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An LCS interview with Paul Kidby

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Darren Di Lieto: I would like to welcome illustrator and artist Paul Kidby to the LCS. Paul Kidby (not to be confused with Josh Kirby) is a London born world renowned self-taught artist who became a freelance illustrator in 1986. He’s best known for his work on the ‘Discworld’ book jackets for Sir Terry Pratchett and has been designing them since 2002. You may have seen some of his Ook-tastic work recently if you followed the ‘Books about Town’ Riverside Trail in London in 2014. Paul is also a talented sculptor who produces beautiful and collectable bronze sculptures.
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The Little Chimp 3D Statuette

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We’re slowly working our way towards offering a Little Chimp award to a deserving recipient. This is the award! Isn’t he cool. There still lots of work to do and we need to select someone to win it, but in the meantime we wanted to share this nifty photo of him with you. The 3D modelling was done by the talented Metin Seven and it was printed by Shapeways.

External Link: The Little Chimp 3D Statuette

Classic Arcade Game Animated Flipok Box

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Brooklyn illustrator Nate Bear branches out into animation and sculpture for Grumpy Bert’s latest exhibition, The FlipbookIt Show. Nate went a little beyond just an animated GIF in a a box by building a retro style arcade machine to house his animation inspired by two classic video games.

External Link: Classic Arcade Game Animated Flipok Box

Old Boxes New Lives

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One day my sister and I were scavenging our grandfather’s attic and we stumbled upon these intricate little boxes with slide covers and carved handles. We stuck them with glue against the walls that were inside our closets and those boxes became our secret treasure compartments where we’d collect and hide our findings, like comic book clippings and little mice figures that my sister made out of cloth material.

Then I grew up and boxes just stayed with me. Now I go to antique shops and buy old cigar boxes. I try to look for the old wooden ones that are dark and deeply stained so when I carve into the wood, the lighter colored or the unstained wood shows through and creates a good contrast to the carved images.

External Link: Old Boxes New Lives

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