Whimsical and at times a touch darker in aesthetic, Rockette Fox's work reflects her love of the absurd as well as the nerdier side of culture while not shying away from challenging more difficult social topics.
Love your sense of humor!
As many artists would probably say, I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, stacks of crayon dragons and puppies still occupying the corners of my basement to this day. Always in love with cartoons, comics, and children's books, I spent many afternoons drawing on the living room floor to the adventures of Batman or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while creating my own adventurous tales.
In my college years at Washington University in St. Louis, I really began to focus on my style and and methodology. Drawing from my Asian heritage as well as my love of the plush shapes and deliberate absurdity of 1930's cartoons, I worked to pair the two for my thesis: an illustrated book of selected Korean animal folktales, a piece I truly loved working on that proved to be a jumping off point for a number of future projects.
Since then, I have had the opportunity to create children's books for the St. Louis Cardinals, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Centene Corporation, a coloring book for The St. Louis Symphony, a t-shirt design for CryptTV, nail wrap designs for Espionage Cosmetics, product designs for Dr. Brown, as well as various commissioned pieces, personal projects and more!