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Derek Yaniger
Derek Yaniger's wild and wacky take on Mid-Century Modern graphic art has become a colourful staple on the contemporary low-brow scene and beyond. Whether it's hot-rods, buxom babes, boppin' beatniks, raucous rockabillies, dungaree dolls or Tiki totems, the ubiquitous Yaniger has them covered.

Emanuele Taglietti
Emanuele Taglietti is an Italian comic book cover artist known for his outrageously eye-catching artwork. In the course of his acclaimed career in the 1970s and 1980s, the golden age of fumetti, he painted more than 500 covers for such books as Zora the Vampire, Sukia, Mafia, and 44 Magnum. Today he lives in his home town of  Ferrara in Italy, and even though he's retired he can still be found with his brush in hand.

Ivan Castro
A big thank you to Ivan Castro for taking time out of his busy schedule to do this interview for us. If you don’t know him already, Ivan is a graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain, who specializes in calligraphy and lettering. He has been working in the field for 15 years, and has been teaching for 10. Korero Press is proud to have published his book The ABC of Custom Lettering.

Jim Phillips
California native Jim Phillips is a living legend amongst the art aficionados of the surf and skateboard scenes. Since his first piece of work appeared in a 1962 issue of "Surfer Quarterly" magazine, Phillips has created literally thousands of surf, skateboard, sticker and T-shirt designs featuring his trademark artworks, including the legendary, ever popular "Screaming Hand" graphic.

Patrick J. Jones
Patrick J. Jones is an award-winning sci-fi and fantasy artist and teacher. His work is collected and published worldwide and his client list includes such companies as Disney, Lucasfilm and Roc books. Patrick grew up in Belfast, Ireland, during the worst of the troubles. Influenced by artists Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, he spent long days in the sanctuary of rooftops, drawing and dreaming of becoming a fantasy artist, to the din of street riots below. After two years in the merchant navy he moved to London and spent 15 years as an illustrator before travelling the world once more.

Rian Hughes
Rian Hughes is one of the most successful and prolific designers/illustrators of the past 20 years. From his studio, Device, he has produced watches for Swatch, Hawaiian shirts, logo designs for Batman and Spiderman and an iconoclastic revamp of British comic hero Dan Dare. He has an extensive collection of Thunderbirds memorabilia, a fridge full of vodka, and a stack of easy listening albums which he plays very quietly.

Roberto Baldazzini
Over a 30-year career, acclaimed comic creator, illustrator and artist Roberto Baldazzini has created a sexual and surreal world of the imagination. He first came to prominence with the publication of Stella Norris in 1984, a strip that continued to 1992. From 1995 he began focusing on erotic comics and gained a reputation for his black and white line work. Today, as his reputation grows, he is just as likely to be working on his next gallery show as his next comic strip.

Ron English
Ron English is an American contemporary artist who blends stunning visuals with biting political, consumerist and surrealist statements. He coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history.