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Jeremy Bastian: comic convention sketch (detail)

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Jeremy Bastien’s intricate inky comics learned a lot from the Victorians

At first glance Jeremy Bastien’s drawings wouldn’t look out of place on a 19th Century copperplate. But this American cartoonist’s incredibly detailed, ornate inky comics and illustrations are drawn to scale using a tiny brush. Heavily influenced by Victorian children’s book illustration, his Kickstarter-sponsored graphic novel Cursed Pirate Girl, published a couple of years ago, was billed as a nautical Alice in Wonderland for our times. These recent comic convention sketches drawn on faded paper are pretty fine for off the cuff stuff. Catch him at London Super Comic Convention this weekend and you might be able to wangle your own.

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Jeremy Bastian: comic convention sketch (detail)

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Jeremy Bastian: comic convention sketch

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Jeremy Bastian: comic convention sketch

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Jeremy Bastian: comic convention sketch

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Jeremy Bastian: Cursed Pirate Girl

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Jeremy Bastian: Cursed Pirate Girl

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Jeremy Bastian: Cursed Pirate Girl