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  1. Manga Mondays ~ Jennee Yang

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    Jennee Yang, is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Much of her illustration work is under the alias of “Draa.”

    Doodling from young, manga and anime made its impression on Yang early on. She fell in love with the art styles of TV shows Sailor Moon and Pokemon. Discovering Oekaki message boards during her high school years, she began drawing more frequently. She studied Graphic Design at the York University/Sheridan College Joint Program in Design. Where she earned a greater appreciation of typography, composition and colour theory.

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  2. Chris W. Kim

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    Chris W. Kim is an illustrator and cartoonist who lives in Toronto, Canada. His portfolio mainly consists of editorial pieces, but also features a few short comics rather reminiscent of the Theatre of the Absurd.

    The combination of Kim’s thin crisp outline with spirited cross-hatching truly brings some unusual imagery to life. His use of disproportionate facial features and exaggerated body language help the character’s woes leap off the page. Kim’s work is not confined to just the conceptual and somber. His style and technique also brings a lot of liveliness to more humorous pieces as well.

    Be sure to see more of Chris W. Kim’s work on his website, Tumblr and Instagram.

  3. Johannes Helgeson

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    Johannes Helgeson is a Concept Artist and Illustrator, currently based in Montreal, Canada. Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, Helgeson earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at University of Skövde.

    After graduating, Helgeson worked at a range of games companies including Redsteam Studios, Gameloft, GoodGame Studios, and Activision. He worked as a freelancer for a short while before finally landing a job at game developers and visual effects company, Hibernum Creations.

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  4. Manga Mondays ~ Zhi-huang Dong

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    Zhi-huang Dong aka Benkate, is a concept and storyboard artist. Originally from Beijing, China, she is currently living in Canada. In 2014 she started working as a character designer for Toronto-based animation company, Guru Studio.

    Though often very sketchy, Dong’s illustrations still manage to convey all the information we need about a character. An over the shoulder smirk, a dropped face with a frown, or a slight touch of an ear, help us connect with them. Dong’s strong understanding of body language is demonstrated in her 2014 portfolio, which is packed with expressive and off-the-wall characters. That same succinct ability is also showcased in her very entertaining short animated storyboard.

    For more Zhi-huang Dong goodness, I suggest following her on Tumblr and Facebook.

  5. Jocelyn Joret

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    Jocelyn Joret is a Canadian illustrator and currently the Senior 2D artist at Gameloft. Part of the Gameloft team since 2009, Mr Joret has worked on titles such as Earthworm Jim HD (2010), Bailout War$ (2009) and Bridge Odyssey (2009). In that time he has contributed in variety of disciplines including Pack illustrations, mock-ups, backgrounds, character design and Concept art.

    Mr Joret has also been featured in numerous books including, Masters Of Anatomy, L’inédit magazine, CFSL.net Artbooks, Skull and Can’t.

    Both Jocelyn Joret’s tumblr and DeviantArt are packed with artwork and process breakdowns. Be sure to also check out his Facebook page and shop.

  6. Veronique Meignaud

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    We are showering you with magic this week. I’m not sure if there is a better word to describe this weeks features, and today is no less. Veronique Meignaud is a freelance illustrator from Montreal, Canada. Student of the Emile Cohl Art School in France, she has worked in the games industry, for the past 10 years, as a concept artist. Ms Meignaud has also collaborated on a wide range on multimedia project. Some of her previous clients include Cirque du Soleil, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Nike, and Marc Ecko.

    Veronique Meignaud’s artwork is striking and complex. It mixes intricate shapes with an array of colours, but all the while manages to keep the elements working harmoniously. It varies in style but the beauty remains consistent.

    You can find more of Veronique Meignaud’s work on her website, and tumblr.

  7. Nimit Malavia

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    Seriously stunning work from today’s feature, the award-winning illustrator, Nimit Malavia. Born Ottawa, Canada in 1987, he studied Illustration at the Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. Currently based in Toronto, Mr Malavia’s work has been exhibited across North America and Europe in galleries including Gallery Nucleus, Spoke Art Gallery, Bold Hype Gallery, Thinkspace Gallery, LeBasse Projects, and London Miles Gallery.

    Mr Malavia’s has created numerous comic covers for Marvel, DC, and IDW. He is also the current Fables series cover artist, starting at issue #139 it is expected that Mr Malavia will continue until the series conclusion issue #150. Outside of the world of comics, he has worked with companies including PEN Canada, Soapbox Design, the National Post and 20th Century Fox.

    You can find Nimit Malavia’s portfolio on his website, and I strongly recommend you check out his instagram too.