Zine #6 – Women’s Art Zine

Our art workshop seeks to provide refugee women with opportunities for creative self-expression, a time to socialise, and for women who live in the community, a chance to create a sense of belonging.

Featuring the art and writing of refugee women from the Villawood detention centre and our art workshop in Parramatta.

re7Refugee Art Project #7 – Fairfield High School & Refugee Art Project Youth Art Zine

It is important to hear the stories and points of view of young refugees, which are too often neglected in conversations about asylum seekers and human rights.

Featuring comics and portraits made by children and young people of a refugeebackground in Western Sydney. This zine was made in partnership with Fairfield High School.

re8Refugee Art Project zine #8

Dedicated to the work of Fakhruddin Rajai, a young Afghan artist and refugee, whose images are stunning. The zine tells Fakhruddin’s story, in his own words, which gives context and meaning to the images.

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re9Refugee Art Project zine #9 

Features the artwork of Mona Moradveisi, a young woman from Iran who is a regular participant in our women’s art workshop in Parramatta. You can see a gallery of Mona’s work here, though this zine contains many more drawings and sketches.

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re10Refugee Art Project zine #10

A children’s book (‘Mr Man in the Garden’) which was conceived and painted mostly by children of a refugee background at our women’s art workshop in Parramatta. It’s a beautiful book, made entirely from watercolour paintings.

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESFourteen by Zanny Begg

“inspired by our weekly art classes at the Villawood detention centre.” – Refugee Art Project

“Ahmad Ali Jafari was a friend and supporter of the Refugee Art Project. I met him the first time I visited Villawood Detention Centre for a drawing workshop. He died of a heart attack a few days later, the fourteenth refugee to die in detention since 2008. This drawing series is for a zine that commemorates his short life and mourns our inability to get to know each other” – Zanny Begg

To read an eulogy for Jafari by Safdar Ahmed in Overland click here.

 

Art & Illustrations

Dulk Wins, Robert Crumb, Guy Delisle, Duncan: the Wonder Dog, Dykes to watch out for, Twisted Sisters, Fabulous Fury Freak Brothers, Persepolis, Surrogates, Waltz with Bashir, Bad Arguments, The Elements of Style, Morganmuffel, Calvin and Hobbes.

Chamo San

Chamo San

 

Meet the Somalis

Meet the Somalis

“Curioso.”  A group show featuring work by Frank Gonzales, Jeremy Hush and Lindsey Carr.  The artists distinctively deal with the natural and animal world in different ways while all relating their work to contemporary metaphor raising questions about human behavior.

“Curioso.” A group show featuring work by Frank Gonzales, Jeremy Hush and Lindsey Carr. The artists distinctively deal with the natural and animal world in different ways while all relating their work to contemporary metaphor raising questions about human behavior.

Graphic Novel. Very sweet, cute, funny and interesting. Every feeling is illustrated very well. Burma Chronicles by Guy Delise.

Graphic Novel. Very sweet, cute, funny and interesting. Every feeling is illustrated very well. Burma Chronicles by Guy Delise.

Graphik(H) is an illus­tra­tor and design­er based in France

Graphik(H) is an illus­tra­tor and design­er based in France

 

Mahlon Blaine (1894 – 1969)

Mahlon Blaine (1894 – 1969)

 

Calvin and Hobbs

Calvin and Hobbs

Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel

 

Isy documents parts of her life through her comics, and the parts she documents are mostly about attending huge political protests and cooking insane amounts of food for hundreds or even thousands of people with the Anarchist Teapot Mobile Kitchen

Isy documents parts of her life through her comics, and the parts she documents are mostly about attending huge political protests and cooking insane amounts of food for hundreds or even thousands of people with the Anarchist Teapot Mobile Kitchen

 

The Surrogates, Volume 1 by Brett Weldele, Robert Vendiiti

The Surrogates, Volume 1 by Brett Weldele, Robert Vendiiti

Duncan the Wonder Dog, Adam Hines

Duncan the Wonder Dog, Adam Hines

Spanish Kitchen, Mati Klarwein, 1954

Spanish Kitchen, Mati Klarwein, 1954

"Disassociative and discursive ramblings presumably passed off as being of some worth through peer group pressure"

“Disassociative and discursive ramblings presumably passed off as being of some worth through peer group pressure”

A food tour of classified US history

A food tour of classified US history

 

The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders - Emmanuel Guibert & Didier Lefèvre

The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders – Emmanuel Guibert & Didier Lefèvre

If anyone could make grammar fun, it’s Maira Kalman. An update of William Strunk, Jr. & E. B. White‘s definitive reference text on composition and form, The Elements of Style Illustrated marries Kalman’s signature whimsy with the indispensable styleguide to create an instant classic.

