Sam Bosma

Sam Bosma is an artist working in Maryland as an illustrator and teacher. His editorial illustrations are composed using the same narrative visual-language of comics and film. The sketches for an illustration published in the Wall Street Journal below reveal his process of working with an art director to identify the strongest composition of characters and scenery and the peak dramatic moment to capture in the final illustration. These are the same concerns of every visual story teller.

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Sam is a prolific artist and outside of his commercial illustrations he produces loads of characters and creatures in sketchbooks and comics. Here is a fan art drawing of San, from Sam’s “favorite movie,” Princess Mononoke:

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You can see more of Sam’s work in his portfolio, blog and Tumblr.

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Chris McDonnell

Chris McDonnell

Chris McDonnell’s recent animation productions include segments for Tour de Pharmacy (HBO), Lady Dynamite (Netflix), Comedy Bang Bang (IFC), Kroll Show (Comedy Central), Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim). Chris’s books include Steven Universe: Art & Origins and Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book, and Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi. He works from his studio McD Workshop and teaches animation at The University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.

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