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Issue four cover artist discusses his food-monster book mart
New York-based artist Kyle Fewell illustrated the front-to-back cover for Graze's fourth issue. Graze's editors asked him a few questions about the process and what he's working on these days.
What made you agree to illustrate a cover for Graze?
My love of drawing food was my main factor in illustrating the cover. I have been also been wanting to draw my food monsters for a magazine for a while, so this was sort of a dream job to get. I also very much enjoyed Graze's aesthetic and style. It's definitely a publication I wanted to have my artwork in.
I wanted to draw something about reading and food at the same time, so thought it would be funny and cute to have a bunch of food monsters reading in a library/book store. I enjoy book stores a lot so I was wanting to place it in something like that.
What were some challenges you encountered during the design process for Graze?
Perspective is sometimes a challenge for me so that was the biggest hurdle. The other challenge was giving all the food monsters their own personality and making each one interesting and adorable. Putting a lot of little details thrown in there was important too, like the orange looking at a book on love.
What's the story you wanted to tell through this cover?
I wanted to give an everyday, candid look into how a bunch of food monsters would enjoy a library/book store. They're just like us!
If you were a piece of pizza, what do you think you'd be reading right now?
Everybody Poops and thinking about life after being eaten.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I am working as an illustrator for a children's app on the iPad called "Learn With Homer" and doing freelance work that comes my way.