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WELCOME TO MY STUDIOS WEBSITE

THE RICHARD DIXON STUDIO WEBSITE

TPD STUDIOS  LANCASHIRE  ENGLAND

This is TPD STUDIOS , 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 Film and Television Productions . Supermation RetroArt Images Photography and ModelArt Design Services .

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This present website for my work has received over 255,000 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....

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Thanks for visiting the website .

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS , LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND .

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS.......THE NEW SCI-FI UNDERSEA ADVENTURE SUPERMATION COMICBOOK SERIES NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND .....ALSO IN THE AMAZONSTORE AND ON E/BAY FOR WORLDWIDE DESPATCH.........

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

A RICHARD DIXON SUPERMATION PRODUCTION 

MADE AT TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND . 

 

COPYWRITE OCTOBER 2012 RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS 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 special combination of composite photography techniques and cutout animation work made on animation photography stands 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 episodes story adventures for SEASTAR 5 at TPD STUDIOS .

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

 

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 supermation comicbooks . 

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 Design and Text Design for " STRANGE ENCOUNTER "

by Leanne Mansfield Graphic Design - Wigan Lancashire .

 

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

Connor Magill Northern Ireland Digital Design Artist .

 

SEASTAR 5 BOOK TWO

Special Effects Digital Design - Artwork - " PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA " .

Book 2 - Due for release Summer 2024 .

Connor Magill Digital Artist , Northern Ireland UK .

Lee Richardson Digital Artist , Lancaster , England .

Monster Flying Insect Creature - "Princess from Lemuria" - Stop Motion Minature Design

- Peter Montgomery , Helensburgh , Scotland .

 

SEASTAR 5 BOOK THREE

Special Effects Digital Design - Artwork - " LEMURIA STRIKES BACK " .

Book 3 - Due for release Winter 2024 .

Lee Richardson Digital Artist , Lancaster , England .

Connor Magill Digital Artist , Northern Ireland UK .

Al Kent , Digital Artist Photographer , Clitheroe , Lancashire .

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

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

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

 RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND

 

THE HOME OF SCI-FI VISUAL IMAGES CREATION IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

PHOTOGRAPHY-MODEL MAKING-MINIATURE SET PRODUCTION DESIGN-SUPERMATION ART

STRANGE ENCOUNTER

The first SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS release "STRANGE ENCOUNTER" from my new Children's sci-fi undersea adventure comicbook series is now available to purchase from the AmazonStore as a PaperBack Book Release and is also available as a "Download Version " for Kindle Readers .

A full Supermation ComicBook Edition has been released and can be purchased in ComicBook Shops in Lancashire , England .

PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA

The second episode in the series is currently being prepared for a Supermation ComicBook release from our Studios in the northwest of England in a few months time . 

LEMURIA STRIKES BACK

The third Supermation ComicBook in the series is also now in production with a release in winter  2024 .

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS BOOK ONE - STRANGE ENCOUNTER - GOES UNDER THE SEA IN A NEW CHILDRENS SERIES OF SCIENCE FICTION COMICBOOKS

RICHARD DIXON'S FIRST SUPERMATION EDITION FOR HIS NEW CHILDRENS SCI-FI COMICBOOK ADVENTURE SERIES , SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS , ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT FIVE SHOPS IN WEST LANCASHIRE .

THEY CAN BE PURCHASED AT COMICBOOK SHOPS IN  LANCASTER , PRESTON , BLACKBURN AND BOOK SHOP  STORYTELLERS INC. IN STANNES ON SEA .

ZINE FREAK - COMICBOOK SHOP , LANCASTER  , LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND .

Our first Supermation ComicBook Edition for SEASTAR 5 INVADERS from the Abyss - Strange Encounter is now available to purchase at "ZineFreak" ComicBooks based at the Lancaster Assembly Rooms Emporium on King Street , Lancaster , England ......

FIRST AGE COMICS - COMICBOOK SHOP , LANCASTER LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND .

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS - STRANGE ENCOUNTER....The Supermation ComicBook Edition is also now available at First Age Comics , 3 Moor Lane , Lancaster , England....

THAT COMIC SHOP - COMICBOOK  SHOP PRESTON LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND . 

Richard Dixon's undersea sci-fi adventure series first release "Strange Encounter " , is now available  at  " THAT COMIC SHOP " 116 FRIARGATE , PRESTON , LANCASHIRE .

