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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 , Models with Miniature Set Design for Film  and Television Productions . Sci-Fi Comics Visual Design Creation Services .

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

 

This present website for my work has received over 248,000 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 .

 

AMAZON KINDLE VERSION....The illustrated storybook version is now available worldwide ...for Kindle Readers - iphones and Samsung phones , tablets.....with the apps...

The New SEASTAR 5 Paperback Edition of the ComicBook First Episode from the series is now available in the Amazon Store UK and USA.......

     SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

Richard Dixon's Childrens Sci-Fi Undersea Adventure Series can now be purchased in the Amazon Store UK as a PaperBack Edition and also a Supermation Comicbook Version on E/Bay UK......

 

SEASTAR 5 can also be purchased on Amazon Kindle......available for iPhone and Samsung Phones , Tablets with the App Reader....

Amazon Publishing

SEASTAR 5 The Storybook is now available on the Amazon Kindle Store as a Digital Storybook Download version with full Supermation RetroArt Images....Available Worldwide .

E/Bay Sales UK and Worldwide .

SEASTAR 5 - THE SUPERMATION COMICBOOK VERSION 

Now available on the E/Bay UK sales platform for despatch....UK - USA - Europe and most other destinations .

It is fully illustrated in Supermation Colour Cinema Style Retroart Images .

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS BOOK TWO PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA 

  SEASTAR 5  INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

 BOOK 2 PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA COMICBOOK SUPERMATION VERSION - THIS IS NOW IN PRODUCTION .

We hope to release this second episode in the Summer of 2024 .

The Dragon Lords Strike Back......

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS Book Three has started production at our north west of England Studio...we hope to release the Supermation ComicBook for this episode at the end of the year or early in 2025......

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 .

 

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 CREATED ON THE INDIAN OCEAN ISLAND OF MAURITIUS BY RICHARD DIXON - JENNY DIXON - MATTHEW DIXON - TPD STUDIOS 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 fifteen episodes original story adventures while SEASTAR 5 has been in production at TPD STUDIOS .

 

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 .

 

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 .

 

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 .

PREVIEW TIME EPISODE TWO.....

WE WILL BE SHOWING A NUMBER OF PREVIEW IMAGES FROM OUR NEXT SUPERMATION SEASTAR 5 COMICBOOK RELEASE OVER THE COMING MONTHS ON THIS WEBSITE......

PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA ARRIVES SUMMER 2024 - SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

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

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

FOLLOW THE LATEST ON SEASTAR 5 ON THIS WEBSITE EVERY MONTH.......

NEW IMAGES ARRIVING IN MY ARCHIVES AND OTHER SECTIONS ON THIS WEBSITE....Please checkout the menu at the top of this page to view into my early work from the seventies , eighties , nineties , 2000's......

THE LOST COMICBOOK STORY

CREATING MODEL PORTFOLIOS

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 .

 

 

 

NEW PRODUCTIONS IN DEVELOPMENT AT RICHARD DIXON'S TPD STUDIOS UK 2024-2025

A SCI-FI TIME AND SPACE ADVENTURE SERIES COMING FROM RICHARD DIXON.......

STEAMBOAT JACK - Childrens Comicbook Series with Spacecraft Miniature Design and Model Landscape Creation by Richard Dixon.......

ABOVE IMAGE - ON LOCATION 2024 MAURITIUS IMAGE...THE ISLAND - STEAMBOAT JACK.....Location Photography for this new Time and Space adventure ComicBook Series has been carried out on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius....The first comicbook for this series is now in development for a release in 2025 .

ORIGINAL LOCATION IMAGE MAURITIUS....

......THEN WE ADDED PLANTS , A PAINTED LAKE WITH MORE  FOLIAGE....BUILDING INTO THE IMAGE YOU SEE HERE....MINIATURE BACKGROUND REALISTIC JUNGLE VIEW.....

 

LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY WITH MODEL MINIATURE SET COMBINATION IN A SINGLE  FINAL IMAGE .

 

A SUPERMATION IMAGE COMPOSITE MADE BY RICHARD DIXON AT TPD STUDIOS ENGLAND .

 

If you would like to know more about our Supermation Imagery Techniques....and how we do this realistic combination creation and if you think it might be useful for your projects just contact Richard Dixon at TPD STUDIOS for a chat....

Photography of Miniature Constellation Model by Matt Dixon / TPD STUDIOS UK .

This Production is in development with more previews coming soon......

All images from "STEAMBOAT JACK" ....COPYWRITE 2022 RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK .

 

 

SPACE SCI-FI ACTION AND ADVENTURE IN A SUPERMATION RETROIMAGES COMICBOOK......

A New York Cop answers an early morning emergency call.....by the end of the day he ends up on a planet on the otherside of the Universe.....where the darkness of an ancient evil will soon cover the land of the light on the Planet Dunaria......Richard Dixon's new Sci-Fi Action adventure series of Comicbooks for the Adventures of Magnus Jones have started production in the UK.....coming out with the first book in 2025.......

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS....WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY RICHARD DIXON - A SUPERMATION RETROART AND MODEL ANIMATION PRODUCTION ART PRESENTATION FOR 2025 .

All Images and Artwork from "MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS" ...Copywrite Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS UK 2022....All rights reserved to the Copywrite Holder .

 

 

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 for my previous work over the 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 , sample images and the creation of a number of 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 two versions for this first release .

 

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 now  also available on Amazon Store UK and in the 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 .

A full Special Edition SUPERMATION COMIC BOOK Version of SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS which includes a feature article " The Making of SEASTAR 5 " , showing some of the behind the scenes model animation and how it was created in the studio.....is also available 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 .....

In 2023 SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS , the video storybook series promotional trailer was produced by UK Film Producer Simon Cox and can be viewed on this website or on YouTube / Twitter .

 

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 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 .

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS - BOOK TWO

- PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA .......DUE SUMMER 2024 .

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS - BOOK THREE

- THE DRAGON LORDS STRIKE BACK..............DUE WINTER 2024 .

 

IN DEVELOPMENT STATUS FOR 2025....THREE SUPERMATION COMICBOOK ADVENTURES .

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS - SCI-FI SPACE ADVENTURE SERIES .

STEAMBOAT JACK - SCI-FI TIME AND SPACE ADVENTURE SERIES .

We also have a second MAGNUS JONES - SCI-FI SPACE ADVENTURE SERIES SEQUEL  in development .

 

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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