Chris Bachalo is internationally recognized as one of the most popular artists in the comic industry. His body of work covers a wide spectrum of genres ranging from the critically acclaimed Sandman, Shade, Death, The High Cost of Living and Batman series for DC Comics to Incredible Hulk, Uncanny X-Men, New X-Men, Captain America and the quirky pop favorite Generation X, which he co-created with Scott Lobdell for Marvel Comics. In addition to his work in comics, Chrisâ€™ artwork has graced the covers of The Hollywood Reporter and PSM (play station magazine). Other recent work includes album covers for Wu Tang Clan and art and stories for EAâ€™s Army of Two: Fortieth Day. Chris is a Canadian citizen and currently resides in Southern California with his wife, Helen, and his son, Dylan. You can find him online at chrisbachalo.net
Chris Butler is an artist and writer living in what is often favorably described as the middle of nowhere in Kentucky, USA. His art style developed from an early love of comic books and the surreal art of Kirby and Moebius, as well as Neil Gaimanâ€™s Sandman series. These influences combined with a love of Waterhouse and the artists of sweeping American landscapes have driven him to strive for scope and human subtlety in his work. His art was most recently displayed in ImagineFX. He has written a number of short stories; and is currently writing his first full length Sci-Fi novel, Banghand. You can find his online gallery at chrisbutlerart. com, and his random sketches, scribbles, and illustrations at his frequently updated blog, isoban.wordpress.com
Boo Cook lives in Brighton with his wife Gemma and 2 cats. He started work in the British comic industry for 2000ad and has since worked for Marvel Comics and Image Comics. He is currently working on Elephantmen – War Toys: Enemy Species, plus Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson Psi for 2000ad. For more info check out boocook.blogspot.com, boocook.com and hipflask.com
Cliff Chiang â€™s best known works include Human Target, Batman, Green Arrow & Black Canary, Doctor 13 and Grendel. He began his professional career as an assistant editor for Disney Adventures Magazine before joining Vertigo Comics editorial. The Harvard University graduate then went freelance to pursue his dream to be an illustrator. He has since drawn stories for Dark Horse Comics and the aclu, in addition to the dcu and Vertigo. He lives in Brooklyn. More artwork can be found at cliffchiang.com
Michael Cho is an illustrator and cartoonist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His illustrations have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Nickelodeon, Owl Magazine and on book covers for Random House and Penguin Books. Heâ€™s also had comics published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image and Adhouse books. Michael is currently working on an art book of urban landscapes to be published by Drawn & Quarterly, and a large graphic novel that is taking forever to finish. Visit michaelcho.com to see more work.
Bob Eggleton is a Hugo award-winning artist â€“ he has been honoured with the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times, first winning in 1994. Bobâ€™s drawing and paintings cover a wide range of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His paintings are commissioned and bought at science fiction conventions, and used as book covers. He is a huge fan of Godzilla and worked as a creative consultant on the American remake. While in Japan he appeared as an extra in one of the more recent films. View more of Bobâ€™s work at bobeggleton.com
Anton Emdin has drawn for numerous magazines, including Rolling Stone, People, Penthouse, and MAD. As well as doodling comic art and cartoons, he works with the Drawing Book illustration agency to produce character design and illustrated type for commercial projects. When heâ€™s not drawing Anton relaxes in his jelly-filled, Olympic-sized swimming pool, being fed meat pies and beer by buxom beauties bearing bare breasts beneath brown bearskin bikinis. He is also a fan of alliteration, but hates swizzle sticks. You can view more of Antonâ€™s work at antonemdin.com
Leigh Gallagher is a UK based artist who has worked on many projects for DC Comics (The Witching, Justice league Unlimited, Lego Bionicle), but is most associated with the legendary British comic 2000ad as the artist and co-creator of â€œDefoeâ€, the 17th century zombie hunter. He is currently illustrating Defoeâ€™s forth book, A Murder of Angels, written by co-creator (and creator of 2000ad itself) Pat Mills, to be released in September. Leighâ€™s website can be found at leighgallagherart.blogspot.com
Evan M. Jensen
Evan M. Jensen makes a mean spiced chai, can feather a bulls-eye at 100 yards, and plans to build a bamboo bicycle when he finds some long-lost free time. He lives off art and freelance illustration. Sometimes he wears the graphic design hat. Find him at fathomlessbox.com
Staz Johnson, a native Yorkshireman, began freelancing in 1986, firstly for the UK RPG market, before graduating onto comics, working for British publishers Fleetway and Marvel UK. In 1993, following a 2 year sojourn in the world of advertising, he returned to comics, this time for to work with DC Comics and Marvel Comics, for whom he continues to work to this day. He is married to Nicky and has two daughters Alice, and Amy. Visit stazjohnson.com to see more work.
