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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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This is a Gummie Bear Wizard. You may not have heard of them before. They’re jolly and shy, and they mostly stay indoors and eat gummie bears all day.
For Daniel Krall’s ultra-cute, ultra-colorful “Technotwonic” show. Opening next week at MICA.

This is a Gummie Bear Wizard. You may not have heard of them before. They’re jolly and shy, and they mostly stay indoors and eat gummie bears all day.

For Daniel Krall’s ultra-cute, ultra-colorful “Technotwonic” show. Opening next week at MICA.

Hello again! long time no see! (sorry) let’s get right back to business…
My latest tshirt design for Baltimore’s Pizza Party Printing is THE LABYRINTH, full of leering goblins and everyone’s favorite tricky Goblin King. It’s available for pre-order now (and only for a very limited time), but you can also fight your way through (hopefully minimal) dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Pizza Party After Dark movie night at the Ottobar and watch The Labyrinth with us, say hello, have a slice of pizza, hang out, buy a shirt, save the stolen babe, what have you. Event details here! 

Hello again! long time no see! (sorry) let’s get right back to business…

My latest tshirt design for Baltimore’s Pizza Party Printing is THE LABYRINTH, full of leering goblins and everyone’s favorite tricky Goblin King. It’s available for pre-order now (and only for a very limited time), but you can also fight your way through (hopefully minimal) dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Pizza Party After Dark movie night at the Ottobar and watch The Labyrinth with us, say hello, have a slice of pizza, hang out, buy a shirt, save the stolen babe, what have you. Event details here

dffect asked:
"So what is the news besides the blues?"
It’s cold in my house. But I’m enjoying a new scarf. But I ate a dissatisfying brownie. Trade-offs.

dffect asked:

"So what is the news besides the blues?"

It’s cold in my house. But I’m enjoying a new scarf. But I ate a dissatisfying brownie. Trade-offs.

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

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…

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…

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!

This weekend I thought I’d share just a tiny sliver of the books on my wishlist that are all debuting at SPX. All the work that’s popping up for this year looks fantastic, and I’m so psyched to be there already.

Magical Beatdown Vol. 1 by Jenn Woodall / Reggie 12 by Brian Ralph / Frontier’s second issue featuring work by Hellen Jo / Blobby Boys by Alex Schubert / Picnic Ruined by Roman Muradov / Honey by Celine Loup / Gold Pollen and Other Stories by Seiichi Hayashi / Softcore #1-3 by Box Brown / Snackies #2 by Nick Sumida 

Tomorrow I’ll share the books my table group mates are debuting! They’re ALSO on my wishlist and are soooo good lookin’. Check back then!

I made screenprints of my “Pest Control” illustration. Aw yes halftone.

I made screenprints of my “Pest Control” illustration. Aw yes halftone.

Saturn the witch and her friend Egon the bat
(look for them in Warlow’s Guide!)

Saturn the witch and her friend Egon the bat

(look for them in Warlow’s Guide!)

Illustration for Nautilus on the migration of Waldrapp ibises. This was for their 3rd issue, In Transit, though it was pulled from their online issue at the last minute. It’ll be appearing in a second print run of “In Transit” however, so that’s less of a shame. It was great to work with Len Small, and if you haven’t checked out Nautilus yet, go do that!
Waldrapp ibises are so ugly ♡

Illustration for Nautilus on the migration of Waldrapp ibises. This was for their 3rd issue, In Transit, though it was pulled from their online issue at the last minute. It’ll be appearing in a second print run of “In Transit” however, so that’s less of a shame. It was great to work with Len Small, and if you haven’t checked out Nautilus yet, go do that!

Waldrapp ibises are so ugly ♡

"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!

"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!