PechaKucha Presentation

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Anthony Atkinson

Illustrator and designer in Brighton

From Teacher to Illustrator

PRESENTED ON JAN 25, 2017
IN BRIGHTON @ VOL 26

"I'll be talking about re-invention and about how I got to where I am now"

In From Teacher to Illustrator from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 26Anthony Atkinson is a published illustrator and author but illustration was not his first vocation.  In this honest and beautifully illustrated PechaKucha presentation, he shares his tale of reinvention and how he embraced his imaginative side.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 22nd, 2017. 

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From Concept to Completion

BY JOSH ALVES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2014.

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Narrating with Images

BY DIEGO FRANCISCO SÁNCHEZ
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2013

Working as an independent illustrator and author in a country where books are so expensive isn't an easy career choice. Diego Francisco Sanchez, however, makes it look both possible and fun. (In Spanish)

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My Life as an Illustrator

BY ARON VELLEKOOP LEÓN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 28, 2013

Aron Vellekoop León (Fuerteventura, Spain 1987) is a graphic designer & illustrator, currently living and working in The Netherlands. His work is best described as a mix of symmetrical shapes, a plain usage of elementary colors
and reused textures. This basic recipe has led to a characteristic infographical 'handwriting' and an abstract way of storytelling. Being inspired by traditional printmaking techniques, Aron always stays close to that handcrafted look and feel.

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My Life as an Illustrator

BY NANNE MEULENDIJKS
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 25, 2014

Nanne Meulendijks werkt als illustrator aan opdrachten voor media. Ook werkt ze veelvuldig samen met shrijvers aan de verbeelding van korte verhalen in zogenaamde 'matchbooks'. Onlangs verscheen haar eerst full length graphic novell, gebaseerd op een verhaal van Ronald Giphart.

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Drawing the Line

BY HARINI KANNAN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 30, 2015

Harini Kannan is a freelance Illustrator based in Chennai and a graduate of fashion design from NIFT Chennai 2012. She is sharing the story behind the Drawing the line workshop for female graphic artists  in Delhi and her creation: "That's not fair" ilustration story published in Drawing the line, Indian women fight back book in February, 2015.

Harini Kannan : https://www.behance.net/harinikannan2491#

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How to make Picture Books

BY ELYS DOLAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!

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La novela gráfica

BY BERNARDO FERNÁNDEZ BEF
@ VOL 45 ON FEB 25, 2016

Una breve explicación sobre lo que realmente es una novela gráfica y la labor de este tipo de narradores visuales.

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Screen Print, Sequential Art, and Illustration

BY CHRIS BUTZER
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

C.M.Butzer is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker who lives and works in Hilo, Hawaii. His work spans many genres and media from the anthropomorphic absurd silkscreen prints and comics  to heavily researched historical illustrations and graphic novels. Almost all of these projects begin and end with ample application of ink. Butzer is currently working on a graphic novel about the 1964 civil rights act and his ongoing comic series of punk rock cats “KITTENS”

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Born Creative

BY AARON BLECHA
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

UK Brighton-based author and illustrator Aaron Blecha, originally haled from Wisconsin in the US.  Aaron shares his early inspirations and the highly imaginative characters he creates.  Now creating characters and picture books for children, it seems that he was always on a creative path, even as a child himself.