Nathan W Pyle is an American artist known for his series of comics, Strange Planet. The Instagram profile, where Pyle shares short stories about the life of aliens, has gathered over 6 million followers. However, recently Nathan presented his community with a collection of brand-new illustrations featuring the states of the USA. The first post presents his version of Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, Minnesota, California, South California, and Kansas: the author presented the new series as “USA Geography.”
So far, we can admire 27 cute drawings with a doodle-like quality. Each showcases a cartoon character in the shape of the U.S., with a unique feature representing individual states. We have compiled a list of all the states shared by Pyle as of today. The series will continue, so if you do not want to miss any state, perhaps the one you live in, you should follow Nathan’s social media profiles. (H/T)
The series “USA Geography” is the most recent creation by Nathan W Pyle. The state illustrations have gained much interest among the artist’s followers, despite being shared on his social media for only a short time. Nathan adds new states to this jolly collection daily. We encourage you to follow Pyle’s Instagram to stay updated with all the latest creations from the series. Since people have loved these humorous illustrations so much, Nathan decided to use them as a theme for some merch everyone can get from his online store. The T-shirts seem to be in high demand at the moment, but there are also a bunch of other useful gadgets like pillows, mugs, mouse pads, phone cases, and others – all featuring prints from the “USA Geography” series.
In some posts, Nathan adds extra information related to the series, allowing us to glimpse his creative process and the inspiration behind “USA Geography.” When asked if the inspiration for this project came after his earlier post, where the artist was cutting the states’ shapes out of graham crackers, Pyle answered, “Yes, I have been thinking about state shapes quite a bit.”
Another person wondered if Nathan has considered turning this funny series into a book. The artist answered, “Maybe! I am constructing it on the fly, in front of everyone.” While following the “USA Geography” posts shared so far, we can notice that the community loves these illustrations and eagerly awaits more. The artist mentioned that he is “determined to draw a design for every state (including A.K. and H.I.),” so we should expect to see new additions to the series very soon.
In one of the most recent posts, Nathan also answered a question regarding the “anatomy” of the series. One of his followers was curious if” ‘X state’ is the ‘X body part’ of the USA?” Pyle explained, “Uh, no, there is not much anatomical continuity between these drawings. Think of the contiguous U.S. as analogous to the Genie in Aladdin, spinning into a new form each time.”
We look forward to seeing the following states Nathan will develop soon. In the meantime, you can look at the artist has created and let us know your favorite designs in the comments below.
08. New York
16. West Virginia
18. New Jersey
20. North Carolina
21. South Carolina
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