M. R. Kessell is a writer, illustrator, and musician with a penchant for the weird, the humorous and the macabre.

And smoothies.

Brooklyn Wildman and woman

M. R. Kessell: Unleashing the Extraordinary

Step into a world where the peculiar, the whimsical, and the darkly delightful intertwine. M. R. Kessell, a versatile artist, ignites imaginations through his mastery of multiple mediums.

As a writer, illustrator, painter, sculptor, and printmaker, M. R. Kessell channels his creative energy into a mesmerizing fusion of traditional and digital art forms.

With a keen eye for the peculiar, a touch of humor, and an embrace of the macabre, he breathes life into extraordinary characters and their stories.

Whether you seek graphic design that defies conventions, captivating illustrations that transport you to otherworldly realms, character design that embodies the essence of your vision, or concept art that sparks the imagination, M. R. Kessell is your artistic accomplice.

M. R. Kessell works as a Freelance Illustrator / Graphic Designer / Animator illustrating book covers, drawing comics, designing various products, and creating the illusion of movement in his spare time.

View his Portfolio here.

He has published a handful of books including: IT CAME FROM THE BASEMENT, an original illustrated book for monster kids of all ages, and BATBOY AND THE ART OF SELF-SABOTAGE, a collection of the first fifty Batboy comic strips.

Featuring Ted Raimi!

In years past he has worked as Art Director for a handful of indie sci fi films designing sets, fabricating props and generally getting in the way on set.

He is currently working on an all new Batboy comic adventure, in addition to the weekly Batboy installments you can find on social media.

He would love to collaborate with other writers, artists or any creative folks if they need:

  • Book Covers
  • Comics
  • Animation
  • Character & Creature Design
  • Portraits (Pets and People)
  • T-Shirts, Stickers, Pins
  • Album Art
  • Spotify Canvas Animations

If you would like to commission a painting or illustration please send a message to Contact at mrkessell dot com.

Also drop him a line on Twitter or Instagram or leave a comment below.

M. R. Kessell at the Spring 2022 Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market in New Jersey


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