Paul Loudon

Paul Loudon - Designer

Manchester, UK

"You name it, I draw it." ...Professional, full-time freelance illustrator.

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Overview

Professional, full-time illustrator, with over ten years experience working for a wide variety of clients on all sorts of projects. Illustrations usually take place inside a a shed in Stretford, Manchester. Though I have been known to step outside and work on location.

Essentially I have a comic-book style of art that has been applied to a huge variety of projects; work this year includes projects for Huawei, AgeUk Salford, Manchester United FC, BBC Sport.

In terms of books, currently I am working on a graphic novel "Alice and the Invaders from Wonderland" (see link in portfolio). Other books (covers and interiors) include "Commercial Acting in LA", "The Forgotten Film Club" (36 portraits of British comedian Mel Smith) and The "Dangerous Games" (books for schools series).

My proudest moment was creating the illustrations for "Mr. Alzheimer's goes to Toyland" for Age Uk Salford. It is a book which raises awareness of the disease among school children and spreads a positive message. The book launch in particular was very emotional.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Entertainment
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Humor & Comedy
Mashups
Picture Books
Steampunk

Awards

  • Flair illustration winner February 2007

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
April, 2006 – Present (over 16 years)

My comic-book style of art has been applied to numerous projects, including an interactive game for Manchester United, currently situated in the museum at Old Trafford and more recently BBC Sport. Like most projects these began in traditional media and ended up digital ( I am fluent in Photoshop in particular, but also a dab hand in Illustrator). Most work too numerous to into involves typography, colour schemes, sketches, layouts, liaising with clients. ...Other recent clients include Huawei (Storyboards via Moving Picture Company), Age UK Salford (Children's book about Alzheimer's) and the Ealing Club (London).

My portfolio below is a mixture of cover and interior book illustrations carried out over the years.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Rainbow Frite and the Drag Vice Villainous League (DVVL): Episode 1: Rainbow Frite and the Drag Vice Villainous League (DVVL) vs. VladiMan PooTang and ... 43rd (The Drag Chronicles of Rainbow Frite)

Armani Prinsloo

Rainbow Frite, powerful, evil drag queen extraordinaire, number one drag hit lady at the Drag Vice Villainous League (DVVL), so evil she even scares herself (sometimes), is on a mission to fight the forces of good and heterosexuality and to destroy them...Forevermore!!!

Rainbow Frite, powerful, evil drag queen extraordinaire, number one drag hit lady at the Drag Vice Villainous League (DVVL), so evil she even scares herself (sometimes), is on a mission to fight the forces of good and heterosexuality and to destroy them...Forevermore!!!

Alice and the Invaders From Wonderland: Book One

Bret M. Herholz

Six years have passed since the Queen of Hearts first invaded Earth. It's up to Alice along with the friends she made on her journey through Wonderland to put things right. Arme with her courage, wit and an ever-changing arsenal of absurd Wonderland weaponry she fights back against the Queen's tyranny. But will that be enough?

Six years have passed since the Queen of Hearts first invaded Earth. It's up to Alice along with the friends she made on her journey through Wonderland to put things right. Arme with her courage, wit and an ever-changing arsenal of absurd Wonderland weaponry she fights back against the Queen's tyranny. But will that be enough?

Krakatoa (Dangerous Games)

Sue Graves

Dangerous Games is a range of adventure stories aimed at reluctant older readers. The series is set in a computer games company and follows designers Sima, Kojo and Tom. Each story sees them designing and developing a computer game which they then enter for real - encountering exciting and sometimes deadly situations... Sima, Tom and Kojo travel back in time to play a game, but find themselves... read more

Dangerous Games is a range of adventure stories aimed at reluctant older readers. The series is set in a computer games company and follows designers Sima, Kojo and Tom. Each story sees them designing and developing a computer game which they then enter for real - encountering exciting and sometimes deadly situations... Sima, Tom and Kojo travel back in time to play a game, but find themselves... read more

THE FORGOTTEN FILM CLUB: BOOK ONE : MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE

JON SPIRA

WELCOME TO THE FORGOTTEN FILM CLUB.A journey through unseen, unloved and unremembered movies. An ongoing series of books exploring films forgotten by society. This is not an exercise in kitsch and not a hilarious plan to 'out' films which have dated badly. It's about finding and exploring films which attempted to , but ultimately did not, make a mark on the mainstream. Taking a look at them cr... read more

WELCOME TO THE FORGOTTEN FILM CLUB.A journey through unseen, unloved and unremembered movies. An ongoing series of books exploring films forgotten by society. This is not an exercise in kitsch and not a hilarious plan to 'out' films which have dated badly. It's about finding and exploring films which attempted to , but ultimately did not, make a mark on the mainstream. Taking a look at them cr... read more

Commercial Acting in L.A.: A Session Director's Guide

Shaan Sharma

Learn how to become a successful working actor in TV commercials in Los Angeles in this fun step-by-step guide by top casting session director and commercial actor Shaan Sharma. The audiobook covers everything you need to know about the business, what you need to get started, how to get the right training, and walks you through the entire process of auditioning, booking and shooting projects -... read more

Learn how to become a successful working actor in TV commercials in Los Angeles in this fun step-by-step guide by top casting session director and commercial actor Shaan Sharma. The audiobook covers everything you need to know about the business, what you need to get started, how to get the right training, and walks you through the entire process of auditioning, booking and shooting projects -... read more

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