Work inspiration with Tim Lahan

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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.

Tools

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.

Inspiration

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.