Sunday, August 27, 2006

Update - New site, New class, New book and Toronto Comicon!!

Hi everyone,

NEW SITE - I just wanted to update everyone on what Imaginism Studios has been up to lately. The studio has really taken off. Currently we're doing visual development on 2 tv shows and 1 feature as well as numerous other projects. One being a new version of the site. Should be online early September so stay tuned!

NEW CLASS - The other thing I'd like to mention is you can now sign up for "DIGITAL PAINTING" at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. I teach digital painting techiniques that can be applied to everyone's different styles. Start date is September 14. Click HERE for more details.

TORONTO COMICON - Sept. 1-3 We'll be at the Fan Expo in Toronto Canada. Come and say hi if you're in the neighbourhood. Our booth will be in the Artist Alley section.

NEW BOOK - The new book is almost here! Fairy Sketches will be out on Sept. 1 or 2nd at the Fan Expo and will be avalible on line early September - at the latest Sept. 6th. Look out for some great previews!
For the first time, I’ve asked someone to share my books with me.
Kei Acedera has stepped up from being a regular contributor to our books to becoming the new art director here at Imaginism Studios. Her ideas and sense of design are wonderfully appealing and come almost effortlessly.
And when you see her insanely cute and beautiful fairies, you’ll see why we chose this book to be the debut of the Art of Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera.

Guest Artists:
Sergio Aragonés - Mad Magazine legend of legends, creator of "Groo the Wanderer"
Gavin Ball - Great Draftsman and all around nice guy
Linda Bergkvist - No fairy book would be the same without Linda. Multi award winning artist
Kevin Dart - I had the pleasure of meeting this amazing talent in San Diego.
Kitty Fung - Our friend and Anime prodigy
Robin Mitchell - My brother from another mother. Great friend and character designer.
Justin Ridge - A true talent! It was an absolute pleasure to have Justin in my book. We've been fans of him for a while now.

Here's a peek of the cover. Drawn by Kei Acedera. Painted by Bobby Chiu

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Our California trip was an absolute blast! Thanks to all those that came out to see us. Special thanks goes out to our friend Dominic at DW for letting me send my many books and boxes to his place for me to pick up. Also a special thank you to my long time great friend Lora for showing us such amazing hospitality and for taking Kei and I to the beach! Above is a picture of our new Imaginism Studios logo that we recreated in the sand.

As well a special big thanks goes out to our friend Stephen Silver for taking us out to dinner with the gang.

It was also an absolute pleasure to meet John Nevarez, Patrick Morgan and Jose Lopez. I spent the most time talking with John N. and I was pleasantly surprised by how down to earth all these great artists are. Talented and humble.

Justin Ridge - it was great to finally meet you in person. You're just how Kei and I pictured you - very friendly and down to earth.

Sergio Aragones - what a quick hand! Fastest drawer in the world and very nice guy as well. He has a fatherly presence about him that was very relaxing.

Dean Yeagle - always a pleasure to see and talk with you. Thanks so much for your new book. It's on my shelf right now.
There's so many more artists that made our trip so great, I apologize if I leave anyone out.

Robin Mitchell - my homie from way back. Always a pleasure my friend.

David Coleman - Super cool dude. We'll have to hangout again.

Court Jones - What an amazing talent.

This being my first time there, I was pretty paranoid of doing anything wrong so I always went to sleep early and got up early. I'll definitely be more relaxed next year and hopefully Kei and I will be able to hang out more.

Next Convention: Chicago Wizard Comicon Aug 3-6, 2006