UPDATE: The Kickstarter has now finished at 277% of target!
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Thanks to all those who pledged, you won’t regret it.
I first got in touch with Ryu Voelkel because I saw his work referenced on the site of my favourite football illustrator, Dan Leydon.
A speculative email, a couple of cups of coffee, a shared appreciation for ZLATAN and six weeks later I’m sat next to Ryu launching a World Cup Kickstarter.
If you look in the right places, the secrets to Lionel Messi’s greatness reveal themselves.
Great ball players often take a moment in possession – just a half breath – to allow the picture in front of them to shift. The opposition are sucked towards the ball while runs align and space opens up.
Then: PING! Breakthrough.
In Spain, this is known as ‘la pausa’.
You could say that I had a ‘la pausa’ moment while reading Guillem Balague’s biography of Messi recently…