MORE BOOKSHOPS WHERE YOU CAN BUY SEASTAR 5 IN LANCASHIRE ENGLAND....

THE FIRST SUPERMATION COMICBOOK "STRANGE ENCOUNTER" FROM THE SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS SERIES IS ARRIVING ACROSS BOOK SHOPS AND COMICBOOK SHOPS IN LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND....DON'T MISS THIS NEW CHILDREN'S SERIES OF FULLY ILLUSTRATED ADVENTURES SET IN THE UNDERSEA WORLD OF THE 21ST CENTURY....

STORYTELLERS , INC.  ST.ANNES

Richard Dixon's sci-fi undersea adventure series of supermation comicbooks can now be purchased at STORYTELLERS , INC. at 7  THE CRESCENT , LYTHAM ST.ANNES , FY8 1SN .

BAT CAVE BLACKBURN LANCASHIRE......

UNDERSEA ACTION ADVENTURE IN SUPERMATION COMICBOOKS ARRIVES AT THE BAT CAVE ,

5C TOWN HALL STREET , BLACKBURN , LANCASHIRE . Copies of the Supermation ComicBook First Release for SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS , "Strange Encounter" have arrived in Blackburn , Lancashire.....

MORE SUPERMATION COMICS ARE COMING .....

In addition to the two comicbook sequels for SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS which are due to be released later this year in our supermation comics format , more productions are in development.....

Magnus Jones and the StarJet Rangers , together with SteamBoat Jack , have both entered our studio production areas for 2025 supermation comicbook releases .

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

ACTION MAN.....TRANSFORMERS.....LARA CROFT.....ZERO HOUR.....MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.....SPACE 1999 GERRY ANDERSON EXHIBITIONS.....THE BRATZ.....AND MANY MORE.....

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 .

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

THE BRATZ....MGA TOYS USA ....PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON - TITAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHING LONDON - TPD STUDIOS UK

BRATZ AT CHRISTMAS - SPECIAL MAGAZINE POSTER PROMOTION PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND  .

MGA TOYS USA AND UK - TITAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHING LONDON .

BRATZ TREASURES - PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON -

TITAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHING LONDON - MGA TOYS USA - TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE ENGLAND .

BRATZ SPORTS RANGE....Photography on location by Richard Dixon . MGA TOYS USA AND UK .

at Stanley Park Sports Arena , Blackpool Lancashire. TITAN MAGAZINE PULISHING LONDON .

TPD STUDIOS PREVIEW...STEAMBOAT JACK Now in development for a late 2025 release....... This is our new Time and Space Sci-Fi Adventure Supermation ComicBook Production from Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS in Lancashire England ..

ABOVE

" STAR PILOT OF THE UNITED SPACE LINES CONSTELLATION STAR FREIGHTER - XRD990  - AURORA DRAKE - ONE OF OUR LEADING CHARACTERS IN THIS NEW TIME AND SPACE ADVENTURE SERIES WHICH WILL BE PRODUCED WITH SUPERMATION RETROART IMAGES ".

 

BELOW

"STAR BASE 10 SERVICE HANGER WITH THE STAR FREIGHTER CONSTELLATION BEING LOADED AS IT PREPARES TO LEAVE ON ITS JOURNEY BACK TO EARTH - SCENES FROM STEAMBOAT JACK COMICBOOK NOW IN DEVELOPMENT FOR 2025 RELEASE FROM RICHARD DIXON'S TPD STUDIOS ".

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 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 255,000 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....

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 -

has now launched in England 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 following five shops have copies of our first edition for the series available now  to purchase....

"ZINE FREAK" ComicBook Shop  - Lancaster Assembly Rooms Emporium , King Street , Lancaster , Lancashire .

 " FIRST AGE COMICS " ComicBook Shop  - 3 Moor Lane , Lancaster , Lancashire .

" THAT COMIC SHOP " ComicBook Shop - 116 Friargate , Preston , Lancashire , PR 1 2EE .

" STORYTELLERS , INC . Bookshop - 7 The Crescent , St.Annes on Sea , Lancashire , FY8 1SN .

"BAT CAVE" ComicBook Shop - 5c Town Hall Street , Blackburn , Lancashire , BB2 1AG .

 

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 Summer 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......

From Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS in 2024 - 2025 .

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 ".....WINTER 2024 RELEASE .

 

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

 

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

 

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 .

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