Viewing Archive ~ February, 2013

February 27th, 2013

Geek-Art Manga Tribute show.

Some of my artwork will be showcased at the Geek-Art, Manga Tribute Art Show which will be held at the Palais des Expositions Brussels, Belgium. 

The exhibit will be on display from March 8-10

Monday’s are back, meet Macedonian mixed media artist Marko Manev. Marko currently is working as a freelance illustrator and designer while dabbling in some comics every now and then. I came across his artwork recently after seeing his Superhero Noir posters showcased on the web. I was immediately inspired and wanted to know more about this artist.

I: What’s the earliest memory of a creative activity you did?

M: If legos count then that would be when I was 2 or 3 years old. I loved legos! I was an introvert kid that played with legos and watched Star Wars all day long! I never touched crayons or pencils until I was 7 and started drawing panels from the belgian comic Lucky Luke. I guess I never stopped drawing since.

I: If you weren’t doing what you do right now, what would you be doing?

M: Film director! I’m hoping that one day I might do that.

I: Inspiration, who? what? where?

M:  Tough question! So many artists, movies, film directors, bands, games! Ok I’ll try to pick 10 in no particular order cause the list will go on forever: Brian Wood, Jock, Banksy, Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leone, Kazimir Malevich, Alien, Lord of the Rings, Rammstein, Metal Gear Solid. This are just part of the things that ignite my creative spark.

I: Share any piece of your work, recent or old and talk about it.

M: This is a piece form my recent Noir series that I’m really proud of. Inspired by the Man of Steel trailer, I wanted it to be a powerful and very subtle representation of the character. What’s interesting about this piece is when I was working on it, I thought more of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier with his X-1, than of Superman.

I: Name 5 websites that you check often.

iO9
gizmodo
geek tyrant
comics alliance
Blurrpy.com



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