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.
Posts Categorized: Arts
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.
Watch a short documentary about legendary visual artist and musician Mingering Mike.
We had the boys from @peace in the studio last week to talk about their upcoming EP. Barney Chunn, the latest addition to the VR team asked them a few questions and here’s what they had to say about NZ hip hop and YGB.