If anyone could make grammar fun, it’s Maira Kalman. An update of William Strunk, Jr. & E. B. White‘s definitive reference text on composition and form, The Elements of Style Illustrated marries Kalman’s signature whimsy with the indispensable styleguide to create an instant classic.

 

THE BOOK OF GENESIS by ROBERT CRUMB!

THE BOOK OF GENESIS by ROBERT CRUMB!

 

The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography

The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography

The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA

The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA

An Illustrated Book by Dulk  Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition  http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/10/brussels-in-shorts-dulk

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition

Lois van Baarle

Lois van Baarle

 

Lois van Baarle

Lois van Baarle

Lois van Baarle

Lois van Baarle

“Griffin and Sabine” by Nick Bantock

“Griffin and Sabine” by Nick Bantock

 

Stephen Gammell

Stephen Gammell

Drawing

 

Drawing Study by claralieu2, via Flickr

Drawing Study

drawing

 

out of the city by Marrast, via Flickr

out of the city by Marrast,

Pat Perry

Pat Perry

interesting
Ali Almossawi

Ali Almossawi

Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz. Denim, tshirt and biker)

Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz. Denim, tshirt and biker)

Tank Girl Jamie Hewlett

Tank Girl Jamie Hewlett

Jamie Hewlett

Jamie Hewlett

 

This one reminds me of a cross between Crites (the hungry space monsters from Critters) and a Wookie head.

What if Edward Gorey drew Lovecraft’s unspeakable horrors?

This one reminds me of a cross between Crites (the hungry space monsters from Critters) and a Wookie head.

I love how these monster drawings channel the spirits of Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak in perfect measure. Created in artist John Kenn’s spare time (between raising twins and directing childrens shows) each of these images is very tiny: it was drawn using only office supplies on Post-It notes. Check out Kenn’s large collection of top-notch work at johnkenn.blogspot.com.

I love how these monster drawings channel the spirits of Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak in perfect measure. Created in artist John Kenn’s spare time (between raising twins and directing childrens shows) each of these images is very tiny: it was drawn using only office supplies on Post-It notes. Check out Kenn’s large collection of top-notch work at johnkenn.blogspot

"Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. Go buy this. Read the comics, watch the film. Seriously. Go do it.

“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi. Go buy this. Read the comics, watch the film. Seriously. Go do it.

My Brother’s Book Maurice Sendak’s last book is a tribute to his late brother, Jack.

Twisted Sisters Vol. 2 Drawing the Line Carol Lay, Mary K. Brown, Susie Bright

Twisted Sisters: A Collection of Bad Girl Art

Mesa, a Spanish street artist

3d wall art

by MP5 – Abruzzo, Italy – Summer, 2014 (LP)

Graffiti in Melbourne, Australia.. .Unknown..

Alex, “jay” – street art – paris 14, la coupole (juillet 2013)

Portrait of Charles Darwin, by David Revoy. Look how beautifully done this is 🙂 Charles Darwin is one of my heroes.

Charcoal, Graphite, & Conte on Rives BFK paper 2011
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Concept drawing for film pitch, ‘Paddington Bear’

This is my favorite image from the book. It’s a key setting and Jim Kay sketched it just as I saw it in my mind.

Jim Kay

Concept drawing the cabinet

Concept for “Scribble and Smudge”

‘London Withering’ from the ‘Memory Palace’ exhibition

The Language of Whales by Nathaniel Mather II

Watercolor + Salt

Ken Wong

Alison Bechdel

Black and White

Painting by Pat Perry

The Popular science monthly

 

Children’s Illustrations

Little Beaver and the Echo - Amy MacDonald & Illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies

Little Beaver and the Echo – Amy MacDonald & Illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies

The White Goblin by Ul De Rico (1996)

The White Goblin by Ul De Rico (1996)

Unicorn Dreams by Dyan Sheldon, Illustrated by Neil Reed

Unicorn Dreams by Dyan Sheldon, Illustrated by Neil Reed

The White Goblin by Ul De Rico (1996)

The White Goblin by Ul De Rico (1996)

The tin forest - Helen Ward

The tin forest – Helen Ward

Mr.Bear and the Bear - Pictures by Ruth Brown

Mr.Bear and the Bear – Pictures by Ruth Brown

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight retold by Selina Hastings, Illustrations by Juan Wijngaard

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight retold by Selina Hastings, Illustrations by Juan Wijngaard

The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson, Illustrated by Patrick Benson

