1. Palm Rot


    Today we are starting something new which we are calling Sequential Sundays. Each Sunday we will showcase work in the field of animation. Be it shorts, trailers, making-ofs, and perhaps even tutorials. It should work well as a nice addition to our already established days, Manga Mondays and Fashion Fridays.

    Kicking off Sequential Sundays is Palm Rot. A frenzied short by American animation filmmaker Ryan Gillis Lizama. Palm Rot takes us on a journey into the Florida Everglades. We follow a crop-duster named Bill who discovers a lone crate. Letting curiosity get the better of him, Bill could not have prepared for what happened next.

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  2. Nuncio Casanova

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    Señor Nuncio Casanova is a zealous collagist from Oaxaca, Mexico. He started dabbling with photomontage illustrations for his own amusing. And in just a few short years, he has falling head first into the surreal worlds he creates.

    Try as I might, but other than some few bits, I do not know much about Casanova. Every published interview with him is laden with masterful filibustering. In an interview with Pank Magazine, in response to “Does this piece come from a larger project?” he said,

    Yes, it does. After eating the emperor, the crocodile eats almost everyone in the story, including the grandmother of Herodotus and Nuncio Casanova, and then escapes to Leningrad and eats ice cream until he explodes.

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  3. Fashion Fridays ~ Mustafa Soydan

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    Mustafa Soydan is a fashion illustrator based in Istanbul, Turkey. Whose stylish and confident illustrations have amassed a following of over 36 thousand on Instagram.

    Soydan studied Fine Art at Çukurova University. Graduating in 2009, he landed a job straight away as an illustrator for a creative agency. He moved around companies for a short while before establishing his own, Mustafa Soydan Gallery. During this time, he has worked with large brands including Tom Ford, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Mercedes-Benz, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Ogilvy & Mather.

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  4. Manu Larcenet

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    Emmanuel Larcenet, better known as Manu Larcenet. He is a French comics writer, illustrator and colourist. A prominent name in Franco-Belgian comics. To date he has worked on in excess of 50 books. Larcenet is known for his humour, showcased on title Bill Baroud and Le retour à la terre (The return to earth). However, he has demonstrated a great strength to handle deeper social and emotional content, evident in Le combat ordinaire (Ordinary Victories) and Blast.

    Born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, Larcenet was making comics from the age of 10. He studied art in Sèvres and then completed a visual communication degree at École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers, also called Olivier de Serres.

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  5. Susan Kare

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    Susan Kare is an artist and graphic designer. Best known for her work with Apple, where she created some of the most recognisable icons for the original Macintosh computer.

    In 1975 Kare received a B.A. in Art from Mount Holyoke College. Then, in 1978, graduated from New York University with a Ph.D. in fine arts. After which Kare moved to San Francisco and took a job as a curator for the Fine Arts Museums.

    Quickly realising that she would much rather create art than sell it. In 1983, she accepted a position at Apple as the screen graphics and digital font designer. Having never designed a computer icon, nor a typeface before, Kare improvised. Learning on the job. All the while, oblivious to the cultural significance and longevity of the work she was creating.

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  6. Tim Probert

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    Tim Probert is an Illustrator and Director. He has worked on a great breadth of projects. Illustrating for children’s books, magazines and advertising, as well as designing characters, storyboarding and painting backgrounds for animation.

    Probert earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting at the Boston University, graduating in 2005. He also took a year to study Storyboarding and Animatics at the School of Visual Arts. After which he found work in animation. Starting from the ground up, cleaning up lines and scanning drawings, in no time at all Probert was animating the opening sequence for the Providence French Film Festival, and later working as a Visual Development Artist at Nickelodeon.

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  7. Manga Mondays ~ Ryan Atendido

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    Ryan Atendido is a freelance Digital Artist and Illustrator from Manila, Philippines. He designs for world building, specialising in environments and scenes. He studied Animation at De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2014.

    Like many, Atendido spent his childhood glued to the cartoon channels. He especially enjoyed the behind-the-scenes segments of the programs and was inspired to pursue a career in art after watching behind the scenes footage of Toy Story. However, he only really focused on drawing once he started university.

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