Comic Con 2011: Celine Chapus

Celine Chapus has been working as an illustrator since 2007, but she’s been drawing her whole life. She decided to pursue this full time after she accidentally walked into a pirate themed store in North Hollywood (Chest of Divas, I think she said), and there was a small gallery in the back of the store. The store manager, Crystal, was curating shows on a monthly basis and Celine had her portfolio with her and got a show! And it was a hit! And that’s how she got started devoting all her time to art making.

She made her first comic in 2009 and started doing conventions shortly after that. She’s done MegaCon in Orlando, FL, and got into CCSD in 2009. She’s primarily an illustrator, but she loves drawing characters, so her comics are more illustrations about relationships between characters. (I’m not sure where the line is between a one-panel comic, an illustration, and an artwork are and I won’t presume to expound on it here.) Celine feels the life drawing course she took curtailed her development as an artist. She always recommends to young artists that learn to draw bodies. She dropped out of an art school she declined to name because they said her art was too commercial. She continued her art studies at UC Irvine.

See Comic Con 2011 for these artists:
Anson Jew (
Ron Brown (
Sabrina (
Ben Henderson (
Steam Crow (
Kirstie Shepherd (
Paul Roman Martinez (
Ryan Claytor (
The Frantic Meerkat ( and The Mincing Mockingbird (
Karen Knighton (
Mary Bellamy (
John L. Brooks II (
Mike Bocianowski (
Anthony Hon (
Shannon Wheeler (
Brett Bean (
Celine Chapus (
Amy Mebberson (
Sho Murase (
Katie Cook (
Cat Staggs (
Bryan “Kaiser” Tillman (
Sze Jones (
Maddox (
Thien Pham (
Ben Costa (
Jeannie L.S. Galster (
Debbie Huey (