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Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911) is an american artist, illustrator and paintor. He is much known for his association with the Harper's Magazines. Edwin was born just two years after the inaugural release of Harper’s Monthly Magazine. Starting with his first published drawing in December 1870 at age 18, Abbey’s life-long association with the publisher resulted in hundreds of drawings found within the pages of Harper’s Monthly Magazine and Harper’s Weekly as well as Harper & Brothers books. The resulting exposure throughout the U.S. and Europe secured an extensive level of recognition. Abbey had the rarefied appeal to everyone from the average reader to the most prestigious artists of the day. The inclusion of Abbey’s illustrations in these periodicals helped to expand the reach of the poetry, stories and essays that they accompanied to a massive audience.
Achdé was born in 1961. He grew up in Nîmes, in the middle of the garrigue, in the heart of a mixture of communities and cultures. Attracted by the Great Outdoors, he embarks, in 1983, on a journey of initiation à la Jack Kerouac; direction North America! He gathered his (meager) savings and hid money in his socks to escape the government's exchange controls. He spends a month between Canada and the United States before returning to France.
He fell into the comic book world as a child. The "fault" of Morris, Lucky Luke and the mythical scene of the poker duel in the album The Judge, as well as Asterix. After years of hardship, he signed a contract with Dargaud on his 30th birthday, met with success with the series CRS = Détresse, Les Damnés de la route, Les Canayens de Montroyal, and finally, with the revival of Lucky Luke.
Alex Alice is a French graphic novel writer and artist, working in France and sometimes in the U.S. Born in 1974, he grew up in the south of France and had the chance to travel around Europe, where he developed a life-long passion for the ruins and castles of the medieval and romantic ages. This infused his art, from the grim medieval setting of esoteric thriller The Third Testament (1997-2003, co-written with Xavier Dorison) to the primeval, mythic world of Siegfried (2007-2011), an operatic re-telling of the northern saga of the great dragon-slayer. His interest range from cinema and animation to painting and illustration (he received two Spectrum Fantastic Art awards for his covers), and extend to fine art and sculpture. He exhibited Siegfried-related pieces with French sculptor Christophe Charbonnel in 2015. His Siegfried has also been produced as a video performance set to Wagner's music performed by the Orchestre National de Lyon.
His new ongoing series is his most personal work to date. In Castle in the Stars, he draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder, to enchant adults and younger readers alike. A special exhibition on this series was produced in 2017 by the Angoulême International Comics festival, showcasing 70 pieces of original art along with costumes, props and models. This was followed by two one-man shows at the Galerie Maghen in Paris (2018 and 2020). His works have been translated in 19 languages.
Illustrator and concept artist. He teaches at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Even Mehl Amundsen is a freelance concept artist from Norway who has worked for studios like Volta, Blizzard, Riot, Wizards of the Coast and many more. Besides that he has been working on his own world shown in TEGN. He travels a lot, teaching what he has learned in workshops and giving advice to newcomers.
Allen Gustav Anderson was born in 1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He studied correspondence art courses and then worked as a staff artist at Fawcett Publications where he met Carl Buettner, Ralph Carlson, and his lifelong best friend, Norman Saunders.
He moved to New York City in 1940 and painted covers for pulp magazine published by Ace Magazines, Fiction House, Harry Donenfeld, and Martin Goodman.
Joseph Harry Anderson (1906 – 1996) was an American illustrator and a member of the Illustrator's Hall of Fame. A devout Seventh-day Adventist artist, he is best known for Christian-themed illustrations. He was also a popular illustrator of short stories in American weekly magazines during the 1930s and early 1940s.
Jörg Asselborn, born in 1972, studied design and specialized in illustration. Today, he lives with his family in Wiesbaden (Germany) and works for a design studio. He is without a doubt a most talented watercolor and urban-sketch artist who dares sometimes to refer to himself as an illustrator.
Born in 1968, Alain Ayroles is for sure a rare and precious story writer! Author of series which figure among the best of comic book’s History (Garulfo, De cape et de crocs, D…), he worked with Juanjo Guarnido to create Les Indes Fourbes (and les Editions Caurette are really happy to publish the Artist Edition of this masterpiece!).
PS : Jean-Christophe Caurette will challenge in a corkscrew duel every single reader who will not idolize Alain Ayrolesa
Born in 1968, Alain Ayroles is for sure a rare and precious story writer! Author of series which figure among the best of comic book’s History (Garulfo, De cape et de crocs, D…), he worked with Juanjo Guarnido to create Les Indes Fourbes (and les Editions Caurette are really happy to publish the Artist Edition of this masterpiece!).
PS : Jean-Christophe Caurette will challenge in a corkscrew duel every single reader who will not idolize Alain Ayroles.
Born in 1987 in Grenoble, Mathieu Bablet graduated from ENAAI in Chambéry. His first comic book, La Belle Mort, is the result of his end-of-study project and is published on Label 619 by Ankama Éditions. This was followed in 2013 by the breathtaking mythological fable Adrastée, a post-apocalyptic fiction. In 2015, he participated in the eighth volume of DoggyBags. In 2016 he published the SF phenomenon Shangri-La, selected in 2017 at the Angoulême festival, which sold 75,000 copies. In 2018, he launched the fantasy series Midnight Tales. In 2020, his new anticipation comic, Carbone & Sicilium (one shot) was published, still on the Label 619, and earned Bablet the Prix de la BD Fnac France Inter 2021.
Robert Ball is a british comic artist, Illustrator and designer. He has worked for: HBO, Disney, ESPN, Sony, Wired and Conde Nast.
Born in 1970, François Baranger is a multi-talented artist. Illustrator for movies (Harry Potter, Clash of the Titans), short animation movie director, he is also a concept artist for video games. He made several novel covers and a comic series at Albin Michel. He is also the author of a space-opera at Critic, now Pocket since 2016. L'Effet Domino (The Dominoe Effect) is its first thriller.
Born in Glen Cove (NY), Wayne Douglas Barlowe attended the Art Students League. While in college he apprenticed in the Exhibition Department of The American Museum of Natural History. In 1979 he published his first book, Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials. He spent eight years creating over 300 book and magazine covers and illustrations for every major publisher. His artwork has been seen on television, for example on the Discovery Channel. He received the 1991 Price Best Book for Teenagers by The New York Public Library. Since 2007, Barlowe has been busy working on films like Avatar and The Hobbit.
Dino Battaglia (1925 – 1983) first entered the comic book profession in 1946 co-founding and producing work for the Italian magazine Asso di Picche, where he drew some pages of the Junglemen series. Here he worked with other Venetian artists, among them Hugo Pratt and Alberto Ongaro. He was not attached to one character in particular and thus drew a lot of different stories in different styles. The magazine Sgt. Kirk published an adaptation of Moby Dick, a work that marked Battaglia's artistic maturity: his drawings achieved the unique, distinctive style that characterised all his later productions. From then on, Battaglia focused on adaptations rather than on original series: he was particularly interested in classic novelists like Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Stevenson, Maupassant and Hoffmann. His way of writing and his drawing style became a reference for a lot of artists. In 1982 he created his only original series, L'Ispettore Coke (Inspector Coke). Only two album publications were completed before the work was interrupted by Battaglia's unexpected death in 1983.
Edmond Baudoin was born in 1942 in Nice (France). His drawings are published since the beginning of the 1970’s and are appreciated by both the critics and public.
He won 3 rewards at the Festival d’Angoulême, including the one for best comic book for Couma acò.
He was an accountant and became a professional illustrator in 1971. He worked for some comic books reviews such as Pilote and L’Echo des savanes. From 1999 to 2003 he was an Art teacher at the University of Québec in Outaouais. The books he makes are unusual and originals because they are between paintings and comic books.
François Bertin was born in Bretagne (Brittany) in 1976. He enter the Ecole européenne supérieure de l’image in Angoulême then Poitiers where he receives his diploma. He pursues is formation to La Poudrière, a animation movie direction school in Valence. There, he makes a self-portrait style short movie, which is awared Best French Animation movie at the International Short Movie Festival in Clermont-Ferrand (2003). Then, he works for animation studios in Valence and Angoulême. In 2010, he realises the short movie La Vénue de Rabo. In 2010, he teaches at the Ecole des métiers du cinéma d'animation in Angoulême. Artist in residence à La maison des Auteurs, he realises Regarde les filles, an autobiographic comic about his relationships with women, may they be his mother, his sister or his girlfriends. (source)
Serge Birault aka Papa Ninja is an art director based in Montréal, currently working at Meduzarts. He previously worked for Warner Brothers, Sony, Ubisoft, Eidos, Netflix, and more. His first art book, Corpus Delicti, published in 2012 which featured his more rendered style, has been an international success.
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Paul Bonner is an english freelanc Illustrator, now living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over the last 30 years he has worked for some of the biggest names in fantasy gaming: Games Workshop, Mutant Chronicles, Fasa, Riotminds, Rackham and Wizards of the Coast.
Luciano Bottaro is an Italian comic artist which began his career in 1949 with an Italian publisher for whom he wrote gags and short stories.
In the early '50s, he started a long and successful collaboration with the Italian branch of Disney, the magazine Topolino, thus writing his first Donald story.
François Boucq was born in Lille (France) in 1955. As a young adult and with no specific artistic education, he offered to draw caricatures for some magazines such as Le Point and L’Expansion who published them.He made several comic books but he became famous thanks to Les pionniers de l’aventure humaine (1984).
After having drawn a lot of comic books such as La pédagogie du trottoir, Bouche du diable, the Face de Lune series with Jodorowsky, Les aventures de la Mort et de Lao Tseu or La dérisoire effervescence des comprimé, François Boucq won the Grand Prix de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême in 1998 for his entire work.
Laurent Bourlaud is a comic author, illustrator and graphist. He studied at the EESI in Angoulême. He has been welcomed by the Maison des Auteurs (Angoulême) for a 2 years artist residency. Now, he is an independant artist and work at the Atelier du Gratin with other illustrators, web designer and video game artist.
Lorelay Bové was born in Spain and raised in the Principality of Andorra between France and Spain. She moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old and is fulfilling a childhood dream of being an artist at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Bové graduated from Cal Arts in 2007, completing an internship at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. She has worked on animation movies such as Wreck it Ralph, The Princess and the Frog, and Big hero 6
The Brizzi brothers, Paul and Gaêtan were born in December 1951 and worked thoughtout their life as artists, illustrators and movie directors in France. They worked under Paul Grimault (one of the directors of The King and the Mockingbird) during their formative years as artists.
They won several prizes for their work, including the Prix de Rome in 1976 and an oscar in 1977 for their short movie Fracture that you can find on youtube.
Paul is currently living in the US whereas Gaëtan is still in France. Working perfectly together, even from afar, the Brizzi brothers still continue to draw and illustrate their favorite stories.
Mark Brooks is an american comic book artist, mostly known for his worf for Marvel. Among which : Cable & Deadpool, Ultimate X-men, The Amazing Spiderman and Avenger: The Initiative.
Daniela Uhlig is a german artist specialized in digital painting.
"William Reynold Brown (1917-1991) was a prolific American artist whose career embraced virtually every facet of the illustration field." (illustrated press)
Reynold Brown (1917 – 1991) was an American realist artist who painted many Hollywood film posters. He was also briefly active as a comics artist.
He attended Alhambra High School where he met cartoonist Hal Forrest around. Forrest hired Brown to ink (uncredited) Forrest's comic strip Tailspin Tommy.
Following the war Brown drew numerous advertisements and illustrations for magazines such as Argosy, Popular Science, and Saturday Evening Post.
Brown taught at the Art Center College of Design where he met Misha Kallis, then an art director at Universal Pictures. Through Kallis, Brown began his film poster work, then did the artwork for dozens of film posters, including: Ben Hur, Spartacus, War of the Zombies and many others.
Famous American illustrator, J. Scott Campbell is known in the comics world. He is the co-creator of the Danger Girl series. He also contributed to StormWatch and Gen13. His covers are just incredible (see the covers of The Amazing Spider-Man).
The majority of work Eric has done has been for the animation industry. Working on such titles as Aeon Flux, Teen Titans Go and Justice League. Erics currently working on Beware the Batman for Warner Bros.
