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Q&A with Tim Lahan

Artist and illustrator working in New York

My name is Tim Lahan. I'm an artist and illustrator living and working in New York.


Everything I do is drawn by hand with pencil or pen, and usually cleaned up and colored in a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Ideal work environment

Alone in my home studio, but sometimes with my partner working nearby.


The outdoors, garbage and food on the sidewalk, people-watching, animals, and just staring at things. Also comic strips from the Sunday newspapers I used to read as a kid.

Admire most

I'm not really into a lot of contemporary illustration. I like the work of cartoonists such as Mort Walker, Dan Clowes, Jack Kirby, and some of Remy Charlip's children's books.