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Manila 2017 ⋅ Comic Artists

Alan Quah
Stanley Lau

Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau

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Creative Director / Program Director – WSQ Diploma in Digital Design

Born and bred in Hong Kong, the multifaceted Stanley wears different hats as an illustrator, designer, concept artist, creative director and co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios — a world acclaimed digital art studio that produces high quality artworks for the likes of Capcom, DC Comics, Square Enix, Riot Games and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry. Formally trained in graphic design and advertising, Stanley’s art is imbued with a strong sense of aesthetics and visual fluidity. It is a perfect blend of eastern and western art styles. Better known by his handle Artgerm, Stanley’s art continues to infect and inspire new generations of artists and his ever-growing fan base around the world of almost 300,000 Facebook followers. To date, Stanley’s deviantART gallery has been viewed more than 50 million times.

Alan Quah

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Alan Quah is an artist from Malaysia whose first comics pages were published in a 1984 fanzine, APAzine from Berita Publishing. His art there was awarded the best inker of the book by readers of Daniel Chan's Friday comic newspaper. He received degree in Advertising in 1992 and opened a design shop in 1997. In 2005, he returned to illustration and was hired by California based Comics Conspiracy to draw the black and white series THE ELDRICH. Later that year, he joined Heroverse to produce art for the title ANYWHERE.

In 2006, Alan won the Devil's Due talent search competition and later that year he won the 24hr CEDKO Comic Challenge. In 2008, he was chosen into the top 50 finalist in Marvel's CHESTERQUEST.

He founded Komikaki Studio, a comic art and colouring company which has produced a few projects for DC, MTVN, Top Cow, Capstone, Heroverse, DDP, Webtoon and Titan Comics.

He has worked for DC Comics' The Vampire Diaries and Legendary Comics' Godzilla: Awakening, a prequel comic to this summer's blockbuster Godzilla and RAGE, a french comic book series by Glyphs Production. He has also worked on Nike's Footwear Illustrations for DarkHorse, Space Goat Presents Anthology, ShadowGirls, Evil Dead 2, IDW's Orphan Black, Titan Comics' Dark Souls mini series.

Currently working on Titan Comics' Quake Champions miniseries based on the gameplay by Bethesda.