Where: Main Stage Auditorium When: 1:30pm, right before the Madman Cosplay Competition
What is the Travelling ArtbookThe Travelling Artbook is an A5 sketchbook which has been making its way through the hands of artists all around Australia, each contributing a one of a kind artwork to its pages. At SMASH! on Saturday July 14, the book will be auctioned off and all proceeds donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
What is the Fred Hollows Foundation?The Fred Hollows Foundation is inspired by the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993). Fred was an eye doctor, a skilled surgeon of international renown and a social justice activist who championed the right of all people to high quality and affordable eye care and to good health. The Foundation works with indigenous Australians and in developing countries, and their efforts have helped to restore the sight of more than 1,000,000 people worldwide. We at SMASH!, as lovers of art, design and the visual mediums of animation and comics, are proud to support their work.
Who are the artists?This year the artbook has a stellar lineup, with contributions by artists including:
- David Mack, creator of the Kabuki comic series.
- Chamba Cruz, commercial illustrator and artist for Udon comics.
- Chris Wahl, commercial artist and illustrator.
- Grant Freckleton, Visual Effects Director on 300.
- Luke Jurevicius, creator of the ABC animation series Figaro Pho.
- Jerome Moo, concept artist and matte painter.
- Charles Santoso, Digital Artist and Art Director at Animal Logic.
- Kim Taylor, Matte Painter and Art Director at Animal Logic.
- Donald Walker, concept and storyboard artist for TV and animation.
- Nicola Scott, DC comic artist, notably on Birds of Prey and Teen Titans.
- David Yardin, DC and Marvel comic artist.
- Tim Pyman, concept and storyboard artist.
- Mike Zarb, illustrator and storyboard artist.
- Pavel Elagin, videogame concept designer.
- Alexandra Szweryn and Samantha Calcraft, Brisbane comic artists.
- Alastair Sew Hoy, aspiring animator, and SMASH! 2012 poster artist.
- Felicia Choo, Melbourne illustration artist.
- Michelle Thompson, aspiring Sydney comic artist.
- Nadia Attlee, graphic designer at Animal Logic.