Sleep well and dream of nothing by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Sleep well and dream of nothing

Curiouser and Curiouser! by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Curiouser and Curiouser!

Spread illustration for an article on goverment seizure of personal property.

To say goodbye by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

The say goodbye

Meltdown by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Meltdown

Sample two page spread from the short comic "Meltdown"

Muni Anxiety by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Muni Anxiety

Illustration for The Bold Italic about the anxiety of taking public transportation.

Laughing Monsters by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

The Laughing Monsters

Book review illustration for Denis Johnson's novel "The Laughing Monsters" in the December 2014 issue of The Atlantic.

Galactus by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Galactus

Comic book pin up of "Galactus."

Showdown by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Showdown

Window display illustration for Dick Blick.

The Thing by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

The Thing

Comic book pin up of "The Thing" from Marvel's Fantastic Four.

In the Garden by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

In the Garden

Gallery piece for the "From the Wrist Up" show at Paxton Gate's Curiosities For Kids.

Shadow of the Colossus by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Shadow of the Colossus

Illustration of the videogame Shadow of the Colossus for Bottleneck Gallery's 8-Bit and Beyond: 2 show.

Batman by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Batman

Batman pin up illustration for a mini-comic celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman.

Dracula by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Dracula

Cover illustration for the Writer's Digest Annotated Classics edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Generation Torch and Pitchfork by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Generation Torch and Pitchfork

Full page illustration for an editorial article about the backlash from posting unpopular opinions on the internet.

H.P. Lovecraft by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

H.P. Lovecraft

Portrait of horror author H.P. Lovecraft

Tree Houses by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Tree Houses

Illustration for a 2011 single page calendar.

Everything In Pen by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Everything In Pen

Front cover illustration for folk singer Everything In Pen's album "Little Dogs."

Our Painful Past by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Our Painful Past

Editorial illustration dealing with historical racism and ingrained prejudice.

Flight by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Flight

Series of illustrations made for a 2010 calendar. Each month was represented by a different bird.

In the Canopy by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

In the Canopy

Illustration from an unpublished children's book, "Devotion."

The Crossing by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

The Crossing

Illustration from an unpublished children's book, "Devotion."

The River Rose by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

The River Rose

Illustration from an unpublished children's book, "Devotion."

A Rose in Bloom by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

A Rose in Bloom

Illustration from an unpublished children's book, "Devotion."

Thank You by Chris Koehler. For more, visit chriskoehler.com!

Thank You

Illustration for nonprofit VolunteerMatch's outbound communications.

About

Chris Koehler is an award-winning artist and illustrator working out of San Francisco.

His work has been featured in such magazines as The Atlantic and Popular Science as well as international ad campaigns, packaging, and products. His illustrations have been recognized by Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Spectrum, and 3x3.

In addition to being a freelance brush for hire, Chris is the artist behind the Z2 published comic "Legend." He teaches in the Illustration and MFA in Comics Programs at California College of the Arts and co-owns Sketchpad Gallery in San Francisco. He is also a part of the illustration collective Team Stardust. He can often be found hunched over a sketchbook in a coffee shop.

To read more, check out Chris's interview with Communication Arts.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Spectrum 23
  • American Illustration 31
  • Communication Arts 52
  • Society of Illustrators 54
  • Creative Quarterly Journal 24
  • 3x3 Illustration Annual 8
  • 2011 AltWeekly Awards

Selected Clients

  • New York Times
  • The Atlantic
  • Bloomberg Markets
  • Popular Science
  • Utne Reader
  • Variety
  • Wired
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Boston Globe
  • Washington Post
  • Writer's Digest
  • Pentel
  • Molson-Coors
  • Computer World
  • OnEarth Magazine
  • SF Weekly

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