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    Manga Mondays ~ Hikari Shimoda

    Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda is known for her beguiling portraits. Her pastel colours and irasuto style disarm you right before they leave you a feeling disconcerted. Lying just under their cute facade, you find Shimoda’s solitary starry-eyed children are a personification of modern society’s struggles.

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    Jordi Lafebre

    Comic book artist and freelance illustrator Jordi Lafebre works for both Spanish and Franco-Belgian comics audiences.  His comics deal with a spectrum of issues and his detailed environments provide a vivid stage to play out the emotions of the characters.

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    Tim Mack

    Tim Mack is an illustrator and character designer based in Vancouver, Canada. He has recently become freelance after working almost a decade in the games industry. Illustrating digitally and traditionally, Mack creates characters, be they monsters or animals, that retain a cute and comical appeal.

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    BEER by Charles Bukowski (Mature)

    Stale cigarette butts, endless bottles of beer and the loneliness of waiting for people and situations that never arrive. When you’re a lost degenerate, alcohol is both curse and consolation the viewer is told in this alcohol-soaked interpretation of the Charles Bukowski poem, ‘BEER’.

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    Fashion Fridays ~ Clym Evernden

    British illustrator and art director Clym Evernden is known for his fast and loose ink-based style. Award-winning and in high demand, Evernden has created artwork and animations, designed sets and directed marketing campaigns for many leading global fashion and luxury brands.

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    Bang Bang!

    Bang Bang! is a 12-minute French animated short directed by Julien Bisaro and co-written by Claire Paoletti (Long Way North). The psychological film follows Éda, a young girl who feels confined to her father’s overbearing shadow. A car accident leaves her wandering the woods, where her father is out hunting. Lost, Éda comes face-to-face with an enigmatic pink dog and the opportunity to start a new path. Layered with metaphors, Bang Bang! leaves the viewer enough room to form their own interpretation.

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    Hugo Pratt (1927 – 1995)

    Italian comic book creator, Hugo Eugenio Pratt, is widely considered to be one of the greatest graphic novelists of all time. Pratt is often praised for his extensive research and factual visual details. Among his catalogue of achievement is the globetrotting adventurer Corto Maltese.