1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Manga Mondays ~ Keiko Takemiya

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    If you follow the Illustrator’s Lounge on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen us mention the latest exhibition being held at the House of Illustration, Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls’ Comics. Shojo is manga aimed at a teenage female readership (shojo literally means “young woman”). Shojo Manga will be the first major exhibition of the genre in the UK. So, I thought I would take this opportunity to look at one of the pioneers of shojo and a highlight of the exhibition, Keiko Takemiya.

    Takemiya was born in 1950 in Tokushima, Japan. She began drawing manga while still in middle-school, though kept it secret from her parents. At 17-years-old, she submitted “Kokonotsu no yujo” (Nine Friendships) to Mushi Pro’s COM magazine and received a Newcomer Award. One year later, in 1968, she made her debuted in Margaret magazine with the award-winning story “Ringo no tsumi” (Apple’s Sin).

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  5. Fresh Cut Grass

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    Fresh Cut Grass is a short, yet emotional, tale from Boulder Media’s Creative Director, Robert Cullen. The story is about a wide-eyed young pup merrily making his way from the blossomy smells of the idyllic countryside to the neon lights of the bustling city.

    Journeying to visit his big sister, the young pup is quickly exposed to the frantic nature of city life. His trip suddenly descends into a world of depravity that he was not prepared for. The surprising tonal flip at the start of the tale is flipped again with a heart-crunching ending, that is sure to have your tears welling up. Somewhere in between the optimistic beginning and touching conclusion is the most unsettle use of the novelty song “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?” that you are likely to hear.

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  6. Jacob McAlister

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    Jacob McAlister is a freelance Illustrator, Teacher, Actor and Singer (no, seriously). He has become most known for his geek culture artwork, drawing from pop cult favourites like Star Wars, Disney, and Studio Ghibli.

    McAlister is a Orlando, Florida native. He studied illustration at the Ringling College of Art and Design, then Graphic Design at Brevard Community College. Nowadays he teaches illustration and design at Full Sail University. Working as a full-time lab instructor and lecturing about everything from illustration to screen printing to acting.

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  7. Fashion Fridays ~ Raphaël Vicenzi

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    Raphaël Vicenzi, also known as Mydeadpony, is a Belgian illustrator. He creates layered mix media artwork that combine influences from art, fashion, graffiti and graphic design.

    Born in the small industrial town of Charleroi in 1972, he moved to Brussels when he was in my twenties. Entirely self taught, his style is derived from an amalgamation of interest. Becoming more refined over time, his newer work is more thought out, and far more unique.

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