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Paul Phippen
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About me - my real name isn't Mozchops (that was the name of my favorite cat, who mysteriously disappeared after we relocated to Australia. I fear he was caught by the 9 ft carpet python that lived under the beams of our Queenslander). I'm Paul Phippen, I'm a concept artist / illustrator from London, UK. I began my career working under the aegis of major companies in the video-game and print media industries and in the last 20 years I've been lucky to land gigs around the planet, living on four different continents, it's been an amazing adventure so far.
My career has given me a huge scope of projects, providing art for Ghost Recon Wildlands, Warhammer, Hellfire, Heroes of Might & Magic, Batman, Fantastic Four, Spongebob Squarepants and Re-Volt.
I was unexpectedly honored to provide the cover art for the legendary Heavy Metal Magazine, a magazine I was a huge fan of years ago, joining the ranks of my art heroes Moebius, Giger, Corben, Royo and Frank Frazetta. Heavy Metal are currently serializing my graphic novel ‘Salsa Invertebraxa’, (Amazon - www.amazon.com/Salsa-Invertebr…)

Stay tuned, the next project is very exciting and I can't wait to share it, its drawing on numerous previous projects and combining them in a very unusual way.
Mozchops

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Salsa Invertebraxa - Falling
A reinvigorated version of the same panel pic from my book (just putting the finishing touches to the last installment of Salsa Invertebraxa for Heavy Metal, Feb issue),
enjoy :)

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Mechspider vs Rat by Mozchops
Happy New Year everyone, this is the first finished painting for 2017, one of the main images for an upcoming project, I'll announce some details when I can, stay tuned if this intrigues you :)

Mozchops

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The Winged Messenger
Latest pic, and a quick update to mention there's a print available (in most sizes and formats)

Have a Happy Christmas all :)

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The Tree Strangler (Strangler Fig) by Mozchops
I'm just finalizing the next part (part IV?) of Salsa Invertebraxa's serialization for Heavy Metal magazine, and found this painting of the strangler fig was in sore need of sprucing up (puns at 11 o'clock),
enjoy :)
Mozzy
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Alien IX Homage to Giger by Mozchops pt1
Having a lot of fun going back to the original roots of Gigers Alien - (see link) 

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Subsequent iterations through the years have somehow presented the alien in the movies and media as less streamlined and beautiful compared to Hans Rudi's original painting - so here's my new/old take on a xenomorph variation - there's also a full body portrait in progress, something quite different, but for now I wanted to share this close up,  - stay tuned.
ps... print going up v.soon

Mozchops

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Prophets of the Ghost Ants new cover by Mozchops
The rare time when a newly minted painting doesn't need to be kept under wraps until promotion time officially rolls around, (which can be up to a year sometimes) - this is the new cover painting for Clark Carltons' Prophets of the Ghost Ants which is due to be published by Harper-Collins quite soon. The large un-detailed area at the top is for the title, when I get the final version I'll upload that too.
Peace n' love to all,
Mozzy
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Prophets Of The Ghost Ants - Priests of Dolgeeno
Updated - revised the pic considerably, improved the lighting and details

One of the pics from the Prophets of the Ghost Ants project , t
he eBook of Prophets of the Ghost Ants was published with the previous iteration of this image.


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Dear Moz Watchers! Some.VERY.big.news.

I'm proud to announce that the legendary Heavy Metal Magazine will be serializing the entirety of my graphic novel 'Salsa Invertebraxa' in 6 bi-monthly chunks, along with some awesome comics from big hitters including DC mega-scribe Grant Morrison!

HM 280 001 MozChops CVR (hi rez) by m0zch0ps

This month see's the herald of his first issue as Editor-In-Chief, as he steers HM into taking a renewed leap into the punk-fantasy-phasmagoria that it was famous for.
There's a great twist if you're already familiar with Salsa and its ultra-ultra-widescreen format, as I'll be re-mixing it into the traditional comic 'portrait page' format, along with a few tweaks of text here and there, lets just call it the Salsa Vertical Metal Remix, so this will feel and play a little different than the one you already know :D 

And if that wasn't enough to give me arrhythmia, I scored a cover too with one of the 'Prophets of the Ghost Ants' illos! Jeff Krelitz reminded me I've just joined the ranks of Moebius, Giger, Bisley and Richard Corben- one of the most prestigious honors that can bestow an artist.

