Nobrow and Ben Newman

 

Ben Newman is an artist I’m very interested in, His books for Nobrow  ‘The Bento Bestiary’ ( written by SJ Donaldson) and ‘Ouroboros’ are beautifully screenprinted using a kind of cut-out technique described as “fuzzy-felt Bauhaus folk illustration”. He cites his influences as cartoons and comic books, comic books are linked inextricably to the movie industry, especially b-movies and and cheap sci fi. In ‘The Bento Bestiary’ Ben Newman illustrates Yokai Japanese spirits that can be found amongst other places battling Godzilla in any one of his 29 movies.

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