"There’s a real sense of fun that runs through the work on The Pushpin. The site is home to comic artists and editorial illustrators, and I love having the two side-by-side. There’s a lot of overlap there, and both still tend to be under-appreciated as art." - She Does The City talks with Jessica Johnston
"From Sarah Lazarovic’s drawing of Pee Wee Herman’s white loafers to all of Christian Northeast’s beautifully intricate and bold pieces, there’s a lot of joy to be found. Even the more serious pieces, such as Chloe Cushman’s incredible Drowning, which is based on the idea that drowning does not look like drowning, are beautiful enough to feel really special. This is definitely not mass produced art, so I want people to feel taken care of, like the work was selected just for them." - Jessica Johnston
"The site is pretty much an even split between comic artists and editorial illustrators, which differentiates it from other art print sites. I love having the two side-by-side, since there is a lot of overlap between the disciplines. Comic work and illustration often also share a clever, playful sensibility, which is a big theme on The Pushpin.” - COMICS BEAT's David Nieves talks with Jessica Johnston about the launch of THE PUSHPIN
And so are you! Welcome to the Pushpin's first week! Enjoy your stay. We hope you find lots to love from our inaugural group of awesome artists:
Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky, Kagan McLeod, Kate Beaton, Sarah Lazarovic, Jeff Lemire, Chloe Cushman, Granduncle Jiggs, Valentine De Landro, Johnnie Christmas, Julia Breckenreid, Christian Northeast, Dani Crosby, and Michael Cho.
Jessica & The Pushpin