Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 36: Carnival of Wonders, May 27 - 30, 2022 Missoula, Montana

Rob Carlos

MisCon 36 Attending Professional

Rob Carlos started his art career working as a digital graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, illustrating the D&D games he ran with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible.  When that company folded, he started selling prints on his website (the worldwide web was a brand new thing at that point) and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his official professional work as a fantasy artist.

Rob Carlos started his art career working as a digital graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, illustrating the D&D games he ran with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible. When that company folded, he started selling prints on his website (the worldwide web was a brand new thing at that point) and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his official professional work as a fantasy artist.
In 2007, Rob started showing his work at Norwescon, and other sci-fi/ fantasy conventions. For years, Rob concentrated on illustrating for independent and small-press writers and musicians. During that time, Add An Accent produced a line of pewter dragons and ceramic tiles based on Rob’s artwork. Recently, MGL licensing in London has chosen to represent Rob, and there should be many more new products to look forward to in years to come! Meanwhile, Rob stays busy doing both self-directed and commercial painting projects, drawing people’s personal dragons, and occasionally creating enormous murals for locations around Washington and Oregon.

Web site: http://www.colorsmith.com

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: John Barba, Rob Carlos, Dragon Dronet, Vandy Hall, Tess Langston, Sean Ricks, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 36's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee (or something stronger), get things signed, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 9:00
  • panel Fri 9:00 - 9:50 PM, Drink and Draw, Brooks and Brown
    Moderator: Chris Blazer; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tess Langston, Sean Ricks, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe

    Grab a drink and join a few of our artists in the hotel bar for a fun session of drinking and "drawing" a couple of MisCon's cosplayers. Now's your chance to hang out with our artists in a less formal situation. We're curious to see each artist's take on the subject.

  • Break Fri 9:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Atrium
    Panelists: John Barba, Rob Carlos, Vandy Hall, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Speed Art Demo: Rob Carlos, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Rob Carlos

    MisCon artist Rob Carlos can paint very fast when he wants to. Come watch him pour on the coal and zip out something amazing in 50 minutes.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Artist Pictionary, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe

    Watch our artists play a vicious game of Pictionary against each other.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Atrium
    Panelists: John Barba, Rob Carlos, Sean Ricks, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • moderator Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Let’s Build a World, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Rob Carlos; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Katie Cross, Eva Elasigue, Tess Langston

    Help our artists and authors create a world in 50 minutes. Artist Rob Carlos will

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 5:00
  • moderator Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Suspicious Character, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Rob Carlos; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Charlaine Harris

    Come watch author Guest of Honor Charlaine Harris describe one of her characters to artist Rob Carlos. Rob will work up a portrait of the character right before your eyes.