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    Nov 2014

    Jakub Rebelka

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    Jakub Rebelka is a Polish freelance illustrator and comic creator. Born 1981 into a family of artist, when Mr Rebelka was 15 years old, he received the Junior Grand Prix at the Polish International Comic Festival. In 2002 publishers Kultura Gniewu released his first comic book, Doctor Bryan, to positive reviews.

    Well known in Poland for his distinctive style, Mr Rebelka has painted many public murals in Gdansk, Sopot, Warsaw and Bremen. He also provided background and character design, as well as illustrations for the animated cutscenes for the acclaimed video game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011). Mr Rebelka is currently working alongside writer Yohan Radomski on a graphic novel called City of Dogs.

    You can find more of Jakub Rebelka’s striking and offbeat illustrations on his tumblr.

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    Nov 2014

    Rufus Dayglo

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    The weekend just gone, Leeds hosted the 2014 Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival. Myself and my fellow loungers took a trip there on Sunday and had such a good time meeting artist and watching them draw. All the artist we meet were incredibly nice and down to earth. So when I single out Rufus Dayglo as a particularly nice chap, it really says a lot.

    Mr Dayglo is best know for his work on the relaunched Tank Girl series, with the original writer Alan Martin. He has worked with publisher DC Vertigo, 2000ad, IDW on titles including The Unwritten, Judge Dredd and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty respectively. Mr Dayglo more recently has teamed up with Sofie Dodgson for a creator owned project titled Solid Gold Death Mask. Once complete it will be collected and released by Ashley Wood’s 3A Publishing.

    As well as his website, you can find Rufus Dayglo on deviantArt, twitter and tumblr.

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    Nov 2014

    Andrew Davidson

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    English illustrator and designer Andrew Davidson graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. Known for his traditional wood engraving and wood cuts, Mr Davidson also paints more graphic artwork using gauche and wood blocks. All of his traditional work is printed using a 1859 Albion hand press.

    I noticed his work at the AOI Illustration Awards 2014. On display were his hand engraved Harry Potter illustrations. They were fantastic, the details and textures had me staring with my nose practically pressed against the glass. I was excited to see the application of the illustrations but after I found them online, I was sorely disappointed. Resisting the urge to berate someone’s work, I will let you take a look for yourself and make your own opinions.

    Mr Davidson’s skill of traditional printing methods has kept him in high demand. His client list include HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Rolex, HRH Prince of Wales Duchy Originals. He has also created postage stamps for Royal Mail, and designs for the glass doors at Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

    See more of Andrew Davidson’s work on his website.

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    Nov 2014

    Gerhard Human

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    Gerhard Human is a Designer and Illustrator currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. He works as a Creative Director for advertising agency Masters & Savant Worldwide. He regularly produces personal work for gallery exhibitions, and in the last three years he has participated in no less than a combination of 20 group and solo shows.

    Describing his work as “simplification of a chaotic state” he has applied his artwork to apparel, animation, comics, and skateboards. Mr Human illustrated a short-story called Birdie, written by Lauren Beukes, for the DC/Virtigo anthology The Witching hour #1. He has also provided illustrations for an MTV ident and his excellent contribution to the Radiohead In Rainbows competition earned him a Semi-Finalist position.

    You can see more of Gerhard Human’s illustrations on his website and instagram, and follow him on twitter.

  5. 10

    Nov 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Tatsuro Kiuchi

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    Tatsuro Kiuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of Tokyo Illustrators Society , owner of studio Pen Still Writes, as well as teaching at the Aoyama School.

    He graduated in Biology before switching to Art, which he studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After sticking with the arts, Mr Kiuchi began his career by illustrating for children’s books. His very first book The Lotus Seed, written by Sherry Garland, sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide. He later branched out into editorial and advertising work. Some of his international clients include The New Yorker, The Folio Society, Simon & Schuster, The Guardian, and Random House.

    The festive season and snow seem to be a reoccurring them in Mr Kiuchi’s portfolio, so it’s not surprising that he has been commissioned twice for Christmas projects. Once by Royal Mail, for their 2006 Christmas Stamp Collection and again in 2007 for Starbucks’ worldwide Pass the Cheer holiday campaign.

    You can see how Mr Kiuchi creates his detailed and textured illustrations in a couple really nice Making of videos over on his vimeo page. To dive deeper into Tatsuro Kiuchi’s work check out his website and tumblr.

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