Thierry Capezzone is a French comic artist who lives in Danemark. He make his débuts in the Journal Spirou in 1992 where he assists Daniel Kox and the serie L'Agent 212. In the 90s, he works with Mike Deporter on the series Dingo-Pubs for Spirou and with Michel Rodrigue on the Pieds Nickelés at Vent d'Ouest editions.
In 2003, he creates, with the Danish scenarist Jan Rybka, the series H.C. Andersen Junior. After this, he will work on many series both in Scandinavia and in France. He illustrates the adventures of the P'ti Chabal for Vent d'Ouest editions and takes over the illustrations of famous Norvegian characters such as flåklypa and Petzi.
Cosmopolitan, born in Brussels in 1959, of French-Swiss nationality, I am a biologist by training and self-taught in drawing and comics. I started as a freelance cartoonist during my biology studies. In the early 1980s, the discovery of the great masters of comics and the meeting of the new generation led me to try my luck in this field while leading a scientific career in parallel. This career, and the associated travels, took over and occupied me until the 2010's, period during which the birth of my children led me to settle down. In 2018, my daughter Swann, left a book lying around whose title caught my eye: "The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly". I read it in less than an hour and the magic happened. I "saw" this book in comics. Not knowing the author, Luis Sepulveda, nor his reputation, I said to myself that it was the occasion to start drawing again. Some research on the internet allowed me to contact Luis who, after seeing some sketches, accepted that I adapt his book. The unfailing help and support of Anne-Marie Métailié, the advice of Louis-Antoine Dujardin and the welcome of Jean-Christophe Caurette did the rest...
Born in 1967, Christophe Chabouté published in 1993 his first works for Vents d'Ouest in Récits, a collective album about Arthur Rimbaud. In 1998, he directed Sorcières au Téméraire and Quelques jours d'été. Two remarkable and award-winning albums, the first at the Illzach festival, the second at Angoulême where he won the Alph' Art Coup de Coeur. With Zoé released in 1999 by Vents d'Ouest, Chabouté proves that his talent has reached its full maturity. This is demonstrated even more clearly in Pleine Lune, which won the 2001 Extrapole prize, the Limoges city prize, the prize for best screenplay at Chambéry and two nominations at Angoulême 2001. In 2014, he undertakes to adapt Herman Melville's Moby Dick, into a comic strip. In 2018, he opens the doors of his studio in Bricoles, gribouillis et fonds de tiroirs, a sublime artbook that takes the reader on a graphic journey retracing 20 years of his career. The following year, he resumed his series of Bitter Fables and delivers eleven short stories of daily life led by softness, poetry and silence ...
Chabouté's very personal work is increasingly successful and has been awarded numerous prizes.
Mingjue Helen Chen is an Art Director and Illustrator currently based in Los Angeles. Notable film projects include Frankenweenie, Paperman, Wreck-it Ralph, and Big Hero 6. She has also contributed to several comic book titles including DC’s Gotham Academy, Batgirl, and Marvel’s Sinister Silk.
Bobby’s art career started at the age of two with a box of crayons and his family’s white living room walls. He got his first professional art job at the age of seventeen, designing Disney, Warner Bros., and Star Wars toys. Bobby has since won a number of awards for his creative work, including an Emmy. This canadian artist presently works in concept and character design, teaches digital painting online at Schoolism.com, publishes art books, and works on other top secret projects that we’re not allowed to talk about.
Matthew Chojnack is an award-winning author, publisher, and film producer living in Cleveland, Ohio. His company, 1984 Publishing, releases pop culture books among other things.
Pierre Christin needs no introduction. Okay? If you instist… He completed a PhD in Compartive Literature, following studies at the Sorbonne and Sciences Po in Paris. He founded, and then oversaw, the Journalism School of Bordeaux. A regular contributor to Pilote magazine, he has worked with Jacques Tardi, François Boucq and Enki Bilal. In 1967 he created, with long time friend Jean-Claude Mézières, the celebrated Valerian series! He also loves Jazz music. We are exceedingly proud to be working with such a talented author!
Michele Clapton has received 3 Emmy Awards for her work as costume designer for Game of Thrones. She has worked on many other films and television series.
Richard Corben (born October 1, 1940) is an American illustrator and comic book artist best known for his comics featured in Heavy Metal magazine. He is the winner of the 2009 Spectrum Grand Master Awardand the 2018 Grand Prix at Angoulême. In 2012 he was elected to the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.
Dean Cornwell, known as the "Deen of Illustrators", is one of America greatest artist of the beginning of the 20th century.
Enrique Jiménez Corominas began his professional career as a cartoonist in 1986, after winning the national "Zone 84" cartoon competition. After a number of short stories, the publisher Josep Toutain commissioned him to draw the series Tragaldabas (1989) for the magazine Creepy. This was followed by Historias del circo (script by Jorge Zentner, 1993), Cuando tus pies París (script by Jaime Baigne, 1992), Eye Gray (1999) and other one-shots that appeared in the magazines Cimoc and Heavy Metal. He is currently the official designer of the famous Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin for the Spanish edition.
Dave Coverly is from Michigan. Very popular on the Internet, his drawings are widely distributed. But until now, his work had never been translated into French! These drawings are daily published in more than 400 newspapers including the Washington Post, the Globe & Mail, the Chicago Tribune and the New Yorker. In 2009, he received the Reuben Award for Best Comic Drawing.
If you want to know more about Dave Coverly, feel free to visit his website: www.speedbump.com.
Cromwell is a troublemaker. Son of a Foreign Legion officer, he was forbidden to read comics. He succeeded in not following his father steps and went to the prestigious Gobelins School. There, he discovers animation and makes knew friends including Riff Reb's with whom he will found the Atelier Azylum. His subversive style brought him to the top of the French comic artists and illustrator.
Laurence Cutler is an American architect, urban designer, historic property developer, author and museum founder. Along with his wife, Judy Goffman Cutler, he is co-founder of the National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) at Vernon Court, the first national museum devoted exclusively to illustration art.
Samir Dahmani was born in the early 1980s in Montbéliard (France). He studied comic illustration in Angoulême were he met Korean students and exchanged a lot with them. Life in Korea will be the subject of his first comic book. He visits South Korea in 2013, where he spends 2 months in Bucheon for an artist residency. He goes back in 2014 and even spends a whole year there. He studies Korean history and language at Chungnam National University. Back to France in 2016, he develops a project with Yunbo about expatriation.
Born in the 1990’s in the Guangdong (south of China), Zao Dao is one of the youngest Chinese avant-garde artist.
Illustrator virtuoso, her talent as a watercolourist is already well-known in China.
She began to publish her drawings on the internet in 2011. She has a very original style mixing some elements of traditional Chinese paintings with a graphic modernity.
Under her paintbrush, the characters that she brings to life can give the impression of a rebel and marginal teenager but her search for freedom remains her first token of creativity.
Official painter for the Marine, member of the Académie des Arts & Sciences de la mer, Jean-Yves Delitte is an architect-designer. During his studies, he publishes his first comics pages in the famous Tintin weekly magazine. He illustrates Les Aventures de Donnington and Les Coulisses du Pouvoir (with the scenarist Philippe Richelle); Tanâtos (with Didier Convard); Les Brigades du Tigre (with Xavier Dorison and Fabien Nury) while making to tetralogies: Le Neptune and Les Nouveaux Tsars. He developes his taste for the sea in the series Black Crow.
Julien Delval was born in 1972. After studying fine art, he began as an illustrator for role-playing company Multisim. Connections he made at the firm led to the realization of numerous bookcovers for different publishing houses. Today, after stint in comics, he continues to work in the gaming sector, mainly with Days of Wonder, and spends time on personal work, which is supported by the Daniel Maghen Gallery. He produces scenes from ancient worlds, mythology and fantasy inspired by classical painting and imagery of the 20th century.
Since the age of eleven, Claude De Ribaupierre (Derib) has drawn the human body and its skeleton structure. Therefore, he was soon familiar with the human anatomy. After having a job as a horseback riding instructor, Derib went to Brussels to start a career in comics. He got a job at Studio Peyo, where he worked on several stories with 'Les Schtroumpfs' ('The Smurfs'), that were published in Spirou. He also produced some 'Belles Histoires de l'Oncle Paul', as well as his first realistic series, 'Arnoud de Casteloup' (1966).
In 1967, he teamed up with Maurice Rosy to start the series about the talking dog 'Attila' in Spirou. That same year, he created the joking owl 'Pyhagore' with Job in Le Crapaud à Lunettes. For that same magazine, Derib and Job also created the little Indian 'Yakari', Derib's first hit series. From 1978, 'Yakari' appeared in Tintin. Derib had joined that magazine in 1970, when he began making western comics written by Michel Greg, such as 'Go West'. Derib subsequently created the famous 'Buddy Longway' series on his own in 1972, which he continued until 1987, and then restarted in 2002. 'Buddy Longway' was unique when it first appeared. Derib let his hero age, and have emotions, doubts and flaws, which was unusual at the time in European comics.
In addition to Tintin, Derib collaborated on Achille Tallon magazine, where he drew 'Les Ahlalàààs' (text by Greg). In 1981 appeared 'Celui-qui-est-né-deux-fois' ('He who was born twice'), a western that can be considered Derib's masterpiece.
In the 1980s, Derib began making more substantial and socially-motivated comics. In 1981, he created 'Jo', the first comic book on AIDS ever published.
Best known for his humanistic comics and his several western projects, Derib stands as one of the major artists of European comics.
Born in 1968, in Neuille-sur-Seine, Marie Deschamps studied at the Gobelins School. She worked as a animation movie director and 2D/3D animator in Angoulême on projects such as: English Fever, Kirikou : l’eau et le feu, Les Triplettes de Belleville and U. She is inspired by Charlie Chaplin and Yuri Norstein, as well as Bruegel the elder and Cyril Pedrosa. (source)
Peter de Sève is one of the greatest American illustrators of his time. He has worked a lot in the publishing and press field and notably for the New Yorker, a reference if ever there was one.
He is considered as one of the best character designer and worked with the most popular animation studios on films such as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The Prince of Egypt, Mulan, A Bug’s Life, Tarzan, Robots… His most famous creations are the wacky fauna of Nemo and above all the zany animals of Ice Age.
Beside his work for cinema, Peter de Sève has been art director for advertisements, including one for Nike, Destination Moon, for which he received the Society of Illustrator’s highly distinguished Hamilton King Award.
Rafael de Soto was born in 1904 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Eleven-year-old Rafael was sent to St. Joseph's Seminary in San Juan, where he was trained to be a priest. His natural artistic talent was noticed by Father Noel, who sent Rafael to private art lessons with a local artist. Rafeal finally decided to become an artist rather than go to Rome to complete his religious training: "I liked girls too much!". In 1923, at age nineteen, he moved to New York City where he began his carrer: he worked for several pulps and men’s adventure magazines and also drew covers.
Sylvain Despretz is an independent writer-director who has long worked in the United-States and in Europe as a storyboard artist and illustrator. His formative years were spent under the tutelage of the late-great renowned artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud.
While based in Hollywood, he has drawn storyboards for filmmaker David Fincher on Madonna's music videos such as 'Like a Prayer', and has also worked with pop star Michael Jackson on concepts leading up to the release of his album 'Dangerous'.
In the '90s, Sylvain was hired by filmmaker Ridley Scott, and, for the ensuing decade, contributed to the development of his full-length feature films and commercials. Across two decades, Sylvain's name has appeared in the credits of celebrated films such as Planet of the Apes, Gladiator, Harry Potter, The Fountain, and The Fifth Element.
He lives between Los Angeles, London and Paris.
Isabelle Dethan was born in 1967 and since part of her heritage is German, she speask this language fluently. As a matter of fact, her first work has been published in the German magazine SCHWERMETTALL. In 1992, she receives the Alph'Art Avenir, succeeding to her lover, Mazan, and other great artists such as Claire Wendling and Tiburse. She publishes comics in the Terres de Légendes collection from 1993 to 1995, and collaborates with Bayard Editions for Je Bouquine. In 200, she begins a new experience with an introspective comic. Then comes Ingrid, the story of a German family during the 3rd Reich.
Isabelle Dethan is a real explorer and is not scared to try out new techniques and to tackle different subjects.
