Horrorwood is the artistic persona of Jack Hankins.
Jack is a British artist who expatriated to Japan in 2006.
His work is mostly focused on illustration, especially character design, and he is also heavily involved in the paper toy scene. Horrorwood encompasses a wide variety of themes and motifs including nature, myths and legends, Western and Japanese culture and traditions, esoteric symbolism, and of course horror.
Please see the portfolio section for a sample of Horrorwood’s work.
Horrorwood’s Illustrations and paper toys have been featured in a number of publications (see below).
Jack works freelance and is always happy to accept commissions for illustration, graphic design or papercraft work.
Please contact the artist directly through the contact page or by email at info(at)horrorwood.info.
Published Works and Press
Featured in “Fresh 1: Cutting Edge Illustrations – Object”.
November 2011, Edited by Slanted
Published by MAGMA Brand Design
Book details on Slanted homepage
|“Lord Leonard” and “Lambert”
2 paper toys commissioned exclusively for this publication.
November 2010, Brian Castleforte
Published by Workman Publishing
Book details on Workman Publishing homepage
|“The Endless Struggle” (Illustration)
Featured in Issue 9 of “I Want Your Skull” magazine.
June 2010, self-published by Ryan August (United States)
Interview and showcase of paper toys featured in
“We Are Paper Toys: Print-Cut-Fold-Glue-Fun”.
June 2010, Louis Bou
Published by Collins Design
Book details on HarperCollins homepage
|“Skull King” (Papercraft)
Set of paper toys commissioned as a free gift. Included with Issue 8 of “I Want Your Skull” magazine.
February 2010, self-published by Ryan August (United States)
|Interview and showcase of work featured in character design special issue of “Computer Arts Projects” magazine, Issue 126.
Published by Future Publishing, U.K.
Magazine details on publishers homepage
Featured in “Papercraft: Design and Art With Paper”.
September 2009, R.Klanten, S.Ehmann, B.Meyer
Published by Die Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Book details on Gestalten homepage
|“Go Bananas” (papercraft)
Toy template and interview featured in
“Urban Paper: 26 Designer Toys to Cut Out and Build”.
April 2009, Matt Hawkins
Published by How Design Books, United States
|“I Want Your Skull 2” (Illustration)
Featured in Issue 7 of “I Want Your Skull” magazine.
June 2009, self-published by Ryan August (United States)
|“I Want Your Skull” (Illustration)
Featured in Issue 6 of “I Want Your Skull” magazine.
IWYS is a cult fanzine showcasing skull-based artwork from around the world.
October 2008, self-published by Ryan August (United States)