Thursday, July 1, 2010

Meredith McClaren

Debbie and Wichita
Artwork © Meredith McClaren
Tuff-Girl and related characters © Bryan Mon

Meredith has a drawing style that favors anime influences (think "FLCL"). It’s misleading to say so, because it has a flowing, introspective quality that’s as if it were something she invented in a similar way that nobody drew Mickey Mouse until Fred Moore drew Mickey Mouse (“The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Fantasia,” “The Brave Little Tailor”) a decade after Walt Disney invented the character.

Meredith is a young artist graduated from The Savana College of art and Design (SCAD). She posts an amusing weekly autobiographical comic strip, “Scraps.”

I met Meredith when she interned one summer at Cartoon Network, Atlanta. She created the image above as a pin-up for the first issue of “Unstoppable Tuff-Girl.”

Check out “Scraps”:

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