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Interviews

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.

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 art works, 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.

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.