Marvel, Disney & Sony Pictures Concept Artists Featured In ICON MANILA 2019

Brianne Constantino

Posted at September 20, 2019

Comic book/film junkies and aspiring visual artists are in for a treat at the annual ICON Manila convention which will run from September 20 to 21 at the Samsung Hall in Taguig.

This year's panel include the very best Disney, Marvel, Sony Pictures and Riot Games all have to offer. Starting off with Armand Serrano, the founder of ICON Manila who has worked on several Disney titles, most notably Mulan. He currently works at Marvel Studios

Another one of Disney's best animators Bobby Pontillas has contributed to animated classics such as Wreck-It-RalphRio and Frozen.


#Repost @taikostudios ・・・ WE ARE TAIKO Bobby Pontillas, Art Director: “Working in animation has always pushed me to grow as an artist, and to share that creative experience with a community of like-minded artists means a lot to me. I’m grateful that it has enabled me to meet people and have experiences I wouldn’t have had otherwise” _____ #taiko #taikostudios #taikoanimation #onesmallstep #shortfilm #bts #behindthescenes #animation #animationstudio #animationart #animationteam #art #artistsoninstagram #artist #artofinstagram #digitalart #digitalpainting #artoftheday #artofanimation #photooftheday #picoftheday

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Finnian MacManus on the other hand is an expert in landscape design and if you've seen Avatar and the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One, those are just some of his crowning achievements. 

New York-based illustrator Zac Retz is part of the team that brought us the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


#spiderverse key

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And lastly, Brazilian visual artist Mike Azevedo is a gaming artist best known for his work in the hit RPG game League Of Legends.

The world-renowned concept artists paid MYX a visit last Wednesday and we even tested their skills in a "Quick Sketch" challenge to warm them up for the event. Catch our special feature on MYX Philippines' Facebook and YouTube accounts soon!


These guys ended up on TV again! @myxph @icon_manila @abscbn #iconmanila2019

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