The Gallery: Chris Turnham
Sometimes you find that something special for the home in the least expected circumstances. Attending my first Comic-Con this past weekend, I was versed in the expectations of spying various unusual, if not impressive, costumed attendees, a huge cache of unique toys and collectibles, and of course, an overwhelming amount of glorious printed matter. But the last thing on my mind was to find something for the home that could be displayed without the defesnive disclaimer “it’s a collectible!”. While perusing the bustling and crowded aisles of the San Diego Convention Hall, I found myself at the Fleet Street Scandal booth staring at the works of Chris Turnham and knew I had found my first show purchase*.
I had seen Turnham’s work previously online on Drawn!, instantly falling for his illustrative work set in far away locales with yester year damsels and gents in various poses of romance, distress or mystery. With an obvious love of adventure at heart…Turnham’s work is lyrical (literally, noted by his affection titling his works after The Decemberists’ tunes) and worth a peek. Book a trip for daring adventure for $20 per print from Fleet Street Scandal.
*Eli, the Barrow Boy has found a happy home with us in Silver Lake.