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Anthony Amore welcomes artist Travis Simpkins as new contributor to Stolen Cavalier

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Anthony Amore, Chief Investigator and Director of Security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (and author of “Stealing Rembrandts”), recently welcomed artist/illustrator Travis Simpkins as a new contributor to Stolen Cavalier: a website dedicated to Art Theft awareness. Stolen Cavalier is a dual effort, managed by Art Crime and Security experts: Mr. Amore in the United States and Vicky Oliveri in Australia. On the site, Mr. Amore said of Mr. Simpkins, “Travis Simpkins is a dedicated lover of art. He protects it at the Worcester Art Museum. He creates it in the form of an amazing portfolio of sketches ranging from portraiture to interpretations of important art objects. And he preserves it via a weekly mailing of then-and-now photos of the WAM that accumulated quite a following and garnered him a great deal of publicity.Now Travis joins me and Vicki Oliveri at Stolen Cavalier, contributing writings and images related to art theft. Welcome, Travis!”

External Link: Anthony Amore welcomes artist Travis Simpkins as new contributor to Stolen Cavalier

Woman’s Weekly illustrated Serial by Laura Barrett

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I was recently asked by Woman’s Weekly magazine to illustrate their latest five part serial, an historical romance set in both modern times and the era of King Charles II. I had great fun researching and drawing from this period of history – especially the furniture, dresses and hairstyles!

External Link: Woman’s Weekly illustrated Serial

Opposite The Alley’s Second @ The Barn (Cheltenham)

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Come and join Opposite The Alley in Cheltenham for a book launch and live draw!

Following the success of ‘First’ released last year, ‘Second’ is here to be even bigger and better. The publication is printed exclusively by OTA on Risograph and features a selection of established, international and emerging illustrators. The event will feature live drawings from Illustrators included in the publication and a stall to purchase other books and prints.

(Poster Illustration by Marianna Madriz)

External Link: Second at The Barn

The Cartoonist Brushes

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AD Artbox 2 is a Photoshop CC and CC 2014 Panel with more than sixty high quality tools for illustrators (Pencils, Charcoal, Inking tools, Crosshatch, markers, Oils, Acrylics, Rake, Bristles, Chalk, Wax crayons, Pastel, Watercolours, Blenders, FX, Gradients, Comics Panel creation, Halftone, Texturing, Screentones, Background remover, etc
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Used at Disney Studios and ready for Retina Display!

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The Artcrank Bristol 2014 show, and prints

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This is my piece for the recent Artcrank Bristol 2014 show. The first time in this city, Artcrank have been organising shows combining a love of art and bikes all across the USA and more recently in Europe since 2007. A limited edition of thirty, some prints are still available for purchase.

External Link: Artcrank Screen print show and prints

Zombie Playing Cards Kickstarter Project

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I’ve recently launched a KickStarter campaign to produce a fully illustrated deck of playing cards with a zombie theme running throughout. Each suit contains a different set of the living dead representing the King, Queen and Jack as well as a skull motif for the Ace cards.

External Link: Zombie Playing Cards Kickstarter Project

ThinkVisual & WeForest e-Calendar: Call for Submissions

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Cork-based company Think Visual (the company I work for :) ) are helping produce a lovely desktop wallpaper e-calendar for WeForest, a charity who do amazing work enabling women to plant trees at the equator. Inspire people around the world with your beautiful tree-inspired art! Full details on the link.

External Link: ThinkVisual & WeForest e-Calendar: Call for Submissions

Win A Cintiq Companion With Draw to Score!

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Wacom Australia is giving away a Cintiq Companion to one lucky artist in the Draw to Score competition. They are partnering up with illustration studio, The Drawing Book & The Loop to bring this awesome offer to artists around the world. Anyone can enter and all you need to do is create an illustration, artwork or animation and record your process. If that doesn’t sound enticing enough the winning work will also be exhibited at the prolific Affectors Melbourne Event, October 31st. Submissions close on October 20th and the winner will be announced October 24th.

External Link: Win A Cintiq Companion With Draw to Score!

Steve Stone’s Picture-Book on CBeebies – Cantankerous King Colin

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I completed a picture book for Maverick Books, which was published this year. The book is written by author Phil Allcock and is called Cantankerous King Colin. I received the wonderful news that the the book was to read by actor Tom Hollander on CBeebies Bedtime Stories (most recently known for his role in TV series Rev and character Cutler in Pirates of the Caribbean) The story is about a King who does exactly what he wants, because he can, because he is King. But there is someone who can tell him what to do… The reading was first aired on Monday 15th of September and can be seen on BBC iPlayer until Monday 22nd September.

External Link: Steve Stone Picture-Book on CBeebies – Cantankerous King Colin