ITAS Podcast Season 2, Ep.3
In this episode of the ITAS Podcast, we are meeting with a great creative tandem of Cori Derfus and Winn Wright who have created a whole world of cute little monsters which they call Furbeast Forest. A simple idea of making a coloring book turned into a whole journey of production, self-publishing, and lots of other things they had to learn and figure out along the way.
Today, they are already working on their third book!
Listen to the full interview with Cori and Win in the S2 Ep3 of ITAS Podcast.
About the creators of Furbeasts
Cori is a pop-surreal and narrative artist/illustrator. Much of Cori’s art references a love of nature and animals. Her subject matter involves a reflection on the relationship between one’s self and others and how one might exist alongside our world and its inhabitants. Her paintings integrate pieces of her past with current reflections on relationships with people, animals and our natural world.
Her paintings have been sold and exhibited worldwide.
Winn earned his degree in Graphic Arts from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He began his career in advertising and design while continuing to expand his drawing and painting. In 1992, he started working in a surrealist style. His more recent works have been in ink and colored pencil but he also works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.
Winn’s main influences are Da Vince, Salvador Dali, Ralph Steadman, Dr. Suess, and Gerald Scarfe.
Links and references
Official website: www.furbeastforest.com/
PopShop Live: popshop.live/furbeastforest
Official website: artofcori.com
Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/ArtOfCori
Official website: bluedewstudio.com/