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PRODUCTION CREDITS FOR THE MAKING OF SEASTAR 5 .
STORYBOOKS & SUPERMATION COMICS .
SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS
A RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK PRODUCTION 2012 .
THE SERIES WAS WRITTEN AND CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON AT HIS NORTH WEST LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND STUDIO .
The first series of science fiction underwater adventures of the super submarine SEASTAR 5 now consist of three episodes in comicbook supermation retroart format, Strange Encounter , Princess from
Lemuria and Warlords Of Lemuria .
The first book is now on release with book two and three following in spring-summer 2024 .
A second series of three comicbooks is planned for 2025 .
ALL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SUPERMATION DESIGNS BY RICHARD DIXON .
STORYBOOK COVER AND COMIC BOOK COVER DESIGN BY CONNOR MAGILL - NORTHERN IRELAND DIGITAL DESIGNER - WHO ALSO DESIGNED SOME OF THE EFFECTS AND SEASTAR 5 MODEL MINIATURES GRAPHICS .
STORYBOOK COVER AND COMIC BOOK COVER TYPOGRAPHY BY LEANNE MANSFIELD
LEANNE MANSFIELD GRAPHIC DESIGN , WIGAN . LANCASHIRE ..
SEASTAR 5 IS PRODUCED AT TPD STUDIOS - LANCASHIRE - ENGLAND
IN SUPERMATION RETROART IMAGES FORMAT .
Location Filming for SEASTAR 5 on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius .
All miniature designs , set designs , characters supermation art designs are created by Richard Dixon .
No aliens were harmed in the making of this production .
Richard Dixon would like to thank the Commanders and Aquanaut Crews of the Marine Aquanaut Rangers Command for their support and assistance in the making of this ComicBook Series .
My work career in visual media started in 1970 when I created RICHARD DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY following a College Photography Course in Blackpool , Lancashire , England .
My photography in my early years covered work across all of the following , Commercial Photography , Entertainment Industry Photography in Theatres , Wedding and Portrait Photography , Motor Sport
Photography of Formula One - Formula Two -Touring Cars....and Advertising Product Studio Photography .
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 studio website has now received viewing visits of over 229,000 viewers since this present website was created in 2016 , with around 2000 visitors to the site every month looking at the
various pages on the site of my latest work creations .
My Toy Industry Advertising work has featured across many leading products over the years.......
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....together with 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 a Illustrated Storybook style version was released in February 2023 as a digital download version on the Amazon Kindle Store .
This first episode " Strange Encounter " from the series is now available on Amazon Kindle for worldwide purchase from their website .
Feedback from this digital version was very positive so I decided to take production forward and create an actual full children's - teen comicbook supermation retroart images illustrated
presentation version of the first episode .
The Production is now looking more like a realistic cinema animation style visual sci-fi adventure played out across very realistic photoart backgrounds together with characters being
presented as artwork versions on the printed page specially created for the series to give the viewer an animation storyline with visual images that look realistic beyond the imagination .
The second and third episodes are currently in production for release in 2024 as comicbook supermation versions in May and the Summer 2024 .
A second series of SEASTAR 5 ComicBook Versions are being planned based on the remaining episodes originally created....more details on these in the near future .
THE NEW SUPERMATION COMIC BOOK Version 2023
...............launched in the UK on the 28 August 2023 with the updated format with the first episode , together with a look behind the scenes special feature article showing the model animation
set designs showing some of SEASTAR 5 full model animation being created near Blackpool , Lancashire , England where my Studio is based .
The comic book version is now on sale through the E/Bay Sales site online in England....International Sales are also available on E/Bay UK .
SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS....the video storybook series promotional trailer can be viewed on this website or on YouTube or Twitter X....I hope you will take a look....
I have 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 finally achieved a childhood dream of one day 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 .
SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES in Late 2023.....
Previews of some of my latest work are available to view on the Home Page of the website each month , together with further images on Twitter X and Instagram , also check out my Facebook
New ComicBook Productions in the process of being written and made at our Studios in England .
SEATAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS...EPISODE TWO.....PRINCESS FROM LEMURIA NOW IN PRODUCTION FOR A MAY 2024 RELEASE....
SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS...EPISODE THREE.....WARLORDS OF LEMURIA NOW IN PRODUCTION FOR SUMMER 2024 RELEASE....
We are also currently bringing more creations forward with development work in progress on the following productions....Sci-Fi Time and Space Adventure Series STEAMBOAT JACK and Sci-Fi Space
Western Adventure "MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS " with its sequel "MAGNUS JONES AND THE PIRATES OF THE GALAXY " both of which have recently been filming near Thurso in Scotland .
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 .
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The Adventures of Sinbad "GOLD RAIDER HEROES"....A Richard Dixon Supermation Storybook Production .
My tribute to action adventure fantasy films of the sixties and seventies....in a storybook model animation style production written and designed by myself at TPD Studio's in Lancashire ,
On this production I had the assistance of Peter Montgomery , top Fantasy Model Film Maker from Helensburgh in Scotland who created the "monster winged lizard and giant wasp creatures " , I
used in the production .
With the "balloon aerial photography sequences" I also had the excellent help from Paul Bradley Photography from Blackpool who came onboard to create the flying special effects work on the
The Adventures of Sinbad is currently in development for a Supermation Style ComicBook release in the near future......pleas keep your eyes on my website for news of this exciting project as
it moves forward to production .