One of the features I’m most excited about, and one that I haven’t talked about much, is the original art in HeroBook. I’ve got four amazing local artists on board that will be tasked with bringing the pages of your HeroBook to life. Here’s a little bit about each of them!
Alex was born and raised in Barbados, and moved to Canada at the age of eighteen. He has a Bachelor of Media Arts with a major in animation from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and works in painting, drawing, and animation. His work explores queer themes and sentiment in relation to his Carribbean background. Alex currently lives and works in Vancouver as an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Skwxwu7mesh First Nations.
Find him on Instagram!
Caribbean Kiss, 2018, animation 1080p, ink and graphite on paper
Full, 2017, acrylic on board, 6″ x 8″, installation view, Wil Aballe Art projects, Vancouver, BC
Logan is in her first year of a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications at Capilano University. She hopes to work in an animation studio someday.
Find her on Instagram!
Jacob is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist working out of Victoria, BC, focused in black and white illustrations. His body of work deals largely with identity and the human form, often with queer themes.
Phoebe is an educator, animator and illustrator based out of Vancouver, BC. She holds a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Media Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is a part-time drow bard and a full-time high school art teacher.