The Only Thing More Terrifying…

Capsule invited the following six artists to create illustrations in response to this years festival headliners Italian legends GOBLIN. The group become the aural signifier of the Italian horror film movement of the seventies and the eighties, creating sound tracks to such cult classics as “Suspiria” (1977) and “Dawn of the Dead” (“Zombi”, 1978). As such this years theme was to create an illustration for Supersonic Festival in the style of a horror film poster! These works will be exhibited within the Custard Factory.

Drew Millward
Born in Coventry grew up in Bolton, and now lives in Leeds. Drew draws pictures the old fashioned way, with pens and pencils. If you like his drawings, please feel free to let him know. He is a friendly sort. Drew runs Birdwar Records with his good buddy Mr Luke Drozd, and plays drums in White Fang.

Emma Duggan

Born and bred in Birmingham, Emma has been drawing and making things for as long as she can remember.  Her work incorporates elements of both textiles and illustration.  While studied for her degree in textiles, she specialised in embroidery, with a parallel interest in drawn and print work.  This crossover is evident in pen and needle creations that are hard to categorise and has seen her create fashion, illustration work, jewellery as well as private commissions.

Gemma Correll
A Norwich-based freelance illustrator. She has worked for clients including Virgin Holidays and Hallmark cards and is represented in the UK by NB Illustration agency. She enjoys watching videos of pugs on Youtube and drinking coffee as well as being quite keen on Chihuahuas.

Karoline Rerrie

Along time ago Karoline worked for Matthew Herbert and illustrated most of his ‘Doctor Rockit’ album covers with rockets and assorted paraphernalia This helped develop her style and in particular the use of quirky characters, humour and hand drawn text. These have remained important elements of Karoline’s work and she now uses them in the small artist’s books she makes and exhibits. The most recent of these is ‘Half Baked’, a tale of cakes, baking and cannibalism. Karoline sees her illustration as a craft and prefers to work by hand as much as possible. In keeping with this aspect of her work Karoline uses a Japanese print gocco machine to hand print book covers and images to accompany them.

Stuart Kolakovic
An illustrator represented by Heart Artists’ Agency, currently working on a comic book in his spare time, entitled “Lichen”, which will be published in 2010 by Blankslate Books.

Tommy Niemeyer
Guitarist of legendary splatter rock band The Accused & responsible for creating the wild, zombie mascot Martha Splatterhead which has adorned most of their albums and many of their promo items. It was only fitting to invite Tommy to create an illustration for this years festival.