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THE RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS

WEBSITE  LANCASHIRE  ENGLAND

Welcome to the Showcase Website for all my Creative Photography and Design , from 1970 to the present time . This website also covers my work for the Toy Industry Advertising Product Photography Visual Design . Children's Comics and Magazines Photography . Miniature Supermation Set Design for Photography , Film and Television Productions in England . Supermation RetroArt Images Photography Design and SCI-FI ModelArt Design Services .

THE WEBSITE COUNTER SHOWS THE RUNNING TOTAL OF VISITORS TO MY WEBSITE 

 

This present website for my work has received over 258,000 viewers since it was created in 2016 

Currently we receive over 2000 visitors each month to see the latest images of my work created at the north west of England Studio on the various pages of my studio's website .

 

IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE STUDIO ABOUT MY WORK .

PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING STUDIO EMAIL

tpdnorthwest@outlook.com 

 

I really appreciate you looking in on my latest work on show on this website , we try to update a selection of new images every month to the website.

Why not add the site as one of your favourite websites to visit.....

 

We also show some images on social media platforms...

TWITTER X , INSTAGRAM , FACEBOOK , THREADS....

 

Thanks for visiting the website .

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS , LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND .

 

THE NEW SCI-FI UNDERSEA CHILDREN'S ADVENTURE SUPERMATION COMICBOOK SERIES NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND .....ALSO IN THE AMAZON STORE AND ON E/BAY FOR WORLDWIDE PURCHASES.........

SEASTAR 5 SUBMARINE CARRIER BATTLE CRUISER OF THE MARINE AQUANAUT RANGERS COMMAND - STARKEY BASE - HANGER ONE - OMELEK ISLAND - KWAJALEIN ATOLL  - MARSHALL ISLANDS PACIFIC OCEAN.........

SUPERMATION COMICBOOK VERSIONS NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND......PAPERBACK BOOK VERSIONS AVAILABLE IN THE AMAZON STORE UK NOW.....

SUPERMATION MODEL SET DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON FOR SEASTAR 5 BOOK TWO - PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA....NOW IN PRODUCTION AT TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND .......ON RELEASE SOON .

IMAGE ABOVE :

 

UNDERWATER ENTRANCE MINI SUBS  - MIDAS SEA BASE PEARL HARBOUR - HAWAII - PACIFIC OCEAN

....FROM SEASTAR 5  BOOK TWO .

SUPERMATION RETROART IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON .

 

MODEL  MINIATURE LANDSCAPE BUILT ON A FIVE FOOT WIDE ANIMATION TABLE AT TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE UK .

 

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

The Supermation Sci-Fi ComicBook Series .

Written and Created by Richard Dixon .

Copywrite Richard Dixon October 2012 .

 

HOW WE CREATED SEASTAR 5 WITH SUPERMATION ART TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED AT TPD STUDIOS .

THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF SUPERMATION

 

The Supermation ComicBook Series created at Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS in the northwest of Lancashire in a ComicBook Format has been made with our Supermation Digital PhotoStyle Artwork Process .

This process combines animation photography , artwork and miniature vehicles on a printed page for ComicBook  Publishing .

All Character Creations are made using a drawn outline artwork technique which are then turned into prints for cutout style animation work .

These are then painted as required by Richard Dixon at his studio centre in Lancashire using various mixed painting techniques .

A number of computer art programs for effects are also used in the production , although all underwater photography landscape backgrounds are created on miniature sets where we photograph miniature vehicle models for action sequences .

The character animation artwork is finally added to our photostyle backgrounds as composite artwork using a combination of photography and cutout animation work which is done  on animation photography copy stands ready for the finished comicbook publishing process .

 

 

Richard Dixon would like to thank the following individuals who have helped with parts of the series over the six years of creation of the original fifteen episode story adventures for SEASTAR 5 , together with the SEASTAR ONE pilot episode production at TPD STUDIOS .

