Educated in the craftsmanship of animated movies at the legendary Gobelins Paris school, Bruno Mangyoku has pursued a career as both an illustrator and an animation director.
Fuelled by his passion of cinema, his illustrative process is also greatly influenced by American graphic novelists such as Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns, and Adrian Tomine.
He often employs a limited colour palette in his work, comprising of bright and strikingly contrasted shades, whilst his primary focus is the character design and silhouettes, staged around simple yet cinematic backgrounds.
Abbey Lossing is an illustrator and animator based in Brooklyn NY. She grew up in Granville, Ohio and relocated to NYC after attaining a degree in Illustration from Syracuse University. Having worked as a staff illustrator at BuzzFeed and then Vice News she took the leap into full-time freelance in 2017. Since then she has already worked with Facebook, Google, Target, The New York Times and The Washington Post
Malika Favre is an artist who needs little introduction. Her instantly recognisable style sees her create beautifully bold vector illustrations which simplify down her subjects their bear essentials. Her work has adorned billboards, magazines and book covers the world over and her recent collaborations with the New Yorker magazine have raised her profile yet further and seen a whole new audience discover her incredible work.
In this short film directed by Jérôme de Gerlache, we learn about her work process, influences and get a behind the scenes glimpse of her home studio in East London.
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French illustrator Thomas Danthony’s is known for creating beautifully crafted digital images that have led to commissions for The New York Times, Google and Penguin books. Earlier this year Thomas decided to relocate from London and set up his studio in Barcelona. As part of Handsome Frank's ongoing 'a little film about' series we decided to follow him to his new home city with a camera crew.