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Paul Shipper

Age: 40

Manchester, England

Paul is a freelance illustrator best known for producing key art and imagery for film, entertainment and advertising properties. Born in Manchester back in '76, his formal education ended with BA in illustration and Animation although he continues to learn new things and hone his craft to this day. After living in New Zealand for 6 years, Paul moved back to the UK in 2014 and now works from his studio in South-West England.  

Inspired from a young age by the one sheets in the cinema lobby and the posters on his bedroom wall, Paul fell in love with the craft and beauty of the illustrated film poster. Since the mid-to-late 90's he has been devoted to creating art that embodies that very aesthetic, on a self proclaimed mission to bring the beloved 'old school' illustrated movie posters he grew up with back to the cinema... and beyond

While remaining constant to his 'retro' vision, the artwork Paul creates has a modern appeal which is beneficial to his growing client base. Embracing digital painting with a traditional art background is just one example of his ability to utilise the latest tools and delivery methods whilst staying true to the traditional style he holds so close to his heart.

He feels incredibly fortunate to have had his work appreciated and praised by some fine members of the film industry, including J.J. Abrams, Frank Darabont, Bob Gale, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Duncan Jones, Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski's.

Paul's latest work was a theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Paul will be attending For The Love of Sci-Fi 2017 on both days of the event. 

You will be able to buy autographs from him at his table on the day.