Monday, 10 October 2016

MA illustration update - Dan Styler

Some great news from MA illustration student Dan Styler who has just finished his MA in illustration.

“I have been watching a UK Netflix series called Eastsiders, created by Kit Williamson. The series shows a real dark comedic but 'truthful' interpretation of a Gay couple’s relationship. After watching 2 episodes I was hooked and watched all of the first two seasons, until 4AM, even when I should have been sleeping. The following day I created a piece of Fanart, of the two main characters.”

“I uploaded my illustration to Twitter and tagged Eastsiders, and Kit Williamson expecting to hear nothing back. The next day my email went crazy from people who loved the show and wanted to buy a print of my illustration. However, this wasn't the biggest surprise as my illustration was retweeted by Kit and the Eastsiders show!
I learned that the Eastsiders show wanted to produce a Graphic novel/ web comic, so I immediately tweeted again and said I would love to do it. That same Day Kit messaged me and asked if I would do a sample page that showed the last scenes from the final episode; I drew them immediately and sent them off.

Kit loved my illustrations, saying that he was impressed with the style and the time it took for me to produce them. So I am now commissioned to produce their official graphic novel/web comic. This chance tweeting of one of my illustrations has lead to more work being completed for Kit on the Eastsiders project. I'm also thinking of numbering and selling prints of my illustration with half the proceeds going to an AIDS charity.”

You can see more of Dan’s work on his website here…