 

LEANNE MANSFIELD - GRAPHIC DESIGNER WIGAN LANCASHIRE 

 

CONNOR MAGILL - DIGITAL ARTIST DESIGNER NORTHERN IRELAND

 

LEE RICHARDSON - DIGITAL ARTIST DESIGNER LANCASTER LANCASHIRE

 

AL KENT- AL KENT PHOTOGRAPHY CLITHEROE LANCASHIRE 

 

PETER MONTGOMERY - MODEL MAKER OF MONSTERS - HELENSBURGH SCOTLAND .

 

This six year production of the original fifteen episodes series in a digital production format , together with complete storyboards  for the whole production story .

We released twelve of the episodes to the website for a period of three years for promotional purposes .

These were withdrawn to our archives when we started production of the new supermation retroart images version of SEASTAR 5 .

 

The supermation comicbook version of SEASTAR 5 The Series includes some of the original artwork , transformed into the new supermation process for this new trilogy release of three books . 

SEASTAR 5 Supermation ComicBook Series has been two years in the making for this new artwork style to be created for the production trilogy release .

 

SEASTAR 5 BOOK ONE

Book Cover Layout Design and Text Design for " STRANGE ENCOUNTER "

by Leanne Mansfield Graphic Design - Wigan Lancashire .

 

Special Effects Digital Art Cover Design for "Strange Encounter" .

Connor Magill Northern Ireland Digital Design Artist .

 

SEASTAR 5 BOOK TWO

 " PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA " .

Book 2 - Due for release Summer 2024 .

SEASTAR 5 BOOK THREE

 " LEMURIA STRIKES BACK " .

Book 3 - Due for release Winter 2024 .

 

SEASTAR 5 THE VIDEO TRAILER FOR THE SERIES IS NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW.......

AVAILABLE HERE AND ON YOUTUBE NOW......

TOY PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND.......

ACTION MAN.....TRANSFORMERS.....LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER.....GI JOE ACTION FORCE.....ZERO HOUR.....MIGHTY MAX.....WITCHBLADE.....MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.....SPACE 1999 GERRY ANDERSON EXHIBITIONS.....THE BRATZ.....AND MANY MORE.....

THE BRATZ GIRLS DO HALLOWEEN....HAUNTED HOUSE STUDIO MODEL SET DESIGNED AND BUILT AT RICHARD DIXON'S TPD STUDIOS IN LANCASHIRE ENGLAND .

THE BRATZ - PIRATE TREASURES

THE BRATZ - KIMONO STYLE.....

THE BRATZ ON LOCATION - NIGHT SHOOT AT BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK .

THE BRATZ - SPORTS RANGE......

ON LOCATION BLACKPOOL SPORTS ARENA STANLEY PARK BLACKPOOL LANCASHIRE .

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK .

 BRATZ TOYS BY MGA TOYS USA . BRATZ MAGAZINE - TITAN PUBLISHING LONDON .

THE BRATZ - YASMIN ON THE BEACH....

BRATZ GIRL MEETS BRATZ BOY....

THE BRATZ ON SAFARI....

THE BRATZ - WINTER WONDERLAND....

ALL BRATZ IMAGES FROM THE BRATZ MAGAZINE - TITAN PUBLISHING LONDON

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SET DESIGN CREATIONS BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK.

BE-KIND GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS - LANCASHIRE ENGLAND .

BE-KIND ON HALLOWEEN.....

ACTION MAN TOYS - HASBRO TOYS UK

MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS UK

ACTION MAN TOYS - TOY PHOTOGRAPHY AND SUPERMATION MODEL SET DESIGN CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON - TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND - MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS UK - HASBRO TOYS UK - 3D LICENSING LONDON .

TRANSFORMERS - HASBRO TOYS UK - MARVEL COMIS UK - PANINI PUBLISHIG UK .

TOY PHOTOGRAPHY AND SUPERMATION MODEL DISPLAY SET DESIGN FOR TRANSFORMERS COMIC BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK - MARVEL COMICS UK - HASBRO TOYS UK - PANINI COMICS UK .

