Designer / Illustrator / Animator / Graphic Novelist
Flying Whities
www.mothcity.com
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Tim is interested in comics and finding ways for creative people to make a living off their art and their ideas. He is also fond of writing in the third person.

Having worked as a designer on films such as ‘Tintin’ and ‘District 9’ at Weta Workshop, Tim packed his Wacom pen and travelled the breadth of Asia f… Read More
Tim is interested in comics and finding ways for creative people to make a living off their art and their ideas. He is also fond of writing in the third person.

Having worked as a designer on films such as ‘Tintin’ and ‘District 9’ at Weta Workshop, Tim packed his Wacom pen and travelled the breadth of Asia for almost two years. On the way, he found artistic inspiration (true) and enlightenment (false), but lost his appendix (long story).

Since returning to New Zealand he has dabbled in graphic design, writing and motion graphics. As of this writing, he is conducting ‘The Grand Experiment’ wherein he takes his pet project of many years; ‘Moth City,’ a Graphic Novel, and attempts to build a career from it. This experiment has been assisted by an understanding fiancée, incredulous friends and Creative New Zealand.

He does strange things like post his comic online for free, muddles around with Social Media and Marketing and posts youTube videos where he talks about character design, colour theory and the correlations between facial hair and fishing success.

‘Moth City’ is the ultimate mash-up of genres and influences; it has horror, crime and kung fu, all taking place on a small oriental island and set against the backdrop of the Chinese Civil War. It’s really good. And he’s not just saying that, because this is written in the third person.

When Tim isn’t responding to requests for fan-service or male grooming advice, he spends his time reading Elmore Leonard, Stephen King and Agatha Christie, or ogling the art of David Mazzucchelli. He once met George Lucas.

His art is built up of 3D sculpting, digital painting and sweat. Read Less
  • Design / Illustration / Animation
    Freelance — Wellington, New Zealand
  • Writer / Artist - MOTH CITY
    Flying Whities Ltd — Wellington, New Zealand
  • Concept Artist & 3D Modeler
    Weta Workshop — Wellington, New Zealand
  • Visual Effects Artist
    The Gibson Group — Wellington, New Zealand
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