Spotlight On Portsmouth Comic Con: Russell Walks

Spotlight On Portsmouth Comic Con: Russell Walks

Living Along Rebel Lines

♦ Portsmouth Comic Con takes place 5-6 May 2018 and Tripwire is proud to be a part of it. Here is the twentieth spotlight feature looking at one of its guests, artist and illustrator Russell Walks…

Walks is an official Star Wars artist. Although his original goals included both becoming bionic and joining the rebellion against the Empire, Walks eventually decided his destiny lay along another path, and chose art school over adventure. Adept at both traditional and digital illustration & design, he has created art based on licensed properties for clients including Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Random House and many others.
Walks began his illustration career drawing sketch cards and in an interview he did way back in 2010 on the sketch card art blog, he discussed the pros and cons of working on these:”I’m not crazy about working on such a small surface. For one thing, my eyes aren’t what they used to be, and it’s seriously hard for me to see that tiny! Additionally, I work fairly tightly, but still like to see evidence of the process – brushstrokes, pencil marks, etc – and I’ve found that when I’m working that small, it can be difficult to achieve both of those goals.” Sketch Card Art Blog Interview Walks 2010
He is a regular visitor to Star Wars Celebration events but Portsmouth is one of the first UK comic conventions he has attended. His unique and distinctive linework make him a fantastic addition to the show.

Russell Walks Portsmouth Spotlight www.tripwiremagazine.co.uk

Tickets are available now for Portsmouth Comic Con but they are selling fast. Please visit the website for details on the show and to pick up tickets

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And here’s the other guest spotlights so far

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