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One glance at @liljodsz's IG profile and their distinct style is immediately clear.
Ranging from playful doodles to detailed scenes featuring easily distinguishable artist characters, liljodsz is creating lovable digital pieces & animations that are beautifully executed.
But in their humble opinion, they are "just a kid who loves to draw cartoon."
We chatted with the hip hop-inspired digital artist about their creative work, influences, and favorite music.
Jesus At The Gay Bar, the fifth studio album by Australian indie-pop band Cub Sport, was released this year to critical acclaim.
Referencing Jay Hulme's poem by the same name, Jesus at the Gay Bar touches on the complicated feelings of queer love and identity while maintaining an uplifting and euphoric spirit.
We spoke with numerous Cub Sport fans around the world to curate our first community-led album review.
This track-by-track breakdown is a compilation of vulnerable fan anecdotes and words of inspiration; tales of how individual tracks deeply resonate to the personal lives of strangers from all corners of the globe.
We had the pleasure of learning more about Mariana, one of the two fans behind the @GracieAbramsNation fan account on Instagram.
"For fans of Gracie Abrams, by fans of Gracie Abrams" reads the account bio. With nearly 4,000 posts accumulated to date, @GracieAbramsNation certainly delivers on this descriptor.
The heavy volume of content across the account is incredibly punctual, well documented and consistent, with posts including updates on set lists, screen recordings of Tiktoks, reposts of tour footage, photos of fans meeting Gracie, and more. @GracieAbramsNation captures the energy and efforts found in traditional artist street teams and mobilizes that passion into a full-blown digital marketing channel and archive.
Sky’s Chloe-inspired illustrations showcase a beautiful consistency in style, color palette, and medium. This consistency is thoughtfully balanced with versatility: every piece they create is very much a unique perspective of Chloe, expressing various moods and poses accompanied by playful accessories, occasional lyrics, and even guest characters (namely, Chloe's cat, Poppy!)