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Toulouse Game Show - Will Simpson 

Meeting with the storyboarder of Game of Thrones

 

Will Simpson was present at the last Toulouse Game Show. TGS is a convention devoted to manga culture, entertainment, video games and sci-fi.

Two students of Studio M Toulouse ( Bachelor animation course ), Thais Cuellar - Dussillols, Lionel Papin along with their teacher Thomas Berthelon, had the chance to meet the famous storyboarder. 

Will Simpson is an Irish designer who started in a series of comics such as "Judge Dredd", “ Hellblazer " and " Batman", then became a concept artist for films ("Reign of Fire", "Breakfast on Pluto"...). He currently creates concept art and storyboards for the "Game of Thrones" series produced by HBO. The two students were able to interact with him and even got the privilege to closely observe its original storyboards. 

Will Simpson received a surprise from Thais Cuellar - Dussillols , a pencil made portrait of him, and was quick to sign and photograph it. 

To top this experience, the two students attended a radio interview with the concept artist in which Will Simpson, assisted by his translator Miceal Beausang - O'Griafa who himself is a comic book writer, has delivered a valuable advice about the craft of illustration .

 

Pictures of the day are to be discovered in the gallery below.

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