On the Cover | Nov. 24, 2011

learn about this issue's cover art by Erik Christenson

“Milton’s Monsters” by Erik Christenson
(mixed media illustration, 16”x10”, 2010, see full width version)

Danielle Schmitz
Erik Christenson

“While making this piece I imagined these monsters as they might look in a subway station, all jumbled together going every which way. Maybe Milton ran away to Monsterland or maybe he’s dreaming. Maybe he followed a monster back into his closet and came out the other end? Either way it was fun to make. If you’d like to see more of my work, check out my website: www.erikchristenson.net.”  – The Artist


.The Artist

What we were thinking: “This mixed media illustration incorporates brilliant colors with subtle gradients and textures through out the piece. The facial expressions tell a story for the viewer to interpret and make it an intriguing piece to grab attention from viewers passing by. If you would like to view more of Erik's work please visit his website!" V1 Designer Josh Smeltzer


Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.

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