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29th May 2018
Community Spotlight: Acedhampir's Quantum Break & Alan Wake Fan Art [May Spotlight]

Community Spotlight is a regular feature which highlights amazing fan projects in the Remedy community. For 2018 we're switching things up a little with each month having its own spotlighted fan and fan project. For our May feature I'm excited to talk to Mori, also known as Acedhampir in the community, an awesome artist living in Florida, US with a passion for Quantum Break.

For May's Community Spotlight it's my pleasure to talk about Mori's Alan Wake and Quantum Break fan art. Mori is one of the most active fans in the Remedy community, a frequent member on the Alan Wake community Discord along with the Remedy Community deviantArt page, and regular fan artist contributor. I've been looking forward to talking about their work on the site for a long time and especially ever since I interviewed them earlier this month... and then I was smart and dropped a heavy bookcase on my foot... so smart. Unfortunately it meant that it had to be delayed for a while, but I'm excited to be able to talk about their work now. 

One of Mori's digital collages.
Acedhampir's work is pretty special, with sharp lines, bold colours and expressive faces. They have a style which not only looks cool but works for them; you can recognise their work instantly. Each piece is charming with a lot of character, personality and passion packed in each one. They also have a friendly and approachable style, and it's pretty perfect if you're looking for some nice fan art while checking in on the community after a long day. Alongside the hand-drawn digital artwork, Mori also creates amazing character-centred collages which I adore, and slightly jealous of.

In addition to personal work, Mori has also created special pieces for anniversary milestones, sometimes individually, sometimes as part of a collaboration. There was a special sketch for the second anniversary of Quantum Break's launch,  in a style that complements the game's promotional artwork. And to celebrate Alan Wake's eighth anniversary this year, Mori teamed up with Katerina (@SeaCat2401), Carla (@Tcmexphony) and Saikku (@Saikkunen) for a community collaboration which result was gorgeous. The piece featured four characters (or character versions) from the series with Mori drawing the American Nightmare's Alan, Katerina with the final Alan, Carla with prototype-Alan, and Saikku with Mr Scratch. The piece is a perfect tribute to Alan Wake and its history.

We spoke to Mori earlier in the month about his work, check it out below! 


Tell us a little about yourself!
I’m Mori, a 23 year old Artist, Editor, and Designer from Florida. I’m currently studying Business and Human Resources in college and using art to cope.

Mori's second anniversary tribute to Quantum Break.
Where did you get your passion for art?
I’ve been drawing since I was young, but only recently did I start to break into digital art and attempt to improve. I’ve still got a long way to go! Besides drawing, I love making video edits and graphics, and Quantum Break is a definite theme on my youtube and Deviantart.

How and when were you introduced to Quantum Break?
I actually watched a stream from Brownman on twitch the day of release and thought “Oh, that's cool”. My best friend had been trying to get me to play Max Payne for years, and finally when Quantum Break came out on PC, I finally played through the Remedy library and fell in love with all of it, but Quantum Break specifically because of how much closer it brought me and her together. That, and we’re basically carbon copies of Jack and Paul.

Mori's digital artwork featuring Paul Serene and Jack Joyce.

What appealed to you in Quantum Break that made you want to be a part of the community and to create artwork?
There’s something about Quantum Break that’s hit me on such a personal level that I’ve fallen in love. Jack has become a favorite to draw in my spare time. I like drawing Jack and Paul the most, though I have some unfinished sketches and edits of other Quantum Break characters I have yet to finish. Thankfully, I have the video edits I’ve made to compensate. I guess I just...love Jack a lot. And I have to show it.

What would you like to see in a Quantum Break sequel?
Absolutely seeing that Paul was right- Time Ends, and getting to see Jack struggle with his chronon syndrome alongside Paul and the strain and pain that causes. Also, 100% going back for Beth! And I would love to see more of younger Jack and Paul, mostly because their friendship already breaks me anyway.


Thank you for taking the time to talk to us, Mori! 
You can follow more of Acedhampir's adventures on Tumblr, deviantArt, YouTube, or Twitter.

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