1. Denis Borisovich

    Denis Borisovich is a Russian illustrator and animator. Based in Moscow, he has worked for Russian animation studios Toonbox and was a member of the visual art group honkfu.

  2. Nika Goltz (1925 – 2012)

    Nika Goltz has been called, “one of the most talented and productive Russian children’s book illustrators.” In a career lasting over five decades, Goltz illustrated more than 100 children’s books.

  3. Mikhail Vyrtsev

    Mikhail Vyrtsev, aka Reey Whaar, is a Russian watercolour artist. Born in 1988, Moscow, Vyrtsev studied cooking for a year then changed to graphic design. He worked as shipment handler for Danone before realising that he really wanted to be an illustrator.

  4. Andrey Osadchikh

    Andrey Osadchikh is a freelance Animator, Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Moscow, Russia. He studied Animation & Multimedia at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).

  5. Manga Mondays ~ Ilya Kuvshinov

    Ilya Kuvshinov is an illustrator and storyboard artist originally from Moscow, Russia, but whom currently resides in Yokohama, Japan. Much of his personal work consists of pin-ups influenced by video games and film. Beautifully and sensitively rendered, Kuvshinov is able to paint alluring female characters without the need to sexualise them (for the most part).

  6. Vera Brosgol

    Storyboard and comic artist Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, but has lived in the United States since the age of five. She contributed to 3 volumes the Flight anthologies and gained broad recognition with her first graphic novel, Anya’s Ghost. Published in 2011 by First Second Books, it won Brosgol an Will Eisner award in Best Publication for Teens.

  7. Daria Jabenko & Happy Valentine’s Day

    Though we have a good old fashioned stiff upper lip and are men made of stern stuff, we Fellows at The Lounge are fully embracing Valentine’s Day and all its soft fluffy constituents. So what better way than to showcase some of Daria Jabenko’s work? A great deal of her work (if not all) has a romantic subject matter. Her line-work portrays a kind of innocence which I like, and her colour palette feels gentle yet exciting.