TIME OUT COVER
A conceptual illustrator, award-winning cartoonist and comic artist based in Brighton, Leon Edler regularly contributes to The New York Times, Guardian and other international papers as well as publishing and advertising. “I’m mindful at sketch stage to mix up the characters and represent a bigger range of people. I’ve always loved comedy and have observed and studied people that I find funny, so they’re all just in my head when I need them.” Commissioned by Time Out New York to illustrate a cover for a lead feature on New Yorkers, he was tasked with depicting a diverse mix of characters. His illustrated cover for Time Out won a Merit award in The Society of Publication Designers awards last year. “I like to make sure that a group of characters interact to create some sort of narrative or conflict – I often focus on characters that make me laugh and fit together in a scene.” www.leillo.com www.wearegoodness.com
01 Spot illustration for Wired UK created by Leon Edler. 02 Time Out New York Cover by Edler. 03 Edler working in his Brighton Studio, photographed by Vicky Woodgate. 04 Swiss Referendum, Republic by Edler.