Chinese illustrator and comic artist Xiao Bai has studied traditional Chinese painting since a young age. Her slick and beautiful illustration work features mostly females, and almost all of her characters have a tattoo. This is influenced by her other job as a tattoo artist. Xiao Bai has worked for various magazines and publications, in both China and France. She is also an active member of the local Association of Illustrators in China.
The work of Chinese comic artist Benjamin — nee Bin Zhang — is full of energy, and bright but contracted colours. He has published his comic book in seven European countries, and his book, Orange, was a big hit in the French market. After impressing fans with his fast and dynamic drawing skills at the Comic Convention in New York, the editors at Marvel Comics started to take notice of this young digital artist.
The Robot Shirt brand was created by CiCi and Aaron, two graduates from Auckland University. Their slogan? ‘You wear shirts, we make them’. Indeed we do. [also read about New Zealand fashion label, Stolen Girlfriends Club]
If you’re a fan of contemporary art, if you like t-shirts and toys, and if you’re in Auckland, New Zealand, then you’ll probably want to get along to Public Press at the Sideroom Gallery, featuring the work of 20 emerging artists. The exhibition runs until August 23.
Infinite Flying Kick, a band made up of five Taiwanese kids, have been receiving a lot of attention within the New Zealand music scene of late. From embryonic jam sessions less than two years ago, the band now explode onto the stage, blasting out their spirited, angular rock with passion and charisma. Their debut EP […]