Chris is one of our 30×30: 1988 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for. Also WIP from their 1988 piece and details on how you can grab one of these for yourself.

Akira (1988)

Film Synopsis

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

About the Artist

Chris Skinner is an illustrator and motion graphics artist based in Derbyshire, UK. A staple in the poster and limited edition print industry where he creates artwork based on popular film, graphic novels and popular culture.

Chris uses a mixture of techniques in his illustration work including traditional media, 2D digital, 3D modelling and digital sculpting. He is well known for capturing perspective and a high level of detail in his illustrations and his work comprises of a mixture of elements created by hand and 3D which blend together to create his distinctive style. He is heavily influenced by Art movements like Art Deco, Film Noir, Science Fiction and artists like Hugh Ferris, Anton Furst and Ralph McQuarrie to name but a few.

Clients include: Marvel, DC Comics, 20th Century Fox, Studio Canal, Mondo, Acme Archives and Bottleneck Gallery. Chris regularly exhibits art in pop culture galleries across America, and his limited edition screen prints are highly sought after.


Be sure to check out all of Chris’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of their 80s classic real soon.

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