JP Mavinga

My Journey Home

August 30, 2019

If you’ve ever been to the Wacom booth at San Diego Comic Con, you may have seen a presentation by Sideshow Collectible‘s artist, JP Mavinga. Incredibly talented, JP is one of the most humble and self-deprecating people we know. In fact, we only accidentally learned of this video that was done for an artist profile series on the Sideshow blog when one of his colleagues showed it to us. The video tells of JP’s journey to the US and his journey to become the artist, and the kind of person, he is today.

If you’re going to tell a story, specifically your story, there is no more powerful way to do it, than drawing. Once I incorporated that into my value system, I’ve felt uncomfortable if I didn’t draw. With time, I found that what matters is the human connections we make. Reaching people is in many ways why we’re here. If I take that to a professional framework, like what should I be making, I think it’s the thing that reaches people’s hearts. There’s something more profound to be said about this world in my life, and that’s why for me, that story telling path, is essential. And to me, there’s nothing more important.

Grace Aspen

Grace Aspen figure from Sideshow Collectibles

Grace Aspen

Grace Aspen art

This summer, Sideshow released the Grace, Premium Format Figure from the late Michael Turner’s celebrated Soulfire comic series, which JP got to design. Grace is one of the last surviving members of the Rahtumi, a mythical race of insect-winged people.  Stunningly beautiful and powerful, her mission is to revive magic in a soulless future dominated by cold technology.

JP Mavinga

JP Mavinga does an Instagram livestream in the Wacom booth at SDCC 2019

About JP Mavinga

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About Sideshow Collectibles

In 1994, Sideshow embarked on a mission of connecting people with their favorite characters and icons from the worlds of film, television, comic books and popular culture. Today, they are a specialty manufacturer and distributor of the most highly sought-after licensed and original collectible products, sustained by a passionate worldwide community that is committed to the lifestyle of collecting figural art.

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