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER TOYS - TOY PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND - MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS UK - PLAYMATE TOYS UK - SUPERMATION MODEL SET DESIGN CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON .

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE MATTEL TOYS UK -TOONTASTIC COMICS UK .

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL...I HAVE THE POWER....HE-MAN MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE....MATTEL TOYS UK....

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TOYS - TOY PHOTOGRAPHY AND SUPERMATION MODEL SET DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND - TOONTASTIC COMICS - MATTEL TOYS UK .

WITCHBLADE - IN NEW YORK.....

DANGER GIRLS ....ACTION FIGURES.....

SPAWN ACTION FIGURES....

MEGA FORCE TOYS - KENNER TOYS UK

GI JOE ACTION FORCE - HASBRO TOYS UK

ARRIVES 2025.....A NEW TIME AND SPACE SUPERMATION COMICBOOK ADVENTURE 

FROM RICHARD DIXON......

OF INFINITE WORLDS - BY UK PRODUCER SIMON COX....SCI-FI FEATURE FILM..........

IN PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND.....WITH FANTASTIC MODEL SPACECRAFT DESIGNS CREATED IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK......

OF INFINITE WORLDS - A SIMON COX PRODUCTION ALPHASTAR PRODUCTIONS NUNEATON , WARWICKSHIRE , ENGLAND .

All copywrite on these images by Simon Cox AlphaStar Productions 2023 .

 

 

 

Richard  Dixon's  TPD  STUDIOS  LANCASHIRE UK

My History.....from the early days of the nineteen seventies to my latest photostyle sci-fi imagery now

PHOTOGRAPHY , MODEL MAKING , SUPERMATION RETROART PHOTO-IMAGES , COMICBOOKS PHOTODESIGN , SCI-FI FILM AND TV MODEL MAKING SERVICES , PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHY , MINIATURE SET DESIGN FOR ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY , TOY PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN .

CHILDREN'S COMICBOOK WRITER AND CREATOR FOR THE SEASTAR 5 SUPERMATION SERIES .

Welcome to my history in the Creative Media Business which started back in 1970 in Blackpool , Lancashire when I created RICHARD DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY following a Blackpool College Photography Course .

 

My photography in my early years covered work across all of the following , Commercial Photography , Entertainment Industry Photography in Theatres , Wedding and Portrait Photography , also shooting Model Portfolios for Fashion and Glamour Models starting out in the model and fashion business in the north west of England , Motor Sport Photography of Formula One - Formula Two -Touring Cars....and lots of Advertising Product Studio Photography for local companies on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire .

 

I entered the World of Toy Photography in 1988 and added Children's Comics and Magazines  to my work with the setting up of the TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO BRAND in the following years , which eventually expanded  to become my operating media brand today of RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS , an Advertising Photography and Visual Production Design Studio .

 

Over the next thirty five years my work in the Toy Industry and Children's Comics Photographic Illustration was carried out under my TPD STUDIOS BRAND , across seven production studios of different sizes at various times all based in and around Blackpool and Preston , Lancashire , England .

 

Today " RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS " , Photography , Miniature Set Production Design , Model Making and Visual Art Production Design is still created in the north west of England .

My visual media work has appeared over all these years across England , Europe , United States of America and around the world .

 

The two previous websites for RICHARD DIXON TOY PHOTO DESIGN and RICHARD DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY have been brought together under RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS with all my Toy Industry work since this current site was created in  2016 to provide a showcase site for my work covering most of the last thirty five years .

This present studio website , created in 2016 , now receives over 2,000 viewers each month to see my current work projects together with my Picture Archives ....the site has received over 258,000 viewers to see my creative work over the last eight years.....

 

My Toy Industry Advertising work has featured across many leading products over the years , including....

