I mentioned Jeffrey Brown, who will be illustrating one of my stories in an upcoming anthology, as a possible example of a simpler style we could use in the art in our book. Here are some examples of his work, from books available online:
- Brown’s page at The Holy Consumption: click on the Sample pages to see some samples of his art
- samples from Brown’s book Unlikely
- samples from Brown’s book Aieou: Any Easy Intimacy
- samples from Brown’s book Minisulk: More Sappy Comics
Have a look and see what you think. We may not have Brown’s talent for expression emotion in a specific moment, but we surely could use a simpler style like his to make our story more accessible!