STGCC 2012 – Mark Landwehr, Sven Waschk & Leinil Francis Yu

Renowned artists, Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk of coarse famed for their legendary vinyl creations coveted by collectors worldwide, will be making their debut appearance in Singapore at the upcoming Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2012. Fans’ favourite Marvel Comics illustrator, Leinil Francis Yu, will also join this year’s guest line-up at STGCC. Fans will be able to come up close and personal with Mark, Sven, Leinil and many more well-known artists, illustrators and Japanese pop culture personalities as this year’s STGCC brings together the latest in comics, toys, games, anime, manga and cosplay to Singapore.

Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk, Coarse Artists

German artists, Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk, are the creative minds behind coarse, famous for their distinct style of sculpting that looks as if they had chiseled figures from rock. Cast, handcrafted and finished in the coarse workshops in Hamburg, Germany and Hong Kong, their works are available in art toy stores and galleries across 32 countries. Focusing primarily on statues ranging from small resin pieces to life-size fiberglass creations that blend both Eastern and Western aesthetics, Mark and Sven’s original sculptures are transformed into vinyl figures that convey an alternate reality. Their works have become admired and highly covetable by art and toy collectors around the world, usually available as a single piece or in small runs, In 2011, coarse took home the first prize at the Designer Toy Awards for “Outstanding Production”. The artists will be designing STGCC exclusives for their fans. Watch this space for more details in August!

Leinil Francis Yu, Marvel Comic illustrator

Marvel Comics illustrator Leinil Francis Yu will also be joining the pop culture personality line-up at this year’s STGCC. Best-known for his work on the Wolverine comic series, Leinil’s graphic style can also be seen in other popular titles including Uncanny X-Men, New Avengers and Superman: Birthright, Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk and Marvel’s 2008 Epic: Secret Invasion. Leinil is currently collaborating with Wanted and KickAss writer/co-creator Mark Millar on Ultimate Avengers and their creator-owned projects, Superior and Supercrooks.

STGCC 2012 takes place 1-2 September 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For more information, go to www.singaporetgcc.com.

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