Joe Nazzaro looks at how creating the eagerly awaited comic book film was a superhuman task. The huge challenge was taken on by such artists as make-up department head Rosalina Da Silva, Rita Ciccozzi, Vanessa Giles, Zabrina Matiru, Rebecca Lee and Emanuella Daus, hair department head Anji Bemben and Drac Studios' Greg Cannom and Will Huff.
Celebrity make-up artist Mary Burton talked to Brett Glass about how she started in the business and how her career naturally grew to becoming the go-to make-up artist for Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry.
Despite the dismal economy, international make-up artists returned to the eighth annual International Make-Up Artist Trade Show in London. One of the highlights for attendees was the Hellboy 2: The Golden Army panel, which included Oscar® nominee and IMATS keynote speaker Mike Elizalde, as well as representatives from several of the European make-up effects shops that worked on the film. The nine panelists, including actor Doug (Abe Sapien) Jones, signed autographs after the discussion. Keynote speakers Elizalde, Morag Ross and Mary Greenwell were well-received, as were educators such as Neill Gorton, John Vargas, Jason Reese, Georgina Graham, Danielle Fonseca and Roque Cozzette.
See Issue 77 for the surprising highlights of the show and details on the student competitions.