Art Guests, Pros, and Panelists
Artists discuss everything related to art: technique, media, history, common fantasy and sci-fi themes and just about anything else you can imagine.
- Chuck Bordell
Writer/artist Chuck Bordell. Source of comic art, pin-ups, fantasy/sci-fi illustrations and various caustic ramblings on whatever Chuck has on his mind at the moment. If you are easily offended, you might want to back up now and save yourself from a seizure.
- Rob Carlos
Rob started his art career working as a graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, playing D&D with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible. When that ended, he started selling prints on his website and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his time as a fantasy artist.
For years, Rob concentrated on illustrating for independent and small-press writers and musicians.
In 2007, Rob started showing his work at Norwescon, and other sci-fi/ fantasy conventions. Recently, Rob started down a new path, as the Art director for "Dragon" a PC-based RPG that allows you to play as the dragon in a fantasy world.
- Tony Gregori
Professional illustrator and cartoonist, published in Image comics, IDW, 215 Ink, and Vault. Also done spot illustrations for various RPG manuals, was a courtroom sketch artist for the local Fox affiliate, assists children w learning disabilities w their reading issues through comics (Camp Chronicle).
- Vandy Hall
Vandy H. Hall is a multi media artist and glass blower from Wilsonville, Oregon.collages /drawings /paintings, & coloring books. Vandy went to school for art history and sculpture, has interned at the Smithsonian Institution, been a teaching assistant at the Corning Museum of Glass, and has traveled North America and Europe to blow glass and participate in viking and medieval reenactments and museum demonstrations. Vandy lives on a small farm near Portland, Oregon, with her family, cats, goats, and chickens. Vandy also enjoys hiking to waterfalls, rock climbing, juggling, & aerial circus arts.
- David Lewis Johnson
D.L. Johnson is a professional illustrator working in the tabletop gaming industry. He has currently illustrated for 36 books and counting, including the award-winning Eternal Lies from Pelgrane Press, as well work for the Hydra Cooperative, Sine Nomine Publishing, Engine Publishing, Gnome Stew, and more. He also designs adventures and settings for old school D&D, including Grandpappy Cromdar's Whizbang Zoo! and Gathox Vertical Slum. His claim to fame is something along the lines of 1/18th of a number of Silver and Gold Ennies, having worked on teams for winning products. He lives, plays, and works in Missoula, Montana.
- Todd Lockwood
Todd is a world-renowned illustrator of the fantastic, seen on book and game covers, in art competition catalogs and art shows internationally. He is best known for his work on the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and for his covers for the books of R.A. Salvatore. His art has also appeared in books from Tor Books, DAW Books, and on magazine covers, including Satellite Orbit magazine in 1984-1985, Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, Realms of Fantasy, Dragon Magazine, and Dungeon Magazine.
- L.F. Patten
L.F. Patten has often characterized her multitude of interests as “A.D.D of the right brain.” Degreed in history and anthropology, her checkered career has included work as an archaeologist on medieval/castle sites in England, a tour guide at the Smithsonian, a history teacher, herbalist, book editor, actress, jewelry designer, and pottery/jewelry instructor. She has also been a writer
for more than 30 years, publishing both articles and short stories. Her debut novel, the heroic fantasy The Talent Sinistral, launched at World Fantasy Con in 2014, was written in loving tribute to fellow right-brainers everywhere. .
- Nikki Rossignol
Nikki Rossignol is an illustrator and ballerina from Montana. She is currently illustrating a mythology-based brand for Down The Road Brewing Company in Boston, MA. Previously, Rossignol worked as a court-room sketch artist for Dateline NBC, concept artist for Peach Pit films, and dancer in multiple companies including Donlavey and Mimoda of Los Angeles, and Chicago Light Opera Works. Rossignol currently lives in a wooded glen with her husband Jordan, daughter Elke, and dingo.
- Jeff Sturgeon
Jeff is a northwest artist known for his award-winning paintings usually involving space in one form or another. He paints primarily with acrylics on either textured metal or canvas. His work has appeared on many book and magazine covers.
In a former life Jeff was a long time computer game artist/ art director most notably with Electronic Arts Seattle. He lives in the Cascade foothills of Washington with sons Corwin and Duncan.
- Jason Williams
Jason is an illustrator, cartoonist, comic book artist, graphic designer, caricature artist, and storyboard artist with over 20 years experience. He has worked with clients big and small, from illustrating for TOPPS trading cards on the Star Wars properties, animation illustration for McDonalds and Wells Fargo, or T-shirt designs for national parks around the country. He has been the artist and writer of Barwench Tales comic since 2011 (www.legendofbill.com) as well as the Realm of Gallimore webcomic (realmofgallimore.com). He is also the current artist on Sewers of fire comic book and the upcoming Ultrabot Go Go Go comic.
- John Wright
Freelance illustrator living in Missoula.