Following his previous books, Quantum Dreams and Quantumscapes, Velocity is a stunning new visionary collection of sci-fi book cover paintings, commercial and film art, video game designs, and never before-seen artwork from the fantastic imagination of acclaimed artist Stephan Martiniere.
Stephan Martiniere was born May 3, 1962 in Paris, France. He attended high school at Chambre De Commerce Les Gobelins, one of the most renowned art schools in Paris. After art school he attended animation school, but halfway through he was hired by DIC Entertainment and moved to Japan to work on Inspector Gadget.After settling in California, Stephan continued as Animation Director for DIC Entertainment, and directed hundreds of episodes of Where's Waldo and Dennis the Menace. His 5 half-hour musical specials for the show Madeline were nominated for an Emmy, and went on to win the Children's Hall of Fame Humanitas, A.C.T., and the Parents' Choice Award. Stephan also drew the Where's Waldo Sunday syndicated strip for 1994-1997.His animation work lead him to Hollywood, where he designed for feature films such as Virus, The Astronaut's Wife, Red Planet, and I, Robot.Stephan has also contributed concept designs for Motion Rides, Theme Parks. His clients have included Universal Studios (Jurassic Park ride), Paramount (Star Trek ride), Landmark and Rhythm & Hues.He moved from Los Angeles, CA to Spokane, WA to work for Cyan, Inc. on Uru: Ages Beyond Myst from 2001ndash;2004, and then moved to Chicago to work for Midway Games on Stranglehold from 2004-2007.Martiniegrave;re has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.As of 2008, Stephan Martiniere resides in Dallas, Texas.