Adam Foreman aka A4man (get it?), is an illustrator, animator, sculptor and designer. He has worked with multi award-winning independent game developers Size Five Games on the video game Gun Monkeys. Mr. Foreman also worked on trading card artwork for the video game Hack, Slash, Loot!. His geometric style really exaggerates the quirkiness of his characters. Check out his website for more work.
Presenting Will Morris, winner of Emerging Talent British Comics Award 2013, and author of graphic novel The Silver Darlings.
Graduate from Camberwell College of Arts, Mr. Morris produces elegant illustrations using fine-liners and washes of ink. His work on The Silver Darlings has set the bar high, both in terms of art and story-telling. It has garnered well deserved attention and praise from his peers and predecessors including Nick Abadzis who said,
“Will Morris sculpts a world of wild, glittering seas and inner turmoil from delicate watercolour, expressive lines and sparse, potent words. You can practically smell the sea salt on his drawings. Superstition, luck – it’s all in the mind, isn’t it? The Silver Darlings makes irrational beliefs as tangible as waves, as biting as storm spray in your face. A beautiful book.”
Continuing our unsolicited Canadian courtship I present to you Thomas W. H. Fowler. Hailing from Ottawa (Canada), and kicking around the comic circuit for a number of years, his previous published works include Revolution on the Planet of the Apes, Venom, Green Arrow, Grendel, Star Wars: Jango Fett and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. Not forgetting he was also a regular contributor to Comic Twart.
Mr. Fowler is magnificent with inks and a brush. I particularly revel seeing his scans before the lines are made a solid black, as he consciously uses a variety of hues. You can find more of Mr. Fowler’s work on his blog, BLARG!
Canadian comics artist Kate Beaton is a best known for her hugely popular webcomic Hark! A Vagrant. Born in Nova Scotia, Beaton studied history in New Brunswick. Her interest in history, and historic figures form a re-occuring theme in her work. As exemplified in her self-published book Never Learn Anything from History, which won her a Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent in 2009. Continuing the award momentum, Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant won the 2011 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work, and she topped that in 2012 winning three Harveys, for Humor, Online Work, and Best Cartoonist.
For those of you (myself included) whom like your comics a little more on the tangible side, you can pick yourself up a Hark! A Vagrant book.
Genevieve Godbout is a children’s book and fashion illustrator based in London. Originally from Quebec, she studied animation in Montreal, then at the prestigious Gobelins in Paris. Godbout has worked with the likes of Disney, les editions Milan, and La Pastèque.
Godbout’s soft pointillistic style is used to create tranquil scenes, vast in colour but never over-whelming. A perfect combination for children’s books.
You can see more of her work on her blog, Rose-a-Petits-Pois.