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spotlight magazine Nov 2020 illustration & animation
Raid71 is the alter ego of illustrator and art director Chris Thornley. He creates dynamic art with a retro illustration style, classic take and detailed line work, and his expert understanding of graphic design and wealth of career experience means he can turn his hand to a range of briefs.
He always wanted to draw comics and spent six years studying art and design, inspired by Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, before realising his dream career as a full-time graphic designer and illustrator.
He has created licensed posters for Star Wars, The Jungle Book, Blade Runner and Trainspotting, works regularly for Marvel and DC Comics, and has an impressive client list including Nikon, British Transport Police, HSBC, Xbox, Microsoft, Lego, Mercedes-Benz and the BBC.