Simon de Thuillières is the pen name of Renaud Garcia, a French artist from Marseille. He is a storyboard artist for TV series, cartoons and especially for advertising. He also creates illustrations in his spare time. His humorous illuminations mixing modern cultural references with a medieval graphic style have been met with great success on social networks
Gustave Doré was a French illustrator, engraver, painter and sculptor, born in Strasbourg in January 1832.
When he was a child, his talent didn’t go unnoticed: he was a brilliant student, but also a very good caricaturist. He was twelve when he first got published by a local. His lithographs about the Labours of Hercules drew the attention of a publisher in Paris, Charles Philipon, who invited him to come live in Paris.
He studied there at the Lycée Charlemagne, drawing caricatures for Le Journal pour rire published by Philipon. He rapidly became famous but still lived with his mother after the death of his father in 1849. After 1851, he sculped several pieces with religious themes and also participated to several magazines, including Le Journal pour Tous.
In 1854, Joseph Bry published Rabelais' work, illustrated by hundreds of Doré's engravings. From 1861 to 1868, he illustrated Dante's Divine Comedy.
During his life, Doré only got more and more recognition for his work as both a self-taught man and an extrovert person, he illustrated more than a hundred and twenty books that were published in France, England, Germany and even Russia.
Chris Dunn is an English illustrator working mainly in watercolor who has already collaborated with prestigious names in the UK such as the BBC or the Times. His work has been exhibited in several galleries in London (Bankside Gallery), Bath (Victoria Gallery) and Paris (Galerie Daniel Maghen).
Jesper Ejsing is a freelance Danish artist. He lives in Copenhaguen, and has work, among other, for companies such as Wizards of the Coast (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering), Fantasy Flight Games, etc...
Luis Esteves is a concept artist hailing from Manila, Philippines. Since a young age, he held a powerful fascination for creatures, miniatures and video games.
Nathalie Ferlut was born in 1968 in Sète (France). She studied Art History and Audiovisual Techniques.
Since 1990, she publishes all kind of animations about comics for children and adults. She is the scenaris of the sci-fi mini-series Ether Glister.
She is in love with black and white movies and musical; and admires Josephine Baler and Charles Trénet.
Enrique Fernandez is a spanish comics author and illustrator.Web: www.enrique-fernandez.com
Anato has been working in illustration and concept-art for almost 7 years now. He specializes in fantasy & Dark/Fantasy, with digital painting as his main medium, but he's also a traditional painter (when he finds the time!) He worked on licenses like Sekiro, Lord of the rings or The Witcher, but he mainly works for Wizards of the Coast, on Magic: The gathering maps and sometimes on the Dungeons and Dragons license.
You can find him online:
as well as on his own website
Jérémie Fleury is a versatile illustrator, who graduated the illustration school Emile Cohl from Lyon. Graduated in 2010, he starts to carry out his gift as a concept artist and as a 3D graphic designer for video game studios like Ubisoft. He has drawn his first children's book in 2012 by adapting Bram Stoker's "Dracula". Since, Jérémie works full-time as an illustrator for children's book and board games for several publishing houses or game studios like Flammarion, Nathan, Bayard, Auzou, Days of Wonder, Bombyx, Ravensburger…
Henry Justice Ford (1860–1941) was a prolific and successful English artist and illustrator, active from 1886 through to the late 1920s. He came to public attention when he provided the numerous beautiful illustrations for Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, which captured the imagination of a generation of British children and were sold worldwide in the 1880s and 1890s.
Xavier Fournier is a French writer, journalist and lecturer specialized in the comics universe; he has been writing articles on that subject since 1993. After his débuts in USA Magazine, he contributed to the comics specialized magazine Comic Box and has already published four books until now: Super-Héros : Une histoire française, Super-Héros Français : l’Anthologie, Super-Héros l’Envers du costume and Comics en guerre. He has no secret identity but he is the one we call when we need help about this subject.
Concept artist for animation and entertainment projects. Teacher of drawing, painting, color and design. Notable clients include DreamWorks, Blue Sky and Disney.
Massimiliano Frezzato was born in Torino in 1967. He began to draw at an early age and had his first work published when he was 17. He worked for the advertisement industry for some years but came back to its first love, comics, in 1995 when he began to work on the "Gardiens du Maser", a saga that would keep him busy for more than 10 years!
Born in 1980, Laurent Gapaillard is a former student of Penninghen, School of art direction and interior architecture and also of the Ecole du Louvre. Illustrator and visual designer, he worked on many feature films, animated television series and video games. He's represented by the gallery Daniel Maghen.
Senior Concept Artist for Pixoloid Studios. Started his career at Digital Reality as a concept artist working on the game classic Imperium Galactica amongst many other pitch and development projects of the company. After that he moved towards the fast growing mobile market and joined Pixel Perfect Games as a senior concept artist and illustrator. Beside his studio works he also created illustrations for various rpg titles as a freelance artist. He joined Pixoloid in 2018 and is responsible for key environment and set designs for films and detailed key illustrations for game projects.
Born in 1981, Armel Gaulme graduated from Penninghen/Académie Julian (Paris), where he is now teaching classic drawing and perspective. Alan Lee, John Howe and European illustrators from the 1900 were his source of inspiration. As a professional, he realised different books for children with the Adam Biro/ Le baron Perché, then with other publishing houses (Casterman, Bayard...) before he got interested in video games / animation / advertisement media. He makes a lot of preproduction drawing and matte paintings. He is also working in different artschools and in his own studio. In 2014, he left the digital technique to draw and paint watercolors to illustrate the Rudyard Kipling's short story "The Man Who Would Be King". His next project: an anthology of several short stories written by H.P. Lovecraft.
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Gary Gianni has adapted and illustrated a wide variety of books, including John Henry, Kidnapped, Moby Dick, The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, The Complete Conan of Cimmeria, and Michael Chabon’s Gentlemen of the Road. His comic’s work includes Classics Illustrated, The Shadow, and The MonsterMen. He won an Eisner Award for his illustration of “Heroes,” a tale included in Batman: Black and White. Gianni served as the illustrator of the Prince Valiant Sunday comic strip for nearly a decade.
Jean Giraud aka Moebius or Gir is a legendary comics author and illustrator. After studying at the Arts Appliqués in Paris, he left France to join his mother in Mexico, where he spent eight months. During that time, he was steeped in the desertic landscapes and became the assistant of Joseph Gillain, also known as Jijé. Under the name "Moebius", he created in 1962 a brand new style, oriented towards humor, fantasy and sci-fi. In 1975, he co-founded the magazine Métal Hurlant as well as the publishing house Les Humanoïdes Associés, in which he developped his own unique style. His drawings also drew the attention of some great directors, such as Ridley Scott with Alien (costumes), René Laloux with Les Maîtres du temps (story-board), Steven Lisberger with Tron (costumes), James Cameron with Abyss (deep-sea creatures)and Luc Besson with The Fifth Element. In 1997, he redesigns his own publishing house, Mœbius Production-Stardom, with his wife Isabelle. They publish books from the Inside Mœbius, Arzach l'Arpenteur and his deluxe limited editions such as La Faune de Mars and Le Major.
Edwin Georgi was a mid-century magazine and advertising illustrator (Saturday Evening Post, Redbook) who was renown for his beautiful women (and stylish men) and his unique and spectacular color sense.
Shane Glines is an illustrator, animator, and character designer. He is the founder of CartoonRetro and currently serves as its president.
Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 – 22 January 1943) was a British illustrator of children's books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes. He trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art.
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) was founded in 1998 by Judy Goffman Cutler and Laurence S. Cutler to house their art collection from the "Golden Age of American Illustration".
Following graduation from the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in Fine Arts and American Civilization, Judy began her career as an art dealer/collector by recognizing early on the value of American illustration as an important part of its national heritage.
Co-founder and Art Director of Pixoloid Studios. He is creating concepts, storyboards and illustrations for various clients for 12+ years. Beside his broad experience in the advertising industry as an art director at leading international agencies, he is teaching visual communication at a Budapest based design university. He is responsible for creating key art, environment / set /prop designs in case of film and animation productions and leading the design process of advertising projects. His previous clients includes Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, Saatchi&Saatchi, Brownbag Films, Vodafone, Team Red, Pioneer Productions. .
Born in 1970, Didier Graffet is graduated from École Émile Cohl in Lyon. He started out as an independent illustrator in the world of role playing before producing covers of fantasy works. In 2001, he illustrated Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea novel, published by the Editions Gründ, and was awarded by the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire and a Jules Verne Award. He joined the Jules Verne studio for which he created several festival posters and took over the artistic direction of the documentary film Passage to Mars.
Many exhibitions of his works were putting on in museums and galleries.
Born in 1967 in Grenade, Spain, Juanjo Guarnido is a well-known comic book illustrator. There is no need to present his most famous series Blacksad, which he has created with Juan Diaz Canales. He is also behind projects such as Sorcelleries, based on the storyline of Teresa Valero, as well as the musical video Freak of the weel of Freak Kitchen.
Hicham is a Concept Artist and Comic Artist born and raised in Morocco and currently living in Bay Area California. He worked on many well-known IPs such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Borderlands 3, Batman Comics, Spawn Comics, and more… He is currently working as Principal Concept Artist for Riot Games. He immerses himself in anything that relates to comics and video games, especially the creative and concept development side of them. His artworks touch any kind of works related to arts and creativity and reflect a lot of references to comics, advertising, video games, and urban life.
Patrick Hanenberger is a designer and concept artist. Born in Australia, raised in Germany, he now lives in the United States.
Dian Hanson began her publishing career as a pornographic magazine editor, historian, and writer by helping to found the 1970s hardcore journal Puritan. She went on to work for men’s magazines Partner, OUI, Adult Cinema Review, Outlaw Biker, and Big Butt, but was most famously the editor of Juggs and Leg Show fetish magazines from 1987-2001. Since 2001 Dian Hanson has held the role of Sexy Book Editor at TASCHEN and oversees the production of all TASCHEN’s titillating titles. Her 60 plus publications for TASCHEN include The Art of Pin-up and many more.
Hanson’s sex positive outlook has always informed her work - from her early magazine days to her current direction of TASCHEN’s erotic art series. Her experienced eye is able to discern the very best nude and erotic photography and she is also an accomplished writer, exploring the history of sexuality and human sexual psychology. Her TASCHEN Sexy Books include titles on the work of Naomi Harris, Vanessa del Rio, Robert Crumb, Gil Elvgren, Eric Stanton, Elmer Batters, Ed Fox, and Richard Kern, as well as her popular series on our obsession with sexual body parts: the large breast, penis and buttocks.
Hanson’s success lies in her understanding of human desire, in large part attributable to her career-long correspondence with readers, queer, straight, and questioning, and her ability to translate their fetishes and fantasi
Marcus Hearn started working for Marvel Comics in 1993. He has also written for The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. Official biographer of George Lucas and Gerry Anderson, he is also the author of With The Beatles. He is an associate research fellow at Leicester De Montfort’s Cinema and Television History Research Centre and is the official historian of Hammer Film Productions.
Christian Heinrich is an artist that we no longer present. His paintbrushes and his gift for writing relate us his travels and his search of “what’s waiting under the drawing”. For him, “Du vent dans les pinceaux” is a very personal project which matures since 10 years and has been long-awaited by his friends, his former students, the sketches lovers and maybe by each and every person who would love to travel.
Eric Hérenguel is a self-taught French illustrator. He began his career by drawing short stories of J-P Croquet in the "Tintin" magazine. He worked for all major French publishing houses such as Glénat, Vents d'Ouest, Delcourt and Soleil. His latest works are Kiliwatch and Kong Crew published by Caurette Editions.
Huang Jia Wei was born in 1983. Since he was a child, he has always dreamt of drawing manhua (chinese denomination for graphic novels). Ya San is his first published work, and it actually also served as an end-of-term project for his art studies. He works alongside author Jean-David Morvan in the Zaya saga.
Redmer Hoekstra (1982) graduated from the Art Academy in Zwolle as a visual artist and illustrator in 2009. “I’ve always loved alienation and fantasizing, daydreaming. As a child I had all kinds of theories about how the world worked. At the Academy I was able to rediscover this and process this in to my work. How things work is a fascination of mine and in many drawings you can find this. I open up appliances and objects and freely change what is inside. Often a subject gets a completely different feeling or meaning. I play with form, meaning and function, while new combinations arise. Often surprising, strange and funny but also with a strange kind of logic, a fantastic and surreal world."