Jouni Koponen is a Finnish illustrator who provided the art for many of Neil Gaimanâ€™s stories including Shoggothâ€™s Old Peculiar, A Study in Emerald. and The Day the Saucers Came. You can check out his work at jounikoponen.com
Rory Kurtz has been illustrating since he was old enough to hold a crayon. Self-taught and focusing in pencil, ink, and digital paint, Rory has carved out his niche as a unique voice in the illustration community. Working with digital media allows his paintings a greater amount of versatility, and faster production time, which makes all the difference when meeting deadlines. His influences are spread out across the respective wolds of literature, fashion, art, film, & music. His work isnâ€™t necessarily easy to define, as he tends to shift from one style to the next and back again as fits the assignment, but the individual pieces seem unified by a shared sense of fantasy in a modern reality. More artwork can be found at rorykurtzillustration.com
Tom Kyzivat is a freelance animator and illustrator based on the US east coast. Also an aspiring writer and voice actor, heâ€™s currently setting his sights on working in the film industry. You can view more of Tomâ€™s work at murderousautomaton.com
Ian Miller is a British fantasy illustrator and writer best known for his quirkily-etched gothic style and macabre sensibility, and noted for his book and magazine cover and interior illustrations, including covers for books by H.P. Lovecraft and contributions to David Dayâ€™s Tolkien-inspired compendiums, work for Fighting Fantasy gamebooks and various roleplaying and wargaming publications, as well as contributions to the Ralph Bakshi films Wizards and Coolworld. Visit him at ian-miller.org
Jef Murray is an internationally known Tolkien and fantasy artist and illustrator. His paintings and sketches appear regularly in Tolkien and Inklings publications (Amon Hen, Mallorn, Beyond Bree, Silver Leaves, Mythprints) and in Catholic publications (The St. Austin Review, Gilbert Magazine) worldwide. He is Artist-in-Residence for the St. Austin Review (StAR), and was artist guest of honor (along with Ted Nasmith) and Imperishable Flame award nominee at the 2006 Gathering of the Fellowship in Toronto. His latest book illustrations appear in Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien by Hilary Tolkien, and in the new illustrated edition of The Magic Ring by Baron La Motte de Fouque. His website is jefmurray.com, and a catalog of his paintings can be viewed at adcbooks.co.uk Jef resides in Decatur, Georgia, USA, with his wife, author and columnist Lorraine V. Murray (lorrainevmurray.com), Hamsterin- Residence Ignatius, and about 60,000 honeybees.
Jim Murray was born in 1972, in Englandâ€™s Westcountry (specifically North Dorset,) After attending a visual media course in Bournemouth he began illustrating for the â€˜Galaxyâ€™s Greatest Comicâ€™ â€“ 2000ad. Over the next few years he illustrated characters such as Holocaust 12, Slaine and Judge Dredd, culminating in two fully painted 48 page graphic novels â€“ the first was a Judge Dredd/Batman crossover called Die Laughing, and the follow-up an Elseworlds book Batman Demon for DC Comics. Other work in this period included props and promotional pieces for the excellent Channel 4 tv series Spaced and a 25×50 foot canvas backdrop for the Prodigy (completed in spraypaint with fellow 2000ad artist and friend Jason Brashill.) He has also worked as a video game concept artist for Virgin studios in London and Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M) in Montreal. During this time he began freelancing for Wizards of the Coast painting Magic cards. He is currently working on a creator owned graphic novel with 2000ad and Wildstorm regular Robbie Morrison, Jim lives in Montreal with his partner Annabel and daughters Rebecca and Jaimie. Visit him at jimmurrayart.com
Jason Paulos debuted on the Sydney comics scene in 1989 with the first self published issue of Hairbutt The Hippo, the story of a hard boiled anthropomorphic private eye roaming the seedy underbelly of a future city. Over the years Jason has regularly contributed to Australian MAD magazine, DC Comics, Judge Dredd Megazine and published a dozen Hairbutt comics. His retro horror collection entitled EEEK! is due out in Halloween 2010 published by Asylum Press. Heâ€™s now busy writing, drawing and publishing the second series of EEEK! books. View more of Neilâ€™s work at hairbuttthehippo.com
Len Peralta is an cartoonist/illustrator/ podcaster who is behind other online viral art projects like â€œMonster By Mailâ€ and â€œFlipFaceâ€. He has illustrated several books including Thereâ€™s A Zombie In My Treehouse by John Widgett Robinson and Ken Plume and Very Grimm Fairy Tales by Trevor Strong. He is currently working on a new book with Cinematic Titanicâ€™s Trace Beaulieu, due out this summer. His current project is â€œGeek A Weekâ€ where he is attempting to connect with 52 influential geeks in 52 weeks and turn them into a trading card. Len resides in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Nora, six children and Wheaten Terrier. You can hear their exploits every week on Jawbone Radio â€“ jawboneradio.blogspot.com.
