ILLUSTRATION
*NOAH HARMON

by Kate Iverson

«A lot of pieces just come out of a moment, a joke, or a funny phrase, and I’ll illustrate that…»

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Noah Harmon is an illustrator and painter from Minneapolis, MN. Known for his dry humor, clever characters and recognizable drawing style, Harmon has quickly risen as an artist to watch in the Twin Cities. We chatted with Harmon on his ideas and upcoming projects…

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Where do your ideas come from?
I write/sketch a lot out for the broad idea. A lot of pieces just come out of a moment, a joke, or a funny phrase, and I’ll illustrate that. The best ideas come when I’m not thinking of anything in particular. Recently I’ve been staging photos to inform drawings and paintings. I would have loved to be an animator in the 1930’s, so that’s in there too.

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How would you describe your style?
I became aware of myself in the 90’s so that pretty much sums it up.

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What have you been working on the past year?
Art for me is a constant series of refinements, then you fuck it up and start again. Specifically, I have been refining and fucking up drawing this year.

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Do you have any upcoming projects you’d like to share?
I’m involved in a group showing of artists at Fox Tax Gallery over Art-A-Whirl weekend in Minneapolis, the largest art crawl in North America. I’m also getting back into painting, and trying to make my own cartoons.

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