July 30, 2009

Gilamon @San Diego Comic Con Part 2

Movie studio's mega booths, where the crowds are

Kinokuniya @Comic-Con

Lefty with a group of young luchadors!

A troop of slave Princess Leia! (Michael: "i wish i was the guy in the middle...")

Gary Gianni ("Prince Valiant", "The MonsterMen")

Terry Dodson ("X-Men")

Alvin Lee of Udon's "Street Fighter" fame

David Hahn, creator of "Private Beach", who has a new limited series entitled "Rad Herring" out now from Wildstorm

The legendary Steve "The Dude" Rude

Sonny Liew, whose "Wonderland" hardcover graphic novel was selling like hot cakes at the Con

The beautiful Kelly Hu

Lefty with Sonny Liew and ShariChankhamma during the Liquid City signing session at the Image booth

Tyrese Gibson bought a copy of Gilamon's graphic novel, we are grateful! His comic book, "Mayhem", is out now from Image Comics

Lefty and Todd MacFarlane

July 26, 2009

Gilamon @ San Diego Comic Con Part 1

This year we are lucky to make our present at Comic-Con San Diego, the mother of all comics conventions, as part of the Liquid City team with Sonny Liew. Lefty , whilst attending the Con as the Editor to Strom Lion Singapore (a partner of Radical Publishing in LA), managed to participate in the Liquid City signing session at Image Comics. Here are a brief report he has for us from the Con.

San Diego Comic Con from the outside

Classic Batgirl

New Batgirl(sans the mask) and the not very muscular Batman...

Michael requested Lefty to get him anything of the Ghostbusters booth, and all he did was snapping a shot this hot "ghostbustress" (Michael: "Bro, what i meant was Ghostbusters merchandise...")

Lefty signing at Liquid City booth

Chris Weston(Marvel's "The Twelve") and John Higgins (Colorist, "Watchmen")

Jason Shawn Alexander ("Abe Sapien: The Drowning", "Dead Irons")

J Scott Campbell (the guy in the middle) of Danger Girl fame

The great Mike Mignola reviewing portfolios

Lou Ferrigno, the original Hulk from the 70's TV series still looking good

July 3, 2009

Perspective: 40 Under 40

Perspective, a prestigous Hong Kong-based art and architecture magazine, has shortlisted Lefty as one of the winners of its annual "40 Under 40 Awards", which is featured in its July '09 issue.

Other winners that Lefty shares this honour with include:

Kelichiro Sako, his company, Sako Architects, has been taking part in various projects in Beijing since 2004.

Sloerd Hoekstra, who set up Three Dogs in Hong Kong as a specialist outlet for visual merchandising and store planning. Crocs, Vans, and SmartTone-Vodafone are just a few of its many clients.

Vincent Pang, who holds a master's degree from Columbia University in New York and is alsothe founder of VPang Architects and VAP Design, Hong Kong.

It is a very privileged moment for Gilamon Studio - not only because Lefty is selected among such calibre of talents - but also because comic book art has been recognized as part of the main force of the art and design industry.