Author(s): Paul Tobin
Enter the world of the imagination, where nothing is ordinary. White Cloud Worlds is a never-before-seen collection of stunning science fiction and fantasy artwork from Aotearoa New Zealand, 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'. Embark upon a journey of exploration into a wealth of visually rich worlds and imaginings, conjured to life by 27 established and emerging artists. The artists are profiled with a selection of their art accompanied by text written in their own unique voice, sharing their origins, inspirations and a rare glimpse into how they work. White Cloud Worlds includes written contributions from some of the world's most celebrated leaders in the field of science fiction and fantasy art, such as Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Taylor, Alan Lee and John Howe. This book honours the imaginations of the artists it showcases and gives readers a unique opportunity to be a part of their worlds. Go on, be inspired.
Paul Tobin has worked as a concept designer at Weta Workshop since 2003 and is the director of Ignite Inc., a small company dedicated to the celebration of individual creativity through collective projects. Paul also teaches illustration part time at Massey University and works as a freelance concept designer and illustrator. Paul has a Bachelor of Design (Hons) from the Massey University College of Creative Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University where he majored in classical studies and English language. He has indulged his passion for ancient worlds by extensive travel and work as a volunteer archaeologist.