Today I’m happy to bring you the work of a London based artist who primarily works with bristol despite not actually living in Bristol. The creative I’m talking about is none other than artist Barney Bodoano, an illustrator who has perfected his ink craft. It’s plain to the average eye that his work takes cues from more traditional art techniques such as cross-hatching and etching; furthermore the subject matter of his pieces range from ghost stories and science fiction, to the pulp magazine content found during the 40’s and 50’s. Bodoano doesn’t limit himself to hand-drawn mediums – he also does a fair amount of creative photography and commercial graphic design work.
Bodoano has this to say about the source of his inspiration:
“I’m inspired by artists such as Mike Mignola, L S Lowry, Steve Ditko, James Ensor, George Herriman, Robert Crumb, Edward Gorey, and Eric Powell. I’m also influenced by the imagery of Horror/Science Fiction/Mystery Comics, the Universal Horror/Monster films of the 1930s and 1940s, the Hammer Horror films of the 1960’s and 1970’s and Film Noir. Inspirational Photographers include: Richard Kalvar, Walker Evans , Martine Franck, Esther Bubley.