Monday, January 17, 2011

Food One

Jim Mahfood

This guy is one of my favorite artist, I love the sketchy line work the the elongated bodies. He make is look easy BUT I know it is not.

Jim Mahfood aka Food One is an illustrator/comic book artist/muralist/live art rocker residing in LA. He is the creator of the art style known as Visual Funk: a hybrid mix of comix art, graffiti, manga, street art, and funk culture. Jim single-handedly introduced Live Art to the American comic book scene. Food has worked for every major comic book publisher and his list of comics credits include Clerks (with filmmaker Kevin Smith), Grrl Scouts, Stupid Comics, Felt, Bad Ideas, various Spider-Man books for Marvel, One Page Filler Man, Kick Drum Comix, Carl, the Cat That Makes Peanut Butter Sandwiches, and more. His illustrations have appeared in magazines ranging from Playboy to MAD Magazine, to BPM, and so on. In 2007-08 Mahfood handled the illustration chores on Colt 45's entire beer campaign, which ranged from magazine ads to billboard murals to getting his own signature limited edition beer cans. He's painted murals in such locations as the Spike TV building, Munky King toys,, and the Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central. Jim's ongoing, autobio comic strip "Los Angeles Ink Stains" appears on a regular basis at

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