JAPAN CINEMA – INTERVIEW
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Alvin Lee, began his artistic journey the moment his tiny hand could hold a brush. That same hand was beckoned into the world of comic books at the age of 17, eventually maturing into an internationally renowned veteran. Alvin is one of the few North American born artists still presently involved in the Anime/Manga movement in comic books, games and media. He has worked with several comic book publishers in the process including Marvel, DC, Wildstorm, Top Cow, Dreamwave, Udon, Darkhorse and Image Comics. This is a special treat for us as he is one of my personal inspirations as a creative. I sit down with Alvin and we chat about his art, Asian films, future projects, and his work with Street Fighter (UDON). Read below for the full interview…

There aren’t too many artist who actually knew their passion at such an early age. In your youth, what was it about art that drew you in?

Alvin: I think what drew me into it was the fact that I had a lineage of artists in my family from my grandparents who both painted, to also my parents who both had their own artistic skill sets. So, it wasn’t a stretch for me to be interested in art. After I bought my first comic book though, it was officially over. I thought to myself, I could draw badass characters like this and actually make money doing it? At that point it just became a relentless pursuit of trying to break in or get noticed…[Continue reading]

3 Responses to “JAPAN CINEMA – INTERVIEW”

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    Pitty Says:

    You’re such an amazing artist! i love to visit u’re art gallery. So what have you did to become the artist that you are today? like, when you were younger, you went to drawing contests? or you’ve been uncovered?? :)

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    Bonnie Krivanek Says:

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UPCOMING SHOWS
FANEXPO COMICON
Metro Toronto Convention Center Aug 28-31, 2014, Toronto. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching at the show.

NEWYORK COMICON
Javits Center, October 9-12, 2014, New York. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching at the show.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Sangam Stadium 19-20 october, 2014, South Korea. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching at the show.

MEGACON HN
November 22-23, 2014, Honduras. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching at the show.

LA CONVE
Tecnológico de Monterrey ,November 29-30, 2014, Cd. Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching at the show.


PREVIOUS SHOWS
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
San Diego Convention Center, July 24-27 2014. Alvin will be signing and sketching in artist alley.

C2E2
South Building at McCormick Place, Chicago. April 25-27, 2014. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching at the show.

EMERALD CITY COMICON
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. March 28-30th, 2014. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching at the show.


OTAKUFEST PERU 2013
Lima, Peru. Dec 14-15th, 2013. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching at the show.

ANIMATE! MIAMI
Miami Airport Convention Center, Jan 17-19th, 2014. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching in Artist Alley.

ALAMO CITY COMIC CON
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Centre, Oct 25-27th, 2013. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching in Artist Alley.

NEW YORK COMIC CON 2013
Javits Center, Oct 10-13th, 2013. Alvin is invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching in Artist Alley at Table P9.

SALT LAKE COMIC CON 2013
Salt Palace Convention Center, Sept 5-7, 2013. Alvin is an invited as a special guest and will be signing and sketching in Artist Alley 104.
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