Occasionally, in your professional career, you'll indadvertedly stumble upon a designer or illustrator with such an incredible surplus of raw talent, your veins will run green with envy.
Ladies and gentlemen, the bane of my career existence: Logan Faerber. That's not to suggest that we're even in the same league or work for much, if any, of the same clients. In fact, it would be hard to even consider any of our work in competition because of how vastly out of my league Logan's work is. To be honest, if there was somewhere that I could trade in my skills for a spiffy new set, it'd be hard not to choose Logan's. To be able to achieve what he can with a pen and ink sounds like a pretty good gig to me.
But the focus of my envy goes deeper than his pen strokes. Logan is, by very definition, a storyteller. His work heaps layer upon layer of dense narrative into vibrant worlds, laced with detail and atmosphere. It's more than merely the sum of its parts—though, these parts are, on their own, impressive.
It's how he weaves these into stories told in a single moment that's most captivating. Still frames that capture more than any live action frame could. His compositions play with perspective in stirring ways: abstracting, elongating, or contorting form through masterful manipulation.
I love where Logan chooses to invest his artistic license. Character forms feel natural and yet faces have their own unique quality. While the subjects may change, the worlds may differ, there's a consistent tapestry that seems to somehow imply that while these stories may be vast distances apart, they may indeed be contained within the same universe.
This is more than just "interpreting" characters into your own style, it's a careful balance of maintaining these characters' identities in a new world.
His Margot Tenenbaum is a stand-out; specifically the tent scene spewing from her memory, as if carried by smoke.
Unsurprisingly, Logan's work has made its way over to the comic medium. He's worked on a variant cover for kaBoom!'s Adventure Time series, Bravest Warrior comics, as well as the artwork for indie title, Six-Barrel Shotgun.