Category Archives: Influences

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PJ McQuade – ODE to GEEK

When I was first asked to create a print for the Generation Geek gallery show in Bourges, France for Geek-Art, I was surprisingly stumped.  Not because I couldn’t think of what to do, but because there were too many options. 

Ode to Geek PJ McQuade Geek-Art Final web

PJ McQuade – ODE to GEEK

When I was first asked to create a print for the Generation Geek gallery show in Bourges, France for Geek-Art, I was surprisingly stumped.  Not because I couldn’t think of what to do, but because there were too many options. 

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Kyle T. Webster – Maurice Sendak for Washington Post

I read about Maurice Sendak’s passing on the day he died and was sad about the news, but not surprised. He talked a lot about death in his recent interviews. Just after lunch, I received a rush job from the

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Kyle T. Webster – Maurice Sendak for Washington Post

I read about Maurice Sendak’s passing on the day he died and was sad about the news, but not surprised. He talked a lot about death in his recent interviews. Just after lunch, I received a rush job from the

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PJ McQuade – Jim Henson – Influences

Jim Henson.  The upper echelon of fantastic-ness, a legendary man.  This portrait I did reminds me of Treebeard from The Lord of the Rings.  Kind of a odd comparison, but to me it rings true.  He’s rooted in my generation

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PJ McQuade – Jim Henson – Influences

Jim Henson.  The upper echelon of fantastic-ness, a legendary man.  This portrait I did reminds me of Treebeard from The Lord of the Rings.  Kind of a odd comparison, but to me it rings true.  He’s rooted in my generation

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Tomoyuki Tanaka – Patrick McQuade – Influences

Tomoyuki Tanaka, Creator of GODZILLA. I remember as a kid watching a commercial for what was Godzilla vs. Mothra and seeing Mothra in creepy larva form crawling down the street spewing webs and being blown away. Then I heard Godzilla’s

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Tomoyuki Tanaka – Patrick McQuade – Influences

Tomoyuki Tanaka, Creator of GODZILLA. I remember as a kid watching a commercial for what was Godzilla vs. Mothra and seeing Mothra in creepy larva form crawling down the street spewing webs and being blown away. Then I heard Godzilla’s

February

Noah Patrick Pfarr – Personal Work

I have wanted to do something like this for a long time, and I finally made the time to do it.  I wanted to illustrate a month of the year and also pay tribute to one of my illustration heroes

February

Noah Patrick Pfarr – Personal Work

I have wanted to do something like this for a long time, and I finally made the time to do it.  I wanted to illustrate a month of the year and also pay tribute to one of my illustration heroes

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PJ McQuade – Walt Disney – Influences

Walt Disney! Uncle Walt. The first movie I ever saw in the theaters was a re-release of Pinnochio, one of the best, if not the best, animated movies of all time. I found the ending, with Pleasure Island and then

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PJ McQuade – Walt Disney – Influences

Walt Disney! Uncle Walt. The first movie I ever saw in the theaters was a re-release of Pinnochio, one of the best, if not the best, animated movies of all time. I found the ending, with Pleasure Island and then

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Patrick McQuade – Maurice Sendak- Influences #2

Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are was THE book of my childhood. It’s perfect.  The concept of running away to a island full of monsters, then becoming their king! was like crack to my young brain, still is for

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Patrick McQuade – Maurice Sendak- Influences #2

Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are was THE book of my childhood. It’s perfect.  The concept of running away to a island full of monsters, then becoming their king! was like crack to my young brain, still is for