Hello! I am an illustrator and cartoonist based in Chicago, IL. I am available for commercial freelance work and private commissions.
I am interested in capturing the sincerity, warmth, and playfulness of illustration. I prefer to make images directly with time-honored materials such as gouache, watercolor, ink, and colored pencil to create inviting texture and atmosphere. The stories that engage me the most are always of human experiences off the beaten path or, stories of unique and kooky characters (fictional or, not!)
I have worked with: Cicada Magazine, Tablet Magazine, The Lifted Brow, Perfectly Acceptable Press, Newcity, Narrative.ly, Collective Arts Brewing, RBW.
My work has been featured by: The Society of Illustrators,The Comics Beat, Best American Comics (notable 2014, 2016), Jewish Book Council, It's Nice That, Roughouse Comics Anthology, Electrocomics.
You can contact me by email:
talya [dot] modlin [at] gmail.com
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