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Andrea Kalfas is an illustrator living and working in Baltimore, MD. This is a blog for ideas, progress, and things to show off. Thanks for looking and check back often!

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All images © Andrea Kalfas 2012 unless otherwise noted. If you reblog, please provide credit by including my name and/or a link to my blog. Thanks

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Oh look. My big ol face!
CLAW CLAW was kind enough to feature me for their first artist interview of 2014. If you want to find out things like what my all-time favorite color of gouache is, please check it out! Thanks to Shanon Weltman for the opportunity and her thoughtful questions!

Oh look. My big ol face!

CLAW CLAW was kind enough to feature me for their first artist interview of 2014. If you want to find out things like what my all-time favorite color of gouache is, please check it out! Thanks to Shanon Weltman for the opportunity and her thoughtful questions!

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Merry Christmas, little lightbulb fairy children.

Merry Christmas, little lightbulb fairy children.

Here’s a cover illustration for the December issue of Nashville Scene on stands now. This is on a story about widespread tear-downs in neighborhoods with historic World War II era houses. You can read the full story online here. Thanks to AD Elizabeth Jones for the fun project!

Here’s a cover illustration for the December issue of Nashville Scene on stands now. This is on a story about widespread tear-downs in neighborhoods with historic World War II era houses. You can read the full story online here. Thanks to AD Elizabeth Jones for the fun project!

New piece for the New York Times Letters section about the rise and perhaps over-diagnoses of ADHD. It’s up today online: check it out! Thanks to art director Alexandra Zsigmond.

New piece for the New York Times Letters section about the rise and perhaps over-diagnoses of ADHD. It’s up today online: check it out! Thanks to art director Alexandra Zsigmond.

Here’s a new piece for the December issue of aiCIO about partnership and the sharing of technology and knowledge. Thanks to AD SooJin Buzelli for letting me wax cyberpunk on this one. Check out the article online here.
While you’re doing that, I’ll just be over here re-reading Neuromancer…

Here’s a new piece for the December issue of aiCIO about partnership and the sharing of technology and knowledge. Thanks to AD SooJin Buzelli for letting me wax cyberpunk on this one. Check out the article online here.

While you’re doing that, I’ll just be over here re-reading Neuromancer

Asked by stunturn

I enjoy certain brands of cold-press watercolor (Canson’s good) and print-making papers. Arches and Stonehenge are lovely for it. It depends a little how you work of course (more water, more weight to the paper) but I work fairly graphic, with less water, so I go with something around 100lb. You need a balance of appropriate weight and tooth. If your paper or board is too smooth, like hot-press watercolor or bristol, your gouache won’t have anything to grip.

Post-It show at Giant Robot. Tomorrow night!

Bat boy!
This little cutie was the subject of another gouache demo given to illustration students at MICA. He’s the finish of this work-in-progress shot.

I love him…

Bat boy!

This little cutie was the subject of another gouache demo given to illustration students at MICA. He’s the finish of this work-in-progress shot.

I love him…

smell my feet!

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween full of ghostly seances and congress with the spirits…

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween full of ghostly seances and congress with the spirits…

andreakalfas:

"Suzy, do you know anything about…witches?"
Suspiria, a masterpiece by Dario Argento. This trippy, amazingly surreal horror film is the subject of my newest tshirt design for Pizza Party Printing's upcoming movie night at the Ottobar. They'll be showing not only Suspiria, but the 1989 horror, The Church (paired with a fucking metal shirt by Jimmy Giegerich), so if you’re in Baltimore at the end of the month, be there! Immerse yourself in blood and beer (and the music of the one, the only Goblin). It’s gonna be spooky.
The Suspiria shirt is up for sale now at Pizza Party! Pick one up while you can!

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Reblogging my own post because GOBLIN. THE GOBLIN. IS IN BALTIMORE. TOnight. And I’m gonna see them and wear my own dumb shirt and it’s gonna be the strangest, most rad time, and everyone? go ahead. be jealous.

andreakalfas:

"Suzy, do you know anything about…witches?"

Suspiria, a masterpiece by Dario Argento. This trippy, amazingly surreal horror film is the subject of my newest tshirt design for Pizza Party Printing's upcoming movie night at the Ottobar. They'll be showing not only Suspiria, but the 1989 horror, The Church (paired with a fucking metal shirt by Jimmy Giegerich), so if you’re in Baltimore at the end of the month, be there! Immerse yourself in blood and beer (and the music of the one, the only Goblin). It’s gonna be spooky.

The Suspiria shirt is up for sale now at Pizza Party! Pick one up while you can!

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Reblogging my own post because GOBLIN. THE GOBLIN. IS IN BALTIMORE. TOnight. And I’m gonna see them and wear my own dumb shirt and it’s gonna be the strangest, most rad time, and everyone? go ahead. be jealous.


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ilikemonsrs:

Welcome to i like monsrs wen they fite!  20 years ago today I started second grade at an elementary school in upstate New York.  My teacher had us keep daily journals where we’d write and draw pictures.  I found this journal a few years ago and have decided now, exactly 20 years later, I need to share my drawings of monsters, Street Fighter II, dinosaurs, monsters, Mortal Kombat, X-Men, and monsters, as well as my teacher’s pretty passive aggressive responses to them.  This blog will be updated almost daily with a new page from my journal on the day that I drew it.

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Jimmy started the cutest, funniest daily tumblr and everyone should check it out everyday and remember the things that we loved when we were 6-year-old babies in the world.

ilikemonsrs:

Welcome to i like monsrs wen they fite!  20 years ago today I started second grade at an elementary school in upstate New York.  My teacher had us keep daily journals where we’d write and draw pictures.  I found this journal a few years ago and have decided now, exactly 20 years later, I need to share my drawings of monsters, Street Fighter II, dinosaurs, monsters, Mortal Kombat, X-Men, and monsters, as well as my teacher’s pretty passive aggressive responses to them.  This blog will be updated almost daily with a new page from my journal on the day that I drew it.

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Jimmy started the cutest, funniest daily tumblr and everyone should check it out everyday and remember the things that we loved when we were 6-year-old babies in the world.


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I had the pleasure of working with Francois Vigneault at Scout Books again, on an illustrated set of their blank mini notebooks. My theme was, fantastically, the cosmos, so I went completely indulgent with this and decked out the constellations Virgo, Capricorn, and Perseus in gleaming gold armor. My kind of project! This was a lot of fun and I’m psyched to have been paired with the talented Lisa Perrin whose beautifully illustrated set will be released in conjunction.

If you’re in Baltimore a week from today, we will both be at Trohv in Hampden for a little release party for the notebooks from 6 - 8pm. Stop by, pick up a set and say hello! Event page here. Hope to see you there!