Björn and his family live in Latvia. He is often invited to international events for lectures and portfolio reviews and is engaging in a lot of community-driven activities.
Akihito is a Japanese artist specialized on make-up and FX. You can check out his work in his book Heart of Art.
Tyler Jacobson graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2009 with an MFA in Illustration. There he learned everything he knows from such greats as Bill Maughan, Lisa Berrett, Stephen Player, Randy Berrett, Chuck Pyle, Tim Evatt, Zhaoming Wu and many more great instructors and professional artists. Soon after graduation, he began working for Wizards of the Coast and was honored to be approached by Richard Solomon in New York City for representation.
When he can find free time, Tyler tends to obsess over movies and anything concerning filmmaking. He also practices HEMA as much as he can. His clients include Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Paizo Publishing, Applibot Inc., Simon & Schuster, Barats and Bereta, NBC, Texas Monthly, The Weekly Standard, Konami, The Penguin Group, Rolling Stone Magazine, Toyota, Men's Journal, Tor Books, Scientific American, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated.
After having published several dark stories and illustrations in fanzines and magazines in the 80’s, Michel Jans founded in 1990 the Mosquito Editions with Jean-François Douvry. He published his first book Avant le Crépuscule and started a collection of monographs dedicated to great authors.
In 1944, he published Tranche de savoir vivre, a howlers-anthology inspired by the “manners” famous handbooks of the beginning of the century (illustrated by Franck Margerin).
Then Jans made Chroniques Romaines in 1966 and from this moment he went on creating comic books and started to translate works by Toppi, Battaglia, Micheluzzi and Zezelj for his publishing house.
Anthony Jones is the owner and creator of Robotpencil.net, an educational platform for those wanting to break into the industry of becoming a concept artist.
Jeffrey Catherine Jones (a transgender woman born in 1944 and deceased in 2011) is an American artist. Her style and the way she used colors is often compared to Franck Frazetta's. She is famous for her sci-fi and fantasy novels and comics's covers
Josepe is a french comic artist, also founder of the Belloloco Editions.
André Juillard (born in 1948) is a French scriptwriter and comic strip artist. If he is a leading author of historical French comic strips from the 1980s and 1990s, he is best known for drawing the series Les 7 Vies de l'Épervier, Masquerouge and Plume aux vents, all scripted by Patrick Cothias. In 2000, he took up the drawing of Blake and Mortimer. He has received numerous awards, including the Alpha'Art award for best French album in 1994 for Le Cahier bleu, the Grand prix de la ville d'Angoulême in 1996 and the Max und Moritz prize in 2006.
Born in Brittany in 1953 and graduated from the école des Beaux-Arts, Loïc Jouannigot began his career as freelance artist in Rennes (France), making posters and working for children magazines. From 1987 onwards, he became known more widely as an illustrator of children's literature, with the beginning of a long series of publications on "La famille Passiflore" ("Beechwood Bunny Tails") with texts by Geneviève Huriet.
This serie has been a real best-seller, being translated in 28 languages.
Kalvachev was born in Bulgaria in 1972 and moved to the US in his 20s to begin a career in the entertainment industry. He has worked for movies such as Spiderman or The Incredibles. His career has allowed him to work everywhere in the world, including on the sets of Disney, Pixar, or Steven Spielberg.
Terada Katsuya is a japanese mangaka, illustrator, and character designer. He can do anything ! He is famous for his work on Blood: The Last Vampire, Iron Man and Hellboy. He also worked on The Legend of Zelda and Tekken.
He is a very prolific artist and has published several (dense !) sketchbooks.
For more info, please check his Wikipedia Page.
J.B Kaufman is an american historian and author. He has written extensively about Walt Disney animation history, American silent film, and other topics.
Member of the Walt Disney Family Foundation, he is the writer of South of the boarder with Disney and co-writer (with Russel Merritt) of Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney.
Claire Keane (born March 1, 1979) is an illustrator and visual development artist who contributed to the Disney films Enchanted, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen.
For over 25 years, Lisa Keene’s work has appeared on the big screen around the world. Contributing as a visual development artist and background supervisor for such films as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, Princess and the Frog and Tangled.
Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He has written several books on the future of technology. His most recent, The Inevitable, was a New York Times bestseller. He runs a popular website, podcast, and newsletter that recommend cool tools. He is co-chair of the Long Now Foundation which has been building a 500-foot tall clock that will tick for 10,000 years inside a mountain in Texas. In addition to his day job he has traveled in 35 Asian countries photographing their disappearing cultures. Kelly resides in Pacifica, CA.
Ji Su Kim, also known as Miss Jisu, was born in South Korea’s Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.
She has majored in Comic Art and is currently working as an illustrator portraying women’s beauty.
JiSu Kim is known among her fellow artists for her precise and detailed artwork; her knowledge of the human anatomy combines elegance and style to offer us wonderful expressions and interpretations of the female shapes.
KIM Dong Ho is a young Korean artist, part of the SuperAni team (a publishing house and a team founded by KIM Hyun Jin and KIM Jung Gi). His first sketchbook is really exciting !
KIM Jung Gi – let’s clear things out right away: KIM is his family name – is a Korean artist born in 1975, in Goyang-Si, which is situated in the province of Kyongki-Do (South Korea). He was 19 when he entered the Fine Arts School, where he majored in “Art & Design”. He studied 3 years at Dong-Eui university in Busan, on the South East coast of Korea. This school is famous for its technical courses, but the 23 000 students that studied alongside him may also have provided good material to feed his inspiration! Like every man in Korea, he served in the army for over 2 years. He was in the Special Forces, which allowed him to memorize an amazing number of vehicles and weapons.
Funny Funny, KIM Jung Gi’s first publication, was published in the magazine Young Jump. Several short stories and a few exhibitions later, KIM Jung Gi –or KJG for short– started to teach manwha (Korean comic book) in universities and private schools.
Between 2008 and 2010, he drew the 6 volumes of TLT, Tiger the Long Tail, which was written by Seung-Jin PARK. This story first existed as a ‘webtoon’ – an online comic, which explains the unusual composition of the pages. TLT was later published in printed form by CNC Revolution. KIM Jung Gi went on to illustrate 2 novels written by the French author Bernard WERBER : “Paradise” (in 2010) and “Third Humanity” (2013).
The work for which KJG is now world-famous are his sketchbooks, of which he has published 6, which came out in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018 respectively. These, when gathered together, contain nearly 3500 pages full of drawings. In 2017, he also united his astonishing talent with the world renowned Japanese artist, KATSUYA Terada, publishing a spectacular sketchbook that shows off their mutual giant talents.
He has twice collaborated with the famous French comic writer, Jean-David Morvan; once for SpyGames, (published in 2014 by les Editions Glénat) and most recently illustrating McCurry, NYC, 9/11, published in 2016 by les Editions Dupuis for the French version, and by Caurette Editions for the English version. McCurry, NYC, 9/11, is the first published biography of the world famous photographer and journalist Steve McCURRY – his work includes the now iconic National Geographic cover of the Afghan Girl with the captivating green eyes – as he witnessed the unforgettable scenes of 9/11 unfold before him.
He has also worked with several video game companies and collaborated on various comics in the USA (Flash, Civil War II …) or Europe (Kiliwatch, Caurette Editions) as cover artist.
KJG has displayed his work in many countries, galleries (Maghen in Paris, Scott Eder in New York, Murakami Takashi’s ‘GEISEI x infinity in Japan…) and museums (Penang, Malaysia). He is in the Guinness World Records, in the Illustration category under “Longest drawing by an individual”, a record he broke doing Fisheye art!
Nowadays, when he isn’t managing AniChanga, his drawing school in Seoul, or working for Korean advertising companies, he travels around the world for comic festivals, live drawing shows, to meet his fans and find inspiration!
Rudyard Kipling (Bombay 1865 - London 1936) was one of the most famous English journalists and writers of his time. His children's books (The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Puck of Pook's Hill) have been very successful since their publication. He was the youngest author and the first in the English language to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 "because of his power of observation, originality of invention, vigor of ideas and remarkable narrative talent which characterize the works of this world-famous writer."
Stefan Koidl is a freelance illustrator, concept artist, and also a Krampus masks creator. Based in Hallein, Austria, he has worked for many studios, such as Dark Horse Comics LLC, Hi-Rez Studios, Ravensburger, Rhino Games Inc; Adreama Games... to name a few!
Passionate about digital horror, he likes to create very dark settings: "I need my images to tell stories and I truly believe that a painting should make its audience feel something, that it should lead to a reflection. I especially like to paint scary and dark scenes - I find it exciting to "play" with fears...!"
Alex Konstad is from Portland’s forests (Oregon). He is both a concept artist and an illustrator. Alex worked for Blizzard Entertainment, Games, Reelfx, Psyop FX, Games Workshop, SpinMaster Toays and Sony Online Entertainment, to name a few. He is living in Los Angeles and working for Netflix.
Born and raised in Nottingham, Karl Kopinski has been working in the illustration industry since 1997. Largely self taught, using both traditional and digital media, he has worked with a great variety of clients including Peter Jackson, Sir Paul Smith, Hasbro, Ubisoft, Aboud Creative, Sixmorevodka, Wizards of the Coast and Games Workshop to name but a few.
Keen portraitist, he has undertaken commisssions for numerous clients, including a portrait of Sir Paul Smith which was featured in his recent book "Hello my name is Paul Smith".
Henning Kure is an award-winning scenarist and author. He worked with Peter Madsen on the comic book series Valhalla.
Production Assistant for Pixoloid Studios. As a community addict, she started volunteering at various international creative and design festivals. She worked as community assistant for the Oatley Academy and a social media assistant for Kevin Francis. She is responsible for the studio’s social media platforms, keeping in touch with the creative community and building online campaigns. She helps creating promotional materials and keeps the studios ongoing projects run smoothly.
Benjamin Lacombe was born in 1982. As a child, he dreamed of drawing Walt Disney and Tim Burton's films, whose books and videos he collected.
In 2001, he enters the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD) where he follows his artistic training. In parallel to his studies, he worked in advertising and animation and at 19 years old, he signed his first comic book, L'esprit du temps, and several other illustrated books.
His end-of-study project, Cerise Griotte, of which he is the author and illustrator, became his first children's book, published by Editions du Seuil in March 2006.
Since then, his hands never stop alternating between pens and brushes, whether in comics or in children's books.
Raphaël Lacoste a french art director and illustrator, born in Paris, in 1974. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux and attended the school of the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, in Angoulême, to learn 3D animation. 3D. Following his studies in animation, Raphaël Lacoste joined the video game company Kalisto, as an environment artist. A few years later, he take the opportunity to become an art director at Ubisoft Montréal for the game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. He won a Visual Effects Society Award in 2006,for his work on cut-scenes from the game Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. As he wanted to discover the film industry, Raphaël joined the RodeoFX company in Montréal to work as a matte painter and senior concept artist on feature films such as Terminator: Salvation, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Jupiter Ascending. Today, we can even see his name written in the Ubisoft Company, as Franchise Art Director of Assasin's Creed.
Pierre Lambert teaches history and techniques of animation at the Ecole Georges Méliès at Orly.
Abigail works primarily with pencil, ink, watercolor, and Photoshop, creating unique mixed-media illustrations. She enjoys the strange and archaic, so when she’s not drawing, she can likely be found watching re-runs of Dark Shadows, traveling, researching bizarre myths and legends, or spending time with her favorite long-leggedy beasts, ghouls, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.
Her greatest inspirations are fairytales, folklore, and ghost stories. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, the Brothers Grimm, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter, and many classic gothic works of fiction, such as Dracula and Frankenstein have always stirred her imagination.
Her greatest artistic influences are artists such as Arthur Rackham, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Maurice Sendak, Edward Gorey, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Harry Clarke, Dorothy Lathrop, John Bauer, Jennie Harbour, Aubrey Beardsley, Yoshitaka Amano, Marjorie Miller, Alphonse Mucha, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and John William Waterhouse, as well as animators or directors: Don Bluth, Hayao Miyazaki, Sylvain Chomet, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, and Guillermo Del Toro.
