The Holidays are here and shopping is in full effect. Sure, you could go to a big box store or order some Prime items for gifts this year, but I’d encourage you to support small and independent artists this season. Purchase from your favorite indie creators or check out the list of rock star illustrators compiled in this virtual market.

Billies creates adorable and charming male artwork. Shop a mix pop culture fan art and original works of zines, prints, and charms.

Djamila Knopf illustrates elegant, pop culture and other artwork in print and enamel pin form. Anyone would be happy to own any of these pieces.


ALU designs prints and pins that are bright, cheerful, and full of citrus goodness. There is a pin design for everyone in the store.


Yoshi Yoshitani imagines books, pins, postcards, and prints of mythical creatures, boudoir ladies, and so much more. You can even snag some commission originals.


Erin Hunting is a character designer that created Grumpy Cat’s mascot and sells full-color sketch cards of numerous pop culture references.


Nicole Gustafsson spreads animal joy with her creations. She offers pencil cases, bookmarks, stickers, and whimsical prints.


Kat Tsai illustrates textured looking noir pieces of some of the best anime characters and animals out there. Snag a print before they are gone.


Maria Nguyen should adorn everyone’s wall or phone with her detailed illustrations that have hints of traditional Asian art.


Taneka Stotts is an editor and creator that has an impressive portfolio. She has adorable queer artwork and cutesy skulls pins ready for the picking.


Naomi Romero has just what many of us need right now; a dog that says it’s going to be all right. Also, dog plushies and other silly canine babies.


Myken has the most rad charms, buttons, and prints. The shop is full of colorful and cheery pieces with nostalgic undertones.


Loish delivers a wide variety of items on their shop such as shirts, tote bags, cases, and pencil bags. Loish uses pops of color to create amazing landscapes with breathtaking women.

I hope this virtual market was helpful. Anything you purchase from these artists is affordable and makes a thoughtful, unique gift. Many of these stores will have specials throughout the holiday season so save yourself the hustle and bustle on Black Friday. Have some leftovers and a nap instead.

Ashley Hay

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