Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A.R. :: James Turner

Originally from Toronto, Canada, James Turner is a comic book writer and Artist. His style of work is one of a creative device. Turner likes to combine the everyday ordinary life and add fantasy to it to achieve a creation.  His work is a flight of fantasy out of the mundane, the ordinary. He originally worked in multimedia for many years until pursuing his dream of Illustration. Turner uses a great deal of computer design through vector images. He has had publications such as Popular Science, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Red Herring Magazine, Readers Digest, Elle, and numerous other publications. He currently works for Slave Labor Graphics Publishing company on a series called Rex Libris. It is about a tough Head Librarian and his unending struggle against the forces of darkness. This is an ongoing comic book series that he continues to work for. Rex Libris Volume I compiles in it the first six issues of the comic.  
Shows : 'Tetoncia' Solo Show at the Reactor Art and Design Gallery in Winter 2001
I find his work to be quite interesting. Not of the normal when I think of Illustration.  I love the style of media he uses.  He really pushes the idea of design with political views on that fantasy level. I love the repeated use of grid work in his compositions...I definitely will keep looking at his work.

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