OK – The BIG day is coming up soon and it’s promising to be even more exciting than the last one.
Last year saw a very eclectic blend and mix of art and artists trying to show a wider audience the more extensive role art has to play in graphic media and the impact it can have. This year from what I have been lucky enough to see will be no different.
Why am I writing this and who the hell am I, I can hear you say?
I am writing this because as a young, divergent and emerging scene coming out of South Africa – Graphlit and Comicfest needs all the support and encouragement from both artists and public alike. It gives a platform and a voice to people who may want to try something different, make a statement, highlight an issue that is personal to themselves or simply do something for fun.
I am really excited by this project as I have been asked to contribute to this years event, which I consider to be a real honour and privilege being placed alongside some of the finest talent SA has to offer.
Who am I? My name is Tom Kyffin and over the past 30 years I’ve been a working journeyman Artist/Illustrator. Its highly unlikely that you’ll know my name but very probable you will have seen my work somewhere and at some point without even realising.
This year for Graphlit, I have been able to present something that for me as an artist has been truly unique and highly personal as well as being unhindered by any external influences to its’ presentation.
What is it? Well you’ll just have to keep on reading this Graphlit Blog and all will be revealed! 😉
The old man and the 2B