About

Art eater is a blog dedicated to in depth discussion of visual art in all forms. For the most part I’ll be concentrating on Videogames, Comics and Animation and how they relate to art history and culture–really! Think of it as art edutainment. Like if PBS did shows about your favorite cartoons and games.

About the website

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The Team

Richmond Lee

Richmond is a lifelong lover of art in all forms. He spent his Childhood between the US, Thailand and Taiwan, voraciously devouring a steady diet of games comics and movies from all over the world. Richmond is pretty artsy fartsy to the point where he’s participated in live poetry readings and freaky performance art pieces, but really his favorite things in the world are comics, video games and animation (and old Buddhist art). Richmond has worked in various roles in the game industry since 2007. He was recently a lead animator and illustrator at Zynga where he designed the avatar system for Chefville and got to paint food all day. It was awesome. Richmond currently resides in Berkeley where he makes mobile games (and Art-Eater posts) with his brother Andy.

Andy Lee

Andy is a student of history and real life Pokémon professor (no really!), having created various curriculums for the Anime Artists Workshop at the Smithsonian Institution which focused on teaching children Asian Art History through its relation to modern popular culture. Andy was previously a game designer for 6 Waves in Beijing. He is now developing mobile games with Richmond in Berkeley California. If you like history tinged with insightful humor you should also follow Andy on Quora.

R. Lateef

Lateef is currently employed at Glu Mobile, and creates art for a multitude of titles. In the past he has dabbled in comics coloring and commercial storyboarding. Lateef was also was an art teacher for a few years. All great experiences, really.

In his personal time, he’s often drawing. Lateef is a huge fan of Street Fighter, classic SEGA games, and most arcade games-especially bullet hell shooters–he’s even got an arcade cabinet at home.

Thomasorus

Just a French guy with a degree in Art who decided doing websites was more profitable. Occasionally he builds projects he's interested in, like the one you are currently reading.