Hello! first and foremost thank you for taking the time to visit the site, I am Marvin-Shannon an artbook enthusiast and aspiring graphic novel creator from London, UK.
What started out as an organic adventure visiting anime and comic book conventions, being unable to find artbooks covering things I was personally interested or usually finding products severely overpriced. The idea sprang to mind of becoming an affordable and reliable source for providing product for creative enthusiasts like myself.
I now exhibit at conventions around the United Kingdom with the core focus centring around Japanese anime and video artbooks as well as a range of inspired art prints and figurines, I usually do two conventions a month with aspirations to venture to a host of cool conventions overseas.
Being a fan first has always lead me to keep a keen eye on what is presently pushing the culture forward, these frequent trips down the rabbit hole have led to me provide articles on creators, previews, reviews of art books, video games, manga and anime so whether you consider yourself a professional, student, collector, casual or hardcore fan check back in regularly something here may tickle your fancy.
Please take time to have a look at my personal blog where I will provide content on adventures at conventions both as a visitor and exhibitor, as well exclusive insight on my personal journey to create and release a graphic novel.
My Current Favourite List
Favourite Artbook: Art of Metal Gear Solid 2
Favourite Anime: Cowboy Bebop/Slam Dunk/Yu Yu Hakusho
Favourite Manga: Vagabond/Sanctuary/Battle Angel Alita
Favourite Artists: Takehiko Inoue/Joelle Jones/Yoji Shinkawa
Favourite Game: Shenmue, Final Fantasy VIII and Metal Gear Solid 3
Favourite Foods: Sushi, anything with prawns or mushrooms.
You being here and sharing similar interests pretty much makes us family, so don't be afraid to contact me with any queries or just to say hi and if you are someone who visits convention check back here as I will always provide information on which conventions I will be exhibiting next.