Mag #9 is out!! & after possible delay due to asbestos explosion at my local its with me! Review
I seriously love Wrap magazine, and I love even more working for them, its an honour it really is, the whole thing is so well crafted, which is funny because this issue is all about craft, folklore and folk tales.
The cover is by Pieter van Eenoge, a Belgian illustrator that all illustrators should follow with keen interest (and some delight). It is increasingly less common for illustrators to use an analogue method for creating work, let alone for it to the sole method. Even my own work is at best 50% analogue, despite my applauding and love of all things rough, textured, brushy and non digital! But Pieter’s work is not alone, it’s this celebration of the rustic, can do, trodden on, printed, multi-disciplined, mixed media, razzmatazz attitude that crops up again and again in the artists of Wrap magazine. This is all harmoniously married together through the genius graphic simplicity and know how of its CD Chris Harrison and it’s editor Polly Glass.
To be honest I could wax lyrical about Wrap all day and perhaps complete a much more profound dissertation than my final degree level thesis titled “1938-1955: Why America Needed Superman and Why Now the ‘Man of Tomorrow’, Might Not Have One”! Every single artist in this issue makes me green with envy and pink with… orgasm? However my favourite part has to be “Call of the Wild Men” written by Laura Snoad, I am so all about those funky funky costumes and masks it is unreal.
Its £12, its available HERE and it is a bargainous beautiful boon.
INSECT NUMBER SKETCHES! They’re like bugs but they are also numbers which is pretty WEIRD isn’t it!?
Illustrators! - Why you shouldn’t do anything for free (almost) ever.
These were created for some dick-lick named Gavin, who seemed nice and legit and that’s why I put more trust into the situation than I should have. It’s not a big deal, other than 8-12 hours of my life, but it is rather annoying to produce work and put a lot of yourself into a project and to never ever hear anything back.
I know it, you know it, regardless of any factor (unless you happen to just really want to create the work or its for charity) just dont bother doing anything for free. For realsies its never worth it.
Anyway at the very least I still think these bug numbers look pretty cool, I mean look at that grasshopper!! And that sexy bee!! Come on!