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Animal Magic

Artist Geoff McFetridge with Sweetie and Foxy (from the boxy): on wild animals and imaginary pals.

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Animal Magic

Artist Geoff McFetridge draws a lot of different things for a lot of different people, but he doesn’t draw dogs, not really. As head of L.A.-based Champion Studio,  he’s sketched on sneakers for Nike, created animations for The New York Times, and designed visual elements  for Spike Jonze’s film Her. He has illustrated boards  for skate companies, made album artwork for bands, and once burned drawings into 2,430 pieces of toast  for an OK Go music video. McFetridge also co-founded  skate brand Solitary Arts and runs his own wallpaper company, Pottok. Whales, wolves, foxes, birds— he draws ’em. So why no dogs? He lives with two rescues—Sweetie and Foxy—and both come hang  in his studio. There’s probably a dog on his lap right now. We spoke with McFetridge about wild animals, the magic of animation, and imaginary friends.


You can read the complete interview in Four&Sons, Issue Three.
To buy a copy, click here

Photography by Curtis Buchanan

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