San Diego CityBeat - Cover artist <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Pablo Llana - Tijuana artist’s newest work looks at Mexico’s growing obesity problem]]> "My goal with this exhibition is, by using these recycled wrappers, I wanted to show what people consume today thanks to marketing and advertising, which is constantly encouraging us to buy these artificial products," Pablo Llana says.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, David B. Cuzick - San Diego screenprinter’s new work explores childhood themes]]> As a child, David B. Cuzick dreamed of flying so often that he actually learned how to control his flight path. But since lucid dreaming isn’t exactly a science, one night he found himself in uncharted territory.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Saratoga Sake - The winter deer on our front page is about as jolly as he gets]]> CityBeat’s long been a fan of Saratoga Sake. We first ran his work on our cover back in September of 2008. His was the second art-showcase cover we did, which shows how high up on our list he sits.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Ricardo Islas - The ‘closet comedian’ with cultural inspiration]]> Ricardo Islas is an institution. The longtime San Diego artist is well-known for his paintings, which often feature icons and imagery from Mexican culture and his gritty sense of humor.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, GMONIK - He is not down with consumerism]]> "I have a big problem with planned obsolescence of consumer goods,” says Karl Gindelberger, the 30- year-old Paradise Hills artist who goes by the name GMONIK. That’s evident in his piece “Used,” which is on CityBeat’s cover this week.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Brad Neal - Check out his two-handed Afro art]]> This week’s cover is somewhat of a self-portrait for artist Brad Neal. The 37-year-old recently moved to San Diego from Hawaii, where he walked around sporting a giant Afro not too different from the one by rocked by "Afrocat," the groovy feline featured on the cover.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Devon Browning - She paints naked ladies]]> Browning will show and sell her sexy, lady-loving art at Art of Pride, an exhibition happening during the San Diego Pride Parade and Festival from Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14, on the festival grounds in Balboa Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Dan Adams - He surely does love doggies]]> Dan Adams’ "Back Rub" graces our cover this week. The French bulldog featured there is one of the many dogs Adams has painted over the years.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Bat-Brain - He actually is kind of batty]]>  "Power," his bold piece on the cover of this week’s issue of CityBeat, was done solely with Sharpie paint pens and markers, his implements of choice.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Nicole Waszak - Her daughter Nora is her muse]]> Luckily for artist Nicole Waszak, whose piece “37 Months (Bubbles)” graces our cover this week, she’s far from dealing with any teen angst with her 4-year-old daughter, Nora.]]> <![CDATA[Meet cover artist Carrie Anne Hudson - She has a dark, fluffy side]]> The dark side of cat behavior, and other things that seem perfectly innocent, is explored in North Park artist Carrie Anne Hudson’s "Prey," which is on the cover of this week’s CityBeat.]]> <![CDATA[Meet cover artist Ben Horton - His interpretations of his own work are always evolving]]> “The phrase ‘as the crow flies’ is about going from point A to point B in as straight of a line as possible, which is what a crow does because it makes sense,” explains Horton, who also owns $lave Skateboards.]]> <![CDATA[Meet cover artist Ned Porter - Pittsburgh transplant talks women, Encinitas and playing four square]]> "I’m addicted to women. I love drawing women, and I love drawing naked women. But [for this piece] I felt like I needed to cover something up," Porter explains.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist - Alli Bautista talks atheism and her work]]> When it came time to choose an art piece for our cover this week, we were divided between two worthy works by Alli Bautista, a Filipina artist from Rancho Peñasquitos.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Andre Power - Painter / illustrator / DJ started fresh in San Diego five years ago]]> Cultists and new-age types spent the better part of 2012 obsessing over apocalyptic prophecies surrounding Dec. 21. But Andre Power, the artist whose “The Aquarian” is on the cover of this week’s CityBeat, found a different kind of inspiration from the miscalculated end-times prophecy.]]> <![CDATA[John Antoski’s 3-D art with a story - Meet this week’s cover artist ]]> John Antoski says that the three-dimensional artwork on the cover of this week’s CityBeat was inspired by the daredevils of Niagara Falls—you know, those crazy people who attempt to survive the great plunge in a wooden barrel.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Mickey Ford - The funnyman behind the Batman masks on the front page of this week’s CityBeat]]> Chances are, you laughed out loud at the adorable Batman twins on CityBeat’s cover this week.]]> <![CDATA[Meet our cover artist, Kristina Collantes - Editorial work galore for Philippines-born illustrator]]> CityBeat’s cover art this week is an illustration of Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name, Grimes, the Canadian electro-pop artist.]]> <![CDATA[Vicki Walsh - The woman behind “Curt” on the front page of this week’s CityBeat]]> On the surface, Vicki Walsh’s portraits look like masterful paintings depicting mostly older subjects whose myriad emotional states are profound and palpable. ]]> <![CDATA[Rebecca Hicks - The geeky gal behind the “Geektopus” on the front page of this week’s CityBeat]]> Comic-Con is in the air and, if you’re like San Diegan Rebecca Hicks, it’s time to let your geek-flag fly. ]]>