I’m a huge huge fan of Christopher David Ryan. You could probably dig through my archives and find more than 10 posts about him since 2008 when I discovered his work. You can also just come over and see it around my apartment. I do a lot of fashion illustration but the kind of aesthetic I’m drawn to in other artist’s work is pretty much represented in everything Chris does. Geekily, I reply to all of his newsletters with some sort of compliment followed by too many exclamation marks. My favorite of his many series is the “hugs”. I dream of having him envelope my family (a photo of us) with one of his guys that are at once simple and economic line wise and yet imbued with so much love and warmth. Recently Teen Vogue hit him up to work at an event, quickly using snaps of the guests and enveloping them with his drawings. Swoon.