A little update on Alan Kerswell, an AP favourite who we haven’t shared for a while. Below are some of his character designs for ‘Tron Uprising’ which aired in 2012. Also see a sneak preview of what Alan is up to at the moment, be sure to keep an eye out for more information soon!
Feliks Topolski (1907-1989) was a Polish born, British expressionist artist who was represented by Artist Partners during the 60’s and 70’s. Topolski was a highly celebrated artist and moved to England after he was commissioned to document King George V’s Silver Jubilee. His studio was based on London’s Southbank, which has recently been turned into a stylish new bar and cafe, named after the artist himself, ‘Topolski' !
See examples of Topolski’s work below, and if you’re in the area we highly recommend paying the cafe a visit!
'Tinder' by Sally Gardner, illustrated by David Roberts featured in today's Stylist Magazine and receives a glowing review!
Sharon Pinsker’s advert for Chambord has made it to the big screen!!! Currently showing at a cinema near you, Sharon’s animation is in amongst the trailers for some of the biggest films out at the moment, including Alfonso Cuarón’s newly released and much anticipated film Gravity! If you’re planning to make a trip to the cinema this weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for the ad as it showcases the hugely talented Sharon Pinsker doing what she does best, and it’s all the more impressive viewed on such a large screen!
This menacing tale is inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale, ‘The Tinderbox’ and follows the story of a young soldier who defies death. Full of fantastical creatures and dark magic, this book is brought to life with David’s chilling illustrations. A truly beautiful book to say the least!
Helen Hurry’s first book ‘Peepo! Boo! Who are you?’, published by Simon and Schuster, is out now! Available to buy on Amazon. This touch and feel book follows Cheeky Monkey as he plays hide-and-seek with all of his animal friends.
AP’s Mark Entwisle is taking part in an Open Studios event at The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green, London this weekend, 8th-10th November. He can be found on the 2nd floor, Studio 37. This is a fantastic opportunity to see Mark at work on one of his beautiful paintings, if you are able to pay a visit, make sure you do!
It’s been a while since we’ve shared any of Richard Jones’ work, so we wanted to update you on his career and what he’s been upto recently.
Richard is a highly established illustrator with over 20 years in the industry working all over the world. Since achieving a B.A.(Hons) degree at Kingston University, he has worked for virtually every publishing house and numerous advertising companies in America, Europe Singapore, Middle East and Australia. Companies such as Camel Cigarettes, Rolling Rock, Sam Adams, BMI, American Express, Help for Heroes, Edgar Brothers Police and Military Division (US gun manufacturer), Captain Birds Eye, culminating with his artwork being displayed on huge boards in Time Square, New York. Commissioned portraits for Variety Magazine, the Antinori Wine Family, Gun Club of America and US Senator Jim McClure. An impressive portfolio to say the least!
An oil painter for twenty years, in recent years Richard has changed to digital painting and 3D illustration. He produces full 3D scenes and backgrounds for a top US gambling/games company. Now trying to push technology to offer his clients a glimpse of the future.
Richard’s latest commission was to produce some illustrations for the popular fantasy series ‘Wild Cards’. The series is written by New York Times #1 best seller George R. R Martin, who is best known for his international series of epic fantasy novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, which HBO adapted for their drama series Game of Thrones.
SEWER JACK (Jack Robicheaux)
A small, brown-haired, reclusive Cajun who lives and works in the subway tunnels as an NYC Transit Authority employee, Jack’s also an Ace with limited shape-shifting abilities. During particularly stressful moments he can turn into a nine-foot alligator. He is generally unaware of anything that’s happened once he changes back to human form.
THE WALRUS (Jhubben)
This colourful, genial and well-liked fixture of Jokertown is short, fat, with blue-black, rubbery skin, and two curving tusks extruding from the corners of his mouth. Can often be seen in his customary loud Hawaiian shirts selling papers at his news-stand, exchanging gossip and regaling the unwary with terrible jokes. He is independently wealthy, his real name’s Jhubben, and he comes from another planet. Jube is a xenologist assigned to keep a watch on Earth and study its inhabitants for his intergalactic employers, The Network, with whom he has a lifelong contract.
A diminutive, bespectacled Ace of advanced years with a mole-like appearance, usually confined to a wheelchair when his energy levels are low. A major evil character in the Wild Cards universe, who recharges his batteries through human torture and sacrifice.
It’s time for the World Fantasy Convention 2013! Held in Brighton, the event runs all weekend and will be an explosion of weird and wonderful things to see and do! There will be talks by several honorary guests, including the prestigious Alan Lee, once represented by Artist Partners and most famous for his Oscar winning work on Lord Of The Rings!
Artist Partners have their own bay where Christine Isteed will be based all weekend, Friday-Sunday. Get in touch now if you would like to book an appointment, or drop by and say hi! Several Artist Partners Illustrators will also be attending, including the likes of Paul Young, Steve Stone, Larry Rostant and Mel Grant. AP’s Chris Moore will also be attending and has his own stall that will also be running all weekend.