To the Drawing Board & Back: Kajo Baldisimo, MinaLima & Nathan Pyle
Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 18:00-19:00
Session No: 98
Do you dream of becoming an established illustrator? Are you curious about the process of creating visual narratives? We have brought together a talented panel of stylistically diverse illustrators to offer insight, wisdom, and advice. Join Kajo Baldisimo, MinaLima and Nathan Pyle as they delve candidly into the processes, pathways and creative possibilities of the wonderful world of illustration. Find out how they translate visual language in various mediums, from comics to books to the world wide web. What is in their sketchbooks? What do their respective processes look like? Discover what makes illustration across different mediums unique and exciting, and the surprising ways they can cross over.
Kajo Baldisimo is the illustrator and co-creator of the award-winning comic book series Trese, the story of a detective unravelling criminal cases of a supernatural kind. A devoted doodler of fun worlds and dark realms, Baldisimo has worked for local Filipino komiks publishers to maintain his addiction for books, and in advertising to sustain his biological functions. He is currently based in Davao, Philippines, residing with his family and his army of overly excited canines and feisty felines.
Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, more commonly known as MinaLima are the graphic design duo most famous for being the main set and prop designers for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. As book illustrators, they have reimagined the Harry Potter series and produced beautifully illustrated pop-up books of classics and fairy tales such as Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan, among others.
Nathan Pyle is a New York Times bestselling American cartoonist and write. He is the creator of the viral webcomic series Strange Planet, which depicts a planet of blue beings discussing everyday human behaviour and traditions in highly technical terminology. The comics have been adapted into several books, including Strange Planet, Stranger Planet and most recently a children’s picture book, Strange Planet: The Sneaking, Hiding, and Vibrating Creature.