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I'm very proud to be featured in the newest edition of the "Illustration Now!" series, edited by Julius Wiedemann and published by Taschen. A big thanks to Julius Wiedemann for the inclusion and congrats to the creation of an awesome book!

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From the Taschen site:
"The Illustration Now! series continues to bring you groundbreaking work by the world's most exciting illustrators. A fascinating mix of established master draftsmen and neophytes, working in a wide range of techniques, Illustration Now! Vol. 4 features 150 illustrators from 30 countries, including information about their career paths and lists of selected exhibitions. Also included are two introductory essays by specialists Steven Heller and Bruno Porto on current trends in the field, with a cover featuring the work of Gabriel Moreno. This book is perfect for graphic artists, creative professionals and illustration students, as well as anyone with an appreciation for draftsmanship and visual language."




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THE ART OF THOR BOOK SIGNING/PANEL

Journal Entry: Thu May 12, 2011, 4:37 PM
With the movie successfully released, I wanted to announce the upcoming  artist panel and book signing at Gallery Nucleus. I will be present together with my fellow  artists who worked on "Thor":

Charlie Wen
Ryan Meinerding
Vance Kovacs

The Art of Thor is a nice collectible for all the peeps interested in how the visual style for the film was created.
It's 240 pages showcasing a great deal of the concept art for the film and comes in a slipcase with a nice spot varnish printing.
If you don't get your hands on a signed copy at Nucleus, order here: www.amazon.com/Thor-Art-Movie-…

Looking forward to seeing you at Nucleus! www.gallerynucleus.com/event/3…



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Interview in Schon! Magazine

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 19, 2010, 2:08 PM
Did an interview for Schön!, a very fresh and contemporary magazine about fashion/art/photography.
Check it out here: www.nineteen74.com/magazine/
You can flip through the digital version here:
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You can also order the printed version of the mag here: schonmagazine.bigcartel.com/pr…
Thanks to Raoul Keil, Zohra Baksh and Sophie Norton for the cool opportunity!




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Alice in Wonderland: A Visual Companion

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 17, 2010, 6:57 PM
A sneak peek at "Alice in Wonderland: A Visual Companion".
Big thanks to Holly Kempf and Mark Salisbury for putting together such a nice book.
There's a lot of interesting stuff in there, the art behind the movie as well as behind the scenes photos. Order here: www.amazon.de/Disney-Wonderlan…










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Follow me on Facebook!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 7, 2010, 4:14 PM
There have been a lot of friend requests on Facebook lately, so I decided to create a new Facebook page for my art-related stuff, with works and updates on a regular basis. Check it out! www.facebook.com/pages/Michael…

Interview on LA Times blog

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 25, 2010, 3:57 PM
Did an interview for Hero Complex about my work on "Alice in Wonderland", check it out!

Thanks to Gerrick Kennedy for putting it together so nicely!

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Here's the official trailer of Tim Burton's higly anticipated take on "Alice in Wonderland" www.apple.com/trailers/disney/…

In 2008 I had the opportunity to do a lot of the character designs for the film, below is one of the concepts I did for the Red Queen:

Alice in Wonderland-Red Queen by michaelkutsche

There's some further concepts of the Madhatter and further info in this journal: michaelkutsche.deviantart.com/…

I will be able to show more of the original designs when the film is released in 2010, so stay tuned!

Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 22, 2009, 2:51 PM
In 2008 I had the opportunity to do a lot of the character designs for "Alice in Wonderland" www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/

I was very lucky to meet Tim Burton as well as Ken Ralston from Sony Imageworks, I've been working directly at the film set in Plymouth and later on at the set in LA, it's been a great time working for one of my favourite directors.
Seeing Johnny Depp's performance was also mindblowing, he's amazingly talented.

Below are some images that have just been released officialy.
You can find the full article on this site, as well as 3 concept art pieces for the environments: www.firstshowing.net/2009/06/2…
I will show you the huge pile of the other character designs I did after the film's release in 2010.

Here's a photo of Johnny Depp in the Mad Hatter costume and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen as well as two of the very early Hatter concepts I did:









Ape on the Moon Interview

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 14, 2009, 10:45 AM



Thanks to Alex Mathers for featuring me on his blog.

The article includes some hot updates about what keeps me so busy at the moment and why I don't find the time to post any new personal stuff here on DA right now.
Be sure to check out the other articles on his blog too, there's some very inspiring art and artists interviews!

Thanks a lot for the great support, the experience on DA is still nothing short but amazing!

Boxer Tutorial on CGTalk

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 23, 2008, 1:22 AM

The artwork was selected for inclusion in EXPOSÉ 6
as well as 3 other works from my portfolio, so I was given the great opportunity to do this tutorial: features.cgsociety.org/story_c…

Btw, thanks for all your nice replies, I read them all, it means a lot and it's a great experience!






My Interview in 2DArtist Magazine...

Journal Entry: Thu May 15, 2008, 9:51 AM

...for the May'08 issue. Enjoy and support the mag!

Here's the link: www.2dartistmag.com/issues_200…
Download lite version: www.2dartistmag.com/lite_issue…





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It's there!

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 29, 2008, 4:21 AM

Great stuff to finally see my artwork on the game packs :D




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Written by Pablo Garcia- thanks a lot!
You can view it here: www.spinquad.com/interview/sto…
I'm a  Conceptual Artist/Illustrator, 3d Artist and Fine Artist located in Berlin, Germany who has worked for the vfx industry since 1998. My experiences reach from artdirecting and animating commercials and music videos to lead design for (yet not finished) feature film projects.
In my sparetime I'm working on my Oilpaintings and stuff for a future exhibition (hopefully opened by the end of 2008)
Clients include SEGA, The Creative Assembly, Sony Ericsson, Universal Music, Saatchi&Saatchi, 3Deluxe, Park Avenue, ImagineFX