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Episode Archive

Loish - 1FW 215

(Edit: We, unfortunately, had some technical difficulties so the last 5 minutes of the show was cut off.)

Loish is from Holland and has Dutch nationality, she has lived all over the world, including the United States, Indonesia, France, and Belgium. Upon finishing high school in 2004, she studied animation in Ghent (Belgium) for a year and then moved back to her home country to study animation at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU) in Hilversum. She is currently a freelance illustrator and animator located in Utrecht (the Netherlands) and living with her boyfriend and fellow animator Arjen Klaverstijn.

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Will Terry - 1FW 214

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. He was horrible at math, English, and science... luckily he found art. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he grew up in Washington D.C. 

His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal and ads for Sprint, Pizza hut, M&M Mars, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children's books for Random House, Simon Schuster, Scholastic, Penguin, Klutz, and Albert Whitman. He has created several indie ebooks that have sold tens of thousands of copies and has started a story app series with Rick Walton beginning with Gary's Place. He also co-owns www.svslearn.com - online illustration classes for children's book illustrators selling in over 80 countries. 

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Djamila Knopf - 1FW 213

Djamila is a Leipzig-based independent artist who draws character portraits and tarot cards.

She enjoys surreal and dreamlike imagery with a fragile and delicate quality to it. Her primary goal is to evoke a sense of wonder in the viewer and her drawing style is heavily influenced by both nature and Japanese animation. She mainly works digitally, but also has an ongoing series of small traditional drawings. Her work has been published by Dragonsteel Entertainment and in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, among others. Currently, Djamila is not looking for freelance work.

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Mike Sass - 1FW 209

A pioneer in the video games industry, Mike previously had a long career as legendary developer BioWare's first artist, and for 12 years illustrated for some of the top RPG video games of all time. Mike's experience at BioWare creating box art, magazine covers, concept art and marketing illustrations allowed him to seamlessly transition in 2009 to pursue his true passion of fantasy illustration and oil painting.

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Winona Nelson - 1FW 208

Winona Nelson's fine art often focuses on the stories and history of her tribe, the Ojibwe of Minnesota. She now freelances fulltime, working on illustration, concept art, comics in addition to fine art. Clients include Naughty Dog, Wizards of the Coast and many more. She lives in Philadelphia with her artist beau Anthony Palumbo and their gentleman cat, Diego

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Cavegirl Productions - 1FW 206

Cavegirl Poductions & X-Ray Films are creating "EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons", a new feature-length documentary that explores the history, influence, and stories behind the artwork that helps create one of the most recognizable brands in gaming.

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Ania Mohrbacher - 1FW 203

Ania has a history of working as an illustrator in games. Her work has evolved over time, focusing these days on fine art watercolor painting. After experimenting with a few different avenues of making money as an independent artist, she's recently started to forgo any sort of commercial pursuits to focus on painting for its own sake.

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The Council of Mods - 1FW 201

One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. This week, we've invited our team of mods to talk to us about what they've got going on. These are the lovely people that help police our Facebook group:

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Steve Argyle - 1FW 200

Steve Argyle is known for his history doing card art for Magic: The Gathering and Legend of the Five Rings. What's especially interesting about his career though is the way he's leveraged that commercial work to create a more entrepreneurial business.

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Brian Colin - 1FW 198

Brian Colin draws, paints, designs, and sculpts all of the fantastical monsters that have found their way into his imagination. They take on many forms from stories and paintings to sculpted taxidermy style mounts. At the heart of all of his efforts and inspiration lies his fantasy world which he explores when he close his eyes.

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Chet Zar - 1FW 197

Chet Zar has had a long career as a special effects make up artist, designer and sculptor for the motion picture industry, designing and creating creatures and make up effects effects for such films as, "The Ring", "Hellboy I & II", "Planet of the Apes" and the critically acclaimed music videos for the art metal band Tool. 

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1FW Strikes Back - 1FW 196

One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. We're coming back from a 1 month hiatus and we're going to talk about it. With the New Year in full swing, it's time to talk about getting back on the offensive.

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