The Draculas are a Southern California-based duo comprised of artists Gary Musgrave and Jeff McMillan.
Gary Musgrave was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2009 with a BFA in illustration focusing on printmaking. He currently keeps himself busy and his dog Kelso housed and fed through freelance illustration and design work. Gary also teaches production design at Cal State University Long Beach.
Jeff McMillan was born in San Jose, California. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2004 with a BFA in illustration focusing on fine art and print illustration. Jeff has been a contributing artist in RVCA's ANP program since 2007. In 2012 he founded Prigus Sport International. Jeff teaches Graphic Novel & Comic Book Illustration at Art Center. Jeff lives in Long Beach CA with his wonderful wife Liv, daughter Elsa and two disobedient ex pageant siamese cats.
Gary and Jeff have been collaborating on projects that go late into the night. In 2015 they officially formed the Draculas. We work while you sleep.
Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I didn't grow up in any sort of artistic environment, or with a dad who was into cars, I just always loved drawing and making and painting things since I was a little kid. It's been one of the few things that came naturally and I was actually good at. I've been painting in the automotive field for about 12 years now - be it pinstriping, lettering, moto inspired artwork, etc... I love being able to take people's ideas and turn them into something tangible as much as I love experiencing with ideas and techniques to create something that's new and interesting to me. My main paint gig is working on motorcycles and helmets and it's extremely rewarding to see something I've created being used and ridden!
I hope you enjoy my piece and if you want to see more or need something painted up, you can find me on Instagram @jen_hallett_art.
Carter Asmann is an artist and designer based in San Diego, California. With motorcycles and motorcycle culture acting as the main source of inspiration for his recent work, Asmann applies his analytical illustration style and the use of mixed media to create his drawings.
Pinstriper, painter and artist.
Grew up around hot rods and lowriders. My influences come from all over the spectrum. Father of 3 great kids and the best grandson ever.
Painting is my get away. Turn on the Pandora and sit back get motivafaded and see where the art leads me. Could be pin-up art or laying patrons on a helmet or busting out a paint job.
Tyler Cornelius was raised in Southern California with oil in his blood and innovation in his heart. Raised in the motorcycle industry and racing since the age of 5, he knew he’d grow up following his father’s footsteps, designing and creating motocross products for the world’s fastest racers.
After graduating from Transportation Design at Art Center College of Design in 2010, he moved to Detroit to work for General Motors in their Advanced Design Department. After a short stint in the motor city, he left GM and headed back to his passion in the moto industry, working with Troy Lee Designs, Alpinestars in Italy, EVS, and now Thor MX in San Diego.
Back in Southern California, with his wife Jaclynn and new baby boy, Tyler is fulfilling his dream of working for a cutting edge motocross brand, teaching Product Design at Art Center, and letting that oil burn, on and off the track.
MR44 is an accomplished Los Angeles-based artist, designer, and illustrator, with deep roots in West Coast graffiti, streetwear, art, and increasingly, commissioned murals.
Born & raised in Los Angeles, with plenty of formative time served in San Francisco, the scope of MR44's creative output ranges from his personal art in group and solo art exhibitions, custom logo work and original typography for a variety of brands and clients, album cover art for popular musicians like Japanese rapper/producer Shingo2, many iconic and best-selling graphics as the Head Designer for the seminal LA streetwear brand Foreign Family, successful collaborations with pioneering online retailer Digital Gravel, guest artist graphics for a wide range of global brands, and several eye-catching commissioned murals around Los Angeles, notably Beer Belly, in Koreatown, which is almost entirely covered in MR44's bombastic mural art.
Steve Caballero (born November 8, 1964, San Jose, California) is one of the most prominent skateboard legends in the world. Like many other artists who have been linked to the skateboarding culture, his legendary place in skateboard industry, offers a historical commentary on life for his generation: a constant need to find goals and challenges, but always taking a serious path to get his work ethic done in a positive light. Steve derives a lot of imagery from cartoons, hotrod, motorcycle and pop culture - but he also combines and transcends these sources into something colorful, witty and pleasing to the eye. His daily sketches and ideas are the seedbed of his work from which all his other media generates.