Showing Love for the Creators

Grendel’s Mother, The Monster, The Maker and The Avengers

We do miss the days, many moons ago, when on some days the LCS featured more that twenty posts from all our little chimp contributors. With that in mind, we wanted to share some work from the artists we’re following and keeping up-to-date with. Thinking about it, it’s actually quite difficult to stay up-to-date with the artists you love when we don’t really have RSS feeds or email newsletters that are used to their full potential anymore. Social networks are great and all, but Liking or Following someone doesn’t actually mean you’re going to see their updates or work. A connection used to mean something, but these days it’s often seen as a throwaway gesture or ego boosting. Anyway, before this post goes off at a tangent and turns into a post about today’s digital society, lets get back to the point and show some talented folk a bit of love.

Beowulf Faces Grendel’s Mother

Title: The Choicest of Weapons

Emily Hare always does a great job with her watercolour work and this piece is no exception. We love the size of that sword! See more of Emily’s work at

The Monster in the Closet

Title: The Monster in the Closet

Ollie Ray recently created a poster for a short film called “The Monster in the Closet“, which is being crowdfunded over on Indiegogo. The film centres on the relationship between a young girl called Charlie and her father Joe, who is losing his job as a B-movie monster. It’s a nice piece! If Ollie Ray’s work is your cup of tea, please visit his portfolio at

Meet the Maker

Title: Meet the Maker

We didn’t even know the Meet the Maker art challenge was still going, but we’re glad to see it is and this piece (as you can see) was created by the talented Darren Gate. Darren is always a pleasure to deal with and you can check out more of his work at

Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War

Title: Avengers: Infinity War illustration for Starburst Magazine

Mark Reihill’s work for Starburst Magazine is freakin’ awesome! We also love the work he’s done for Dead Rabbit. Mark is one talented guy and an Irish artist that’s worth keep an eye on. You’ll find his portfolio at

Title: My Top 5 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products

Last, but not least Carmen Johnson’s fashion and beauty illustrations are great examples of product and point of sale work. We can’t wait to see more of her fashion work, along with some food and travel pieces thrown in. We do love Carmen’s style… and you can take a look at more of her wonderful work at

If you know of any other illustrators you think we should be checking out and showing appreciation for, tell us about them by leaving a comment below.

Darren Di Lieto

Darren Di Lieto is the founder and editor of The Little Chimp Society. He created the LCS in 2005 as an illustration news portal to promote the illustrators and artists who bring joy to our everyday lives. Since then the LCS has grown into a publisher, hosting provider and events organiser.

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