Artists

DREAM MARKET DIGITAL #3 is a one week (October 14-21, 2022) online market event showcasing 14 artists.

The original Dream Market took place in Los Angeles in 2019. Since the pandemic, we went digital and held the first 2 online iterations in May 2020 and October 2020.

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Uchuu Summer (co-creator)

Uchuu Summer is comprised of illustrator duo Gabby and Billies. Their apparel and goods are inspired by summer, nostalgia, and the dreaminess of space.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

Gabby: I mostly watch youtube videos/listen to podcasts while working. I have phases where I am more into music but right now it’s all spoken word. I’d say my art would be in the indie/folk/alt genre though.

Billies: My work is heavily inspired by city pop to the point customers of Uchuu Summer often point it out. I often listen to songs by Junko Yagami, Anri, Tatsuro Yamashita, etc. and remixes of those songs.

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

Gabby: I have a really good microwave mac and cheese recipe I love lol.

Billies: anything i can fry up together quick and then put on top of rice. I made a really good pork belly bowl recently and also a tomato and egg stir fry ^^

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

Gabby: I got a puppy two months ago so all my free time has been taking care of and training him. So I guess dog training is my new hobby.

Billies: Can’t think of a new interest in particular but I’ve been designing new original characters lately so they are my new interests! Whenever this happens I daydream incessantly about my new characters and their stories but I’m extremely secretive about them until I make something concrete (like illustrations or a comic).

site: uchuusummer.com
twit: @uchuusummer / @gabbyness / @birries
ig: @uchuusummer / @gabbynessss / @bsnippet

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Janet Sung (co-creator)

Janet is a Korean-American illustrator and designer based in Los Angeles. She lives with her cat son, Teddy, and runs the brand, KURU731.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

I mostly listen to all my content on Youtube - everything from Let's Plays to furniture restoration to a BTS dark academia playlist.

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

I have a soft spot for kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew) with a lot of spam and tofu. The key is frying the sour kimchi in butter first!!

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

I recently started a Youtube channel so I've been having a lot of fun with the editing! (go watch my first video please)

shop: kuru731.store
twit: @kuru731
ig: @kuru731

shop Janet Sung on Dream Market Digital

 

✿✿Featured Artists✿✿✿

 

Baohan Fresh

I'm Baohan, a Vietnamese-American illustrator, painter, keychain collector, cat mom, and #1 LeeKnower!!

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

Asmr! Recently, my favorite has been aussie mom doing my makeup haha

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

Anything salty that I can put on top of rice :)

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

Pochacco!! I am a true cat lover at heart but something about Pochacco's floppy ears and souless puppy eyes melts my heart :((

site: baohanfresh.com
twit: @baohan_fresh
ig: @baohan_fresh

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Ji Studio

Hello! It's Ji. I'm a Korean American illustrator based in Los Angeles and Seoul. I make small handmade goods and ceramics.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

Midnight pretenders by Tomoko Aran

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

Curry

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

Pottery

site: jihokimart.com
ig: @itsjistudio

shop Ji Studio on Dream Market Digital

 

Lucky Pocket Press

Lucky Pocket Press is an artist collective and risograph press based out of baltimore, maryland, we like to make books! our mascot is pocket, a little mischievous guy.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

the ketchup song by las ketchup :-P

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

pocket's favorite meal is omurice!!!

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

fishing...🎣

site: luckypocketpress.com
twit: @pocketini
ig: @luckypocketpress

shop Lucky Pocket Press on Dream Market Digital

 

Minivanvan

Just a greasy gremlin making shirts and doodles to survive.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

I listen to a lot of Shannon and the Clams, Hunx and His Punx, Bikini Kill, Chai, Amyl and the Sniffers, Bjork, Beyonce, Jpop, Kpop, i'm pretty open to all genres but gravitate more towards punky stuff for sure. If my art was a song it would be, My Other Car is a Spaceship by Commander Venus. I channel a lot of my teenage self when I draw and this was a song that wore out my headphones. It still fills me with angsty excitement to this day, haha!

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

I love when my mom makes me pescatarian versions of Filipino foods like Pancit and Lumpia!

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

My partner is a film maker and they've been teaching me how to record sound. It's been really interesting learning about all of the different elements that go into video production. I have an even deeper respect for those who work in all fields of the film industry now!

site: Minivanvan.com
twit: @van____van
ig: @van____van

shop Minivanvan on Dream Market Digital

 

Natalie Andrewson

Natalie Andrewson is an illustrator living in Los Angeles. She's worked on lots of different types of projects from animation concept art to chapter book and magazine covers. In her spare time she makes fantasy-inspired Risograph prints and runs a Risograph Print Subscription where she sends out a new fantasy-adventure themed print each month.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

I honestly listen to my favorite video game soundtracks so I can get through some of the most grueling admin parts of being an artist. But when I'm writing it's always movie soundtracks from my favorites- Nausicaa, Master and commander and LotR are a few! If my art was a song it'd be 'Mines (Star Lumpy)' from the Stardew Valley soundtrack ^_^

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

I'm really simple- I LOVE sautéed or baked veggies on rice with some seasoning. It's the ultimate comfort food! Beets, zucchini, carrots + a hot bowl of rice and maybe an egg...life is good.

