Kris Starlein Illustration

The Mighty Stag with Teeth


A passionate Illustrator and first generation child of Slovenian immigrants. Raised in and influenced by the rich heritage of the old world with it’s love yet superstition of nature and embracement of the supernatural evolved into the art style which Kris has become known for. Weaving together that heritage with current social issues and modern story telling has given Kris the edge of interesting ways to a communicating narrative.


  • My name is Kris Starlein
  • I am a Graduate in Illustration major from the Columbus College of Art & Design who graduated in 2014
  • The things I like to draw are abstract and grotesque, based on many things usually with plenty of symbolism. Words I would used to best describe my art are Fluid, Detailed, and Conceptually-abstract.
  • When it comes to medium I’m well expended. I can use most any medium comfortably but my favorites would be Watercolor and Color Pencil, Gouache, Graphite and ink, as well as Digital. I also have a deep seeded love for printmaking especially Lithography, and I can animate.
  • In the next few years I would like to see myself doing my own comics for awhile while also working on posters, covers, editorials, and other odd freelancing jobs. I also would like to return to school and get a Masters Degree while working a steady job and traveling on the weekends to where ever I see fit.