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Joe and Rob
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My Bio
Currently based in Sydney, Australia we started our careers in animation. While still in High School Joe began by working at Yoram Gross/Forest Interactive while Rob was working at Walt Disney Animation Australia. We re-united together at Walt Disney AA where we continued working for three more years as animators, lay-out artists and designers on projects such as Aladdin 2 and 3, The Lion King 2, The Goofy Movie and Gargoyles. Gaining invaluable experience working in the large studio environment.

When we formed Sharp Brothers Studio we primarily focused our energies on producing comic books and illustrations for the international market on such titles as Games Workshop's Warhammer, Warhammer 40 000, Big Bang for Image Comics and Dungeons and Dragons Campaign books.

Concurrently this lead us to the world of pro-wrestling where we helped write and design the WCW/WWF wrestler the Ultimate Warrior's comeback in 1998. We worked closely with him helping write dialogue and storylines for the popular Monday Night Nitro show. Meanwhile we also produced Flash animation for a variety of sites. Our short The Odyssey placed first in the Best Animated Commercial category at the World Internet Animation Competition hosted by

Driving for more opportunities outside of illustration and comic books we have been the designers for local toy company Peter Fish Toys for over 5 years, where we helped launch and brand the hugely successful "Catch-A-Bubble" across the globe. We have also worked with Hyperchild designing and providing turnaround artwork for their Hong Kong based line of manga inspired Marvel action figures - Marvel Saga.

In the field of video games we have done character and concept design for Evolution Games PC projects, Iridon X-Box and PC games and also a number of designs and promotional artwork for Legendo's upcoming "Nintendo WiiWare" titles amongst many others.

We are also known for producing artwork, visuals and animatics for various advertising agencies here in Australia working on campaigns ranging from international beers to womens underwear.

Favourite Visual Artist
Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri,
Favourite Movies
Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter TDHII, From Dusk til Dawn, Fight Club, Lion King,
Favourite TV Shows
Louie, Game of Thrones, Deadwood, Angel, Star Trek,
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Five Finger Death Punch, Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Korn, Disturbed, Rob Zombie
Favourite Books
Harry Potter, How to Train a Dragon, Skulduggery Pleasent,
Favourite Writers
Derek Landy, JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman
Favourite Games
MGS, Mass Effect, Uncharted,
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS3, iOS,
Tools of the Trade
Cintiq, Asus EP121
Other Interests
Finally announced on the official Beano twitter feed here beano ( Tommy King - King of the Ring Our new strip running weekly in The Beano available at all good newsagents in UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and wherever you find your favourite British humour magazines.
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Just got approval on the final page of the Star Trek Special we are illustrating. Looking very forward to seeing this hit the stands (or screens as seems to be becoming more common these days). More information can be found here: Flesh & Stone
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0 min read Roadrunner Records and Airbourne reveal the artwork we created for the new album (our second one for the lads in Airbourne).
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Happy Birthday! :cake:
Have a Happy Birthday :cake:
Thanks you, it was a lot of fun.
Thank you kindly