Paul Rivoche is a veteran comic book artist, illustrator, and animation background designer. In the comics field, he has drawn for DC Comics properties such as Superman and The Spirit, and has written and drawn his own stories for several graphic novel anthologies including Random Houseâ€™s Flight 5 and Adhouse Booksâ€™ acclaimed Project series. In the animation field, he has done key background designs and storyboards for many Warner Brothers Animation projects, including Batman, Batman Beyond, Superman, Batman: Brave and the Bold, and The New Frontier/Justice League dvd. He lives in Toronto with his family and loveable fluffy off-white family dog. More of his work and blog updates can be found at his site rocketfiction.com
Portuguese artist Andr eas Rocha discovered his interest in digital painting while studying architecture. He worked in an architecture firm for 2 years and in a 3D architectural visualization company for 3. While digital painting has been a hobby for Andreas for the past 11 years, he has recently been taking it more seriously and he is currently working as a full-time freelancer doing both 2D illustrations/matte paintings and 3D architectural visualizations. His work has been featured in several publications, such as Expose, Exotique, ImagineFX and 2DArtist Magazine. He lives and works happily in Lisbon/Portugal together with his wife and dog. View his stunning portfolio at andreasrocha.com
Daniele Serra is a professional illustrator. His work has been published and in Europe, Australia and the United States, and displayed at various exhibits in US and Europe. He has provided illustrations for author such as Brian Stableford, Rain Graves, Steven Savile and more. He has also worked for DC and Image Comics, Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales magazine and other publications. Visit Daniele at multigrade.it
Skeet Scienski has drawing in his veins. He canâ€™t donate blood â€“ all that comes out is ink. Over the years heâ€™s been involved in various projects from graffiti banners for local radio stations to tattoos for bikers and babes; from Innova discgolf art to computer illustrations for StarShipSofa.com. Contact him at email@example.com or visit his website at skeetland-art.com
Neil D. Vokes
Neil D. Vokes has been telling stories in comic books professionally now for over 26 years. Among the many comics Neil has drawn in that time are Robotech Masters; Eagle; Superman Adventures; Tarzan The Warrior; Life, The Universe And Everything; Untold Tales Of Spider-man; Jonny Demon; Congorilla; Ninjak; Parliament Of Justice; The Black Forest 1 & 2 and The Wicked West 1 & 2. Neil has also drawn chapter illustrations for two film books: In All Sincerity, Peter Cushing by Chris Gullo and Vincent Price: The Art Of Fear by Denis Meikle. He is currently drawing a new horror comic series called Flesh & Blood with his long time partner and friend, Robert Tinnell. You can view more of Neilâ€™s work at vokesfolks.blogspot.com or groups.yahoo.com/group/thats_all_vokes
Brian Thomas Woods
Brian Thomas Woods was born in St Catharines, Ontario Canada. He is a graduate of the Sheridan College Illustration Program, and is currently an Animation Background Painter working for a studio in Toronto. His television credits include Total Drama Action, Stoked – The Animated Series, Dunce Bucket (Pilot), and Crash Canyon (in production). He has worked as a landscaper, hotel concierge, as well as a horse and carriage driver. Working for StarShipSofa is his favourite job to date. Tony currently has Brian chained in the boiler room of the â€˜Sofaâ€™, where he occasionally trades food and water in exchange for artwork. You can see more of Brianâ€™s art at brianthomaswoods.com Drop him a line on his contact page… heâ€™s lonely down there!
Ben Wooten remembers his earliest work as a green crayon drawing of duck hunters in aeroplanes â€“which gave way to fantasy art when a 12 year old Ben began playing D&D, drawing characters for adventures with his friend, Warren Mahy. Years later Ben and Warren collaborated again, illustrating the Savage Tide adventure series together for Dungeon Magazine. After a few career false starts Ben enrolled in a visual communication course. He didnâ€™t complete the course but he did meet fellow drop-out Jamie Beswarick â€“ who introduced Ben to sculpting and then to Weta Workshop where Ben worked for 10 years as a sculpter, designer and art director on film projects including LOTR, King Kong, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe. Benâ€™s work on LOTR led to his first freelance illustration job for Decipherâ€™s LOTR RPG. Ben now works fulltime as an illustrator for clients including Paizo, WOTC, Upperdeck, Goodman Games and Mongoose Publishing. Visit Ben at benwootten.com
Nate Wragg was born in the small town of Davis, in Northern California. He attended California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles where he studied animation and animation design. He has worked for Pixar, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. He illustrated Too Many Cooks by Walt Disney Publishing, as well as being involved in the highly successful illustrated Ancient Book series, which includes The Ancient Book of Myth and War and The Ancient Book of Sex and Science. His work has been shown in galleries in Los Angeles and New York, most notably â€œThe New York Society of Illustrators 50th Annual Showcase.â€ He works and lives in Los Angeles, California, with his beautiful wife and crazy chinchilla. View more of his work at n8wragg.blogspot.com or buy prints at natewraggart.bigcartel.com
Danijel Zezelj is a graphic artist and illustrator and author of more than twenty graphic novels. His comics and illustrations have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Croatia, Slovenia, England, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, South Africa and the USA. His work has been published by DC Comics/Vertigo, Wild Storm, Marvel Comics, The New York Times Book Review, Harperâ€™s Magazine, Grifo Edizioni, Edizioni Hazard, and many more. Since 1997, in collaboration with musician/composer Jessica Lurie, he has created a series of multimedia performances merging visual art and live music. Performances were presented at festivals and in clubs, galleries, theaters, churches and squats throughout the Europe and USA. In 2001 in Zagreb, Croatia he has founded a publishing house and graphic workshop Petikat. He lives and works in Brooklyn. Find him at dzezelj.com