Andrew Hem (HF Vol. 21 cover artist) makes his curatorial debut tomorrow with “Ill Squad!”, a group exhibition of his fellow artists at Giant Robot gallery. Throughout his career, Hem has shed a light on his favorite artists in another way, in his lush and colorful paintings. Among his subjects are those who inspire him creatively, which he portrays either at work in their studio or on some fantastical adventure. At his solo exhibition last year, “Dream but Don’t Sleep” (covered here), Hem shared with us his ongoing enthusiasm for garnering a public interest in his friends’ work. Nearly all of the artists in his “squad” stem from an illustration background, but together their works are eclectic and showcase a variety of media; figurative works, landscape painting, graffiti and urban art are just a few examples. These include those featured here, such as David Olivera, Edwin Ushiro, Ekunadayo, Eric Fortune, Jim Salvati, Joanne Nam, Juan Travieso, Ken Garduno, Kim Cogan, Marc Trujillo, Marco Mazoni, Peter Chan, Sean Chao, and Wayne Johnson, to name a few. Take a look at our preview of the show below, courtesy of Giant Robot.