Category: Fantasy
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    Aug 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Gilang Andrian

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    Gilang Andrian aka alchemaniac is an 18 year old freelance illustrator based in Singapore. Since graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, she has gone on to work for the likes of Madefire, DISCORD Games, and Golden Ruby Games.

    Ms Andrian has created illustrations for card games, advertising, video game cover art, videos game assets, character design, and comic books. She has also picked up a few awards along the way, including ImagineFX +deviantWATCH and Tokyo Otaku Mode Special Creator.

    You can find more of Gilang Andrian’s work on her website and deviantArt page.

  2. 13

    Aug 2014

    Mike Avon Oeming

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    Michael Avon Oeming is an American comic book creator. He has worked as a penciler, inker and writer for all the big comic companies on a lot of their biggest properties. Though a prolific writer himself, Mr Oeming still frequently collaborates writers Bryan J. L. Glass, and with Brian Michael Bendis. Mr Oeming is most famous for his co-creator series Powers, The Mice Templar and The Victories.

    Interesting side note, Powers was originally published by Image comics, which is famous for its creator-owned titles and exceptional treatment of creators. However in 2004, Marvel set up an imprint called Icon Comics, explicitly for creator-owned titles. Powers, along with other Images title’s Kabuki and Casanova, jumped ship to the Marvel imprint.

    Mr Oeming’s career has earn him some notable accalades, including an Eisner Award for Best New Series for Powers and a favorite writer/artist Eagle Awards for Cross Bronx. His 1998 collaboration with Brett Lewis, R. A. Jones on Bulletproof Monk was adapted for film. More recently a television adaptation of Powers has begun production. The series will premiere on the PlayStation Network and will be PSN’s first original programming.

    You can watch a brilliant interview he did for From The Gutters, where he talks about how started out and the necessity to developed his distinctive stripped-down style. You can find more of Mr Oeming’s work on his tumblr.

  3. 6

    Aug 2014

    Klemt

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    We were recently contacted by a young French artist whom goes by the mononym Klemt. His large illustrations are comprised of short lines using China ink and a traditional quill pen. His illustrations have been exhibited in Limoges, Paris, Brussels and New York.

    Klemt’s artwork is the representation of his personal thoughts and questions. Starting with a statement like “Everything Will Be OK” and allowing the drawing to manifest itself. The result of that particular statement can be seen in his piece La Fille A L’Echelle.

    Check out more of Klemt’s illustrations on his website.

  4. 14

    Jul 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Kyoung Seok Oh

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    Kyoung Seok Oh aka Alien1452, is a manga artist based in Seoul, Korea. Heavily involved in video games, he has previously worked on MMORPGs including Steal Fighter and Neo Steam. Kyoung Seok is currently working with game publishers Seed9.

    Mr Oh definitely has a nepotism towards female characters. Their personality vary from innocent to hard-nosed, but their physiques are always distinctly voluptuous. However, his renderings are varied, especially in his personal work, he does not seem to stick with one style or a set pallet. Mr Oh’s colouring definitely feels more experimental and expressive, and brings an extra layer of interest to his work.

    To see more of Kyoung Seok Oh’s illustrations you can check out his naver blog, DeviantArt page, and watch him work on Livestream.

  5. 7

    Jul 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Jung Myung Lee

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    Jung Myung Lee aka Rupid 79 is Korean fantasy artist. You may recognise his work from his contributions to the hugely successful card battle game, Legend of the Cryptids. His art subsequently features in the Legend of Monsters Official Art Book (Japanese Language).

    Jung Myung Lee’s artwork is full of action and full of intricate details. They are multi-layered, rarely using less than three planes. Even when he strips away elements his illustrations are still more detailed than most.

    There was once a Rupid 79 page in each of the illustrative corners of the internet, but they all seem to have disappeared. I have managed to dig up a couple places that he is still using (for now at least). Check out his DrawCrowd page, and for those of you versed in Korean, he has a blog too.

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