Here in the U.K, we aren’t quite as blessed with the number and size of conventions that art and comic fans can enjoy over in the United States. One shining beacon is Thought Bubble. Held annually in Leeds, Yorkshire, Thought Bubble has grown exponentially over the past few years and has recently seen a surge in the number of world renowned artists from across the globe who are attending and exhibiting at the convention, including Cult Collective favourite, Jason Edmiston.
Jason was kind enough to spare us some time to have a chat with us about his great year and his attendance at this years Thought Bubble. Read on to find out what we can look forward to seeing from Jason at this years Thought Bubble.
A little while ago we shared with you Tim Doyle’s collaboration with French Paper Art Club and Geek-Art on a piece for their art project celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight; “One Year of Batman“. As promised, here are the details of Tim’s “Gotham Police Department” artist proof sale!
Tim’s copies of “Gotham Police Department” will be released through Nakatomi and marked ‘AP’, this TUESDAY 8/19/2014 at about 2pm Central Time on the Nakatomi site.
I love Batman and it’s clear that artist and graphic designer Doaly feels the same way. After producing an amazing set of minimalist posters for Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Doaly is back at it with his new series “Gotham Nemesis” first premiered on the excellent Xombie Dirge.
Here’s what Doaly had to say on his Blog;
I know what your thinking god this guy loves Batman, I’m guilty as charged I have to sat on all counts. For this set I wanted to explore more the relation ship of Batman arch nemesis’s but I wanted it to be a little fun and personal at the same time so its the villains defacing the image of batman in their own way.
There is a lot villains out there so you may see me adding to this set over time, until then stay tuned to this bat channel.
Here at Cult Collective we are huge fans of the creative talent that work hard to put out amazing pieces inspired by their favourite films just for the enjoyment of others. One such artist is Doaly, a brilliantly talented UK based Graphic Designer and Illustrator, whos work is always top tier in my opinion.
Recently Doaly has been working on a number of pieces of art based on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Having already completed noir inspired pieces for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, Doaly has now completed his own trilogy with a fantastically epic piece for The Dark Knight. Take a look…
Doaly – The Dark Knight
With The Dark Knight often being revered as the best in Nolan’s trilogy, Doaly had a tough job in living up to the status of the film, but I think it is fair to say that he has most certainly nailed it. Doaly has said that on this final piece he wanted to “take from a monologue from the movie and chart the characters progress, in this movie batman played the role of guardian of the city even when the city didn’t know how much he did for them. I wanted this to echo as part of the city itself and theres a cheeky nod to the joker within the poster as you couldn’t have Dark Knight poster without him.” Can you spot the Joker nod?
When you see all three of these posters together, it is easy to see what Doaly means by progression, with each of the pieces representing key aspects of Batman’s character, his journey and progression throughout the movies.
It’s always great to get an email in your inbox that excites you. Especially when it’s one chock full of great art work. Even better when, as a huge Batman fan, that artwork is inspired by Gotham City’s Dark Knight.
Chris Skinner, known professionally as Skinner Creative, is a freelance designer based in Sheffield. Chris works in various formats including design for interactive, broadcast, 2D/3D motion graphics, print & 2D/3D illustration.
Recently Chris has been working on a Batman inspired project titled ‘Project X’. As Chris told Blurppy recently, ‘Project X’ is a Batman inspired motion graphic novel. While Chris continues to work on this project, we are excited to share with you some great, limited edition ‘Project X’ prints that he will have available at Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds this year!
Take a look at them, they are amazing!
I find this project exciting for two reasons. Firstly, Chris has put his own unique spin on the Batman, making him visually different from most iterations we have seen of the Dark Knight previously. This is rarely done nowadays and it is great to see it pulled off so well. Chris told Blurppy about the project;
I have plans to change the Batman suit design quite a bit to put more of my own stamp onto it, some Bat fans will probably not like it but hopefully most will appreciate that it’s not a straight copy.
Secondly, this is a great example of using modern technology to move sequential storytelling and artwork forward. Chris has fully embraced modern technology to give a unique look to a well known character. With ‘Project X’, Chris wants to tell a Batman tale without ever mentioning the Batman, a great way of amplifying the imagery of Batman and the impact of his iconography as well as what he stands for as a symbol. Oh, and also avoiding the wrath of DC Warner.
Chris also recently had pieces on display at Sheffield’s Heroes Exhibition, and its great to see him coming along to Thought Bubble with some more pieces of his work.
As well as his ‘Project X’ prints, Chris will also have prints inspired by 47 Ronin, Transformer and Prometheus that clearly promote Chris’ unique, engaging style.
If you are as impressed as us by Skinner Creative, be sure to head on over to his website, like his Facebook page, follow him on Twitter and pop on over to his table at Thought Bubble in the Allied London Hall, Table 91!