UsanekoRin of Collateral Damage Studios Talks With Anime Herald

UsanekoRin of Collateral Damage Studios Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: When did you first know you wanted to become an artist? UsanekoRin: I’ve been drawing ever since I was very young. I’ve always known. Anime Herald: Did you watch anime or read manga as a kid? UsanekoRin: Yeah sure, I watched a lot of anime. Back in...

WaHa of Collateral Damage Studios Talks With Anime Herald

WaHa of Collateral Damage Studios Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: When did you first realize you wanted to be an artist? WaHa: When I was young I watched cartoons and anime on TV. I developed a passion for drawing. Anime Herald: Do you remember any specific anime that inspired you? WaHa: Cardcaptor Sakura Anime Herald:...

2019 Lightbox Expo: Interview with John Picacio on Loteria

2019 Lightbox Expo: Interview with John Picacio on Loteria

Anime Herald: Can you tell me a bit about Loteria? John Picacio: It’s a game that’s been around for centuries in Mexico. It’s a national cultural pastime. It’s played the same way as we know Bingo, but instead of random assortment of letters and numbers, it uses a...

2019 Lightbox Expo: Kenny Vo Talks With Anime Herald

2019 Lightbox Expo: Kenny Vo Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: I assume most people ask you about your art or art training. I’m more interested in how you paint your cats. Kenny Vo: (Laughs) I guess for me these are some of the places I like to go, or things that I want to do. I kind of want to put them in those...

2019 Lightbox Expo: Ryan Wood Talks With Anime Herald

2019 Lightbox Expo: Ryan Wood Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: I’m particularly impressed with your “Raising Arizona” piece. Nice touch with the little cactus in front of it as a reminder. Ryan Wood: Yep. Anime Herald: What is your process? How do you create these pieces? Ryan Wood: Some of these I’m just a big fan...

2019 Lightbox Expo: Devin Elle Kurtz Talks to Anime Herald

2019 Lightbox Expo: Devin Elle Kurtz Talks to Anime Herald

Anime Herald: These are some beautiful pieces. What is your process for creating them? Devin Elle Kurtz: I usually sketch traditionally. Sometimes I sketch in Photoshop. Most of the time I paint in Photoshop, and then I just print it. Usually I print them on metallic...

Lightbox Expo: Claire Hummel Talks to Anime Herald

Lightbox Expo: Claire Hummel Talks to Anime Herald

Anime Herald: How did you get involved with the parks project? Claire Hummel: It’s the 59 Parks Project. They got a bunch of different artists to design screen print posters and donate part of the proceeds. I had been keeping up with it since a couple artists I...

Yoko Shimomura Talks to Anime Herald

Yoko Shimomura Talks to Anime Herald

Anime Herald: You drew inspiration from a green and yellow paper bag to create the melody for Blanka’s Theme [in Street Fighter II]. Have there been any other highly dramatic moments that inspired you over your career? Yoko Shimomura: There’s nothing quite like...

The Future of Gundam And Beyond: Naohiro Ogata Talks to Anime Herald

The Future of Gundam And Beyond: Naohiro Ogata Talks to Anime Herald

On The future of Gundam: Naohiro Ogata: We’re in a partnership with Legendary Pictures to develop the Gundam Hollywood movie. In terms of Gunpla, we’ve recently sold our 500,000,000th Gundam model kit. The trend we’re seeing for 2019 is that overseas sales will...

No Sleep Til Tokyo: MIYAVI Talks With Anime Herald

No Sleep Til Tokyo: MIYAVI Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: The joke from This Is Spinal Tap was that their amps went up to 11. I saw you live at Tokyo X Brooklyn. Your amps went up to 12. Why do you rock so ****ing hard? MIYAVI: The thing is, I didn’t know that rule! That was the problem. That event was pretty...

Studio de Sade Talks With Anime Herald

Studio de Sade Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: How did each of you get into art? Sarah Wilkinson: I’ve been drawing my whole life. I started taking art classes in high school. I ended up taking AP art classes. In college I started as a graphic design major. It turns out I’m really bad at graphic...

The French Connection: Goh Wakabayashi Talks With Anime Herald

The French Connection: Goh Wakabayashi Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: France is often considered [to be] the best market for manga outside of Japan. Did you get into the French manga scene when you were living in Paris? Goh Wakabayashi: Yes. Our business partners in France, the French comic companies; they have their own...