Paul Allan Ballard

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Industry Arts
Occupation Freelance Illustrator
Location Vienna, Austria
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Introduction I'm a freelance illustrator currently working on several projects. I just recently finished doing promotional artwork for Indiana Jones IV. My free time I used to spend at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. In the past I've taught art classes there, given tours, designed worksheets, and helped out with their websites. My influences are from magazines and ephemera especially from around the turn of the century. I have done cover art for NASA, Sketchcards for Topps, comic book covers for Red 5 comics, and Collectible Card game art for Fantasy Flight Games.
Favorite Movies Brazil, Star Wars (1977), Amelie, Blade Runner - Directors; Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Greenaway, Kubrick, Kurosawa, some Burton, Quay Brothers, Zentropa, Metropolis
Favorite Music odd post psychedelic (Faust, Can, Neu!, Legendary Pink Dots, and even more obscure krautrock bands) 80's electronic, Industrial, Gothic, Middle Eastern, The Tear Garden, Edward Ka-spel, Philip Glass, Yann Tiersen, Donovan, The Faint, Frank Tovey, Micheal Nyman, Balanescu Quartet, a weakness for Electroclash, Dresden Dolls and recently Schelmish oh and The Beatles are a given.
Favorite Books Gabriel Garcia Marquez, J.G. Ballard, Joseph Campbell