1. Ignacio Fernandez Maroto

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    Ignacio Fernandez Maroto, better known as Bambinomonkey, is a character designer and art director based in Madrid, Spain. He has worked on animation projects for Cartoon Network, Canal+, Best Buy and Kool Aid.

    Maroto recently worked with award-winning creative studio Blind to create an interactive video for Coldplay’s INK. The beautifully animated spectacle is about “a lost traveler who journeys to the ends of the world in hopes of finding his lost love.” The viewer can make real-time choices throughout the video. There are over 300 possible paths to take, and if you are lucky enough, you can be saved by a grizzly bear.

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  2. Marc Bouyer

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    Marc Bouyer is a French character designer, visual development artist, and 3D modeler. Originally from Marseille, France, he now lives and works in London, England. He is a member of the S.T.E.A.K. Kollective, and has worked for companies including Nickelodeon, Ankama, Golden Wolf and Feed me Light.

    Just like Anthony Vivien, of S.T.E.A.K. Kollective, Bouyer studied at Supinfocom in Arles, France. He was the Co-director and Character Designer on the short animation Salesman Pete.

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  3. Cory Godbey

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    Cory Godbey is an American illustrator based in South Carolina. He has worked on David Petersen’s Mouse Guard, the award-winning documentary film The Last Flight of Petr Ginz, contributed to the award-winning Flight anthologies and is a member of fantasy art collective Muddy Colors.

    Like many children, Godbey just loved to draw. When he was a little older, he majored in art in college but did not go to an art school. Self-motivated and largely self-taught, he would learn from his friends, Maurice Sendak, Peter de Sève, Carter Goodrich, and Golden Age Illustrators.

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  4. Georges Beuville (1902 — 1982)

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    Georges Beuville was a French illustrator and painter. In a career spanning over 40 years, he worked in advertising, sculpture, set design, comics and cinema.

    He was born in Calvados, France, in 1902. As a young boy, Beuville enjoyed wandering the countryside and he participated in hunting with his father and uncle. He studied Decorative Arts at l’École Germain-Pilon (now École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers d’art), in Paris.

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  5. 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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  6. Oh, Possum!

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    Oh, Possum! is a light-hearted hand-drawn animated short. It is directed by Los Angeles-based animator and illustrator, Justin Hilden.

    The story follows two brothers, Switch and Ellsworth, stuck atop a tree with a pack of mongrels snarling bellow. In an attempt to escape, Switch decides wrestling the dogs is the best course of action! Not but seconds later, Switch is playing possum and has entered an internal safe place to wait out the danger. It doesn’t take long for Ellsworth to join him there.

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  7. Luke Pearson

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    Luke Pearson is a British illustrator and comic artist. He has worked with a wonderful array of client including The New Yorker, Penguin, Cartoon Network, The Guardian, and Little White Lies. However, he probably best known for his award-winning series of comics, Hilda.

    Born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1987. Doodling from very young, Pearson started adding speech bubbles as soon as he figured out how to draw people. He knew early on that he wanted to be a professional cartoonist. But he was daunted by, and unsure of, how the industry worked. And so, he went to university to study illustration.

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