Encounters

Meeting My Inspirations: Mark Raats

Mark Raats

Meeting My Inspirations: Mark Raats

One of the legendary LucasFilms poster artists, Mark Raats! I found him on Instagram not that long ago and I had commented on one of his posts, to which he responded to and called me "boet" (brother in Afrikaans). This was a big surprise! I had no idea he was also South African! Turns out he has been following me for awhile

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Meeting The Greats: Kim Jung Gi

Kim Jung Gi

Meeting The Greats: Kim Jung Gi

I had no idea the legend himself, Kim Jung Gi would be at San Diego Comic Con in 2018! I could not believe my eyes when I turned the corner at the artist alley and found myself just a few meters away from him. My time had finally arrived to meet the Grand Master. He only speaks Korean so his manager was doing the translating between us, but the one thing that was really prominent was his happy nature. It was uplifting just to be around him. I shared my deep appreciation and admiration for his mastery and before the end of...

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Meeting The Greats: Jamie Campbell Bower

Meeting The Greats: Jamie Campbell Bower

Henry Creel/Vecna of Stranger Things! This was a surprise meeting backstage before my live demonstration on the main stage at Comic Con Africa 2023. This was a very brief meeting as he had just finished his big interview and I was getting set to go up next, but what a cool dude he is! A super friendly and down to Earth guy.

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Meeting The Greats: Kevin Sussman

Kevin Sussman

Meeting The Greats: Kevin Sussman

Familiar with Big Bang Theory? It’s Stuart! I was invited to be a guest artist for the grand opening of Speedy Comics at City Walk 2 in Dubai. Part of this store opening, there were guest celebs such as Brandon Routh and Bob Layton attending. This was an honor to be part of! During the night, I got chatting with Kevin about life stuff and dealing with the industry. He had a lot to share! It was a deep chat and one I really enjoyed having with him!

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Meeting The Greats: Bob Layton

Bob Layton

Meeting The Greats: Bob Layton

For those unfamiliar, Bob Layton is responsible for the evolution and development of who Tony Stark and Iron-Man is today along with many other great feats! Bob is quite the character! I've really enjoyed his company. We've met on numerous occasions via comic conventions and specifically via Speedy Comics as special guests in Dubai. As a veteran in the industry, he had a lot of stories to share.

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