Illustration: Magnificent updates from rising star of the comics world Connor Willumsen
- James Cartwright
- 5 May 2014
I’ve prattled on before about what a great talent I think Connor Willumsen is. The American comics artist is still so young and yet seems capable of producing the most extraordinary compositions and unorthodox narratives within a body of bizarre comics. His draughtsmanship alone is enough to incite serious excitement, but his unusual use of composition is what really gets our juices flowing. Recently he’s been experimenting heavily with the use of broken grids, chopping and changing composite squares of imagery to create unsettling and disorientating collages that tell whole stories in a single image. A couple of them feel like traditional satirical pieces, pulled from the pages of an old MAD magazine, and then rearranged into something altogether more sinister. Striking stuff!
About the Author
James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.