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John Picacio - The Mexicanx Initiative - 1FW 240

John Picacio is one of the most acclaimed American artists in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror publishing over the last two decades. He has created popular artwork for clients such as Penguin Random House, Tor, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Subterranean Press, Pyr, Baen Books, Dark Horse Comics, and many more. He illustrated the best-selling 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, and has created iconic art for the Star Trek and X-Men franchises. His body of work features major cover illustrations for authors such as Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Brenda Cooper, James Dashner, Frederik Pohl, Dan Simmons, Mark Chadbourn, Sheri S. Tepper, James Tiptree, Jr., Lauren Beukes, Jeffrey Ford, Joe R. Lansdale, and many, many more.

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Matt Rhodes - Creator of Tellurion & Art Director of Bioware - 1FW 239

Today we're thrilled to talk to Matt Rhodes, Art Director of Bioware and Creator of the wonderful story Tellurion. Since 2004 Matt Rhodes has worked as a concept artist on Jade Empire, the Mass Effect trilogy, and the Dragon Age series. In his spare time, he works on his wonderful and beautifully illustrated personal project called Tellurion, which is an attempt to tell a story entirely through visuals. Check out Tellurion here: https://tellurion.ca/

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Bobby Chiu - Art, Career & Schoolism - 1FW 237

Bobby’s art career started at the age of two with a box of crayons and his family’s white living room walls. He got his first professional art job at the age of seventeen, designing Disney, Warner Bros., and Star Wars toys. Bobby has since won a number of awards for his creative work, including an Emmy. He presently works in concept and character design, teaches digital painting online at Schoolism.com, publishes art books, and works on other top secret projects that we’re not allowed to talk about.

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Fantasy Artists of Color: Representation and Imaginative Realism - 1FW 236

In this week's episode, we're sitting down with Priscilla Kim, Mia Araujo, Eric Wilkerson and Allen Panakal to talk about their artistic experiences!

Check out their gorgeous artwork here:
Eric Wilkerson: http://ericwilkersonart.com/
Priscilla Kim: http://www.priscilla-kim.com/
Mia Araujo: http://art-by-mia.com/
Allen Panakal: http://www.allenpanakal.com/
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Milivoj Ćeran - Norse Mythology in Art - 1FW 234

Milivoj Ćeran is a professional artist since 2002. Work in traditional media. LIve in Zaprešić, Croatia. He is well known for his personal project: "Norse Mythology art book", which was successfully funded in 2017, in first 3 hours of the Kickstarter campaign. The KickstarTHOR campaign was run by Jon Schindehette/Art Order, from 14th Feb 2017 - 16th March 2017.  It ended up with 1042 backers, seventy-five thousand dollars and more than one thousand three hundred books pre-sold. All 10 Stretch goals were unlocked!

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Steve Ellis - Comic Book Creator - 1FW 233

Steve Ellis is an American comic book artist and illustrator who has worked for Wizards of the Coast, DC Comics, Wildstorm, White Wolf, Moonstone Books and Marvel Comics.

Ellis is the illustrator and co-creator behind The Silencers (with Fred Van Lente) and High Moon (with David Gallaher).

Steve Ellis’ work has been featured on CD covers, computer games, trading cards, books, RPGs, magazines, toys and comics.

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David Petersen - Creator of Mouseguard - 1FW 232

Mouse Guard is a New York Times Bestselling, Eisner & Harvey Award-winning comic book series written and illustrated by David Petersen. Digging into his love of animal stories and medieval roleplaying games, David created a fantasy adventure world of cloaked, sword-wielding mice who protect the common mouse against threats of a predator, weather, & wilderness. The stories are released as a series of mini-series available as individual comic issues first and then collected into hardcover volumes.

In the United States, Mouse Guard is published by Archaia/BOOM!.

Website: http://www.mouseguard.net

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Kiri Østergaard Leonard - Boost your Art Career with Social Media - 1FW 231

Award-winning Illustrator, Artist, and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

Check out her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/kirileonard
Follow her on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kirileonard
Check out her website: https://kirileonard.com/

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Jake Parker - 1FW 228

Jake Parker is an illustrator, writer, and teacher based in Utah. Since 1999 he has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. He has lived in six states, working at the best studios with the most amazing and talented people in the country. Now he freelances out of his studio in Provo Utah. Together with illustrator Will Terry, he is the founder of SVS Learn.

He also has a fantastic YouTube channel where he shares his knowledge of art.

Links:
Website: https://www.mrjakeparker.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/jakepark...

