|James Turek (left) drawing/winning the Finnish Comics Battle 2012!|
|The artist bio picture he wanted me to run, for some reason.|
James Turek is an illustrator/cartoonist/comic artist and print maker whose work has can be seen in several publications such as Kinkimag (Swiss) Smoke Signal (NY) Kus! (Latvia) and Drops (Germany) to name a few. He is currently working on an English word book for Klett Kinderbuch, due out in Spring.
|Nature Park Cages|
|Sample page from adaptation of Huckleberry Finn (for sale on his blog)|
I teach a children's comic workshop a few times a year, give lectures(for adults) and show my work at various comic festivals as well as actively participating in the growing comics scene here in Leipzig, Germany. Beyond that, like so many, I am always searching for new ways to put FOOD on the table by doing what I love the most..drawing (and reading) comix! You can see more of my work at:
|"The Creation Story" from Berlin's 'Radio As Paper'|
Editor's note: James is one of the many, many fine folks I met through The Nursery at JWT (storyboards, animation, etc. for advertising campaigns). His gorgeous silkscreen of a Waffle House is one of my favorite pieces of artwork hanging in my studio. The colors and line quality perfectly capture the nostalgia I feel for an iconic establishment that figured prominently in my youth in the deep south. Most of the mini comics I have of Turek's are entirely silk-screened - every page! Insanity!
|"Tractor Beam" from Leizpig's 'Drops no.4' comic anthology|