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Luc Latulippe, Designer, Illustrator, Animator

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Luc Latulippe, Designer, Illustrator, animator for the Wild and Wondrous side of this week’s Wacky Wednesday.

Ok, so how else was I going to get more of your attention if I didn’t make my feature image a little saucy? Luc Latulippe, artist extraordinaire, is another talented individual under the sheets of Vancouver’s hotbed of talent. In his words “starting out in animation 20 years ago,” he now also “works as a designer, illustrator and artist having contributed hundreds of illustrations to magazines, newspapers, and creative agencies across Canada, the US, Hong Kong, and parts of Europe.”

His work embodies humour for the modern adult using lines that are crisp and clean, with bold solid colours to produce eye catching results. Some would say quirky, others bizarre, but for all who appreciate his talent the end result is not only a new found appreciation, but a smile across a face.

To the untrained eye his images would appear simple, however they are anything but. Detailed, well thought out renderings. Illustrations that seem to draw on toys from a distant childhood; wind-up robots, ray-guns, Ker Plunk, even the memorable Rock-em Sock-em Robots with their bold colours and blocky design.

Comic like, another stye reminiscent of cartoons like Rocky and Bullwinkle, Natasha and Boris, even Mr Peabody & Sherman, a cartoon that ran from 1959-62. Most recently Luc worked on a reboot of the classic cartoon for Netflix, with the 4th and last season that began April 21st for it’s final run.

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Under those sheets this man likes a bit of naughty fun; within another style you can catch his dancing leather men, aptly named “dancing queen” up for grabs on his Porkpie Brand website where he markets more of his own designs for the fashionably addicted. Even I’m a victim of the addiction with my own Leather Daddy tank I used to proudly wear to the gym, unaware of the the one eyed trouser snake making it’s appearance off to the side of those leather chaps. It didn’t stop me wearing it to the gym, but with wear and tear, it became my fave nightgown that oversized tank.

There’s Space Girl, Hula Girl, Lol Kaiju, and Popper Pete.

His Gay Hankies reminding me of old ads for Amsterdam peep shows.

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His sassy art prints; big hairy chested men on the make are sexy fun.

I could go on, but if you’ve read my reviews before, you know I try to keep them short and sweet and let you decide.

 

 

 

Luc Latulippe, drawing for a living.

 

All images are copyright of the artist Luc Latulippe

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Gus Modeste for the Wild and Wondrous Side of Wacky Wednesday

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Gus Modeste for the Wild and Wondrous Side of Wacky Wednesday is certainly an artist to behold.

I meet a lot of people in life and travels, some that are quite clearly characters in their own right, some full of hot air with egos just as full, and some, just super modest. Gus Modeste is just such a person and I’m not sure if his last name is a play on words, but I’m willing to run with it. We met on Instagram and I’ve been intrigued ever since.

I didn’t now this, but after a little homework I learned that he is a very well known artist, not only for his detailed carving, but equally so in his talent and lust for painting. Gus-Modeste-3 His work is easily recognizable with his attention to every little detail, clean lines and ever stunning expressions in all of his carvings. Gus-Modeste-1 Whether traditional or contemporary, he is just as professional and passionate  as a First Nations Master artist

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