Artist Kyle Boonzaier invites vanguardred into his creative life, showing us why and how he does what he does. After we spoke to Kyle it became very obvious that he wasn’t just creating art, that he wasn’t just doing it to make a quick buck, that what he was doing was more than that, he […]
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To promote the release of Bond Street Bridge’s new The Explorers Club: Antarctica album and an associated national tour, Sam Prebble of Bond Street Bridge has been busy writing guest blogs across the internet. Each of these guest blogs details the story behind one of the songs off Bond Street Bridge’s new album. This week on Vanguard Red he writes about the back story behind ‘Water Sky’.
We dropped in at a flash-only tattoo parlour called Flash City to have a chat with tattoo artist Stefan while he worked his magic on one of our guys.
Name: Matthew Emery Preferred medium: Cheap Paper, Decent ink and brushes. Style: Crudely drawn comics, “Craft isn’t the enemy but don’t get to hung up on it”. Years active: 20 What inspired you to get into your craft? Discovering New Zealand comics in my teens, particularly the work of Karl Wills, Willi Saunders, Simon Morse, […]
Name: Jem Yoshioka Preferred medium: Digital or Watercolour or whatever’s on hand. Style: Japanese inspired comic illustration Years active: 13 What inspired you to get into your craft? I’ve always loved to draw and tell stories. Sometime in the last few years I decided my favourite thing was to combine the two, so that’s been […]
Name: Toby Morris Preferred medium: Pen on paper, digital colours, also screenprinting Style: Cartoon. Graphic and simple. Years active: 14 What inspired you to get into your craft? I’ve always drawn as long as I could remember. A family friend gave us a big stack of old Tintin and Asterix books when I was a […]
Name: Alexander L. Brown Preferred medium: Ink on paper Style: Stippling and fine line work Years active: 5 What inspired you to get into your craft? I’ve been drawing since I can remember but stylistically it was 80’s metal album covers, comics, film and all things dark and weird. Tell us a little bit about […]
Name: Kayla Oliver Preferred medium: Predominately digital, though I enjoy paint, colour pencil and markers too. Style: Angular, cartoony figures, character-oriented compositions and bright colours Years active: I’ve been serious about my work since 2008, taking private commissions since then. Still so very far to go. I’ve been freelancing full-time(ish) for the past couple of […]
Name: Sophie Oiseau Preferred medium: Gouache and pencil on watercolour paper. Style: It varies, I used to do more realistic work but I’ve really enjoyed loosening up my style in the few last years. I still love details though. Years active: It depends on when you start counting from, if it’s from when I started […]
Name: Jeremy Hanna Preferred medium: Digital (photoshop) Style: Science fiction / fantasy illustration Years active: 3 years What inspired you to get into your craft? I grew up with two brothers. The three of us were suckers for anything with space ships and laser guns or swords and shields. Our teenage years were strongly occupied […]
Name: Michel Mulipola Preferred medium: A mix of traditional and digital media Style: Comic book style art Years active: 7-8 years What inspired you to get into your craft? I’ve been reading comic books since the age of 5. I instantly fell in love with the four-coloured world of comic books and saw it as […]
Name: Hayley Heartbreak Preferred medium: Hand drawn ink, vector illustration Style: Retro film noir pop culture insanity. Years active: Three years What inspired you to get into your craft? I’ve been drawing as long as I could remember and comic books were definitely on my food pyramid ladder as a kid. It wasn’t until I […]
Name: Rachel Smythe aka Usedbandaid Preferred medium: Digital Style: Ex Manga? Years active:13 What inspired you to get into your craft? When I was very small my parents had an Omega computer. It was amazing. We had a floppy disk that had a program called “D-paint” on it. You would pop the disk in, the […]
Name: Marc Conaco Preferred medium: Pen and ink and digital Style: A little bit cartoony. Always a bit odd. Years active: I’ve been a graphic designer/illustrator in NZ for over 4 years now. What inspired you to get into your craft? My mom giving me art materials as presents. Other illustrators: Edward Gorey, Tim Biskup, […]
Name: Matt Katz Website: mattkatzonline.com // mattkatzonline.blogspot.co.nz Preferred medium: Photoshop, but using it in such a way to create the illusion of traditional Style: Chaotic Children’s Fantasy – If that makes sense? I am very influenced by the old Josh Kirby Discworld book covers Years active: I disappeared for a few years across the other side of the world after Uni so […]
Name: Paul Shipper Preferred medium: Acrylic Airbrush, Prismacolor on Gessoed Illustration board and also digital illustration using Sketchbook Pro Style: Illustrative / Realistic Years active: Since 1997 What inspired you to get into your craft? Collecting Film Posters as a kid… realised one artist did all the ones I had on my bedroom wall… what?!! this is […]
Check out our interview with Chromacon exhibitor Lei Wen.
As we eagerly wait for the Chromacon, we decided to find out a little bit more about the exhibiting artists through our 5 questions series. First up is Paul Tobin. Name: Paul Tobin Preferred medium: Pencil and Digital Style: Well I try, but sometimes it just does not pull off. Years active: Well thats quite a personal question…oh you mean years in […]
Listen to the first four songs off ‘Stories From Elsewhere’ by Rhian Sheehan.
Pre-order Beastwars second album Blood Becomes Fire.