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Mary Karaplis (Mei K): January Buzzer illustrator interview

Mary and her illustration of a "school" of SeaBuses

It’s always great to find a fantastic illustrator for the Buzzer newsletter. Not only does the art reference the topics found inside, it gives the publication life!

We were introduced to Mary Karaplis (A.K.A. Mei K) through the illustrator of the December 2012 Buzzer, Jessse Davidge. Mary obviously had fun with the illustration and we thank her for her superb work. Now, a few words from the illustrator herself:

Tell us about yourself and your art:

I’m Vancouver born and bred and I’ve been drawing since I was old enough to grab a crayon. I’m self taught and specialize in creating simple, powerful images. I exhibit at conventions in Canada and the U.S. and my work has been featured in the D.C. based Bash Magazine and the Toronto based The Broken City Magazine. I also recently had 10 pieces in an exhibition at the Ayden Gallery. I currently work in the animation industry and coordinate T.V. cartoon shows.

Take a peek at my website tiny-vices.com to check out more illustrations.

How did you come up with your illustration?

I’m a big fan of the SeaBus! I used to work on the North Shore and take it regularly. I love the idea of a people bus going across the sea and thought it would be neat to have a school of them riding across the waves.

Do you take transit? If so, what is your favourite mode of public transportation?

I do indeed. My favourite is the SeaBus because I love the view during the crossing.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I will be debuting a brand new mini comic in May at a wonderful local Comic Convention called VanCAF!

Drop by and say hello!

Do let us know what you think of Mary’s illustration and the Buzzer newsletter illustrations in general. Oh, and if you haven’t yet, please take a few minutes and fill out the Buzzer survey!

 


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