The EW article has it all, here's the link! EW Heavy Metal feature
Heavy Metal Cover - Issue 280!
Yep, I can hardly believe it myself. It's one of those goals you just think are beyond the grasp of mortals, but sure as the fingers I'm typing with right in front of my eyes, -  its still there, and I haven't woken up. 

This is this months edition, issue 280 - one of four Special Edition covers, celebrating the inauguration of Grant Morrisons' tenure as Editor-In-chief, - I've posted a journal entry to explain more, in particular that Salsa Invertebraxa has been chosen to be serialized in Heavy Metal, starting this month, until Feb 2017! Incredible news! 

Cheers to all! :)

Mozzy

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Star Wars ATAT re-design
I've been meaning to expand on the earlier re-designs, this could be an ongoing series. The little drones are added protection, those pesky Jedi's can sneak up from anywhere.....



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www.pecksniffpress.com/
www.mozchops.com/
twitter.com/Mozchops_
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Dear Moz Watchers! Some.VERY.big.news.

I'm proud to announce that the legendary Heavy Metal Magazine will be serializing the entirety of my graphic novel 'Salsa Invertebraxa' in 6 bi-monthly chunks, along with some awesome comics from big hitters including DC mega-scribe Grant Morrison!

HM 280 001 MozChops CVR (hi rez) by m0zch0ps

This month see's the herald of his first issue as Editor-In-Chief, as he steers HM into taking a renewed leap into the punk-fantasy-phasmagoria that it was famous for.
There's a great twist if you're already familiar with Salsa and its ultra-ultra-widescreen format, as I'll be re-mixing it into the traditional comic 'portrait page' format, along with a few tweaks of text here and there, lets just call it the Salsa Vertical Metal Remix, so this will feel and play a little different than the one you already know :D 

And if that wasn't enough to give me arrhythmia, I scored a cover too with one of the 'Prophets of the Ghost Ants' illos! Jeff Krelitz reminded me I've just joined the ranks of Moebius, Giger, Bisley and Richard Corben- one of the most prestigious honors that can bestow an artist.

The EW article has it all, here's the link! EW Heavy Metal feature

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CRHome Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ouf .. Dude you deserve so much more attention! Amazing works! U are going on my watchlist ;) Cheers!
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks CR
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AzuriteMoss Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
why must your entire gallery be so freakin awesome? I wanna favorite everything now! la in love 
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :)
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PariahJack Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You are so goddamn amazing dude :O I will have to get your Salsa Invertebraxa as well as the Prophets of the Ghost Ants now!
Do you happen to have videos or livestreams showing your process?
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, very kind compliments. I believe the Ghost Ants book will be discontinued soon, as a major publisher has picked it up and will be re-packaging it, so best to grab that first. There's a trio of process videos , more time-lapse than explanatory. Cheers :)

youtu.be/7owgIXc1S8U
youtu.be/tNTeqfHFQPM
youtu.be/gSCVmcAtzFM
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PariahJack Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot man =) Ill make sure to get the book first then =D
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arlyssray Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   General Artist
You have such a unique gallery! Must watch!
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cheers! :)
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51st Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you saw and enjoyed Myazakis'Nausicaä right?
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's an amazing movie, I think it should be re-released. The eighties were maybe a bit too early for its moment in the spotlight.
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51st Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you liked the movie, you will looooove the manga, wich is even more deeper. Graphics are amazing and story lines much more expanded!
Indeed it's the only manga I never read and I found it awesome!
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Softyrider62 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch, Amazing gallery!
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're v.welcome, I really like your work.
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foggie32 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Now THATS how you do an illustrated ebook. Fantastic work, I hope it gets the praise it deserves. It's an inspiration.

Gary
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Gary :)
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Brett-Neufeld Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No one draws bugs as cool as you, man.
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Maybe I have the market cornered at the moment, but there are some supreme artists out there, just a question of time before there's a whole slew of amazing insect art (for some reason the sculpture/ jewellery scene already boasts a lot of invertebrate specialists)
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fainisyo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Your art is soo amazing! wow..
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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ragan-lee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, your work is awesome! :) Putting you on my watch list right now.
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Yethiel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Nice! Didn't watch you here yet for some reason. Love your work!
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