Category: Comic
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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.

  3. 14

    Mar 2014

    Emma Ríos

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    Spanish born illustrator, Emma Ríos, was a practising architect before she made the transition into comics. Starting off, as many do these day, by self-publishing a miniseries called A Prueba de Balas [Bulletproof]. Ríos’ self-published work and her contributions to fanzines caught the attention of Warren Ellis, who posted her work on his website, which in turn grabbed the attention of Matt Gagnon, offering Ríos a full miniseries at Boom! Studios.

    That miniseres was Hexed, which was released in 2009. Now, with multiple titles under her belt, including a few for Marvel Comics (Dr. Strange: Season One, Osborn, Runaways), Ríos is working on an original ongoing series called Pretty Deadly. Published by Image Comics, the series is notable for multiple reasons, not least its all-female creative team (hello 21st century…we have arrived).

    You can see lots of Emma Ríos’ work on her flickr.

  4. 10

    Mar 2014

    Adrian Tomine

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    Presenting the very distinctive work of Adrian Tomine. Born in 1974, California, Mr. Tomine started creating and publishing comics whilst he was still in his teens. He distributed his self-published mini-comic, Optic Nerve, to the local comics shops. Nowadays Drawn and Quarterly have taken over Mr. Tomine’s publishing and distribution, leaving him more time to create comics and The New Yorker covers.

    Adrian Tomine style combines clear line work with solid colour and little to no texture. There is a beautiful stillness to his illustrations; harmonious pallet, balanced composition, often eye-level. Tomine’s illustrations feel personal, as if they are family snapshots, which I find especially true of his cover work.

    Be sure to check out more of his work on his website.

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    Mar 2014

    Eleanor Davis

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    Eleanor Davis is an award-winning illustrator and a talented storyteller. She has two graphic novels under her belt, The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook, Stinky, with a third, titled How to Be Happy, set for release this year.

    Consistently producing both clients and personal work, Davis’ work is nothing less than exquisite. I am besotted by its sensitivity. Her storytelling devices and illustration style adapt to the story she is telling, but the results are always equally fulfilling. You can see some of her short comics here. Also, take the time to check our Davis’ sketchblog, seeing all her doodle and ideas is a real feast for the senses.

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