Freelance Illustrator Cosmo Mulford

Cosmo Mulford is a freelance illustrator based in Shrewsbury, he graduated last year from Glyndwr University in North Wales with a degree in illustration.

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‘I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, it was the only thing I wanted to do and the only thing I was ever any good at. My work has always been detailed, which is most likely down to being a perfectionist as a child, I dabbled in colour often when I was in School and College, but during University I found that I was more comfortable and better at doing black and white illustrations.’

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‘All my work is hand drawn using traditional artisan methods, I use a wide range of fine liner thicknesses and brush pens. The biggest influences on my work are Japanese manga artists such as Hiroaki Samura, Katsuhiro Otomo, Goseki kojima. and American graphic novelists Chris Ware, Craig Thompson and Charles Burns.’

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‘I am currently devoting my free time to illustrating my own original Major Arcana Tarot card set, which takes the original Rider Waite Tarot card symbolism and cross references them with Japanese folktales, symbols, and Shinto gods and goddesses. My biggest inspiration for this project are Ancient Japanese Printmakers, in particular Katsushika Hokusai (The Great Wave off Kanagawa)’

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The Magician (i)

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