One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. This week, Sam is off to SDCC and Nen is swooping in to replace him. Pete and she are going to talk about how they scaled up their business by hiring help along with whatever else has been happening this week.Read More
We're having a panel discussion with women working in the art world. Friend of the show Nen Chang has helped us assemble a panel of amazing women and we're going to let them discuss their perspective on art, the business and their careers.Read More
Naomi is passionate about all aspects of life, and devotes a significant amount of time to travel, photography, reading and writing, camping and hiking in addition to her art. Her paintings reflect this deep desire to explore not only the world she lives in but also the ones that are not yet invented.Read More
Emily is a freelance illustrator working predominantly in the fantasy, horror and sci-fi genres. She has moved back to using traditional media in the last year and my media of preference is watercolour. She has worked on tabletop games, publishing (covers), comics and concept design. Social media wise Emily is most active on Patreon where you can see all behind the scenes, experiments and work processes, exclusive content and giveaways, tips, tricks and more!Read More
One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. This week Sam is recording live from Illustration Master Class 2017.Read More
One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. This week, Sam and Pete are by themselves talking about the shifting state of their own lives. As the years have gone on, our priorities have shifted with our goals. We're going to talk about where they are now and how they are different from where they've been.Read More
ALLEN DOUGLAS was educated at Syracuse University and has been freelancing as an artist for twenty years for many notable editorial and book publishing clients, including Penguin Putnam, Tor, Berkley, Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Harcourt, Little Brown, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, Disney Hyperion, Bookspan, Wizards of the Coast, Weekly Reader, and Realms of Fantasy.Read More
Laurie Lee Brom grew up in the historical town of Charleston, South Carolina, the local ghost stories and folk tales of the swampy Low County, and rich Gullah culture stirring her imagination. She spent untold hours pursuing pixies and tree frogs in the hollow logs and Pluff Mud of her own backyard. Today she still pursues fairy folk along with all manner of curious ghosts and odd characters in her enchanting portraits and paintings.Read More
Jed Henry is an illustrator, lifelong gamer, Japanophile, and all-around nerd. He grew up copying art from game manuals, and years later, eventually got a degree in animation. He now works full time on Japanese prints, and on his upcoming video game 'Edo Superstar'. Jed lived in Tokyo for 2 years, and proudly speaks Japanese at about a 4-year-old level. Jed divides his time between drawing, his family, and scheming how to move back to Japan.
Nolan N. Nasser, is a freelance illustrator in the board game industry and independent artist. He has a love for digital painting, world building, games, and creating in general. He began working in the gaming industry with "Greater Than Games, LLC", doing artwork for board games like Fate of the Elder Gods, and New Bedford. His passion for gaming and storytelling fuels his passion for art. Reveling in the idea of creating characters and developing worlds he hopes to develop his own IP one day.Read More
Sam went to Spectrum Live to help celebrate the highlights of the Imaginative Realism community while Pete went to C2E2 to make some money selling his art. We're going to talk about our experiences and highlight the different goals of these very different events.Read More
Working as a freelance illustrator since 2013, Jacob has worked for brands that range from Star Wars to craft breweries. But after having dipped his toe into creative independence with the successful Kickstarter of his first art book, he’s been focusing intensely on monster mythos. We’ll be talking with him about the changes in his career and how they’ve affected his life as a whole.
David has been working as a professional Digital, Traditional and 3D artist for over 17 years. He has done work in the 3D Animation, Comic book, Educational and Independent Video Game industries. His art has been printed in several books and magazines. In this time, he began illustrating his own worlds of fantasy and horror. He now works full time as a Freelance Illustrator.
He recently completed a Kickstarter campaign to create a set of Cthulhu mythos themed dice called Elder Dice that raised over $260,000.
Alan Hochman is the founder of Pastimes and Gamermats. He's not an artist himself and nor is he an art director, instead he's in the business of working with artists to create cool products. He owns and operates a business that creates custom dye-sublimated printed products. They produce game mats, banners, table tops, coasters, etc.Read More
Pete dropped a big blog about getting help with a long standing mental health issue, so we're going to talk about that. We're also gearing up for a new year's worth of cons. We'll talk about our coming plans and what's been happening in our lives.
ris enjoys working on projects ranging from picture books to gallery art and even sculpt her own frames. Creating a ‘sense of wonder’ is at the core of her work. She strives to lure in the spectator, to make them feel a connection to the work and open a gateway to their imagination to ignite it even further. As a medium she favors the traditional kind. Drawing inspiration from European folklore, mythology, fairytales, ghost stories and anything from tombstones, Victorian photography to popular movies and music.
In early 2005 Daniel and Dawna hit the comic convention circuit as "Steam Crow", and they've never looked back. Today, they've published 5 books, designed hundreds of products like buttons, art prints, stickers, glasses, designer toys, serigraphs and all kinds of cool stuff for their Steam Crow Shop. We've taken the show on the road, and continue to do tons of events every year.Read More
After a life-threatening encounter with his ‘77 Oldsmobile and a rogue telephone pole, Steve Ellis made a decision. He decided to do what he Loved rather than what he Should. SRead More
Christine Foltzer is an art director and graphic artist from the New York City area. She graduated from Pratt Institute and continues ongoing concept, design and illustration studies with the Dalvero Academy. Christine began her career as an intern for St. Martin's Press and has worked in-house for Oxford University Press and Grand Central Publishing. She currently works for Tor.com Publishing, which she helped launch in September 2015. She does freelance work as both a designer and an illustrator