Abigail’s work has been shown extensively throughout America, from NYC to Los Angeles, as well as galleries in London, Paris, and Madrid. Her illustrations have been featured in various publications including ImagineFX, Clip Studio, Spectrum Fantastic Art, Art Fundamentals, The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature, Rue Morgue, and Digital Artist. She’s worked with DC/Vertigo, DC kids, Universal, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Titan Comics, Pelican Books, SYFY, and Sideshow Collectibles.
Her fully-illustrated picture book, The Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft was released in November of 2016, and that same year she teamed up with Universal Pictures and Desert Owl Games to create The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse, the companion game to The Huntsman feature film.
Abigail’s tarot deck with author Sasha Graham, The Dark Wood Tarot, was released June 2020, and her latest tarot deck with author Minerva Siegel, The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Deck & Guidebook was released in September 2020. She is currently working as a character designer at Netflix Animation.
She resides in Turin, Italy with her husband, Davide.
"I have always had a love for sketches. I’d be lying if I said some of that didn’t stem from impatience, but it’s also the freshness of the marks and the artist’s hand that is so evident in the choices. What to show, what to hide and what to imply just enough to let the viewer’s imagination find its own path. That’s what has always fascinated me. Even with artists whose finished work I love, I make an effort to seek out their sketches and doodles. Insights into how they solve problems and build worlds. [...] And so I hope you enjoy the little journeys and the epic adventures penciled and inked and painted within this collection. And I hope they might inspire you to seek adventures of your own."
Hubert de Lartigue is a French illustrator and hyperrealist painter.
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme was born on the shores of Brittany (France) in the early eighties. His artwork evolves at the crossroad of modern and ancient myths and legends, forgotten tales, and tragedies. Bastien creates dark and symbolic pictures, blending a contrast of beauty and decadence. He tells stories to make his inside worlds exist. Drawing, painting, and photography, are all the mediums he likes to mix into his digital creations. From cursed medieval symbols to Noir SciFi, the same thematics remains between the lines.
He moved from France to the US in 2010. He also teaches Digital Painting, Illustration, and figure drawing.
Khang Le is an Emmy Award winning Art Director based in Los Angeles. He specializes visual development as well as all design aspects of animation such as backgrounds, characters, props, and effects.
Agnès Ledig was working as a midwife when she published her first novel, Marie d’en haut (2011), which was followed in 2013 by Juste avant le bonheur (Albin Michel), a bestseller that won the Prix des Maisons de la Presse, and four other novels, translated in twelve languages. Adored by her audience, she published Dans le murmure des feuilles qui dansent in spring 2018. After Le Petit Arbre qui voulait devenir un nuage (with F. Pillot) in 2017, Le Cimetière des mots doux is her 2nd children's album.
Brittney Lee is a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She has worked on Frozen and Wreck It Ralph, and is also known for her paper sculpture illustrations.
Emmanuel Lepage was born in 1966 in Saint-Brieuc. At the age of 13, he met the artist Jean-Claude Fournier who had a huge impact on his life. Spirou’s cartoonist teached him drawing’s basics and gave him a lot of advices. In 1983, he drew his first published drawing for the newspaper Ouest France, then with the Rennes’s libraries’s help he published, at the author’s expense, his first comic book entitled La Fin du monde aura-t-elle lieu?. From 1984, he has made a plenty of illustrations for reviews and magazines in Brittany.
After a lot of comic books, he began in 2003 what is still considered as his masterpiece: the diptych Muchacho in the Aire Libre collection. He signed an outstandingly sensitive and committed oeuvre. The press was unanimous and it has been awarded by many prizes.
Lepage’s thin and powerful line, his refined drawing and his wonderful watercolour art made him one of the most talented creator of the French comic book. His works has been translated in numerous European countries as well as in the United-States.
He has made, with his girlfriend the writer Sophie Michel, a diptych entitled Oh les filles! which has been published in 2008 by Futuropolis.
Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 – 1951) was a German-American illustrator. He is considered to be one of the preeminent American painters of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, the trade character known as The Arrow Collar Man, and his numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers.
Eliott J. Lilly is a highly sought after concept artist with almost a decade of experience in the video game industry. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
Malcolm T. Liepke (born in 1953) is an American artist known for his emphasis on figurative artworks. His paintings and drawings have been on the covers ot Time, Newsweek and Forbes and they are now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution and the Brooklyn Museum. Liepke studied artists such as John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas, Toulouse-Lautrex, Velazquez and Edouard Vuillard.
Dutch photographer Nona Limmen is based in Amsterdam, but her marvelous photos capture visions of a vast, mystical world nebulously bordering our own. This mysterious land, woven of dreams and memories, is inhabited by powerful women, liminal creatures wielding arcane forces so great they sometimes fracture their very being.
Yoann Lossel has exhibited his work in numerous galleries around the world, mainly in the United States. Award-winning artist, he is well known for his meticulous work combining graphite and gold leaf, legacy of the iconography that he cherishes such as the Italian Renaissance, the Symbolist, Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movements. He currently lives in the legendary Broceliande forest in Brittany, France.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer of weird and horror fiction of the 20th century. His unique and terrifying universe continues to inspire generations of writers, may they be writing for the cinema industry, illustrators or games creators; may they be Neil Gaiman or Michel Houellebecq, or even Metallica. He is especially know for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos.
Tom Lovell (1909 – 1997) was an American illustrator and painter. He was a creator of pulp fiction magazine covers and illustrations, and of visual art of the American West. He produced illustrations for National Geographic magazine and many others, and painted historical Western subjects such as interactions between Indians and white settlers and traders. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 1974.
Julie M. is a French artist and co-founder of the Belloloco publishing house. Her main work is the series Naturellement, which is both funny and captivating.
Author of H-Point, Stuart Macey is a Transportation Design professor at the Art Center in Pasadena, California.
Peter Madsen is an award-winning Danish cartoonist, illustrator, and author. He worked with Henning Kure, who wrote the scenario, on the comic book series Valhalla.
Milo Manara was born in Italy in 1945. Equally at ease as a cartoonist and screenwriter, he has established himself over the years as a world leader in erotic comics. He began drawing in 1969 with Genius. Among his many works are an adaptation of Boccaccio's Decameron in 1974, Giuseppe Bergman in 1978, Le Déclic in 1983, Le Parfum de l'Invisible in 1985, Candide Caméra in 1988, as well as L'Été Indien and El Gaucho, two comic strips produced in collaboration with his friend and mentor Hugo Pratt. With the famous Italian director and screenwriter Federico Fellini, Manara produced the two albums Voyage à Tulum (1990) and Le Voyage de G. Mastorna (1996). But Manara is also a genius illustrator, as can be seen in The Art of Spanking or The Model. In 2004, he signed the first volume of the sulfurous Borgia series, with the illustrious Jodorowsky in the script. Manara developed his art of direct color to paint the flesh and blood of fifteenth-century Italy. In 2018, Manara completed an ambitious diptych dedicated to the famous painter Caravaggio. He celebrates his fifty-year career anniversary in 2019 with the beautiful book Sublimating Reality, an imposing sum that evokes all the facets of his work.
Vincent Mallié is a French comic artist known for Hong Kong Triad, L’Arche, Les Aquanautes, Avant la Quête et Le Grand Mort (the 8th and last volume has been published in 2019).
Living in the San Francisco area, Jeremy Mann (born 1979) paints the urban landscapes of his everyday life as well as the people and objects around him. Whether through oil painting, drawing or photography, a mysterious atmosphere emerges from his work, exhibited and awarded on countless occasions.
For those who might not know him (yet), Stan Manoukian is a worldwidely reknown french artist whose main drawing subjects are imaginary monsters. His almost exclusively black and white art, as well as his very own pencil stroke, make him an illustrator with an unmistakable style, very similar to the Lowblow movement.
His obsession with monsters started off in 2007. During this year, he challenged himself to draw one original monster a day, which is something he actually did for three years. These drawings were published as an artbook in 2009 by Ankama under the title Diary of inhuman species. Stan already collaborated with publishers such as Glénat and Delcourt when he worked along with Vince, with whom he published Vortex, Les Chronokids… They incidentally received the Fauve jeunesse award at the festival international de la BD d’Angoulême in 2011!
Stan Manoukian’s works are regularly showcased in many international exhibitions in Japan, the US, and all through France and Europe.
Guillem March is a spanish comics illustrator. He has worked for Paquet, Dupuis and DC Comics.
Dmitry Markov, photographer, social worker, journalist. Worked as a volunteer in a boarding school for mentally retarded children, as well as a tutor in the children's village Fedkovo. The owner of the Grand Prix "Silver Camera" and PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards, as well as Getty Images Instagram Grant.
James Martin earned his B.F.A. in illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Upon graduation, he worked for the comic legend Neal Adams as a storyboard and movie poster sketch artist. This culminated in a collaboration on a series of covers and illustrations with the artist. A freelance career in L.A.'s film and advertising industry followed. Some of his clients included: Lorne Michaels, Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, the Grammy Awards, Mattel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Disney Magazine, Lightstorm Entertainment, Marvel Comics and directors James Cameron and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, for which he did commissions. For over 20 years he has worked as a background painter, visual development artist, texture and matte painter for Walt Disney Feature Animation and DreamWorks Animation, on films such as: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan, Treasure Planet, Over the Hedge, Shrek Forever After, Puss in Boots and How to Train Your Dragon I and II.
Throughout his career, James Martin has maintained his commitment to teaching and working on his own art. He is an artist member of the California Art Club, has exhibited at the Springville Art Museum, the Salmagundi Club, the Santa Paula Art Museum, and has also participated in a three-man show at the Morris Graves Art Museum.
He has taught at the Art Center College of Design, California State University Long Beach, Concept Design Academy, Laguna College of Art and Design and Associates in Art, and has also written a graduate-level course on the history of visual development for the Academy of Art University. Additionally, he has conducted painting and drawing workshops for the artists at DreamWorks Animation.
He is currently a faculty member in the illustration department at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
Oscar Martin is a Spanish comic artist. He is famous for having drawn and written Tom and Jerry for about 20 years.
Stephan Martiniere (born May 3, 1962) is a French science fiction and fantasy artist as well as cartoonist, concept illustrator and art director.
Dominik L. Marzec has written Our friend Satan.
"Spanish born Marcos Mateu Mestre is a visual concept, traditional animation layout, and graphic novel artist whose film credits include titles such as ‘Balto’, ‘The Prince of Egypt’, ‘Asterix and the Vikings’ amongst others. With an extensive experience of twenty years in feature animation, working mainly for Dreamworks and Sony Pictures, he has also been teaching drawing, illustration and visual storytelling techniques for twelve years." - designstudio press
Born in the Netherlands, Capucine Mazille started a brilliant career in France as an illustrator. Her work is now published and exhibited all around the world.
She could have followed the path of illustration, but she met one day a particular mosquito…
He convinced her to start doing cartoon…And so she did!
Books published by Mosquito Editions: Le Château invisible, Le Secret de l’alchimiste, Alphabet des Monstres, L’Odeur de l’or, La Cachette des fées.
"Petar Meseldzija is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest artists in the field of contemporary fantastic art. His style resembles artists like Rembrandt, Frank Frazetta & Alan Lee. He has come a long and interesting way from drawing comic books like Tarzan to the fully dedicated painter he is today."
Petar Meseldžija (born 1965) is a Serbian comic book author. After moving to the Netherlands he decided to devote himself to illustration and painting, notably in King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table for Grimm Press. He also illustrates books on Serbian tales and mythologies. Petar Meseldžija has won numerous awards, including the Art Show Judges' Choice Award 2001 at the 59th World Science Fiction Convention and the Golden Pen of Belgrade in 2017.
Gina McIntyre is an American writer and publisher residing in Chicago. As a journalist, she is specialized in cinema, television and music for the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly. She writes for RollingStone.com as well. From the classic of American literature Little Women to the series Stranger Things and Star Wars, Gina McIntyre invites us to rediscover unique landscapes and characters of popular culture!
Ralph Angus McQuarrie (1929 – 2012) was an American conceptual designer and illustrator. His career included work on the original Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica television series, the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the film Cocoon, for which he won an Academy Award.
Born in Annecy, France in 1988, Julie Mellan has been drawing every day since she could hold a pencil. She spent her childhood fascinated by the animals in the Disney and Beatrix Potter classics; then, at the dawn of adolescence, by the characters in Blacksad (Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, published by Dargaud). Her career would undoubtedly be artistic, but between illustration and animated films, her heart swayed...
