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Artist Spotlight: Allen Panakal

0 Comments 13 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on the impressionistic sci-fi vistas of Allen Panakal.

by Daniel Barron

 

 

Born and raised in Chicago in a family of artists, Allen Panakal’s mind currently resides in far-off alien landscapes. He has been illustrating for the past three years after working for over a decade as a web and graphic designer and specializes in loose, impressionistic realizations of intergalactic worlds.

 

He writes in his bio:

“I’ve always loved art. I come from a family of artists. I started my training at a young age. My Uncle Fr. Michael was the first one to talk to me about my calling. Being an artist himself, he started teaching me when I was very young. He used to tell me that, in our family, there are those who are destined to be artists, That it’s in our blood and I’ve been gifted something great that I shouldn’t waste.”

 

Panakal professes a long-held fascination with mythology that manifests in his passion project, a series of interconnected sci-fi works titled Ancient Ones, which he has been developing since 2009. He describes:

“Ancient Ones is about a man’s discovery of extraterrestrial civilizations who have been manipulating humanity. As he travels the Milky Way, a seemingly chance encounter with the beings makes him realize that he’s integral to a galactic world machine. Now, he must face the dilemma of saving Earth or letting it perish along with many other planets.”

 

For Yay! LA‘s Summer 2016 Yay! Legends Every Day project he interpreted the anime series Attack on Titan and TRON: Legacy.

 

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“Discovery”

 

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“Knights of Neptune”

 

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“Gateway”

 

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“The Traveler”

 

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“The Haunting”

 

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“Neuromancer Steel”

 

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“Power”

 

Tol’ja Lovis, Knight of Jupiter”

 

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Attack on Titan art for Yay! Legends Every Day

 

 

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TRON: Legacy art for Yay! Legends Every Day

 

 

Learn more about Allen Panakal on his website.

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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