Luke McGarry

THE go-to designer in Los Angeles, Luke has generated a massive cult following for his idiosyncratic artwork, high-speed caricaturing, Sad Chewie social media phenomenon and for his work with Jack Black and others. He’s an inspiration to rising talents and a great musician too!

Originally from Manchester, UK, illustrator, cartoonist, animator and designer Luke McGarry has quickly become the most sought-after young cartoonist in Los Angeles.

He has created animated commercials for clients as diverse as the IFC movie channel and VISA, and animated music videos for major label recording artists including Jack Black and Tenacious D. His print clients range from Bloomberg Businessweek to the NY Observer, he’s the go-to designer for some of the biggest festivals and music promoters in the States, and his online work for clients such as Myspace and Super Deluxe routinely goes viral, whether it’s Kanye West Valentine cards or the recent “Sad Chewie” series that has sent Star Wars fans into a retweeting frenzy

Along with his twin brother Joe, he heads up design outfit Fantastic Heat Brothers, and he sings, plays bass and twiddles knobs in their indie duo Pop Noir, who have shared the stage with the likes of Doves, The Wombats, Robyn and Sebastien Tellier.

For LICAF Live in 2020 Luke, along with his brother Joe McGarry, helped create a super cool Virtual Comics Clock Tower! Now online at - it's a place to discover the work of an inspiring collection of independent creators, most of who had signed up to be part of the planned physical 2020 Festival. You can sample their work and then, if you like it, buy some comics, prints and other merchandise!


Twitter: @lukeymcgarry
Instagram: @lukeymcgarry