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    Apr 2014

    Valérie Vernay

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    A graduate of the Emile Cohl school, Valérie Vernay is a comic and children’s book illustrator.

    Vernay published her first children’s book Le Gardien de la Nuit (The Guardian of the Night) in 2003 and in 2005 she released the first volume of the comic book adaptation of the La guerre des Boutons (War of the Buttons). Vernay’s most recent comic book offering was in 2012, in the melancholy form of La mémoire de l’eau (The Memory of Water).

    You can find out more about Valérie Vernay by checking out her blog.

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    Apr 2014

    Harold Nelson (1871 – 1948)

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    Born in 1871 Dorchester, England, Harold Edward Hughes Nelson is probably best known for his heraldic style and postage stamps designs. He studied at both the Lambeth School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Design. He was a prolific man working as an artist, illustrator, etcher, engraver, designer and lecturer. Illustrating postage stamps, advertisements, magazines, books and bookplates. One of his many notable achievements is illustrating the novel, A Real Queen’s Fairy Tales, authored by the Queen of Romania.

    Mr. Nelson was strongly influenced by the styles of the times. During the early 1900s his work incorporated Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau elements. Then by the 1930s his work embodied the Art Deco ethos. This only made is work stronger allowing him to choose from variety styles that would best suit the content.

    Sadly there isn’t heaps of information online about Harold Nelson, but to find out a little more you can check out Wikipedia, The Pictorial Arts, and The British Postal Museum.

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    Mar 2014

    Scott R. Kurtz

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    Eisner award-winning Scott R. Kurtz is best known for the exceptional webcomic, Player vs Player (PvP). It currently has a readership of 150,000, and spawned a 12-part animated series, as well as publication deal with Image comics.

    Since 2013, Mr. Kurtz started a spin-off series called Table Titans, which features a group of characters previously introduced in PvP. Updated every Thursdays, Mr. Kurtz and team, have already complete Volume 1: First Encounters.

    Scott Kurtz is currently trying (rather successfully) to fund a printed edition of Table Titans on kickstarter.

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    Mar 2014

    Zac Gorman

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    Zac Gorman has worked across the fields of print, illustration, design, motion, web, and UI. Clearly as adaptable as he is talented, he often varies his style for the project in hand. Mr. Gorman is an avid blogger and regularly updates his Magical Game Time website. It houses all of his video game inspired illustrations, and is now brimming with humorous and introspective pieces.

    “Quit your day job and do what makes you happy”

    Zac Gorman’s quote from his very famous illustration encapsulating the true moral of Super Mario Bros. Interestingly he recently wrote an further thought-provoking article titled, Do What You Can & Be Happy Regardless. In which Mr. Gorman speaks about the stigma attached to working, and how a simple realisation lead him to be happier in his day job.

    You can find more of Zac Gorman’s work on his website.

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    Mar 2014

    Brandon James Scott

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    The Loungers have all been long-time fans of Brandon James Scott’s work. It has it all; consideration, charisma, humour, and longevity. It combines rough textures with lush and harmonious colours.

    On top of his illustrator hat, Mr. Scott he has also worn Art Director, Director, Designer and Writer. Working across an array of fields with a range of clients including JibJab Media, Mattel Entertainment, Ogilvy & Mather, Disney, and Nickelodeon. Mr. Scott is also the creator and art director of the Emmy-nominated Justin Time.

    Clearly hard-working, Mr. Scott has also written and illustrated two children’s books as well as co-illustrating the The Longest Christmas List Ever, alongside JibJab founder Evan Spiridellis.

    You can find more of Mr. Scott’s wonderful work on his website.

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