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Brett Manning is once more proving that artists are often the most stylish. Advanced Style muse Lynn Dell once quipped, “fashion says ‘me too’; style says ‘only me,'” and it’s this original personal aesthetic that artists portray, almost like a walking canvas. Brett’s green hair and Pokemon beanie reflect her magical, whimsical world, complemented by her tough combat boots and leather jacket. These elements have a lot to do with the comics she’s been working on, about “witches, cats, and being a cool, powerful, independent girl,” which would appeal to the Rookie generation.

One of Brett’s fanciful drawings is below; you can see more at

  • Art by Brett Manning

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