Mr. Tarkan Paphiti

Mr. Tarkan Paphiti is somewhat of a traveller but not in the traditional physical sense. He is more of a skilful internet explorer and surveyor of fine talents. Mr. Tarkan Paphiti is never happier than when he is dredging through the vast and complex alternate world that is the internet in pursuit of the next big curiosity.

Number of posts published: 87
Website: http://www.offsetmedia.co.uk

  1. 13

    Jan 2014

    James Courtney

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    Born in San Francisco, James Courtney founder of Naked Comix earned an BFA degree in Illustration at the Academy of Art College. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Illustrator 10 he uses a combination of photography and the Adobe Illustrator software to produce dazzling vector based artwork.

    “Vector based art allows for the widest range of final options and usage for my work. I can create artwork without worrying that it may be too big or too small for whatever print usage I may want to do with it later. Also the smaller file sizes vector art allows for easier transfer of my work over the Internet to vendors and clients.”

    Check out more of James’s work via the official Naked Comix website.
    Warning his work does contain some nudity.

  2. 10

    Jan 2014

    Brian Bolland

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    Englishman Brian Bolland born on March 26th, 1951 has made a lasting impact as a comic book artist.

    Although American comics didn’t actually appear in the UK until 1959, Bolland was instantly smitten by the medium. After starting out illustrating fanzines, Oz magazine and, the then-underground, London listings magazine Time Out, He landed his first comic work in 1972 on the comic titled Powerman. In 1977 Bolland snapped up a job at 2000AD working on various titles including Judge Dredd.

    Due to the waves Bolland made on the comic book seen DC Comics gave him the opportunity to working on any of their characters. Choosing one of their flagship characters, Batman, he along with the poise penmanship of Alan Moore created a truly awesome piece of art, titled Batman:The Killing Joke. published in 1988 the book explores the Joker’s origin and is often held as the most controversial Batman story ever created. Bolland went on to collect a total of three Eisner awards and three Harvey awards.

    After studying a copy of graphic novel The Killing Joke, Heath Ledger cited it as an influence on his Oscar-nominated portrayal of The Joker in the movie adaptation of BatmanThe Dark Knight.

    Brian Bolland has a blog which he updates regularly, you can find it here.

  3. 15

    Oct 2013

    Gerard de Lairesse (1641 –1711)

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    Gerard de Lairesse (1641 –1711)

    Lairesse was one of the most celebrated Dutch painters following the death of the great Rembrandt. Lairesse worked as the key illustrator on one of the best anatomical books of the era Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams (1685) by Govert Bidloo. The illustrations were then engraved into copper plates for printing by Abraham Blooteling and Pieter van Gunst.

    Interestingly Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams was not a commercial success at the time and the publisher sold 300 of the extra printed plates to William Cowper, a noted English anatomist.

    Cowper published the plates with his own, English language text in Oxford in 1698 under the title, Anatomy of the humane bodies, without mentioning Bidloo or the artists of the original plates. Cowper went so far as to use Bidloo’s engraved allegorical title page, amended with an irregular piece of paper lettered: “The anatomy of the humane bodies …,” which fits over the Dutch title.

    A number of vitriolic exchanges took place between Bidloo and Cowper, including several pamphlets published in each anatomist’s defence. Cowper claimed, without much evidence presented, that the plates were not Bidloo’s at all, but that they were commissioned by Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680) and that after his death Swammerdam’s widow had sold them to Bidloo.

  4. 14

    Oct 2013

    Daniel Spacek

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    Daniel Spacek lives and works in Prague (Czech Republic) as a freelance artist. Daniel has recently produced a series of animated shorts for a popular new kids channel “ČT : D” for Czech television. These short animations are available to view on his official website as well as some more of his lovely illustrative and design works.

    Daniel also sells some rather nice and very reasonable prints over at society6.

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