Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex
Welcome to BIF. An Illustration fair based in Brighton for Illustrators from Brighton and beyond. We’ll be showcasing the medium across a plethora of forms from comics, prints, small press, zines, t-shirts, animation, Iive art + more. We’ll also be pulling together a selected array of screening + talks. The aim of BIF is to bring an annual event to Brighton that encompasses local, national + international talent. We’re a small team with a love of seeing things being created. We are excited as we hope you are as to where this takes us.
Andrew, Bridget, Thom + Verity. TEAM BIF
Boo Cook’s art has appeared in the ABC Warriors and Judge Dredd, as Asylum (written by Rob Williams) and Dead Men Walking (written by David Bishop).In 2005, Cook graduated to regular work on the flagship story on 2000 AD, Judge Dredd, mostly to scripts by Gordon Rennie and Simon Spurrier. With Spurrier he developed new comedy character Harry Kipling.More recently he has worked on Doctor Who titles for Titan Magazines.
Jack is a freelance illustrator based in South West England. He keeps many sketchbooks and goes through many tubes of paint. Jack loves collecting action figures, reading badly written silver age comics and watching classic horror films.
Donya is an illustrator, painter and comic artist who lives on a remote farm in Cornwall, England. She specialises in narrative illustration across a variety of mediums including graphic novels, digital commissions, children’s books and traditional methods. She takes my inspiration from the magical, marvellous and macabre.
Chris Weston is a British illustrator who has enjoyed a long career working for the comic-strip industries on both sides of the Atlantic. After getting his start drawing Judge Dredd for the weekly UK magazine 2000 AD, Weston has gone on to contribute art to BATMAN, SUPERMAN, The Fantastic Four, SWAMP THING, and THE INVISIBLES for DC and Marvel. However, he is probably best known for his work on two creator-owned series: THE FILTH (with writer Grant Morrison) and Ministry of Space (with writer Warren Ellis).
Matt Taylor is an illustrator and comic artist based in the Sussex countryside who spends his days crafting expansive, sometimes psychedelic, Americana inspired illustrations with a nod to classic comic book art of the fifties and sixties.
Made You Look
Made You Look is a documentary which sets out to explore the landscape of the commercial arts in the 21st Century. It’s a film that gives an insight into how modern creative people feel about the challenges and triumphs of living in a hyper digital age.This film is a rare and candid insight into the work of some of the UK’s top creative talent, including beautifully shot footage of artists at work and play in their own creative environments.
The Animated Review is an online showcase celebrating contemporary animation and cartoon culture.
Maria Herreros is a freelance illustrator and comic autor based in Valencia, Spain.Graduated from San Carlos Fine Arts University in 2007 Working as a freelance illustrator since 2009 Co-editor of El Fresquito Fanzine, Co-editor and Co-founder of Viva Histeria Art Magazine.
Laura is an Irish illustrator based in South East London.She graduated with an MA in Illustration from Kingsto University in 2010.her work is hand drawn using a mixture of watercolour,indian ink and isograph pen.
The scurrilous, global cult comic Modern Toss is the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. As writers, cartoonists, and animators they’ve taken Modern Toss in many different directions- from challenging late night television to cutting edge advertising, and from international design magazines to greeting card racks. Their work features regularly in The Guardian, Private Eye magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
Blurring the lines between sequential and fine-art. The new king of Slaine, Simon Davis is a British comics artist best known for his fully painted art work on the iconic 2000ad with stories such as Sinister Dexter, Black Siddha and Stone Island. However, he is also a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and has produced prize-winning fine art.
Illustrator + graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland.
The One Church, Gloucester Road Brighton 30-31 May 10am-6pm
For more details and to buy tickets visit http://www.brightonillustrationfair.co.uk