Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with NEPA illustrator and concept artist Tom Kraky

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with NEPA illustrator and concept artist Tom Kraky

Drunk Illustration Tuesday is back after a long hibernation! To celebrate our return, we have Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own Tom Kraky. Tom and I met while attending an unnamed school in Scranton and recently linked up again in Japan for some drinking and drawing. I had a lot of practical questions for him about the art […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

From a press release: Along with renewing for a 10th season, Spike TV’s hit original tattoo competition series “Ink Master” has green-lit a new television special, “Ink Master Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, who became the first female Ink Master in the live Season 8 finale last year. With […]

 Rich Howells

Call for artists issued for nature-themed artwork to display at Natural Play Area in Scranton

Call for artists issued for nature-themed artwork to display at Natural Play Area in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority has put out a call to Northeastern Pennsylvania artists of all ages and skill levels for nature-themed artwork for an environmental education display at the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in Scranton. The theme of the Natural Play Area is a Beaver Pond Ecosystem. The […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch PeeWee the pig paint a masterpiece at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton

It was Santa’s pet photo day and rescue pet expo at The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Dec. 11, so we expected to see dogs, cats, and maybe a few reptiles, but a huge pig painting pictures? That’s a new one. We cover all types of artists on NEPA Scene, but PeeWee […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre artist Kevin Dougherty using Kickstarter to fund documentary on cartoonist Drew Friedman

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre artist Kevin Dougherty using Kickstarter to fund documentary on cartoonist Drew Friedman

Many locals know Kevin Dougherty as the former manager of the beloved Wilkes-Barre music venue Cafe Metro, but he is also a comic artist and animator who has made music videos, wrote and directed “Fuzzball” for Nickelodeon’s animated series “KaBlam!” and created early web cartoon “Juanita & the List.” Now, his latest project may be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

From a press release: “It’s time that a strong, dedicated woman isn’t afraid to be herself and work hard for this title.” This quote from Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was used in promotions leading up to the “Ink Master” Season 8 live finale on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and she lived […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Kingston artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey tattoos over mastectomy scar of breast cancer survivor

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey has been quite busy lately as a strong contestant and fan favorite on Season 8 of “Ink Master” on Spike TV as well as the co-owner of The Strange and Unusual oddities parlor, but she recently took time out of her busy schedule to work with Inked Magazine on […]

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort in Japan – Part 2

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort in Japan – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of my conversation with Erik Svare of Viva La Mort. In the second half, we talk about our origin stories and how we got to where we are now. We discuss the concepts of hanami, memento mori, and other themes in our art, as well as how to stay motivated while developing […]

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Surprise interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort – Part 1

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Surprise interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort – Part 1

Erik Svare is one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. He’s an illustrator, muralist, and musician. He owns his own company, Viva La Mort, where he designs, prints, and sells t-shirts and other stuff. He’s an example of someone who goes out and makes their ideas actually happen. On top of all that, […]

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: A tribute to underrated scientist Rosalind Franklin

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: A tribute to underrated scientist Rosalind Franklin

This week, I have something different. This is a tribute to an incredibly important scientist that history has not given proper attention to – Rosalind Franklin. Hopefully, this can open some mental doors and be a reminder to always look beyond the standard narrative. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on […]

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