1. Manga Mondays ~ Huangh Chern

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    Huangh Chern, also known as huanGH64, is an illustrator and character designer predominantly working in game development. She was a character and color designer for Skvader’s cat detective game, Seeker.

    Chern was born in Taipei, Taiwan and studied at Fu-Hsin Trade & Arts School. In 2011, straight after graduating, she worked as 3D Artist at Shinwork, then as a Designer for The Manx Group. Moving on to work as a 2D Artist with browser-based game company, Skvader, she recently joined Rayark Inc.

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  2. The Dam Keeper

    The Dam Keeper is an Oscar-nominated animated short film directed by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, narrated by Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen (Forbrydelsen; Sherlock). It is Tonko House’s debut film and made its world premiere as an official selection at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.

    Set in a desolate future, the story follows an introverted young Pig, socially rejected by his peers, living in a windmill and keeping a dark fog from engulfing his town. Despite bullying from his classmates, a new student, Fox, befriends Pig and everything begins to change.

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  3. Do you need to read comics consistently to be good at creating them?

    Injection #8; Black Canary #7; Vision #4; Spidey #3; Outcast #17

    Recently comic book artist Sean Gordon Murphy (Chrononauts; Punk Rock Jesus) tweeted a simple, yet thought-provoking question, “Do you need to read comics consistently to be good at creating them?”

    Although the results were close, of the 331 responses, the majority of voters veered to “No.” This surprised me as my gut instinct was to hit the “Yes” button. But I couldn’t. I froze because I struggled to come up with a strong argument in favour of reading comics consistently.

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  4. Fashion Fridays ~ Sandra Suy

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    Sandra Suy is a fashion illustrator from Spain. The casual elegance of her illustrations has led her to work with fashion brands Chloé, Diesel, L’Oreal, Maxfactor, and Zara.

    Suy was born in 1977 in Barcelona, Spain. She studied fashion design at the art and design school, Escola de la Llotja. After graduating she initially worked in graphic design and textile printing, but soon found her way into fashion illustration. Nowadays, she is represented by top creative agencies Jelly (London), VE Agency (Paris and Brazil), Sunnyday (Spain), and Denki-Mirai (Japan and Asia).

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  5. Thomas Campi

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    Thomas Campi is a comic book artist and illustrator, currently based in Sydney, Australia. Working professionally for over 15 years, with international publishers Flesk/Spectrum 22, Sergio Bonelli Editore, Glénat, LeLombard and Dupuis.

    Campi was born and raised in Italy. In 1995 he completed a Master of Applied Arts (MAA) programs in Visual Arts at Istituto D’Arte Dosso Dossi. After his Masters, he started his career illustrating high school textbooks for the Zanichelli publishing house.

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  6. Elisabeth Fredriksson

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    Elisabeth Fredriksson is an artist, photographer and graphic designer from Sweden. She creates elegant geometric patterns. A self-proclaimed “color addicted,” her love and understanding of colour is an instant attraction of her work.

    Born in 1987 in Kiruna, Sweden. Fredriksson was a creative child, drawing at 10, and picking up photography at 15. From 2011 until 2012, she attended Gotland School of Art, completing a 1-year basic course in free art. There, with an opportunity to learn and explore other mediums, found herself drawn more and more towards graphic design.

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  7. Sanna Mander

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    Sanna Mander is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. Described as “one of Finland’s most prolific illustrators working today,” the award-winning artist has worked with international companies including New York Magazine, Condé Nast, Converse, Finnair and Volkswagen.

    Mander studied Graphic Design at University of Art and Design Helsinki. In 2006 she won Cannes Young Creatives and in 2007, was awarded Junior of the year at the Finnish Best of the Year advertising and design competition. Working digitally, while evoking the spirit of 1960s illustration her work is reminiscent of illustrators such as M. Sasek and Alexander Girard. Her jolly patterned work effortlessly enhances any editorial page or yard of textile.

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