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    Nov 2015

    Jason Latour

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    David Jason Latour is an American comic book artist and writer, born in 1977, North Carolina. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts at East Carolina University. Whilst studying there, he was the head illustrator for school newspaper and began a comic strip called 4 Seats Left (4SL).

    Graduating in 1999, LaTour continued to write, draw, and self-publish his comic, 4SL. His first foray working for a publishers was in 2002, for Funk-O-Tron Comics, where he inked “B-side” stories in Battle Pope. Also around this time, LaTour built an ongoing relationship with Bongo Comics as a Colourist. Later, in 2005, LaTour and writer B. Clay Moore released a short-lived title, The Expatriate, through Image Comics.

    LaTour has since worked on Image, Dark Horse, Marvel and DC properties including Noche Roja, Scalped, Daredevil, Wolverine, B.P.R.D., Winter Soldier and Django Unchained. In 2011, LaTour wrote a four-part creator-owned series, Loose Ends. Published by Gauge Comics, it was drawn by Chris Brunner, with colours by Rico Renzi.

    Currently, LaTour credits include co-creating and writing Marvel’s Spider-Gwen, along with artist by Robbi Rodriguez. In addition to drawing the Image Comics series, Southern Bastards. Jason Aaron writes the hard-boiled tale of Earl Tubb, an angry old man with a very big stick. The Eisner Award-nominated ongoing series has so far been collected into two trade paperback volumes. This year, LaTour won the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Best Comic Book Artist.

    To see more of Jason Latour’s artwork, head over to DeviantArt, Tumblr and Instagram

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    Nov 2015

    Nevena Nikolcheva

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    Nevena Nikolcheva is a concept artist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She studied animation at the New Bulgarian University. During her studies and after graduating she worked at Haemimont Games as a 2D artist.

    In 2013 Nikolcheva moved on to French video game developer, Gameloft. There she has worked on mobile games World at Arms, and Age of Sparta. Creating both concept and promotional illustration, Nikolcheva has designed ships, mechs, lush environments, and entire isometric islands.

    Nikolcheva’s illustrations are layered and atmospheric. Fog and spots of light are used to add a greater sense of depth. Her work can mislead you at first into thinking that there are an array of colours. However, this is not often the case, her colour range is limited, and kicker colours are ued sparingly across the image.

    You can find more of Nevena Nikolcheva’s concept art on Behance and Tumblr.

  3. 7

    Nov 2015

    David Creighton-Pester

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    David Creighton-Pester, aka Wandering Bert is an Illustrator and Graphic Design based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Last month we featured Storytime Magazine. Whilst I was looking into some of the talented contributors, I discovered the wonders of Wandering Bert.

    You may have already come across his work. Starting in 2008 and concluding in 2013 he embarked on The Batman Villain Project, where he drew an impressive 224 antagonists. Everything from Batman’s most formidable and well known enemies to his most obscure, including Glass Man, The Grasshopper and K-9 among others.

    If you didn’t catch that project when it was going around, maybe you have seen one of 336 designs submitted to threadless. Solidifying that Wandering Bert does not do things by halves. In addition to illustrating for t-shitrs, children books, posters, and magazines, Wandering Bert also runs a graphic design company, Scorch Design.

    Much of his illustration work falls into two distinct styles. His vector work consists of bold lines and flat colour and his hand-drawn illustrations are filled with colour and textures. You can see a step-by-step of his process on his blog.

    Befitting to his all or nothing personality David Creighton-Pester can be found on every digital platform available. The aforementioned Threadless, Society6, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, oh, and he has website.

  4. 5

    Oct 2015

    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.

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    Oct 2015

    Natalie Nourigat

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    You may recognise Natalie Nourigat’s name from our recent 28 Gumroad Creators You Really Should Know post, but undoubtably you would like to learn a little bit more about her. “Tally” is a cartoonist, storyboard artist, character designer, animator and writer. She attended University of Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese, in 2010.

    After graduating, Tally freelanced working on a variety of projects, creating storyboards and concept art for large brands. She also worked for top publishers like Marvel, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Oni Press, and Penguin Books. Some of her comic work includes A Boy & a Girl (Omi Press), It Girl & the Atomics (Image Comics) and the Eisner-nominated The Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel.

    Tally is currently working on a creator-owned serialised comic, Over the Surface. The 10-issue miniseries will be published in 2016 by Oni Press. She has started a Patreon for it, where patrons are privy to behind-the-scenes process and artwork.

    What is next for the multi-skilled and multi-disciplined Tally? Well, she recently moved to Los Angeles, California to begin her new role as a Story Apprentice at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Sounds about right. I will be looking forward to her future projects.

    You can find more of Natalie Nourigat’s work on her website, Tumblr and follow her on Twitter.

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