Sometimes I love when the internet sets those late night inspiration bear traps. Your galloping through the dark forest of random blogs and accidentally take another path & then ‘SNAP!’ Somethings grabbed your leg & your knocked to the ground. Thats exactly what happened when my eyes walked into Luke Pearons studio, online that Is. I was reading about other artists studio set ups looking for ways to better mine as Its so small and compact. Through a random Google search I stumbled upon the picture below. This stumbling happened at about 2am and I was a little ruffled by this. It kind of felt like I was looking at me looking back at…me. The studio, the books even the fecking Sigur Ros poster were the same. The guy was even wearing my expression. This was all very strange. Who the hell was this guy. He would turn out to be one of my new favourite Illustrators. This Is Luke Pearson.
Luke Pearson Is a UK based illustrator & comic Book artist. He has worked a lot with Nobrow Press, Channel 4, Playstation and Wired Magazine to name a few. But Its not the great client list that makes Luke stand out, nor Is It his studio decor but It is his crisp illustration layout and style that grabs you from the first glance. From the one page spreads below or his graphic novels Luke has developed a style thats very reminiscent of other greats In the same field. I get the feel of Chris Ware, David Mazzucchelli as well as the simple personal humour of Jeffery Brown ( all of which will be making appearances here on Scamp).
One of my favourite pieces of work from Luke Is his comic ‘Everything We Miss’
. You need to get this, its outstanding. Also check out the web-based game for Channel 4 called The End
that Luke illustrated. I can’t talk about this much my words are all slimy and covered in envy. PROCRASTINATION WARING – This game may effect your work and family time. Highly addictive.
Luke Peasron Is one of those Illustrators I have bookmarked and I insist you do the same. Each new piece or comic he reveals just explodes the imagination. You can find all you need to know right HERE.