One of the many fun things about blogging is the people you come to meet even if only cybernetically, but it just proves that blogging is far from being the stereotypical province of sad loners. Many of the people who visit this blog are also bloggers and many of them are also creative artists in their own right.
One of the artists whose work I have got to know via this creative interchange of ideas and opinions is Leeann Hamilton, whose work I have truly adored since I first checked out her Thingummy Thoughts Blog. She's just completed a three year Degree including both animation and graphics but despite her relative youth has been refining her skills for a good few years now and it certainly shows in her work, the latest commercially available offering having just appeared under the title "Finn and Fish". This mini epic which is available from Leeann herself or select comic retailers is just enchanting and suffused with a manic but beautiful energy which insinuates itself into her linework, which reveals a real mastery of draftsmanship and has echos of Jamie Hewlett, John Kricfalusi (Leeann is a big JK fan I believe) and the late Trina Schart Hyman.
If you want to see more of Leeann's fabulous artistry treat yourself to a copy of her mad oirish comic aka "Finn and Fish" details here and check out her Thingummy Thoughts blog as well as her Deviant Art Gallery.
All in all lovely, lovely stuff!
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