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Hi-Fructose Volume 43 Preview!

Okuda San Miguel

The 43rd volume of Hi-Fructose will be here in April 2017! Pre-order the issue here. You can also subscribe to Hi-Fructose here. Featured in this issue is: the paintings and sculptures of Okuda, a multi-page feature on the "War Toys" series of photographs by Brian McCarty, the architecture-inspired illustrations of Eric Wong, David Henry Nobody, Jr., an exhibitionist of the highest order in disguise, David Moreno who seems to draw lines of his house sculptures with wire instead of pencil, embroiderist Michelle Kingdom, the dynamic paintings of Hueman, the nature-infused sculptures of Kim Simonsson’s sculptures, plus multi-page reviews on new books from Junko Mizuno and Chuck Sperry. And a special 16-page sketchbook section on the art of Matt Gordon!

Okuda San Miguel

The 43rd volume of Hi-Fructose will be here in April 2017! Pre-order the issue here. You can also subscribe to Hi-Fructose here.



Okuda San Miguel

Featured in this issue is: the paintings and sculptures of Okuda, a multi-page feature on the “War Toys” series of photographs by Brian McCarty, the architecture-inspired illustrations of Eric Wong, David Henry Nobody, Jr., an exhibitionist of the highest order in disguise, David Moreno who seems to draw lines of his house sculptures with wire instead of pencil, embroiderist Michelle Kingdom, the dynamic paintings of Hueman, the nature-infused sculptures of Kim Simonsson’s sculptures, plus multi-page reviews on new books from Junko Mizuno and Chuck Sperry. And a special 16-page sketchbook section on the art of Matt Gordon!

Eric Wong

Also, all current subscribers and the next 700 receive a special “Scorch” poster by Josh Keyes.

Josh Keyes

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Kim Simonsson

David Henry Nobody, Jr.



David Moreno

Brian McCarty

Michelle Kingdom

Hueman

Matt Gordon

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