100 Creatives 2012: Flynn Prejean, Poster Artist

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What He Does: Flynn Prejean makes his home over at Bad Moon Studios. Originally he made comic books, but these days his main work is as a gigposter printmaker unleashing a wave of pop art to plaster the city in so you know where you'll need to be to rock to the fullest. He's designed posters for the likes of Hank III, Johnny Winter, Agent Orange, the Misfits and more. As an illustrator with a lot of musician friends, it was only natural for him to start getting CD cover and poster requests, and once he got into his current work, it became his dream job. He also does custom skate deck designs.

Why He Likes It: "The greatest thing about being a poster artist is that each poster is unique and not beholden to anything I've ever done before. I experiment, mix styles, change and do everything I can to keep evolving. My personal style is defined by "anything goes" subject matter coupled with my love of pen and ink and vibrant color. My work's first objective is to entertain me. If it entertains others, then so be it."

What Inspires Him: When Prejean was in college, he came across the work of legendary record label owner and artist Brian Schroeder, better known as Pushead. In addition to fronting Septic Death in the '80s, he did art for everyone from Metallica to Dr. Dre. Prejean thought Schroeder had the coolest job in the world. Like a lot of poster artists, he also draws influence from comics, pin-up art, and old horror and sci-fi movies. He has a passion for the collective retro American pop culture that makes its way into most of his art.

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If Not This, Then What: "No clue. This is all I ever wanted to do and will be all I ever do."

If Not Here, Then Where: Prejean has been all over the country, and if he had to pick another homestead, it would be Seattle or Chicago. He's a Houston boy at heart, though.

What's Next: "I'm working on a series of prints that pay tribute to any musician, author, comedian, poet, artist or personality that was ever a huge influence on my life, whether it was at three years old or a current inspiration. It's very likely you could see a print dedicated to T.S. Elliot right next to another glorifying Oscar the Grouch...fun stuff, right? When the series is complete, I plan to have a show here in Houston."

More Creatives for 2012
(In order of most recently published; click here for the full page).

JoDee Engle, dancer
David Rainey, actor, artistic director and teacher
Geoff Hippenstiel, painter, art instructor
Jessica Janes, actress and musician
Dennis Draper, actor and director

Mat Johnson, novelist and tweeter
Orna Feinstein, printmaker and installation artist

Adriana Soto, jewelry designer
Domokos Benczédi, Noise and Collage Artist
Robert Boswell, Book Author, UH Prof
Patrick Turk, visual artist
Elizabeth Keel, playwright
Bob Martin, designer
Mary Lampe, short film promoter and developer
Nisha Gosar, Indian classical dancer
Jeremy Wells, painter
George Brock, theater teacher
Radu Runcanu, painter
Ariane Roesch, Mixed-Media
Sandie Zilker, art jewelry maker
Philip Hayes, actor

Patrick Palmer, painter
Ana Mae Holmes, Jewelry Designer
John Tyson, actor
Jerry Ochoa, violinist and filmmaker
Raul Gonzalez, painter, sculptor, photographer
Roy Williams, DJ of medieval music
Laura Burlton, photographer
David Peck, fashion designer
Rebecca Udden, theater director
Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, vintage designer handbag dealer
Paul Fredric, author
John Sparagana, photographer
Damon Smith, musician and visual artist
Geoff Winningham, photographer

Johnathon Michael Espinoza, visual artist
Jaemi Blair Loeb, conductor

Katya Horner, photographer
Johnathan Felton, artist
Nicoletta Maranos, cosplayer

Carol Simmons, hair stylist
Joseph "JoeP" Palmore, actor, poet
Greg Carter, director
Kenn McLaughlin, theater director
Justin Whitney, musician
Antone Pham, tattoo artist
Susie Silbert, crafts

Lauralee Capelo, hair designer
Marisol Monasterio, flamenco dancer
Carmina Bell, promoter and DJ
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, writer
Kiki Lucas, choreographer and director
J.J. Johnston, theater director
Mary Margaret Hansen, artist
Richard Tallent, photographer
Viswa Subbaraman, opera director
Emily Sloan, sculptor and performance artist
Sonja Roesch, gallery owner
Enrique Carreón-Robledo, conductor
Sandy Ewen, musician
Camella Clements, puppeteer

Wade Wilson, gallery owner

Magid Salmi, photographer
Carl Williams, playwright


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