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About the artist

     Alyssa King is a Cali girl living in Brooklyn, New York. She has been creating most of her life and even remembers finger painting on scraps of wood her carpenter father would give her. 

     Focusing primarily on pinup and portraiture, she likes working with traditional mediums like ink and paint. Many pieces are mixed media, incorporating not only pencil, ink and paint, but even elements such as thread, paper cutouts and fabric.  

     Through her work in the cosplay community, Alyssa has been fortunate enough to travel to Comic Conventions around the world bringing her art in tow and forging relationships with so many of the artists she’s admired. Her work was featured in the book 45 Years of Vampirella, a curation of new art honoring the classic character, alongside artists such as Adam Hughes, Frank Cho and Neal Adams. And, in 2018, designed the logo for the Lake Como Comic Art Festival. 

     She has been formally trained in Color Theory, Ink Illustration and Film Photography, but considers some of her favorite illustrators, including Bruce Timm, Chris Sanders and Al Hirschfeld, to be her greatest teachers. Alyssa finds inspiration in the endless people watching New York City affords her, and is thankful every day to be able to create, drink coffee, and draw while sitting next to her cat, Scout. 

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