Friday, October 25, 2013


Hal Mayforth's illustration can really give you a scare!
Can you say, "Boo?"
With Halloween just around the corner, we're excited to share a collection of mysterious, bizarre, and spine-chilling illustrations. We asked our artists to submit their favorite images that relate to the season.  It's a fun collection of work that we hope you enjoy.

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Mark Fredrickson
Shaw Nielsen illustrated costumed kid characters and Halloween-themed background art for this year's Publix display. The artwork is meant to be wrapped around bins filled with various candies. 
Jonathan Carlson developed this illustration for This Old House Magazine. 
Yao Xiao's "Black and White Masquerade" was originally designed for a theme
party. The concept is a Steampunk masked ball. 
PUSHART's "Boogie Man" image was originally created for Orange Coast Magazine. The story described how
trick-or-treating has transformed over the last 50 years in Orange County, CA, since the days when tales of
the boogie man haunted the orange groves near developing suburbia. 
Martin Ansin created a limited edition screen printed poster for the 1931 film, Frankenstein. 
Halloween also coincides with a possible game 7 of the World Series for the
Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park. (John Dykes)
Ryan Snook is currently working on a picture book. This illustration depicts a child encountering numerous creatures in a cave. 
Anthony Freda's alarming illustration represents the unnerving merger of corporate and governmental
 powers. The piece is being used to help promote a national march in Monsato. 
Roman Muradov shows off his morbid side with the moonlit narrative above. 
Brian Ajhar's illustration was done for the Fall issue of Scholastic's Storyworks Magazine.
The only requirement was that Brian has to include a book in the image. 
Robert Neubecker
Bob Staake
Peter and Maria Hoey created a t-shirt
design based on vintage Halloween
Phil Foster illustrated a spooky nightmare for the American Bar Association Journal. 

Nigel Buchanan's character was created for a
ghastly alphabet book.

James O'Brien's screen print of a sea creature
rising up out of the water is for a Halloween
art poster exhibit. 
Traci Daberko created a web banner and landing page for
Mind Touch's Halloween blog post. 
Stuart Brier's monster was done for a book
project raising money for a children's charity.
The concept is taking children's monster drawings
and rendering them as professional
Rafael Ricoy's illustration is about different types of phobias and how to cure them. The piece was published by
El Pais Newspaper in Spain. 

J.D. King's personal piece "Los Diablos."

Sharon Tancredi

JF Podevin's theater poster depicts Macbeth
becoming king of Scotland through regicide.
His reign marks his spiritual death.
Edison created a full page illustration for
Scholastic, retelling the story of Frankenstein
Raul Arias

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