The artist known as Magic Sweater lives in Melbourne, Australia. His illustration revels in its pop culture roots and his stylistic influences are worn on his cartoon sleeves with pride.
Influences listed in correspondence with him include:
“Classic Looney Tunes and Disney animation, Harvey comics, Archie comics, John Kricfalusi, Mad Magazine, Akira Toriyama (Dr. Slump, Dragon Ball), Hanna-Barbera cartoons, Rankin-Bass movies, Will Eisner, vintage Golden Books, early Peanuts, etc.”
Magic Sweater’s portfolio is notably not a gallery of fan-art, but instead full of original creations in the vein of things that are familiar. He further writes, “I like creating my own characters and cartoon concepts. On my website you may come across images related to a group of characters called ‘The Poo-lution Pals’ who are a parody of early ’90s environmental/save-the-planet themed shows like Captain Planet, Toxic Crusaders and Widget the World Watcher.”