Dewey Guyen, currently living in Sherbrooke(QC), is an autodidact illustrator and comic book artist, born April 17th, 1992. Published by Le Dernier Cri, SSE Project, Kuš!, United Dead Artists,The Believer, Timeless Editions & more...
TUMBLR i present to you the SPX 2014 moment they will talking about for years to come — the kiss between simon hanselmann and FANTAGRAPHICS co-founder and publisher gary groth at the end of simon’s wedding to comics. saturday evening, september 13, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, bethesda, maryland. candid by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox
David Jien’s art takes visitors into a world filled with adventure, danger and sex. Old-fashioned romance simmers beneath the surfaces of the 30-year-old’s super-cool drawings, suffusing their action-packed dramas with unexpected tenderness. Artist’s works on paper tell his life story — not literally, like so much of the self-infatuated navel-gazing that digital technology makes possible, but with a more generous, user-friendly mix of poetic license, youthful excess, dreamy passion and labor-intensive devotion. Jien treats the facts of his biography — first-generation Taiwanese American, veteran tagger who spent time in jail and recent art school graduate — as raw material for the fantastic stories that unfold in his pictures. Inspired by such disparate sources as Nintendo, Persian miniatures, Chinese scrolls, Homer, Chaucer, Stanley Kubrick, Roald Dahl, Henry Darger and Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jien’s art brings far-flung elements into a form-savvy epic that is familiar and formidable and a thrill to get lost in.
This is my first try ever to record a short piece of “music”… I used a low-fi 4 tracks application and a broken acoustic guitar. It’s really shitty/low-fi ‘cause I don’t know how to compose music, but I kinda like it… The pictures were taken by me a few years ago…
This strip will appear in “Middle School Missy,” a mini I’m making for SPX.
I’m also really happy to say that I’ve been nominated for an Ignatz Award in the Promising New Talent category. Thanks for noticing me, judges! I’m honored to be on a list with so many amazing artists.
Hey guys, I highly recommend you buy Daryl Seitchik’s Missy 2 published by Oily Comics here! …or you can also get the book with the rest of the summer bundle 2014 published by Oily comics here! It’s all very good stuff, totally worth the 20$.