Tranimated

If you know me personally or have followed my instagram or even had a look at any of my past posts you'll know that I've started to enter the weird and wonderfully creative world of designer toys. One of the things that got me started on this journey was the amazing work by some brothers in the states operating under the name Plastic Cell. I got hold of my first DIY custom from them. Tony Tran an Artist with a really cool style who I discovered on Instagram as a result of following Plastic Cell's work recently launched a Kickstarter that I think you should all have a look at. Now at it's halfway mark the Tranimated kickstarter could use some support from those who love carefully hand crafted pieces of work and the world of designer toys. And even ...

It's been a while since I did an Artist Highlight and I stumbled across this design studio very much by accident but I can't deny the video of Lobulo Design isn't a fascinating look at what designers and their teams do on a daily basis. The team at London/Barcelona based Lobulo Design specialise in papercraft illustrations and designs. If you've watched the above video you can clearly see that they specialise in it for a very good reason...they're pretty good at what they do. From shapes to animals to full blown worlds this studio painstakingly cut out and put together amazing pieces of design that can't be called anything less than art. I'm not actually sure if it's one guy who's doing all the work or a team but with 10 years experience and a clear passion for ...

Unfortunately comic artists aren't all lucky enough to make it big just by putting pencil to paper even if they have the talent or drive to succeed. Becoming household names for many is destined to be a hard fought journey and for some it might be just out of reach. My hope is that for the guys I'm about to write about their dreams become a reality. The Swansea Comics Collective The origin story of The Swansea Comics Collective is as follows: They were formed in September 2008 by two blokes in a comic shop. Fed up with talking about creating comics but not putting pencil to paper often enough, Pete & Mark decided to start a group where local artists and writers could meet to collectively pursue this goal. They meet regularly and during their meetings a character or ...

LFCC 2014

Most people who go to conventions such as London Film and Comic Con go for the guests or the cosplay and some even go just to meet people who are just like them. Everyone can agree though that they all like to go to see what merchandise they can get from the convention that they can't find anywhere else. There were some amazing stalls there from big retailers like Forbidden Planet to small independents. However what I loved to see were the artists who were mixed in with the dealers and the comic book artists who were all in EC1. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to a few of them and even get the contact details of a few of them. One massive surprise was meeting the artist of a piece of artwork that I ...