Mr. Paul Nicholson

"illustrated fox"
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Location: Essex, United Kingdom
 

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Wolf's Whistle, The by S.J. Donaldson
Wolf's Whistle, The by S.J. Donaldson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It's refreshing to come across a graphic novel which is different from most of the other fayre out there. The Wolf's Whistle is one of them. First in a line of a series of storybooks (overseen by the team that have brought you the Nobrow anthologies) which take a different perspective on our most loved fairytale characters.

This is the story of a wolf who wants to be a comic artist and a superhero. Finding common friends at art school, he goes on to pursue his dream, only to find out that fate can sometimes be cruel.

Bjorn Rune Lie's artwork evokes the illustrative style of the 1950's with its flat colours and printed look. It's a short story, and perhaps for the… Read more
Blacksad by Juanjo Guarnido
Blacksad by Juanjo Guarnido
I was recommended to read this graphic novel by a colleague of mine, He kept raving about the fantastic artwork and the gripping story. I purchased a copy from Amazon and duly read it. I was not disappointed.

On the surface Blacksad is a funny animal story in the tradition of mid twentieth century animation and comic art. But this tale runs deeper than this, for this is as much as an allegory of 1950's America with blacklisting, racial upheaval, cold war tensions and ex-Nazi scientists. On top of this is the excellent character, Blacksad, a black cat detective trying to get to the bottom of the three mysteries contained within this volume, ably assisted (or hindered) by Weekly, a… Read more
Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists by Mark Simon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book a couple of years back and was pleasantly surprised at its content. It features a range of different actors sporting a range of expressions. Typically each model has been shot from a number of different angles for each expression. The book also contains a section on Phonemes which is a useful tool for animators. Other sections include a section of hats and a sequential expressions gallery. On the downside - some of the photos in this book are a bit blurry and the paper the book is printed on does not lend itself well to showing some of the finer detail of the heads - glossier paper would have worked better. It would also have been nice to have colour photos which tend to… Read more