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THE RICHARD DIXON STUDIO WEBSITE

TPD STUDIOS  LANCASHIRE  ENGLAND

Welcome to Richard Dixon's Showcase Website for his Lancashire England Production Studio for all his Creative Photography and Design , from 1970 to the present time . This website also covers his work for the Toy Industry Advertising Product Photography and Visual Design . Children's Comics and Magazines Photography , Miniature Models and Set Design for Film  and Television Productions , Sci-Fi Comics Supermation Visual Design Services .

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This present website for my work has received over 252,000 viewers since it was created in 2016 

 

Currently I receive over 2400 visitors each month to see the latest images of my work created at my 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 , images are updated every month . Why not add the site as one of your favourite websites to visit.....

We also show images on social media platforms...

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

 

Thanks for visiting the website .

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS , LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND .

 

This is the website to see the latest for SEASTAR 5 Invaders From The Abyss , Richard Dixon's Childrens Science Fiction epic underwater adventure Supermation Comicbook Series , written and created in Lancashire , England .

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS ...A RICHARD DIXON PRODUCTION 

TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND . 

COPYWRITE OCTOBER 2012 RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK .

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

The Supermation ComicBook Series .

 

THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF SUPERMATION....

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS has been created in Supermation Digital Style Artwork for all Character Creations with Backgrounds produced on miniature sets with additional background photoart screen technology photography composites on studio animation stands.

Vehicles for the series are actual miniature designs created by Richard Dixon at his studio in the north west of England and are blended into scenary with cutout animation techniques and green screen backgrounds .

 

THE SEASTAR 5 SERIES HAS BEEN WRITTEN AND DESIGNED BY RICHARD DIXON .

 

ALL SUPERMATION DIGITAL ART CREATIONS FOR THIS COMICBOOK SERIES WERE CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON AT HIS TPD STUDIOS IN ENGLAND.

ADDITIONAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY BACKGROUND IMAGERY FOR THE COMICBOOK SERIES WAS CREATED ON THE INDIAN OCEAN ISLAND OF MAURITIUS BY RICHARD DIXON - JENNY DIXON - MATTHEW DIXON - TPD STUDIOS ON LOCATION TEAM .

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 .

The supermation comicbook version of SEASTAR 5 includes some of their original artwork , transformed into the supermation process for this new release of the series .

 

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 - "The Dragon Lords Strike 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

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 . 

THE DRAGON LORDS STRIKE 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.....

SEASTAR 5 IS ON THE MARCH ACROSS LANCASHIRE.....

We hope to add more Book Shops and ComicBook Shops in Lancashire to our list of stockists in the coming weeks....if you wish to be included on the list just get in touch to receive sample copies of the first Supermation ComicBook and promotional posters now......SEASTAR 5 IS GO !!

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

ALOHA FROM HAWAII....YASMIN BRATZ ON THE BEACH...My first poster photography for the Bratz range of girls dolls from MGA TOYS USA....This is a studio shot in supermation at TPD STUDIOS Lancashire England...using our super screen background style for toy photography with ultra realism presentation .

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 .

BRATZ DO HALLOWEEN.....RICHARD DIXON IMAGE.....HAUNTED HOUSE MODEL SET DESIGN CREATED AT TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE UK . TITAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHING LONDON .

MGA TOYS USA .

 

 

 

THE FULL POSTER SHOT OF BRATZ - JAPANESE GIRL...This is a studio and location combined picture....the background of the Blackpool Illuminations shot live....a studio model set created at TPD studios ....taken to the location and a combined composite created in Supermation Presentation .

Bratz by MGA TOYS USA - Image Richard Dixon - Titan Magazine Publishing London .

The Bratz go on Safari.....Black River Mauritius....

Photography and Model set design by Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS , Lancashire England  .

Titan Publishing London - MGA Toys USA .

Bratz Treasures...."A Fantasy Dream In Search of Pirates Gold" .

The centrefold poster for the Bratz Magazine .

Titan Publishing London - MGA Toys USA - Photography Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS Lancashire England .

This model set was also used for the Bratz PhotoStory adventure we created for Titan Publishing and MGA TOYS USA ,  but was never released back in the early 2000's .

 

 

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 at a number of studio locations .

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 252,000 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 .

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 .

 

 

COMING SOON.....from Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS in 2024 - 2025 .

Over the next twelve to eighteen months I am bringing along 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 "THE DRAGON LORDS STRIKE BACK".....WINTER 2024 RELEASE .

 

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STAR JET RANGERS - IN DEVELOPMENT FOR A SUMMER 2025 RELEASE .

 

STEAMBOAT JACK - IN DEVELOPMENT - FOR A LATE 2025 COMICBOOK RELEASE .

 

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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