After passing her baccalauréat in literature, she studied academic drawing, illustration and animation at the Émile Cohl school in Lyon. When it came to choosing her speciality, she was more attracted by the feel of paper than computer screens, and finally opted for publishing.
For almost ten years, she has published numerous children's books in France and abroad, notably with Penguin Random House (The Last Rabbit), Lire c'est partir (La Moufle), MK Kids Books (Tizzy Throws a Fizzy) and Fleurus Mame (Les belles histoires de grand-mère).
Loyal to her brushes and traditional techniques, she loves to use watercolors to depict tender, mischievous animals. Drawing her inspiration from her two little boys, Julie seeks to bring a certain narrative, to suggest an emotion, a trait or an attitude characteristic of childhood in each of her illustrations.
Senior Concept Artist for Pixoloid Studios. After working mainly in the games industry as a freelance designer and as an in-house artist at Pocket Scientists on mobile titles, he joined the studio as the first hired artist in early 2016. Since then he has grown a lot as an artist and also introduced alternative processes into the studio’s workflow. He is responsible for handling game illustrations and focusing on vehicle, prop and character and costume designs on film projects.
French illustrator, Félix Meynet has published over twenty books.
Sibylline is a freelance illustrator from France. She is a comic artist and does character design in animation (Disney Pixar, Warner Brosand Netflix between others), and illustrates magazines and books.
In 2019, she released her first artbook Osmose followed by Rêverie, the Art of Sibylline Meynet in 2021 (published by 3D Total Publishing, in English). It was translated to French and published by Dargaud in January 2023.
Jean-Claude Mézières is the creator, along with Pierre Christin, of the celebrated Valerian and Laureline series. In 1984, he received the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. In 1987, he co-directed Lady Polaris with Pierre Christin and some years later worked with Jean-Luc Besson on The Fifth Element. Mézières is a pioneer of the 9th art, a man of vision and imagination, it is a great honor to be working with him!
Born in 1975, Mig is both an animator and a comic book author.
His first two comic book series have been published by Hervé Richez. Then, he worked for Albert René editions and Disney magazines. In 2008, he arrives at Anakama and works on the animated series Wakfu. He stayed at Anakama for a while to publish many comic books and manfras.
Born in Mongolia in1982, Lu Ming followed a classic painting formation and is comfortable with every technique.
He spent 2 years on his first book, Mélodie d’Enfer, and is currently working on several other projects.
This is the first Lu Ming’s book to be published in Europe.
He comes from a military family and his first book has been published when he was only 17. Then, he began to work regularly for publishers in Hong Kong and in Japan. Fascinated by the Central Asia’s wild steppes, he spend most of his time riding horses with his Mongolian friends in the north of China.
Ana Miralles was born in Madrid in 1959. After graduating from the Valencia School of Fine Arts in 1982, she collaborated with independent comics magazines, regularly publishing stories that were often sensual and intended for adults, and giving her vision as an artist and woman in a field that had previously been reserved for cartoonists. Her numerous creations: Eva Medusa (Glénat), À la recherche de la licorne (Glénat) and of course Djinn (Dargaud), have earned her international recognition and multiple awards. The artist adds to the sensuality of her characters the beauty of the motifs, tattoos, landscapes and hair that have become her graphic signature.
Peter is the creator of Angelarium and the driving force behind the project since he created it in 2005. He works full time on creating new artwork and writing.
Back in 2005, I discovered that there were thousands of named angels throughout multiple mythologies. I've been hooked ever since and Angelarium has been a part of my life every single day. Even when I'm not paying attention to it, it's gone out on the internet and had a life of its own. The name of the project has come to define the idea of surreal angelic figures and the fan base around it has inspired me to continue to create new designs for it.
Mark Molnar is a concept artist and illustrator specialised on visual development and pre-production design for the entertainment industry. He already worked for LucasFilm, Weta Workshop, Universal, Games Workshop, Applibot, Fantasy Flight Games, Leo Burnett... To name a few !
Gérard Moncomble was born on March 19th 1951 in Pas-de-Calais, France. He is a French children's books writer, scriptwriter and illustrator. Son of two teachers, and he studied philosophy, psychology and sociology.
As a prolific writer, he has written a lot without being systematically published. Gérard Moncomble writes the scripts for children's novels and comic strips, including Les Chroniques de Zilda T., with Alain Grand and Vilaine, with Alain Grand and David François. He is also the author of essays (Dire, Lire, Écrire ; La Drague, tout un programme), short stories, plays...
His books have been translated into many languages (German, Spanish, English, Japanese, Norwegian, Greek, Danish, Korean...). Balbuzar, illustrated by Frédéric Pillot and published in English by Caurette (that's us!), is a perfect example!
French illustrator, author, painter since 1994, creating his own illustrating stories in books, Jean-Baptiste Monge, who lives now in Montréal Canada, is nowadays Character Designer and Visual Development Artist for CG animations and movies.
moon began his artistic journey by starting to practice graffiti in the 90s. After a few years of self-taught drawing, he attended art school, which led him to work as a graphic designer and art director and then taught graphic design for a few years. He continued to develop a personal universe in his drawings and paintings, under the pseudonym moon. Today, he devotes himself entirely to this.
Some of his creations are gathered under the name of "Polychröm Symbiosis" which illustrates in a dreamlike and surrealist way the symbiosis between human and plant. His universe is expressed through illustrations presented on social networks, in galleries and through artbooks. Drizzle is his fifth book after 365 Squares vol. 1, Circus of Souls, 365 Squares vol. 2 and Exploration.
Thomas "Tomm" Moore (born in1977) is an Irish filmmaker, animator, illustrator and comics artist. He is co-founder of Cartoon Saloon, an animation studio and production company based in Kilkenny, Ireland. His first two feature films, The Secret of Kells (2009), and Song of the Sea (2014), have received critical acclaim and were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Jean-David Morvan est scénariste professionnel depuis 1993, date de sortie de son premier album publié chez Zenda. Depuis il en a écrit près de 250. Sa spécialité est la curiosité, car il voyage le plus possible pour découvrir des talents à travers le monde. Outre ses albums publiés en France, et souvent traduits à l'étranger, comme Sillage qui l'a été dans 16 langues, il a également travaillé pour Marvel sur un épisode de Wolverine, Saudade. Il a vécu à Tokyo où il a écrit des mangas pour des éditeurs du pays du soleil levant. Aujourd'hui, il est également "comic manager" de Superani, l'atelier du grand dessinateur coréen, KIM Jung Gi, qu'il a découvert en 2007 et avec qui ill réalise notamment SpyGames.
Sean Andrew Murray is a freelance illustrator, concept artist, author and teacher who has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly fifteen years. The bulk of his career so far has been spent as a video game concept artist, working on such titles as “Dungeons & Dragons Online,” “The Lord of the Rings Online,” “Ultima Online”, “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” and two unannounced projects at Harmonix Music Systems.
His freelance client list includes: Legendary Pictures (Guillermo Del Toro), Disney-HyperionPublishing, Meridian Entertainment/Travis Beacham (writer of Pacific Rim), Sideshow Collectibles, Wizards of the Coast, Lego, EA Games, CoolMiniOrNot, Privateer Press... (to name a few).
Sean was a finalist for a medal in the 20th annual Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art competition. He was also nominated for a 2015 Chesley Award for Best Unpublished Black-and-White Work. Graduate of Syracuse University, he has taught in the illustration department at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and has spoken at Syracuse University’s Visual Communication Symposium. He also occasionally runs his own 6-week long intensive online seminars on the subject of “world-building for concept artists and illustrators.”
Recently he began working for visionary film director, producer and author Guillermo Del Toro on a television series called Killing on Carnival Row as well as an illustrated young-adult novel titled Trollhunters, which hit bookstore shelves in 2015.
Nicolas Nemiri is a French artist, born in 1975 in Mulhouse. After having studied at the Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l’Image (EESI), in Angoulême, he was introduced to the French public through comics published at Glénat (Je suis morte) and Delcourt (Hyper l’Hippo, Annie Zoo and Kuro Kuma), all written by Jean-David Morvan. Nowadays, he works in China, as a cinema concept artist.
Laurie Norton Moffatt was majoring in art history at Connecticut College in 1977 when she did a summer internship at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. She didn't know much about one of America's most iconic illustrators back then. In 1986, and now a big fan of the painter, Norton Moffatt became the director and CEO of the Rockwell Museum.
Étienne "Oburie" Aubry is an illustrator, a comic book author and a graphist. He is part of two groups: Tétra éditions were he make books and La Corde a magazine about Fantastic and Dreadful Comics where he publishes his own stories. (source)
ooJin Oh was born on Jeju Island, South Korea, in 1971 and is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Visual Design in Seoul’s Kookmin University.
When he is not teaching, he works in the game development industry (Naver Line, NSsoft, XLgames, Wemade Entertainment and Netease to name a few) as Art Director, Producer and Chief Development Officer. He has also worked as a creature concept artist for the movie “The Host” (2006, directed by Joon-Ho Park) and has participated in various contemporary art exhibitions in Asia, including the Gwangju Biennale (2017). His talent and vision have been recognized internationally, several times being the recipient of the Excellence Award and one Grand Award in the Asia Digital Art Competition.
Hans Olo (no, that's not his real name, in truth it's Han Soo KIM, but it's less classy !) is an artist from korean origins , borned and raised in Los Angeles. He has been working with Kim Jung Gi and the SuperAni studio for a few years now and... he's a great artist !!
Belen Ortega is a Spanish artist born in 1986. As a student at the university of Granada, she was already passioned with Japanese culture. She managed to move to Japan for a year after her studies. Ortega is part of the Kamikaze Factory Studio, a group of authors with whom she’s worked on various projects in various mediums (magazines, posters, websites, and books). She then worked a first time with Sylvain Runberg between 2016 and 2018 as an illustrator for the 3 volumes of Millenium (Dupuis). Since 2021, she’s been drawing Batman for DC comics, and Patriarchy with Sylvain Runberg again for Caurette Éditions.
Ryan Ottley is an american comic illustrator, mostly knows for his work on Invicible - a Image's Comic superhero, written by Robert Kirkman.
Park Jae Cheol, also known as PaperBlue, is a South korean concept artist. He has created environment concept paintings for popular movies and games, including Lineage, Sun, The Day, Aion, and Blade & Soul, among many others.
Park Jae Kwang is studying drawing with Kim Jung Gi, and he is also a virtuose!
With a major in Visual Art, Pyeongjun Park has worked as a concept artist for major feature film companies and as a freelance illustrator. Using mainly digital tools, he has also worked as a cover artist for Marvel and teaches CG Illustration in Seoul.
Lorne Peterson is a Canadian special effects artist mostly known for the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Art from California State University, Long Beach. Since being hired by George Lucas in 1975, he has worked on many of Lucas's films, as well as several of Steven Spielberg's. He won for Best Visual Effects at the 57th Academy Awards for his work on the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, Mateja Petkovic studied Fine Art and Design at the University of Applied Arts in Belgrade. Since 2012 he lives in Munich, Germany, working as a Senior Concept Artist on video games by day, and exploring personal interests as a painter by night.
Beginning his artistic journey as a traditional painter using primarily acrylic and oil on canvas to express himself, Mateja has also accrued over 12 years of experience in the digital art world, often bringing his traditional painting style into the digital medium, distinctly blurring the lines between the two worlds.
Past and present masters of the art world such as Velasquez, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Jenny Saville, Adrian Ghenie as well as Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Joaquin Sorolla (amongst many others) have deeply influenced his art. Besides the visual aspect of the arts, he was greatly inspired by the emerging art forms of the 80s and 90s pop culture, from fashion to music to movies to comics and video games. Mateja has exhibited his work in Europe and the United States of America. Many of his paintings have found a new home all over the world.
Peyo (1928-1992) was a Belgian cartoonist.
Between 1945 and 1951, Peyo explored all the possibilities offered by his taste for drawing. He tried his hand at a wide variety of worlds: pirates, cowboys, Indians... He also draws for advertising, then, with the help of Franquin, he joins Le Journal de Spirou in 1952.
Peyo finds his style, develops the medieval universe of Johan, then that of the Smurfs. The plates are a model of readability, flexibility and dynamism. The pencil, which can be seen under the inking, testifies to the work necessary to achieve this result.