ACTION MAN  - THE BRATZ  - LARA CROFT  TOMB RAIDER -  ZERO HOUR  - G I JOE  ACTION FORCE - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - MIGHTY MAX  - JOHNNY QUEST  - MEGA FORCE  - POWER RANGERS  - GHOSTBUSTERS - NINJA TURTLES - M.A.S.K. - TRANSFORMERS - BUTT UGLY MARTIANS - JUNIPER JUNGLE - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DANGER GIRLS - DIGIMON - POWER PUFF GIRLS  - QUAKE 2  - BETTY SPAGETTI  - WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS  - ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES - DANGER GIRLS and lots more .

 

My Children's Media work has featured in the creation of fifteen photostory comics adventures for Hasbro's Action Man products using Supermation Photography techniques .

Selling over 700,000 copies of the Summer and Winter Specials for the Action Man Comic .

The studio also created over sixty cover shots for the monthly Action Man Comic  , together with over two hundred poster pictures during the eight years I worked for Marvel Comics UK / Panini Comics UK / Hasbro Toys UK .

In the Greetings Card Industry I created seven very successful supermation style Action Man Birthday Cards designs for the UK based Company GEMMA CARDS , together with realistic photography of Action Man for the Book Annuals published by PEDIGREE BOOKS .

My Exhibition Photography Media Advertising work has featured in the promotions for Gerry Anderson's "SPACE CITY EXHIBITION" and also BBC Television's "DR WHO EXHIBITION" in Blackpool , Lancashire , England in the nineteen seventies .

 

The TPD Studio's  Visual PhotoDesign work with my photography has appeared for the following Companies Products in Children's Comics and Newspapers / Magazines ......MARVEL COMICS UK , PANINI COMICS UK , HASBRO TOYS UK , MATTEL TOYS UK , TOONTASTIC COMICS , CARTOON NETWORK COMIC , WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS COMICs , BUTT UGLY MARTIANS COMIC , TRANSFORMERS COMIC , NINJA TURTLES COMIC , GEMMA CARDS INTERNATIONAL , LUCKY BAG COMIC and PEDIGREE BOOKS ACTION MAN ANNUAL , THE BRATZ MAGAZINE for TITAN Magazines , FIRST LEISURE CORPORATION , EMI , The Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens Company , Blackpool's North and Central Piers , TRUST HOUSE FORTE HOTELS AND LEISURE CENTRES  , NATIONAL SAVINGS , together with many , many more....

 

In 2012 - 2014 following on from my work with Marvel Comics UK , Action Man Photostory Specials , I started the development work to create my own new SUPERMATION PHOTOSTORIES CONCEPT for an original story idea that would be made at my studio in Lancashire , England .

 

        This new direction for my studio would be created over a six year period alongside my normal Toy Industry Advertising Product Photography .

The new concept would eventually move into SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS , following a pilot production concept photostory called SEASTAR ONE .

        Over the six years of production on SEASTAR 5 a total of fifteen illustrated episodes for the series were created at my Lancashire Studio with storyboards , model animation characters designs with images and the creation of model sets with vehicle miniatures .

These have now been brought together into a new visual format of initially three episodes which are now being published in the UK in three versions for this first release .

 

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS - LAUNCHES IN ENGLAND - February 2023 .

The first episode in an illustrated storybook  style version was first  released in February 2023 as a digital download on the Amazon Kindle Store .

This first episode " Strange Encounter " from the series is also now available in Amazon Store UK and USA  for worldwide purchase as a "Paperback Book Version" from their website .

This version is illustrated with "widescreen animation art style images" giving the reader a cinema style presentation in a book format .

 

THE SUPERMATION ILLUSTRATED EDITION COMICBOOK VERSION - Launched in April 2024 .

                  The SUPERMATION COMIC BOOK Version of SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS includes a feature article on " The Making of SEASTAR 5 " , showing some of the behind the scenes model animation set designs and how it was created in the studio has launched on the E/Bay sales website in the UK .

This comicbook special version is also available for worldwide post despatch....check out E/Bay UK now for details .....

 

The first SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS video storybook series promotional trailer , produced by UK Film Producer Simon Cox can be viewed on this website or on YouTube / Twitter .

