The Only Limit is Imagination inside THQ's uDraw Artist Studio at E3

E3 Attendees Can See Myriad Artists in Action on uDraw and Meet Famed Comic Book Writer / Illustrator Joe Madureira

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jun 03, 2011 -- THQ's uDraw GameTablet ® comes to E3 for the first time next week, along with more than 15 renowned artists from the world of game development, fine art, TV and movies, comic books, anime, urban art and illustration.

Stationed in the uDraw TM Studio, these award-winning, accomplished artists will create original works on site on the uDraw GameTablet, showcasing their vast talents and demonstrating the creative and versatile power of the uDraw.

Among the artists who will be showcasing their talents live during E3 at the uDraw Artist Studio are famed comic- and game-design illustrator Joe Madureira; graffiti and street artists from the acclaimed, L.A.-based SA Studios; and 9-year-old artistic prodigy Autumn de Forest, whose critically lauded work has been purchased by art collectors worldwide.

The uDraw Gallery, featuring "living frames" of artwork that depict the artistic process, will feature additional art created by students from the renowned Idyllwild Arts high school in Idyllwild, Calif., among others.

Inside the uDraw Artist Studio in Booth #2001, fans will also have the opportunity to meet and talk to the following artists:

    <*> Joe Madureira (Wednesday, June 8, from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., with an autograph/signing session at 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.) - Joe Madureira is a comic book writer/artist and game developer, best known for his work on Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic book Battle Chasers. He is also the Creative Director at Vigil Game Studios and the driving force behind the artistic style of Darksiders and Darksiders II. His style is known to combine Western comic book influences with aspects of Japanese man. <*> Autumn de Forest ( Tuesday, June 7 from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.) - Autumn de Forest is 9 years old and has been an avid painter for most of her life. She works primarily on large canvasses (4 by 6 feet) in an abstract expressionist style. She was the youngest artist ever to be accepted to the Boulder City Fine Arts Festival, and recently received First Place-Best In Show among 80 adults at the Malibu Arts Festival. Autumn has been featured on Today, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Discovery Channel and more. Acclaimed by art critics around the world, her paintings have sold for more than $25,000 each. In 2011, Autumn was commissioned by the Global Peace Initiative to create an international monument for the continent of Africa. <*> Mitch Schauer ( Wednesday, June 8 from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.) - Mitch Schauer is an award-winning animator, character designer, producer and voice director of hit children's series. His animation career extends from Star Fairies and Pound Puppies in the early '80's to Angry Beavers (Nickelodeon) in the late '90's, which he created and executive produced. Mitch won his first Emmy for the animated children's series, Freakazoid! He currently writes, produces, designs and animates for powerhouse production companies such as Marvel, Disney, The Jim Henson Company and Big Idea. <*> Tarik Castilho - Born in Rio de Janeiro, Tarik Castilho has been working with design and illustration for several years. His love of character creation, concept art, video games and storytelling led him to the entertainment industry and ultimately Los Angeles. <*> Luke Chueh - Based in Los Angeles, Luke Chueh studied graphic design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he earned a BS in Art&Design. Chueh's work has been featured in museums and galleries around the world and some of his paintings have also been reinterpreted into a very popular line of art toys. <*> Eyeone - Eyeone is an artist and graphic designer. Eyeone holds an MFA from UCLA in Design&Media Arts and is a member of the Seeking Heaven graffiti crew. (Eyeone appears courtesy of SA Studios.) <*> Mari Inukai - Japanese-born Mari Inukai received her BFA in Character Animation in 2004 from the California Institute of the Arts. Her resume includes work for Sanrio, Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, O Entertainment and many more. <*> Terry Lee - Terry Lee is a graphic designer and recent graduate of CalArts. She has worked as a motion/graphic designer for Scion Motors and a graphic/web designer for AOL. <*> Lil Lucky - Lil Lucky is Mister Cartoon's lead graphic designer. He has also been the art director for Joker Brand Clothing for the past decade. (Lil Lucky appears courtesy of SA Studios.) <*> Maggie Parr - Maggie Parr's artwork and designs can be seen in theme parks, retail and restaurant environments, corporate offices and homes around the world. She works in both digital and traditional media, specializing in painting and concept design. <*> Ponti - Ponti is the founder of Art Rebel, a creative studio located in Los Angeles. Art Rebel provides art enrichment programs for community outreach centers that no longer have funding for art programs. (Ponti appears courtesy of SA Studios.) <*> OG Abel - With a passion for the arts, OG Abel has turned what was once a hobby into a business. He has been commissioned by Fiat, Converse, Tribal and Lowrider Magazine. (OG Abel appears courtesy of SA Studios.) <*> Sket One - Sket One is a visual artist with an old school urban background. A Los Angeles-based graffiti artist and founder of the Bode Jam, Sket One has designed toys for such toymaker heavyweights as Kaching Brands, MINDstyle, Kidrobot, Wheaty Wheat, Red Magic, Circus Punks and more. <*> Steven Womack - Steven Womack graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in Art. He works as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer, creating works of art for hotels, casinos and retailers internationally.

The revolutionary uDraw GameTablet from THQ has defined an entirely new category of gaming by offering unbridled creativity on video game consoles. The only creative tool of its kind, the popular uDraw GameTablet offers endlessly imaginative and immersive hands-on gameplay. For all users - street artists to graphic designers, from the skilled to the doodlers - uDraw GameTablet offers limitless versatility and infinite ways to play.

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