Shane Pierce was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He's been a professional artist working for major entertainment companies for over 20 years. From Creator owned to Conceptual art to Illustration to Gallery work. His work has appeared in four Spectrum annuals. Clients include Harley-Davidson, Sony Entertainment, Electronic Arts, IDW, Titan, DC, Wildstorm, Epic Games.
Born in 1967, Frédéric Pillot graduated from the School of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg (HEAR). He began his career with historic and comic books, before devoting himself to the illustration of children's literature.
Dan Piraro lives from Missouri. Published daily in many American newspapers, his drawings are also a great success on the Internet. He won repeatedly the Reuben Award Cartoonist Award, as well as a multitude of other prestigious awards. Come discover his wacky and offbeat universe!
Bill Presing is an American illustrator and comics story-boarder, who is also comfortable with the world of animated movies. Well known for his curvy pin-ups and his comic character Rex Steele, Nazi Smasher, he has also worked for the Pixar Studios on several projects such as The Incredibles, Ratatouille and the amazing
Q-Ha is a Corean artist, he was born in 1976 in Busan.
He has studied cartoon and Western painting at university and got a PhD in animated movie in 2014.
He is also famous for his works in the field of comics: he began in 2014 by making the scenario and drawings of Le maître Koza (Comicstory).
Lately he has been joining the French publishing house Glénat and participated to the comic series about famous battleships with the book No Ryang.
He has also teaching at several universities of South Corea (including Busan University where he is still working!)
Luis Quiles is a Spanish artist who creates controversial illustrations about the ugly side of society.
Writer and producer Jody Revenson has a diploma in creative writing (scenario) from the University of New York (1982-1984) and has been formed in different movie studios of Hollywood, California from 1984 to 1994.
She is a freelance proofreader for publishing houses including Harper Collins since 2009, and Random House since 2010.
Freelance writer for Insight Editions since 2012, she published several books dedicated to the Harry Potter's world.
RIFF Reb's was born in Algeria in 1960 and spent his childhood in Le Havre. He later studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs where he met Qwak, with whom he founded the Asylum workshop in 1985. Edith, Cromwell, Ralph and Joe Ruffner, to name but a few, would later join them.
RIFF Reb's first comic book project was Le Bal de la sueur, which became a trilogy published by Soleil Editions. This was followed by La Crève (Glénat), Le Kid et Bergson (Rackham), Myrtil Fauvette (Charrette), Glam et Comet (Glénat)... In 2009, he successfully published the adaptation of Mac Orlan's novel, À bord de l'Étoile Matutine (Soleil Editions) RIFF Reb's career is now focused on the sea, with the adaptation of Jack London's novel The Sea-Wolf, as well as short stories in the book Hommes à la mer (published by Soleil Editions).
RIFF Reb's work has been the subject of three exhibitions at the Daniel Maghen gallery. He signed his first book with Daniel Maghen Editions in November 2022: the enriched illustration of Stevenson's novel Treasure Island.
Steve Richardson is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, and has been writing books for children for several years. His books Canlandia (2014), Lavender Blue (2013) and Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest (2018) have already won numerous awards.
Deborah Riley was born on May 16, 1973 in Brisbane, Australia. She is a production designer and art director, known for Game of Thrones (2011), 21 grammes (2003) and Moulin Rouge (2001).
She has won four Emmy Awards, three Art Directors Guild Awards and one BAFTA for her work in Game of Thrones.
Scott Robertson is an American designer, educator, author and publisher based in Los Angeles.
Francois Roca has illustrated more than thirty picture books and has been published in France and the US. He lives and works in Paris and is a Goncourt laureat.
Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was an American painter and illustrator. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades.
Born in Decembre 1954, Christian Rossi takes an interest in arts very early on. He starts his career at the Estienne school in Paris and was one of the students of the great Joseph 'Jijé' Gillain.
After working in marketing for a while (as a roughman and as an independent illustrator), he starts to get a real recognition as an artist in 1979. He always tried to adapt his technique to his different collaborators, which he then used later on in his stories and series.
Rossi, since the beginning of his career, has been working with the most famous publishing houses in France: Glénat, Casterman, Dargaud etc.
Maxime Rovere is an author and translator. He specializes in the Dutch philosopher Spinoza and even dedicated an entire monograph to his work, but he also translated the works of Charles Darwin, Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad and Giorgio Agamben for the French publishers Payot and Rivages. He also worked on classics like The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne or Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie for Milan publishing.
It has been thirty years since I first discovered the world of comics at the age of seven. Drawing has always been my passion, I watched countless movies, animated or not, and played numerous video games, but through it all, I always found solace and joy in drawing.
I never thought I could become a part of the comic industry, but March 2001, I landed my first job as a game artist. At that time, I felt very lucky to find a job that matched my major, since many classmates of mine went on to work for architectural design firms or advertising agencies.
Therefore, I cherished this extraordinary opportunity. While advancing my career as a game artist , I was continuing on my drawing journey. I started my career as a 3D character artist, since back then 3D-related fields had better employment opportunities than for drawing and illustrating. However, my passion for drawing was much stronger than for creating 3D art. Then, in 2007, a unique opportunity allowed me to switch my career to that of 2D concept artist. Since then, I never again used 3D software or used photos as references.
All the works presented in this collection were drawn using digital pens and Photoshop software, but none of them were created using 3D software or by referencing photo materials. I believe no drawing methods are superior or inferior to any other, I simply chose the drawing style that I prefer. I have always appreciated the effect produced by hand drawing, nevertheless the design ideas of 3D art inspired me to make the light sources in my work more realistic. And I still use basic adjustment tools in Photoshop, such as selection and free transform.
2023 marks my 22nd year in the industry, and this art collection is a testament to my dedication and illustrating journey over the past 22 years, and in Black Dragon Crown I share a collection of illustrations from a series of stories that I created during my free time.
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Alberto was born in Ecuador and has worked as a freelance artist ever since moving to New York City as a teenager. He is the founder, president, and editor of BrandStudio Press, Trinquette Publishing, and Xupuy Editions and has spent more than 30 years in the fields of Illustration, animation, and graphic design in the United States as a production artist and art director. As a freelance designer, he has worked most notably for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon, Hallmark Entertainment, VIACOM Networks, New York Magazine, and others. He is also a former illustrator, graphic designer, and publisher. He quit the corporate art and publishing industries to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an independent figurative artist, painter, and sculptor. He is sharing exclusive content on his Patreon, such as original drawings, paintings, process videos, and instructional live streams. He teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists for a living and lives with his family in Ecuador.
Sylvain Runberg was born in Belgium in 1971. Since 2044, he published over 70 comic books. His work has been translated in 15 languages. His scenarios tackle all kind of genres. He is famous for Orbital, Reconquêtes, Face Cachée (Silver Prize of International Manga Award in Tokyo in 2011), Les Carnets de Darwin, London Calling, Warship Jolly Roger; as well as the adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Bestseller, Millenium. In 2011, Sylvain starts to work for Glénat with a dark fantasy comic book series inspired by the scandinavian mythology: Konungar. Since then, he has published L'Ombre des Shinobis with Zhifeng, set in medieval Japan, Sonar with Chee, where he get interested in mermaids; Le Chant des Runes, a fantastic detective story set in nowadays Sweden; and more...
A self-taught illustrator with tortuous past, Apollonia draws for her pleasure and that of her audience. She also works for publishing houses, like the renown French erotic publisher La Musardine. Her imagination is fueled by Pop culture as well as academic canons and her graphic influences range from Leonardo da Vinci to Moebius and Milo Manara – among other European comics artist. She also finds a great inspiration in The Silver Spoon.
A longtime resident of the Old Continent, Apollonia divides her time between the kitchen and her workshop.
Jaouen Slaün is a french drawer born in the south of France in 1979. He only discovered drawing in 1995 with Moëbius, Gillon, Liberatore and Gimenez. From that point, he developed a passion for everything that is related with images. He followed a school curriculum at Emile Cohl’s School from 1999 to 2003.
He first illustrated a lot of textbooks, child’s books, playing cards… Then he taught perspective during 2 years in an interior design school. In 2006, he drew his first comic called “Nova” with a Julien Blondel’s scenario.
He then made the first book of Carthago’s Adventures with a Christophe Bec’s scenario.
In 2009, he joined, as an advertising story-boarder, the Pavillon noir’s agency with whom he still works today.
Between 2014 and 2017, he drew the Eternum series, with Christophe Bec again.
Since 2017, he closely works with the Carbone magazine which explores the Pop Culture.
Tim Sale began his carreer in the 80s. He was then first noticed for his work on the series Grendel (Matt Wagner) in the 90s. After that, he worked with Jeph Loeb on Challengers of the Unknown, and on mini-series about Batman, Spider-Mar, Daredevil, Catwoman and Captain America. He also directed Superman: Kryptonite, collaboratively with Darwyn Cooke. In cinema, Tim Sale is most known for his work in the successful series Heroes.
Anna Saveq was born in 1977 and became a scriptwriter in 2018. She writes for cinema, television, broadcasting platforms and comic books. Her curiosity and her taste for co-writing lead her to write for various genres such as comedy, anticipation, drama or youth literature.
David Saunders is an american painter and sculptor, son of illustrator Norman Saunders. He wrote several books about pulp art such as H.J Ward and It's a Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps.
"Dominique Schoenig is an animal lover. He particularly likes to observe them in order to draw them with his own style. For him, realism is never far from fantasy, and thanks to his dynamic drawing, the animals seem to have a life of their own and to become characters. He re-establishes the link between tradition, animal drawing, and the tale, offering a whole new vision full of sensitivity and humour towards the animal kingdom." Bernadette Litschgi Custodian, Libraries of the city of Strasbourg.
Masae Seki is a senior artist at Imaginism Studios in Toronto, Canada, working as a character design and illustrator. She has illustrated numerous books for Disney and is a character designer on the Netflix film "The Christmas Chronicles", produced by Chris Columbus and directed by Clay Kaytis.
Born in 1949 in Chile, Luis Sepúlveda is a renowned writer. Ex-footballer and activist for many political and ecological causes, he made the choice of writing. Throughout his work, we find themes such as the repression of dictatorships, the harms of pollution and values such as tolerance. After asserting his support for President Allende in the 1960s, he was imprisoned for more than two years under Pinochet’s dictatorship. Since then, Luis Sepúlveda has been involved in various struggles within global organizations (Greenpeace, International Federation for Human Rights, UNESCO programme, etc.) and journalistic institutions (The diplomatic world – chilean edition). Through these works, he expresses this need for freedom.
His first novel, The Old Man Who Read Love Novels, was a huge success that placed him among the international writers (with more than one million copies sold worldwide).In 1996, he told The Story of A Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Flyin youth literature, which promotes values of tolerance and criticizes mass pollution.The award-winning book was adapted into an animated film a few years later.
Luis Sepúlveda died in April 2020 from Covid-19.
Andrea Serio, oscillating illustrator, obsessive pastelist, cartoonist, pyromaniac, creator of wonderful record covers, Tarot card aficionado, billboard creator, painter, music, movie and literature buff from the very beginning (not necessarily in that order and preferably not separated), his attitude towards computers is hostiles, and he types on keyboards with one finger, like François Truffaut. His drawings have been featured in exhibitions like the Turin Book Fair, the Babel International Festival in Athens, Torino Comics, as well as the Lugocontemporaneo music and avant-garde contemporary artist festival. He has worked as a professor at the International School of Comic Books in Turin and Florence.
Faraz Shanyar is an Iranian concept artist who worked for companies such as MPC, Volta, Red Barrels, Remedy, and multiple iIanian companies and magazines. Currently he is freelancing and teaching in Tehran.
Mary Shelley, born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, is a British novelist. She’s mainly known for her masterpiece Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus, a gothic novel considered an early example of the science fiction genre. Her father, William Godwin, was a political philosopher and her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, was a philosopher, and a feminist activist. In 1814, she met the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, with whom she got married a few years later. The summer of 1816, the couple, along with Mary’s stepsister Claire Clairmont, went to visit the poet Lord Byron and his physicist Polidori in the Villa Diodati near Geneva. Mary Shelley, who was only 17 at the time, got the idea for her novel Frankenstein this very summer.