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

I've been loving roller skating! Feels like flying, but just a bit sweatier.

shop: natalieandrewson.com
patreon: NatalieAndrewson
twit: @natandrewson
ig: @natandrewson

shop Natalie Andrewson on Dream Market Digital

 

onibonito

Hi! I'm Britney and I enjoy drawing sort of retro, spooky, and weird things.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

Misty Mauve by Tatsuro Yamashita

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

Mushroom Risotto and Corn soup

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

Just Dance 

links: onibonito.carrd.co
twit: @onibonito
ig: @onibonito_

shop onibonito on Dream Market Digital

 

PASTRY PLUG

Hi! My name's Daisy and I'm the maker and baker behind PASTRY PLUG! Pastry Plug is a food inspired gift shop, offering an array of yummy looking handcrafted jewelry, accessories, home decor and more!

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

Animal Crossing soundtracks

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

Fresh Herb & Citrus Baked Fish with Peach (or Mango) Pico de Gallo~

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

Bowling, Roller Skating, Disc Golfing & Tennis!

shop: pastryplug.com
ig: @pastryplug.shop
twit: @pastryplug

shop Pastry Plug on Dream Market Digital

 

PEPPERONCCINI

I am a full-time freelance Illustrator living in AZ with my partner and my ginger cat. I create original art, merchandise & apparel for my online brand. I live of selling my merchandise online. Sometimes I collaborate with musicians for album covers, like Moe Shop's 'Moe Moe' and Brandon Liew's 'Virtual Candy'

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

Lately, I really like 'Loneliness' by Ginger Root and 'Villain' by Bella Poarch

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

Caldo de Papa Sonorense or filipino Lugaw with looots of fried garlic!

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

Vtubers, I am really into Tempus boys my favorite are Vesper and Magni!!

site: pepperonccini.com
twit: @pepperonccini
ig: @pepperonccini

shop PEPPERONCCINI on Dream Market Digital

 

pixlotl

Geov is a comic artist and clay wizard living in Brooklyn NY. Using found objects and sculpture they craft demonic beings, familiar friends, and colorful charms to enhance your world ☆

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

Oh that's difficult... my favorite kind of music is 80's post punk but my art varies wildly in tone. Is it a Halcali day or an Echo & The Bunnymen day?

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

I miss my grandma's fried shrimp with rice :'-)

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

Ceramics! I usually use Sculpey but ceramic clay is an entirely different animal. I'm excited to see what new things I can make with it.

twit: @pixlotl
ig: @pixlotl

shop pixlotl on Dream Market Digital

 

Radhia Rahman

Radhia Rahman is a first gen Queer Bengali-American illustrator born and raised in Queens, NYC. Her work is influenced by the dualities of culture as a Bengali woman intertwined with the pockets of culture that exist in NYC. She is vegan with a particular enthusiasm for cats, plants, and vibrant colors, which inevitably makes its way into her playful illustrative works.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

The Plantasia album by Mort Garson! But if my art was condensed into a single song, it would be Cute Circus by Tsundere Twintails.

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

Daal! It's a South Asian lentil stew that can be made from a variety of lentils. My favorite one has been moong daal. I grew up eating my Bengali mother's home cooked meals, so it's my staple comfort food!

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

I've been into sewing! I just got a serger so the possibilities of what I can create has expanded~ I'm looking into making/altering my own clothes and starting a quilt in the near future!

site: radhiarahman.com
twit: @radhiarahman
ig: @knivesmeow

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Ray Masaki

Ray Masaki is a graphic designer and writer based in Tokyo.

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

Right now (mid-August), the soundtrack of my work day is screaming cicadas.

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

I'm really proud of my chili recipe, and every time I make it, I say "RAY'S FAMOUS CHILI" really loud to my partner Lindsay.

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

Not necessarily a new hobby, but I've been expanding my hobby of painting plastic models. Recently, I attempted a model of a 90s Mitsubishi Delica van.

site: r-m.work
twit: @ray_masaki
ig: @ray_masaki

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tabetaaii

Hiiiiii~! I'm annie, I draw bunnies and stuff :)

#1: What's the soundtrack of your work day? Or, if your art was a song, what song would it be?

if my art was a song it would be KERO KERO BONITO - TRAMPOLINE

#2: What's your favorite home-cooked meal?

grandma's homemade chicken pho <3

#3: What’s a new hobby or interest you’ve been into lately?

decorating kpop photocard with cuteeee stickers

site: tabetaaii.com
twit: @jjannnie
ig: @tabetaaii

shop tabetaaii on Dream Market Digital

 

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Dream Market Alumni ☆彡

October 2020
Arielle JovellanosBoxerbun / GENIE LIANG / H(OUR) OBJECTS / Janet Sung / Lucky Pocket Press / Natalie Andrewson / Olivia Fields / Pastry Plug / PEPPERONCCINI / pixlotl / punimelt / Ray Masaki / rynoook / Sarlis / Sophie Margolin / STEFF & the PLAYGROUND / thedaintyheart / Uchuu Summer

May 2020
Arielle Jovellanos / GENIE LIANG / Janet Sung / Jocelyn Tsaih / Lucky Pocket Press / Minor League by Stacey Lee / Natalie Andrewson / Olivia Fields / Pastry Plug / Paulina Ho / PEPPERONCCINI / pixlotl / punimelt / Ray Masaki / Rose Wong / Sara Hagstrom / steph bulante / supernovaleslie / Taylor Maudlin / Uchuu Summer / virtualgoodsdealer

June 2019
@ada.wronganna rose / Arielle Jovellanos / CAPSULE CORNER / chu nap / Janet Sung / Jensine Eckwall / lina yu / Lindsay Arakawa / Natalie Andrewson / PEPPERONCCINI / pixlotl / Uchuu Summer