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Zoë Robinson - Crit Cast - 1FW 227

On today's show, we are excited to bring back Art Director Zoë Robinson for a crit cast episode! 

Zoë Robinson has vast experience as an art director having worked for Fantasy Flights Games and Blizzard among others, she has started her own company called Art Sourcing where she helps match clients with artists for their projects. She also offers portfolio reviews for artists and career reviews.

View her website here: https://www.artsourcing.org/

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Danielle Corsetto - Post Gen Con and Web Comic Creation - 1FW 226

Danielle Corsetto is the artist and creator of Girls With Slingshots. She created her first comic strip when she was 8, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat. She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, and ran a semi-autobio comic about super-senior college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as Pop Image and World Famous Comics). She also briefly ran a comic called Larry and Caroline in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper.

In October of 2004, she began Girls With Slingshots, and by 2007, with the first print collection of GWS and other merchandise & art sales, she was doing the strip full-time. From then on it updated 5 times a week, always at some god-awful hour.

In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News, taking the reins from Peter Bagge. She's also written thre Adventure Time graphic novels for BOOM!

Danielle hails from Ijamsville, MD and now lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in a 230-year-old house with her two cats, Smudge and Ellie (aka Fluffy and Sprinkles). She loves drinking tea, hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening and eating local foods, because she is a filthy hippie. Danielle has taught illustration at her alma mater Shepherd University, and has been a guest teacher for the Graphic Storytelling students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. She is a lifetime Girl Scout.

See her comic here: https://girlswithslingshots.com

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A Hostful Convention Prep - Getting ready for GenCon - 1FW 225

We are checking in with our hosts to see what they have been up to during this past month and how their preparations for GenCon are coming along!

One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. 


We record live every Tuesday!
Meet the rest of the community on our facebook group: http://bit.ly/1Y1dsjo

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Jack Conte - CEO of Patreon - 1FW 224

We are honored to welcome the CEO and founder of Patreon on this episode of One Fantastic Week. 

Jack Conte is an American musician, singer-songwriter, disc jockey, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. He is also one half of Pomplamoose with his wife Nataly Dawn. Pete Mohrbacher recently had the pleasure of meeting Jack in person and now we are so fortunate as to be able to welcome Jack onto our show.

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackConteMusic/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jackconte

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Sheila and Omar Rayyan - 1FW 223 - Living of Fairy Tales and Monsters

Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Omar Rayyan settled on the island of Martha's Vineyard with his wife Sheila (her work can be found at www.sheilarayyan.com). The bucolic surroundings compliment and help inspire his "old world" aesthetic toward painting. Although looking to the past for inspiration and guidance from the great oil painters of the Northern Renaissance and the Romantic and Symbolist painters of the 19th century, he has picked watercolor as his medium of choice.

Having created illustrations for many publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Random House and Hyperion/Disney, Omar's primary market is geared towards children's and young adult's magazine and books, doing cover and interior illustrations. He has also illustrated several children's picture books.

Other genres he has worked in include the gaming market, most notably for Magic: The Gathering, where he has done card art and concept work. Omar was also among the talented artists who contributed concept art and created the look for the motion picture "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

In addition to his commercial work, Omar's most favorite body of work is not created for publishers, but just for show.

Paintings of whim and fantasy made to indulge his own personal tastes and humors and to hopefully entertain and please the viewing public.

Links:
https://www.sheilarayyan.com/
https://www.studiorayyan.com/

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Sam Guay - 1FW 222 - How to create a successful Tarot Deck

Sam Guay is an artist focused on work that explores our inner, emotional worlds. Much of her childhood was spent alone in the woods or exploring the possibilities of dreams. She has drawn on these personal experiences to create a visual language of dark nature, hypnagogic patterns, and moody atmospheres. Her intention with her work, whether it be a single painting, a story, or a large project is to invite quiet conversations with those private worlds where we can find ourselves most readily and connect more meaningfully to the world around us.

Find her work here:
Blood Moon Tarot Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/... 
Portfolio: https://www.samguay.com/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samguay

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Drawn + Drafted - 1FW 221 - How to get Hired As an Artist

Today we are joined by Lauren Panepinto and Marc Scheff to check in on their project Drawn + Drafted.

Think of them as translators, diplomats, even midwives. They are the defenders of both a client’s dreams and an artists' rights. They have been both clients and artists ourselves, and there is nothing more rewarding to them than fostering collaboration that is truly positive and rewarding to all parties involved.

Find more about them here: http://www.drawnanddrafted.com

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