Marc Simonetti (born in 1977) is a French conceptual artist and illustrator. He worked on Valérian and the city of a thousand planets directly with Luc Besson as well as on a dozen films with the Moving Pictures Company LA, including the latest Aladdin and Maleficent 2.
He is best known for his work on GRR Martin's Game of Throne. He has also illustrated some of the best-known fantasy and science fiction novels, such as Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Robin Hobb's trilogy The Royal Assassin, Patrick Rothfuss's Name of the Wind, Terry Brook's The Shannara Cycle, or Frank Herbert's Dune. He has also worked for numerous video game companies such as Activision, Ubisoft, Magic The Gathering, EA, Square Enix and King Isle Entertainment.
Natacha Sicaud was born in Jonzac in 1977. After studying at the Beaux Arts in Angoulême, she moves to Strasbourg to attend the Arts Décoratifs school. Since 1996, she works with the fanzine "Lapis-Lazuli". In 2000, she participates to the "Comix 2000" at the Association. In 2002, she illustrates "Rêve de Chien" for Nathan. She is also working on e comic book series for Glénat "Savaneries".
Born in 1981, Aude Soleilhac is an illustrator and comic book author. She did study law, for 4 months before going to the Beaux Arts in Angoulême.
At first, she publishes in the magazines Yétis and Spirou before she publishes Le tour du monde en 80 jours with Delcourt editions. After have several comic books published, she is now working for children press and is preparing a lot of projects...
Concept Artist veteran in the Video Game industry since 1996, Nicolas "SPARTH" Bouvier is the author of the Structura art book series, Art Director for Halo at Microsoft - 343 Industries in Seattle.
Simon Stålenhag is an artist, musician, and designer specialising in futuristic digital paintings focused on stereotypical Swedish countryside environments. The settings of his artwork have formed the basis for a range of art booksand a tabletop game.
Ross Stewart is an Irish artist working in painting, illustration and animation, notably conceptual design and art direction. He has recently been involved in 3 Oscar nominated feature films; as Art Director on The Secret of Kells (2009), Visual Development on ParaNorman (2013), Concept Artist on Song of the Sea (2015) and has worked on many other award winning animated short films.
Born in 1976, Seok Jung-Hyun, aka Stonehouse, is one of the most impressive illustrator of South Korea. He graduated from the Animation Department at Korea National University of Arts and is the author of several college classes in Korea as well as special lectures on anatomy all around the world.
He is the author of several comics and has produced various book covers, like the recent Watchdogs Legion - Day Zero by Ubisoft.
Jan Steven Strnad (sometimes credited as J. Knight) is an American writer of comic books, horror, and science fiction. He is known for his many collaborations with artist Richard Corben, as well as his work in the Star Wars expanded universe, the majority of which has been published by Dark Horse Comics. He has also written for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Eclipse Comics, and Fantagraphics Books.
Haddon Hubbard Sundblom (1899 – 1976) was an American artist of Finnish and Swedish descent and best known for the images of Santa Claus he created for the company Coca-Cola.
Concept Artist for Pixoloid Studios.
He started his career as a 3d generalist creating detailed models and textures for online multiplayer games. His passion for creating illustrations and concepts quickly became his day job when he became a concept artist at Zu Digital Games. He joined the studio in 2018 and mainly works on detailed 2d/3d prop designs and also creates detailed mechanical and key frame illustrations.
Gilbert Gascard, or Tibet (1931-2010), is only 16 when he joins the Bruxelles Disney Studios. He learns and draws in the shadow of Hergé, Laudy and Jacobs. His work is finally celebrated in 1953 when he creates the characters Chick Bill, a singing cow-boy travelling in the US and then Ric Hochet, born from a collaboration with Duchâteau in 1955.
J.R.R Tolkien, or John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic. He was the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Middle-earth within it.
While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature.
For 13 years, Céline made her body her instrument of work and experimentation and became known under the pseudonym, Katsuni, her name of "warrior in stilettos". A student of literature and political science, then the muse of Penthouse France in 2000, Céline Tran has become the biggest French porn star of her generation and the most recognised in the world.
Céline Tran is 1st dan in taekwondo, 2nd dan in shotokan karate, certified in well-being massage, Chi Neï Tsang and Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. She has also obtained a Teacher Certification in Asthanga Yoga and is a practitioner in eriksonian hypnosis, trained in psychopathology and specialised in Sport & Performance.
Born in 1932, Sergio Toppi began his career by working in animated movies then drew regularly for the Italian children press. In the 70’s he is a major figure of the transalpine comic book. People first notice him in France with his participation to l’Histoire de France en BD, then to the Un Homme une Aventure series. From 1997, Mosquito Editions present an overview of his amazing work by publishing first le Dossier Kokombo, and then Ile Pacifique.
Some of his comic book pages were selected for the exhibition of “The Masters of the European comic book” at the Bibliothèque Nationale then for the Musée de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême.
Toppi died of cancer on August 21rst 2012.
Mosquito Editions are still publishing his work today. After being published in seven European countries, Toppi will soon be published in Japan.
Born into an artistic family, Dorian Vallejo's career began when he started illustrating book covers as a student at the school of visual arts, in New York. As the field increasingly began to incorporate the use of computer-generated images, Vallejo felt the need to pursue other avenues with his art. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, which he shows in galleries and online. These days Vallejo spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries and directly to collectors.
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Boris Vian was born in 1920. The family was surrounded by a world of high cultural and financial capital, but the crisis of 1929 forced them to reduce their lifestyle. At the age of twelve, Boris became seriously ill. He plays the trumpet in jazz bands and performs in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. He wrote his first novel, Vercoquin et le plancton, which was published in 1945, followed by L'Écume des jours and L'Automne à Pékin. At the same time, Boris Vian wrote a black novel under the pseudonym of Vernon Sullivan, J'irai cracher sur vos tombes, which will be the subject of complaints for indecent exposure. In 1950, L'Herbe rouge and Elles se rendent pas comptent were published, and in 1953 his last novel, L'Arrache-coeur, was released. All these publications are commercial failures. Besides his literary production, Boris Vian continues to work in the musical world by composing many songs. He died of a heart attack on June 23, 1959.
Lele Vianello est né en 1951 à Venise.
Diplômé en dessin industriel, il réside et travaille dans la lagune à Malamocco, sur le Lido de Venise.
Il alla présenter ses premiers travaux à Hugo Pratt qui lui donna de nombreux conseils, et finit par se lier d'amitié avec lui. Il l'encouragea à devenir professionnel, et quelques années plus tard, alors qu'il était débordé de travail, avec son succès grandissant en France, il lui proposa de devenir son assistant.
Il commença à travailler sur les Scorpions du désert, puis Corto en Sibérie. Il accompagna Hugo Pratt jusqu'à la fin de sa vie, en travaillant avec son complice Guido Fuga, avec lequel il réalisa le guide sur Venise: Itinéraires avec Corto Maltese, aux éditions Casterman.
Comme auteur de bande dessinée, il produisit de nombreux albums en Italie, dont le Fanfaron sera publié en France chez Casterman. En 2011, il publie Cubana aux éditions Mosquito.
En 2013 sont parus Dick Turpin et un ouvrage de souvenirs sur Hugo Pratt toujours chez Mosquito.
Graphic Designer / Creative Illustrator for Pixoloid Studios.
She started in the studio as a design uni intern and was hired right after graduation as a Creative Assistant and Junior Artist. Beside her university studies - visual communication and graphic design - she completed a course of Autodesk Maya, ZBrush and Concept Design, what really made her a versatile designer.
Fabio Visintin is an italian illustrator.
How can we introduce the extremely talented Claire Wendling ? During her last year at the Beaux Arts, she wins a prize à the Angoulême comic festival. She also draws for some collective works published by Delcourt (Les Enfants du Nil and Entrechats). One year after that, the series Lights of the l'Amalou starts. The second volume receives a prize at the Angoulême international comic festival. Then, she flies to the US to work for the Warner Studios. Since then, she returned to France and keeps drawing amazingly. She regularly publishes sketchbook and attends conventions.
Jon Whitcomb (1906-1988) was one of the greatest American illustrator of his time. Master of glamour, his work influenced an entire generation of illustrators.
Terryl Whitlatch is one of the top professional Creature designer ! She is specialized in Animal Anatomy, Paleontological Reconstruction, and the creation of Imaginary Creatures for the Animation, Publishing, Institutional, Academic, and other Transmedia/Entertainment Industries. She has worked various zoo and museum, and her clients include Lucasfilm and -art, Walt Disney, Electronic Arts, Paramount Pictures, Sony, and many others.
Ashley Wood is an Australian artist. Genius of illustration, he also masters many fields such as painting, toys design and comics.
He is internationally renowned and has received awards such as the Spectrum Award of Excellence (2002), the Spectrum Award of Avertising and the Special Guest Award of San Diego Comics Con International.
Over the past few years, Ashley Wood has organized conventions called Venture that succeed artists of all kinds, whether they are painters, illustrators, game designers or comic book authors, twice a year.
Today, Ashley Wood exhibits his artwork in galleries and works in the design of characters for television, cinema or comics.
Lorin was raised in an extraordinarily creative family who encouraged him to pursue the visual arts from his earliest years. His love of illustration and design was refined from copying his father's industrial design portfolio, and a healthy dose of the work of Syd Mead, Joe Johnston, Nilo Rodis-Jamero, and Ralph McQuarrie. This assured that his career would veer far from a normal path.
Over the course of twenty years, Lorin has amassed a wealth of experience in pre-production conceptual design and art direction, as well as work in visual effects, previsualization and visual development for animated features, game development, product design, and publication.
Mike Yamada is a multidisciplinary problem solver with 13 years of experience in film, animated movies, games, and themed spaces. He is Production Designer at Walt Disney Animation and the illustrator of eight children’s books. He has spoken or taught at some of the biggest colleges, design firms and animation studios, including Art Center College of Design, Continuum, Disney Interactive, and many more.
Dean Yeagle has devoted most of his career to animation. He has worked for Zander’s Animation Parlour in New York, before founding his own company, Caged Beagle Productions. In 2000, he began drawing for the magazine Playboy, with which he still collaborates today. He simultaneously publishes books staging his famous character Mandy, and also works as a designer and as an advisor for various brands.
Animation, comics, children’s books, and advertising are his life.
Victoria Ying is an author and artist living in Los Angeles. She started her career in the arts by falling in love with comic books, this eventually turned into a career working in Animation. She loves Japanese Curry, putting things in her shopping cart online and taking them out again and hanging out with her dopey dog. Her film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana. Her current work focuses on storytelling with her debut picture book "Meow!" out in stores now and many other novel and graphic novel projects in development.
Felix Yoon is a visual development artist and author working in feature animation and has worked with studios such as Netflix, DreamWorks and Illumination.
Zeen is a freelance illustrator and concept artist from Malaysia. Although he did not graduate from any art school, his passion for comics and illustration drove him to work towards becoming a a professional artist . He started his career as a 2D animator and eventually moved on to become an illustrator. He feels very fortunate to be able to follow his love for art.
Enzhe ZHAO is a game producer as well as a game and movie concept artist. He was the Concept Art Manager and Lead Artist of NetDragon. He is also a visiting professor of School Of Art, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University. Enzhe ZHAO was a director of Animation and Game Professional Committee of China Film Criticism Society. He has participated in developing several massive online client games and mobile games, as well as concept art designs for movies. He’s also the producer and director of several animated series.
He is the winner of the Best Art Award of the 29th China Science Fiction Galaxy Award, the Silver Medalist of both 7th and 8th Xingyun (Nebula) Award for Global Chinese Science Fiction. His work Vouchsafing was selected in the Spectrum 24, a globally renowned sci-fi yearbook. Many of his other works were selected in the world-renowned art magazine EXPOSE.
Daniel Zimmer studied illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York, and began his career as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. He started collecting pulp magazines, vintage paperback books, and original illustration art in the 1980s, and his interest in the artists of the Golden Age led him to found the first quarterly publication devoted to the subject, Illustration magazine, October 2001. His company, The Illustrated Press, Inc., has produced monographs on legendary illustrators such as Dean Cornwell, Tom Lovell, Jon Whitcomb, Norman Saunders, Bernie Fuchs, H.J. Ward, and Walter Baumhofer. Daniel lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.