 

In May 2024 we have released a limited number of SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS - Supermation Edition Comicbooks onto the high street .

The Supermation SEASTAR 5 Comicbooks are now available across Lancashire , England  in five outlets so far - Lancaster - Preston - St.Annes on Sea - Blackburn .

In the AmazonStore UK we have the printed paperback Book Edition now available , together with a "download' edition as well .

 

INTO THE SCI-FI MOVIE WORLD......

I also entered the UK Film Industry for the first time in 2020 to design and create eight individual studio sized  miniature spacecraft models for two new British Sci-Fi Feature Films currently being produced by Simon Cox called "Of Infinite Worlds" .

As Production Designer Miniatures on these two movies I have achieved my ambition of working on feature films in the UK .

The movies are currently in production with live action filming and special effects work being carried out in England during 2023 and 2024 .

Live action filming due to start July 2024 .

Preview images for some of these miniatures can now be viewed on this website .

 

In 2024 I have  new projects in development at the Studio based in the north west of Lancashire , England .

Please keep watching the Website and on Twitter X / Instagram to see more amazing images from my world of Supermation Images and Toy Industry Products Photography with Miniature Set Production Design from Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS , based in the north west of Lancashire , England .

 

 

LATEST NEWS......July 2024

From Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS . 

Over the next twelve to eighteen months I am bringing to the website alongside my Toy Photography and Feature Film Modelworks four new Supermation Comicbook Productions.....

 

SEASTAR 5 BOOK TWO - " PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA ".....IN PRODUCTION FOR A RELEASE SOON.....

 

SEASTAR 5 BOOK THREE - " LEMURIA STRIKES BACK ".....Now due for an early 2025 release .

 

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STAR JET RANGERS - IS NOW IN DEVELOPMENT  WITH A PILOT COMICBOOK RELEASE DUE LATE 2025 .

 

STEAMBOAT JACK - ALSO IN DEVELOPMENT WITH A PILOT PRODUCTION ON A STORY CONCEPT WE SUBMITTED TO THE BBC WITH AN ANIMATION TV ANIMATION STYLE CONCEPT STORY....MORE DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED ON THIS AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH MY IDEAS INTO A COMICBOOK DEVELOPMENT RELEASE FOR THIS " TIME AND SPACE ADVENTURE " DUE IN LATE 2025 .

 

If you require details of our services for photography and model making service , model set designs for TV and Film to suit all budgets just use our email address for a price quote.....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

Thanks for reading my History Career in the Media Business .

 

RICHARD DIXON 

TPD STUDIOS UK .

LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND .

 

 

THE FOLLOWING COMICBOOK SHOPS ACROSS LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND NOW HAVE THE SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS COMICBOOK SERIES IN STOCK........

BAT CAVE BLACKBURN 

Now on sale in the heart of Blackburn , Richard Dixon's new Sci-Fi Supermation Comicbook Series - the first book in the series is out now , don't miss this undersea epic sci-fi tale of adventure at the bottom of the sea....

THAT COMIC BOOK SHOP PRESTON LANCASHIRE....

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS is now available at That Comicbook shop in the heart of Preston in Lancashire...don't miss this undersea adventure story in a lost continent at the bottom of the sea....

ZINE FREAK COMIC STORE LANCASTER....

Undersea sci-fi action and adventure in a new supermation comicbook series is now available in the city of Lancaster , England at Zine Freak Comic Store , Lancashire .

FIRST AGE COMICS LANCASTER LANCASHIRE .

This Comicbook shop in the heart of the city of Lancaster has copies of Richard Dixon's new sci-fi comicbook series SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS , available now....don't miss this tale of adventure on a lost continent at the bottom of the sea....

STORYTELLERS , INC . BOOK SHOP 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE BLACKPOOL AND FYLDE COAST IN LANCASHIRE AT "STORYTELLERS ,INC . " in St.Annes on Sea . 

This undersea sci-fi fully illustrated comicbook series has the first book available now....

Please explore the rest of the RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIO'S website to see some more amazing images now.