1. Manga Mondays ~ Anna Korkman

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    Anna Korkman aka Newmilky is a concept artist based in Moscow, Russian. She has been working in game development since 2011.

    Korkman studied Architecture at Novosibirsk State Academy of Architecture and Fine Arts (NGAHA). After graduating in 2011 she worked as an illustrator and concept artist at Mimimigames.

    After dotting around a couple more games companies she joined ZeptoLab in 2014. There she worked on the company’s flagship game franchise, Cut the Rope. Towards the end of 2015, Korkman became freelance, concentrating on character design, illustrations, and comics.

    You can find more of Anna Korkman’s work on Tumblr, DeviantArt, Behance, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and support her on Gumroad.

  2. Manga Mondays ~ LeSean Thomas

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    LeSean Thomas is an illustrator, animator,  animation producer,  and director currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. He is known for his work on The Boondocks (2005-2008), The Legend Of Korra: Book 1 (2012) and Black Dynamite: The Animated Series (2012).

    A South Bronx native, Thomas got his start in animation working as a co-director and character supervisor for Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks.  Some of his other early production credits include storyboard artist for Ben 10: Alien Force (2008-2009),  The Batman (2008), Green Lantern: First Flight (2009), as well as visual development artist and supervising character designer for Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009).

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  3. Manga Mondays ~ Alexis Rives

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    Alexis Rives, aka DeadSlug, is an illustration student from Paris, France. In 2012, he left the capital for the north of France to study at famous video game school Rubika SupinfoGame.

    Rives’ work already exudes confidence. Ambitious character design populates layered and detailed scenery. Earthy tones help add an element of grit to his often rather cute females.

    You can find more of Alexis Rives’ work on DeviantArt, ArtStation and Facebook.

  4. Manga Mondays ~ Mitsuru Adachi

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    Mitsuru Adachi is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known for serial drama sports stories, including Touch, H2, and Miyuki. Many of his mangas have become best-sellers and adapted for animation, live-action TV and films. Adachi has created more than 280 books, and as of 2011, his works had sold over 200 million copies.

    He was born 1951 in Isesaki City, Japan. In 1967, at just 16 years old, Adachi was a finalist in a COM Magazine contest. After he graduated from High School in 1969, he worked as an assistant for manga artist, Isami Ishii. In 1970, Adachi made his manga debut with Kieta bakuon (The Faded Explosion) in Deluxe Shōnen Sunday.

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  5. Manga Mondays ~ loundraw

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    loundraw is a manga artist from Japan. Working predominantly digitally, using Adobe Photoshop and PaintTool SAI. He has recently launched a serialised manga called Be.Be.. Written by Mark Rosen and Robert Underwood, episode one can be found on Global Manga Collection.

    You are completely absorbed into loundraw’s scenes. Clear and vibrant, he gives his images a feeling of space and air using light leaks and a shallow depth of field. So that when observing his work you cannot help but squint your eyes and breathing in the atmosphere.

    You can find more of loundraw’s work on DeviantArt, Tumblr, and follow him on Twitter. You can also watch him work in an episode of Drawing with Wacom.

  6. Manga Mondays ~ Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

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    Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is a character designer, manga artist and founding member of the animation company Gainax. He is best known for the now culturally iconic Neon Genesis Evangelion manga. Sadamoto has served as the character designer on Mamoru Hosoda’s last four feature films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), Summer Wars (2009), Wolf Children (2012), and most recently, The Boy and the Beast (2015).

    Born 1962, in Tokuyama (now Shunan) Japan, Sadamoto was one of seven founding members of Daicon Film. He along with fellow university students Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Yamaga, Takami Akai, Toshio Okada, Yasuhiro Takeda and Shinji Higuchi formed the studio in the early 1980s. After producing several well-received shorts, the studio changed its name to Gainax in 1985. Their first feature film was Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, released in 1987. Previously working as an animator, Honnêamise was Sadamoto first assignment as character designer. Though the movie met with only moderate commercial success, it was critically acclaimed and is now considered an anime classic.

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  7. Manga Mondays ~ Shen Ying-jieh

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    Shen Ying-jieh, better known by the pseudonym Akru, is a Taiwanese manhua artist. Her first comic Wings of Kopule was awarded the first place prize in Best Comic Storyline by the Government Information Office of the Executive Yuan.

    Akru majored in Anthropology, preceded by a postgraduate Design course at Shi Jian University. While still a student she came across historical records detailing the arrival of missionaries and explorers in Taiwan. Discovering that 19th-century Taiwan was vastly different from what she had previously imagined.

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