Thursday, January 8, 2009

Two entries in a day? Why not?

Here's Hedvig Häggman-Sund from Sweden.

There seems to be a strong mix of influences by Disney, J Scott Campbell, Dean Yeagle, etc.
Above pic alone isn't enough, as you should click on the links provided to check her out.
Deviantart Gallery
Warning: Furries ahead =P
Lambiek info

And if you happen to drop by in Sweden do check Emma & Sara in the Julia magazine.

Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kung Fu Panda

One of the people responsible for the character designs of Kung Fu Panda is Nico Marlet, who also won an award for the same in Over the Hedge as well as others.

Now, there are no official websites by Nico Marlet, and I might be tempted to tell to just google his name. So I'll just list down some links that might show more of his artwork:

Bobby Pontillas entry
The man himself

Also, do check this out
The Art of Kung Fu Panda

Friday, December 12, 2008

World of Warcraft artists

World of Warcraft's new expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, has been out for awhile, so it's time introduce the main artists behind most of Blizzard's game art.

Meet Glenn "Raneman" Rane, Peter "Drawgoon" Lee, Samwise Didier, Chris Mentzen, Michel & Rene "Twincruiser," and Travis "Thammer," otherwise collectively known as the

Sure, there's a lot of others who contributed their art to Blizzard, but these are the Six Young Men (Disney homage, what you got?) that lay the foundation of the studio's art desgn and direction.

Check them out.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Iron Kissed book cover

Been working for a retail bookstore lately, and I just want to get used to the place, which may explain this two months hiatus. Anyhow, this place is packed with amazing book cover art, I might post some great stuff.

Here's one that caught my attention:

It's done by this guy named Dan Dos Santos.

What's amazing about this guy is that, in these days of digital CG painting, where the line between brush & stylus have been blurred, these guy still uses real brushes & paint.

A few more to wet thy whistle:

Check him out.

Monday, May 19, 2008

What I bought from Switzerland

I dropped by at Lausanne, which seemed to me like a capital of European comics, or bande dessinee. I was supposed to go to Raspoutine which is the most famous, but the shop was closed, and it was before Labour Day; so instead, I went to the second best: Apostrophe

Apostrophe, at first sight from outside, looks small, but inside, there was a huge wall of BDs covering every wall of the shop, til it's 1st floor. On 1st floor, there were not only a collection of second-hand BDs, but also art & sketches by renowned European BD artists.

From there, I've bought my first BDs in Switzerland, Sillage, Volumes 9 & 10. Have a look:

As a free gift, the kind shopkeeper guy gave me this:

After that, I went to Crobar, which is up the street from Apostrophe:

Crobar, like Apostrophe, is a deceptively small shop from the outside, but inside is just as huge.
That's where I bought this exquisite book:

Notice a pattern here? I'm a huge fan of Sillage, as well as Philippe Buchet's art. Oh yeah, and tough space chick Navis.

Next I went:

Which is kinda like a Swiss version of Borders, & Tower Records. I went inside, and yes, there was a section dedicated to BDs, but I never expected that part to be just as huge. Walls of them.

That's where I bought this:

It was illustrated by Terry Dodson, which is the only reason I've bought this book. Check out the art:

And it wasn't just in Lausanne. Supermarkets, convenience stores, any places with a magazine section in Switzerland have dedicated BD sections. Not huge, yes, but then who doesn't sell Essential Spider-Man trade paperbacks in America?

Oh, and there were mountains, cheese, chocolates, huge ass lake, kebabs, statue of Freddie Mercury by the huge ass lake, but who cares, when I've bought comics from Switzerland.

My only regret here is that I've should've bought more, but it was nice preview to what I will buy in my future trips to Europe. Paris, Belgium or Amsterdam, perhaps.

I'd like to visit Europe again someday, just to buy more BDs.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Miss me?

Sorry for the late post.

I had to get over the jet lag after that awesome trip from Switzerland.

I might write in what I've bought from there.

Here's a placeholder, btw (NSFW):

This is from Monica Comic.

Still not intrigued?

This NSFW awesomeness is brought to you by Monica Comic.

What? It's art, right?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Holiday in the Switzerland

I'll be off to Switzerland for a week's holiday, starting Thursday 24 2008. I'll be back on Saturday on first week of May 2008.

I'll write in when I get back.