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Artist Spotlight - Rui L (Ravefirell)

Artist Spotlight - Rui L (Ravefirell)

It is our great pleasure to introduce you to Rui L, a.k.a. Ravefirell. Learn more in this edition of the artist spotlight.

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Kevin A
Boomslank Artist Spotlight: Allison Stanley

Boomslank Artist Spotlight: Allison Stanley

"Covering an image with ornament is like turning it to gold, or setting it to music; it glorifies it, revealing the inner nature of the subject on its visible surface. The result is enchanting yet mysterious, for it is a revelation of something originally invisible, like a scent, a mood, or an ideology. Ornament is a metaphor, an essential element of poetry." Allison Stanley's web-page (www.allisonstanleyart.com) opens with this description of her unique style. In many ways, the quote is very similar to her art; beautiful, poetic, mysterious. I first met Allison in the artist alley of Anime Expo 2014...

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David Anyanwu
Boomslank Spotlight: Michael Mohrbacher

Boomslank Spotlight: Michael Mohrbacher

Since I have recently decided to get back into the sketchbook, I found that it helps to find a favorite artist or artists. Basically they are these wells of inspiration from which I drink from time to time to replenish my creative juices (dang that was a baller metaphor!). One of them is very conveniently related to me, that being my brother whom you all know as P-Shinobi. The others I have discovered through my daily troll sessions of Deviant Art and Instagram. On today's Spotlight interview I had the pleasure of talking to one of my earliest and still...

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Rebellion Fan Art.

Just recently watched the Puella Madoka Magica movie Rebellion and was inspired to do some rare fan art ^_^. I absolutely loved the movie! The art and animation were simply stunning, the brief combat scene between Akemi & Tomoe gave me shivers. If you are a fan of the series and haven't seen the movie I highly recommend it.  I also want to take this opportunity to highlight something I found rather troubling recently. It's regarding a proposed international trade agreement that could have some drastic implications on the anime industry. I will not go into great detail about the proposed agreement but...

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