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Showcase of C.A.G.E animators

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:21 AM

In our continuing series, we showcase the work of animators who will be part of the C.A.G.E. (Cosplay. Animation. Gaming. Esports) exhibition on August 31, which will be held at the University of Technology, Jamaica.

The event is an effort to bring together the three major areas of millennial entertainment (cosplay, animation, and gaming), with a major focus on technology and the e-Sports industry. The event is being organised by Anime Nerds of Jamaica and e-sports Jamaica. This week, we present the works of two young Jamaican animators.

 

‘Shadow Trapped’

 

Artist: Miguel A. Bell

Age: 28

 

Miguel Bell is a self-taught comic artist from Mandeville, Manchester. His works focus on character design and storytelling and are inspired by artists such as Herge, Masashi Kishimoto, and Wilfred Limonious. His style is a blend of Eastern, Western, and local aesthetics. Bell is currently working on a number of comic projects and other artwork with the aim of turning his hobby into a livelihood.

 

Description:

A masked murderer has been preying on the town of Mandeville for weeks. High-school student Salem Smith might be able to stop the killer, but it would mean unleashing a more frightening force.

Shadow Trapped is a mash-up of horror, melodrama, and superhero origin tropes. For those who like creepypasta or edgy anime and manga titles like Devilman or Madoka Magica, this mini-series would be of interest. It’s a black and-white standard American-size comic book done in manga style with a mix of Jamaican and English language. The target audience is teens/young adults between the ages of 13-18 years old who are fans of dramatic, supernatural anime and manga.

 

 

‘Grimm & Tonic’

 

Name: Glen Henry (also known as ‘Spritewrench’)

Age: 28

 

Glen Henry runs SpriteWrench, a game-development studio based in Kingston, Jamaica.

 

Description:

Grimm & Tonic is a noir, urban-fantasy visual novel.

You wake up one evening to find Death drinking tea while sitting on your sofa. Broke, friendless, and apparently soulless, he offers you a temporary job at the premier local, shady hole in the wall, DEAD-END.

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is pretty tricky on a good day, but it’s damn near impossible when your boss threatens foreclosure on your mortal existence. As the new bartender at DEAD-END, you’ll make new friends and mix weird drinks, all while navigating Life, Death, and everything in-between.