illustration

Uneasy Alchemy: The Art of Aurora Consurgens

By Adam Myers / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The unknown illustrator of the Aurora Consurgens, an obscure alchemical treatise of the 15th century, produced metaphor-rich artworks that are strange, disturbing, raw — and curiously intriguing.

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Let Them Eat Blood Cake: The Gross Food Porn of Craig Latchaw

By Craig Latchaw / January 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Somewhere between a punk-rock Harvey Kurtzman and R. Crumb guesting on “Top Chef” are Craig Latchaw’s gleefully gross gourmet recipes, seasoned with all the farmworker abuses, assembly-line injuries, and accumulated factory filth of today’s food industry.

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A Dream Library: The Art of David Slebodnick

By David Slebodnick / November 12, 2015 / 1 Comment

Youngstown, Ohio-based artist David Slebodnick pulls pages out of children’s books from dream libraries. When encountering these works one has the sense of holding a bound volume of them, accompanied by verse or some fabulous narrative to mark the borders between the wakeful day and sleep.

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The Bus Drawings: A 9/11 Survivor’s Diary

By Thomas Haddad / December 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

9/11 survivor Thomas Haddad’s wildly diverse and phantasmagorical artworks have the mythic detailing of a tarot deck, and a sense of the grotesque that invokes underground comics, Ralph Steadman and Gerald Scarfe.

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