Becky Dreistadt is a painter and comic artist working in Los Angeles. She the artist of comics Tiny Kitten Teeth, and Capture Creatures.
Growing up in Virginia, and raised on cartoons, Dreistadt dreamt big. “Wanting to be the very best, like no one ever was.” At just 15 years old, she began working as a caricature artist at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. Her quest then led her to Georgia, where she studied at Savannah College of Art & Design.
Alex Mellon is an illustrator and mess maker originally from Newcastle, but is currently based in London. Whose distinct satire has been featured Frische Magazine, and Vice Magazine.
Mellon studied at the world leading University of the Arts London. Graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration. Since graduating, he has worked on some varied project. He collaborated with photographer, Anna Victoria Best, for a Frische magazine shoot where he illustrating three unusual monster-inspired masks. He collaborated with fashion designer Sarah Hellen on her LFW14 collection.
Xavier Gueniffey Durin is an illustrator and character designer living in Nantes, France. Possibly best know as the illustrator of the very popular board game, Tokaido.
Durin began his career in 2007 working as a character designer. In 2009 he was contacted by Funforge to illustrates the mystery treasure-hunting board game Isla Dorada. Enjoying it so much, that board game have held his focus ever since. Durin excels at illustrating for the tabletop game. Since Isla Dorada, he has also provided artwork for a number of great titles including Seasons, The Phantom Society and Shinobi Wat-AAH!
kiDChan, also known as Cyanparade, is an artist and illustrator based in Malaysia. Her enchanting artwork has amassed 14 thousand followers on Twitter and in access of an incredible 65 thousand watchers on DeviantArt.
After finishing secondary school, kiDChan applied to Malaysia’s leading art & design college, The One Academy. She earned a place with a scholarship program. It was around this time that kiDChan started putting her work online, slowly but surely growing her fans and influence. She has travelled the world lending her words to events and her work to brands, books, and apparel.
Though kiDChan’s style is definitely unique, it wears its influences on its sleeve. Contemporary Japanese art and modern design elements blend with early 20th-century illustration and Art Nouveau. Yet, when filtered and elaborated, kiDChan is able to produce artwork that is both familiar and completely fresh. Something else that stands out when looking at kiDChan’s artwork is her composition. Composing colours, patterns, textures, flowing fabrics and floral embellishments remarkably well. Finding a harmony between them and never distracting the viewer from the focal point.
Despite their detailed nature, her illustrations transfer to products surprisingly well. Be it tote bags, pillows, mugs, or rugs. All of which you can find on her Society6 shop.
kiDChan has set up a Patreon. Sharing with her patrons flat PSDs, drawing process videos, and ebooks, among other treats. To see some of her older process videos check out her YouTube channel.
Tout en haut du monde / Long Way North, written by Patricia Valeix and Claire Paoletti, is an upcoming feature length animation. It was co-produced by French studio, Sacrebleu Productions, French production company Maybe Movies, and Danish animation company Nørlum. It is the feature debut for director Rémi Chayé. Who previously has worked in the animation department for The Painting (2011), Eleanor’s Secret (2009) and The Secret of Kells (2009).
1882, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather Olukine. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, the Davai, but he hasn’t returned from his last expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sasha decides to set out for the Great North to follow her grandfather’s trail in order to find the famous ship.
J.R. Barker is an illustrator and concept artist from Austin, Texas. His regularly contributes pop-culture artwork for shows at Gallery1988. Barker’s work has also made its way to the pages of sci-fi/fantasy art magazine ImagineFX.
Currently, Barker’s portfolio is a showcase of a handful of pieces. Despite that, it demonstrates a great understanding of colour. He uses complementary colours to help add focal points to his pieces. I feel his surreal touches work particularly well. Layered patterns, stars, and glows add an essential layer of interest.
You can find more of J.R. Barker’s work on his website, Tumblr and pick up some of his print on Society6.
Craig & Karl is a transatlantic illustration duo. Craig Redman is based in New York and Karl Maier in London. Despite the distance and time difference, they collaborate on a daily basis to create bold work that is both thoughtful and humorous.
The duo, originally from Australia, began their working relationship whilst attending Queensland College of Art. Collaborating on a project in their very first semester, they hit it off and worked together on every project thereafter. Their partnership continued past college, founding the art and design group Rinzen Collective, with several friends.