Martin Abel is an artist based in Hobart and has been working professionally for the last 11 years creating Pinup Art, Magazine illustrations, Advertising Illustrations, children’s books and Comic Book Art to name a few!
His work has been in various magazines such as; a long run creating colourful editorial illustrations for the American version of Official Xbox Magazine, Maximum PC, Ralph, Picture Premium, Metal Hammer magazine, and comic books and cover art for Viper Comics, Devils Due and Zenescope Entertainment.
He also does commercial client work through his agency, The Jacky Winter Group, providing Martin with a range of interesting challenges including storyboards and advertising illustrations. (Some of the companies Martin has worked for are; Telstra, ANZ, HoleProof Socks, Players Tobacco, Yellow Pages, Gillette, OPSM, Alinta Energy and Australia Post!)
However, Martin is mostly known for his captivating Pinup Art where he combines the beauty of the female form with dark themes and symbolic mythology.
For the last couple of years Martin has mostly been working on his own concepts and ideas for publication in artbooks and on licensed Products such as bottle openers, calendars, stickers and skateboards. His first artbook was published by Trinquette/ Brand Studio Press in 2012 and recently released his pinup Artbook, Nightmares & Visions.
His long term goal is to get back to comic books and finally release his imagination in a story telling medium!
Martin loves conventions and loves interacting with his followers so be sure to come and say hello!
Martin looks forward to meeting all his fans in Melbourne in April 2016, and will participate in signing sessions throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm).
This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.