Oct 31, 2013

The Colorful Art Of Gobi

Gobi (Baptiste Gaubert) is an incredibly talented artist originally hailing from Nimes in France, where he was raised on a healthy diet of Japanese and American animated cartoons growing up. Having that inspiration mixed with his mother teaching him about sculpting and volume thanks to her ceramics background lead him down a creative path, coupled with videogames, 80's movies and other sources of creative empowerment.

Fast forward to now and Gobi is part of the Catfish Deluxe collective, comprised of a bunch of friends with similar tastes dedicating their time to developing original comics, television series and more under a collective roof. Gobi's work really reminds me of the good old days of Capcom with it's colorful, line art driven style and the distinctly stylized treatment he creates his characters and environments with. His work is bold, confident and lends itself very well to animation. Along with his friends he's developed series including Tequila, Tcho!, Apocalypse Joe and most recently Goligo. If anything I'm left wishing these series would make the jump overseas, because they're pretty damn beautiful..Either that or it's time to fast track those French classes. Check out more of his awesome work after the break!

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