The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson, Illustrated by Patrick Benson

Something For James, Pictures by Neil Reed

Something For James, Pictures by Neil Reed

Guess How Much I Love You  by Sam McBratney, Pictures by Anita Jeram

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, Pictures by Anita Jeram

Cow: Amazon.co.uk: Malachy Doyle, Pictures by Angelo Rinaldi

Cow: Malachy Doyle, Pictures by Angelo Rinaldi

"Bear the changeling child to my bower in fairy land" by Arthur Rackham by Plum leaves, via Flickr

“Bear the changeling child to my bower in fairy land” by Arthur Rackham

The Changeling, Written by Malachy Doyle, Illustrated by Jac Jones

The Changeling, Written by Malachy Doyle, Illustrated by Jac Jones

Few books for children attempt the richness of ideas and pictures found here, wrote Booklist about Earth, Fire, Water, Air. Now, in this stunning sequel, the lush folkloric illustration style of Jane Ray augments the fluid storytelling of Mary Hoffman to explore the eternal mysteries of the heavens--the sun, moon, and stars. This well-researched and highly readable book presents myths and legends gathered from all over, including China, Japan, Egypt, Greece, the Caribbean, and North America.

Few books for children attempt the richness of ideas and pictures found here, wrote Booklist about Earth, Fire, Water, Air. Now, in this stunning sequel, the lush folkloric illustration style of Jane Ray augments the fluid storytelling of Mary Hoffman to explore the eternal mysteries of the heavens–the sun, moon, and stars. This well-researched and highly readable book presents myths and legends gathered from all over, including China, Japan, Egypt, Greece, the Caribbean, and North America.

Out of the Ark: Stories from the World's Religions by Anita Ganeri, Illustrated by Jackie Morris

Out of the Ark: Stories from the World’s Religions by Anita Ganeri, Illustrated by Jackie Morris

Best-Loved Celtic Fairy Tales  Illustrated by Isabelle Brent, Retold by Neil Philip

Best-Loved Celtic Fairy Tales Illustrated by Isabelle Brent, Retold by Neil Philip

Season of Splendour, Tales, Myths & Legends of India - Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Foreman illustrations.

Season of Splendour, Tales, Myths & Legends of India – Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Foreman illustrations.

Book Cover - Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet, ilustrated by Juan Wiijngaard

Book Cover – Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet, ilustrated by Juan Wiijngaard

Mother and Son Tales (Barefoot Books): Josephine Evetts-Secker, Helen Cann Illustrated

Mother and Son Tales (Barefoot Books): Josephine Evetts-Secker, Helen Cann Illustrated

 

Native American Animal Stories: Joseph Bruchac, John Kahionhes Fadden Illustrated.

Native American Animal Stories: Joseph Bruchac, John Kahionhes Fadden Illustrated.

 

Tales from Old Ireland - Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey

Tales from Old Ireland – Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey

 

Irish myths and legends, By Daly, Bee Willey Illustrated.

Irish myths and legends, By Daly, Bee Willey Illustrated.

 

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths on TheBookSeekers. Retold by Geraldine McCaughrean, Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths on TheBookSeekers. Retold by Geraldine McCaughrean, Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.

Celtic Myths: Sam McBratney, illustrated by Stephen Player

Celtic Myths: Sam McBratney, illustrated by Stephen Player

 

All I See Is Part of Me: Chara M. Curtis, Cynthia Aldrich: 9780935699074: Amazon.com: Books

All I See Is Part of Me: Chara M. Curtis, Cynthia Aldrich:

World Stories retold by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-Clark Illustrated.

World Stories retold by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-Clark Illustrated.

 

Earthlight New Medications For Children: Medications For Children. Maureen Garth

Earthlight New Medications For Children: Medications For Children. Maureen Garth

How the Whale Became: And Other Stories by Ted Hughes, Illustrated by Jackie Morris

How the Whale Became: And Other Stories by Ted Hughes, Illustrated by Jackie Morris

The Ocean of Story: Fairy Tales from India Neil Philip, Caroline Ness Illustrated.

The Ocean of Story: Fairy Tales from India Neil Philip, Caroline Ness Illustrated.

We the Earth by Katherine Scholes, Shane Nagle Illustrated.

We the Earth by Katherine Scholes, Shane Nagle Illustrated

 

I'm not sure why I like this picture, just do. Reminds me of my childhood fascination with this bible story.
Pulling Down the Moon by Jackie Morris

Pulling Down the Moon by Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris. Dreaming my Animal Self. Watercolour.

Jackie Morris. Dreaming my Animal Self. Watercolour.

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