who is funchicken?

The artists behind Funchicken are Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, artists and authors of many zines and books including Whatcha' Mean, What's A Zine?, a guide to producing zines and mini-comics. 

Esther is a painter and comic artist. Her graphic novel UNLOVABLE is published by Fantagraphics. The comic also ran regularly in BUST magazine for over 15 years. Her paintings have been exhibited widely including at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, the Oakland Museum of California. She is represented by Vielmetter Projects in Los Angeles, Maureen Paley in London and Webb Gallery in Texas. 

Mark's work has appeared in books, on products and in countless publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times and McSweeney's.

In 2019, Esther and Mark. along with their good friend and fellow artist Aaron Smith, opened HeyThere Projects, a gallery and store in the heart of Joshua Tree, CA.

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