Matt Furie is a San Francisco based artist that I have discovered recently from surfing through www.fecalface.com, an art blog that I tend to ruffle trough a lot. I remembered seeing his work on there along with an interview a while back, and I recently came across it again and was totally inspired not just by the detail and style of his work, but just how ridiculous it is. He says in his bio and some interviews that he is inspired by child hood movies like The Neverending Story and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. He describes this drawings and illustrations to be “Children’s book illustrations for adults.” I think his style and weirdness is awesome, and I can totally relate this to my own work. I may not be was weird as Matt Furie, but I am inspired by the same kind of things as him. I have a passion for creating characters and I love everything about what he does. He creates weird characters, in weird situations as fine art and illustration work. His characters are mainly animals and creatures, they are furry, have scales, and have human characteristics but with a cartoon style that I admire a lot.
Matt Furie’s Website: http://www.mattfurie.com/