Heavy Metal, the premiere magazine for fantasy and science fiction, is proud to announce a special edition that will feature the artists of Imaginary Friends Studios. Set for mass release in September 2011, Heavy Metal will also be presenting a limited edition version at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 with a wraparound cover from IFS co-founder Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.
Based in Singapore and Jakarta with a stable of 30 full-time digital artists, Imaginary Friends Studios has worked on such familiar titles as Dragonlance Chronicles, Powergirl, Batman, Spiderman, Justice League, Superman, Exalted, Witchblade, Contra 4, Front Mission, Everquest, DOTA, World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Street Fighter 3 & 4, Planetside 2, Sleepy Hollow, Star Wars Galaxies, Sideshow Collectibles, Magic the Gathering, as well as promotional and licensing material for major motion pictures including Spiderman 3, The Dark Knight and Green Lantern.
Prior to Heavy Metal, Imaginary Friends Studios has had features in publications 2D Artist, ImagineFX, Advanced Photoshop, Fantasy Art China and international art annuals such as Spectrum and Expose. The studio was even featured separately in FHM South Africa and FHM Singapore, in addition to appearances on television shows, radio segments and news programs.
“This has to be the most exciting project of the year for my beloved Imaginary Friends Studios.” States Imaginary Friends Studios co-founder, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau. “We are proud to announce our collaboration with world renowned magazine Heavy Metal, for a special issue which was completely done by our studios from Singapore & Indonesia. Heavy Metal has always been the premium platform to showcase creative and artistic talent in the industry and we are thankful that Kevin has entrusted us with this precious opportunity.”
Heavy Metal publisher, Kevin Eastman adds, ” I am a huge fan of the Imaginary Friends Studio and suggested a featured Gallery on them to guest editor Dave Elliott–what I got was the chance to showcase their legendary talent in an ENTIRE issue of Heavy Metal Magazine! Talk about winning the lottery!”