Artwork by Yvan Feusi. This year, the official visual of the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2020 is again “made in Switzerland” and yet not entirely out of this world.
For the first time, the design comes from the 3D artist Yvan Feusi aka Aiven who has been a guest at the Convention several times and showed his unique, unmistakable and futuristic style in the Artist Alley.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Yvan Feusi has recently lived in Berlin, Glasgow, Paris and is currently resident in Montpellier.
For 15 years, he has worked on various art projects as a 3D artist, art director, instructor and lecturer. He has been working freelance since 2012, creating visuals and animations for music festivals in the US and around the world. Last year, he was working on video game trailers at Axis Studios as 3D Generalist. He is now working on his own video game.
Yvan will be present at FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2020, exhibiting his works and exchanging views with visitors on his artistic work and knowledge, especially in the digital field.
We are delighted about the fantastic visual and are looking forward to meeting Yvan in Basel!
The Swiss artist Christian Scheurer living in Hollywood creates the new visual of FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2019!
FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con was once again able to win the top shot from the Hollywood designer scene for the design of the new visual.
Christian Scheurer, born in Bern and the son of a zoologist and an artist, grew up in Africa, the Seychelles and Basel, and now works in Hollywood for very big productions as a Concept Designer and Conceptual Art Director. In 1995, he emigrated to Los Angeles and worked on James Cameron’s VFX Company DIGITAL DOMAIN on his first two major films Titanic and the Fifth Element. To date, he has been involved with his art in over 30 films and numerous games that have won 16 Academy Awards. His list of productions he has worked on includes such names as Final Fantasy IX, LOTR: Return of the King, Matrix, Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, Batman vs. Superman, Independence Day: Resurgence, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Aquaman, John Wick III, Maleficent 2, and Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which are all very impressive.
Christian Scheurer will be present at FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2019 and report on his work and life in Hollywood.
FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2018
Comic author Enrico Marini designs the poster for 2018
Comic artist Enrico Marini is one of the most talented and well-known French-speaking comic writers of today’s scene.
Especially with the series “The Scorpion” (2 million albums sold worldwide) and “The Eagles of Rome” (more than 500 000 copies), he has gained fans, not only in Switzerland but also in France, Germany and Italy, his country of origin. This year, he crosses the Atlantic with a superhero: he illustrates two new Batman comics for DC Entertainment, which will also be released in the United States. In Europe, the comic books are published by two major publishing houses, Dargaud for the French version and Panini for the German version. “Batman – The Dark Prince Charming” Volume 1 is already on the market, the sequel will be released in spring 2018.
Being a writer, draftsman and colourist, Enrico Marini is the first artist of the so-called “Franco-Belge” comic strips, to take up on the challenge of drawing the character of Batman as well as realising his own vision. FANTASY BASEL -The Swiss Comic Con had the honour of having this talented artist creating the newest edition of their visual. In fact, he was asked to not only create the poster of the exhibition, but also the visual of the digital advertising campaigns of the event. His works will also be presented as part of the exhibition. On site, Enrico Marini will be signing comic books and presenting his work to the visitors. The organisers are delighted with this cooperation: “We are very happy to have won Enrico Marini, one of the most talented artists in the field of realistic comic strips, for our 2018 visual!”
Maurizio Manzieri, the creator of the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con Visual 2016, is a international successful illustrator based in Turin, who specializes in surreal worlds of the imagination.
His artwork has appeared on uncountable covers of leading international publishing companies and magazines: Mondadori, Bragelonne, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s SF, Analog, ImagineFX, MacMillan, Putnam/ Berkley, PYR, Prime Books and Subterranean Press.
In 2016 he created our visual by drawing a steampunk version of the city of Basel with characters inspired by Alice in Wonderland. 2018 and 2019 he also created the visual of the ZURICH GAME SHOW. This year, he was selected as a Visual Artist for the international event CARTOONS ON THE BAY 2019, the Children’s Television Animation Festival promoted by the Italian public broadcasting company RAI Com (www.cartoonsbay.rai.it/manifesto-2019).
Poster 2015 – Artwork: C-Line
C-Line (Celine Quadri) is an urban artist based in Zurich, with work recognised everywhere from Berlin to Los Angeles and Cape Town.
C-Line’s art style is contemporary with a combination of perfect lines and shapes that make her designs and illustrations unique and memorable. She makes use of bold lines and bright strokes of colour which evoke different feelings of emotion from each viewer.
C-Line views the world as her canvas and has experience in office designs, walls, fashion products, painting canvases, skateboards and helmets. Streetart played an important role in her career.