Artist Spotlight: Cristian Robles’ Monsters and Other Oddities
Every once and a while you stumble across something that’s unexplainable in its uniqueness. Not to say its particularly hard to describe illustrator Cristian Robles‘ work. Robles has a colorful, odd sense of style that’s equal parts surreal and childlike. But her work also has a strong narrative component, with lots of drawings featuring scribblings and writings. Unfortunately, most of Robles’ texts are written in Spanish, and since we barely passed Spanish in college, we have to judge Robles’ work purely on the expressive nature of her illustrations. Fortunately for us, that’s not very hard. From her wide-eyed monsters to her accurate break-down of the works of Haruki Murakami to drawing all the characters from Twin Peaks, Robles shows she has a knack for mixing humor, fan art, and commentary in a way that hints that we’re seeing more than what we’re really seeing. Her new comic, Ikea: Dream Makers, should be coming out soon.