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  1. Manga Mondays ~ LeSean Thomas

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    LeSean Thomas is an illustrator, animator,  animation producer,  and director currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. He is known for his work on The Boondocks (2005-2008), The Legend Of Korra: Book 1 (2012) and Black Dynamite: The Animated Series (2012).

    A South Bronx native, Thomas got his start in animation working as a co-director and character supervisor for Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks.  Some of his other early production credits include storyboard artist for Ben 10: Alien Force (2008-2009),  The Batman (2008), Green Lantern: First Flight (2009), as well as visual development artist and supervising character designer for Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009).

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  2. Peter Markowski

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    Peter Markowski is an illustrator and animator based in Los Angeles, California. He has worked for LEGO, Warner Bros. and is currently a Visual Development Artist at DreamWorks.

    Markowski studied Art, Theater, History, and Music at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He later received a scholarship to study Illustration at ArtCenter College of Design in California. His first professional creative role was as  a Production Artist for Theme Park projects. But he quickly transitioned into animation.

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  3. Pale Horse

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    Behold, a Pale Horse in Florida. Pale Horse is a design studio located in Downtown St. Petersburg run by illustrator and graphic artist, Chris Parks. Pale Horse has worked with companies including Nike, WWE, Hasbro, Harley Davidson, Red Bull, World of Warcraft, Penguin Books, Wired Magazine and DC Comics.

    In high school, Parks dipped his toes into the sea of professional illustration by creating album art and t-shirt graphics for different bands. He studied graphic and interactive communication at the Ringling College of Art and Design. After he graduated in 2002, he worked at a product design studio. During his time there he took on freelance work for surf and skate companies, as well as bands.

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  4. Audrey Benjaminsen

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    Audrey Benjaminsen is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Michigan. She has illustrated for books, playing cards, packaging and designed characters and concepts for advertising. Some of her clients include Hasbro, Simon and Schuster, Passion Pictures and Fantasy Flight Games.

    Benjaminsen studied illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design. For 3 years in a row, her work was chosen to be exhibited at the Society of Illustrators annual student exhibition. She contributed to issue 3 and 4 of Ringling College’s collaboratory comic book, Meanwhile. After graduating in 2015, her work was accepted into Spectrum 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, receiving 2 awards; Gold award in the Comics category, and Silver award in the Concept Art Category.

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  5. Fashion Fridays ~ Michaele Vollbracht

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    Michaele Vollbracht is a fashion designer and illustrator. He has collaborated with big brands and helmed his own groundbreaking label. In 1980, he was given the Coty American Fashion Critics Award (fashion’s Oscar) and in 1981, Newsweek magazine dubbed him “a fashion comet.”

    Vollbracht was born 17 November 1947 in Quincy, Illinois. He attended the Parsons School of Design (now Parsons The New School for Design), where he earned the school’s highest honour, the Golden Thimble Award. He began his career in fashion working as a design assistant for one of New York’s most famous fashion designers, Geoffrey Beene. He later joined the design team of Donald Brooks.

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  6. Mary Kate McDevitt

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    Mary Kate McDevitt is a freelance illustrator and letterer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has worked with clients including Chronicle Books, Sesame Street, Nintendo, Penguin Books, Nike, O Magazine, and Mental Floss.

    Growing up, McDevitt was interested in art but was filled with doubt. Thinking her sketches were not good enough to finish, her sketchbooks housed the start of many incomplete drawings. She took art classes in high school, but the doubt followed her. She felt “rubbish” in comparison to others in her class.

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  7. Carter Goodrich

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    Carter Goodrich is an award-winning illustrator based in Los Angeles, California. He has illustrated for children’s books, magazines and designed characters for animated feature films The Prince of Egypt (1998), Ratatouille (2007), Despicable Me (2010), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Brave (2012) and The Croods (2013). Goodrich is the proud recipient of two Society of Illustrators, New York, Gold Medals and six ASIFA Annie Award nominations, including two wins.

    Goodrich Graduate of the Rhode Island School of design. In 1983, he began his career in editorial illustration, sharing a New York studio space with fellow illustrator, Buck Lewis. Working for publications Time, GQ, Playboy and Connoisseur. To date, he has also illustrated seventeen published covers for The New Yorker.

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