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Jonathan Boam: Illustration

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Illustration: It’s only bloody Jon Boam and his weird and wonderful creatures

Ah Jonathan Boam, king of aliens, strange robotic creatures, wrestlers and fast food alike. Since sending us some gems from his Spirit of the Animal project with Matthew the Horse late last year Jon has made strange-looking amorphous creatures his thing, taking full mastery of line drawings and cartoon-like characters.

Fortunately for us, he fits comfortably into the pool of illustrators who treat their Flickrs like enormous personal archives in which they store all the work they’ve ever made in giant images; Jon Boam’s is full of double-page spreads which he has scanned in from his sketchbooks, allowing us a to peer uninhibited into the depths of his mind. (Hint: it looks like a trippy animated sci-fi film.) Last we heard from him a couple of weeks ago he was “climbing back into his chrysalis to absorb its juices”, so all being well in the chrysalis, we can’t wait to see more.

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