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.
- John Barba
John Barba is a local Missoula artist and cosplayer who got into MisCon and fandom at MisCon 27 because his kid runs MisCon and he couldn't escape it any longer.
In both his art and his cosplay, he works mostly with sheet metal, leather, fiberglass, and paint. Most of his artwork is the old art of chasing and repousse.
He has created a number of memorable costumes, including Indiana Jones, Iron Man, Magneto, a Cylon, Stan Lee, and the Rocketeer. In creating these costumes, he uses a variety of things, including pepakura, 3D printing, metalworking, leatherworking, building small electronics for light and sound, etc.
- Jason Benner
- Andrea BoguschPerkins
Andrea runs the MisCon Art Show.
- Jean Carlos
I am the wife of Rob Carlos and minion for Rob Carlos Fantasy Art LLC. I have been running the business side of Rob's company for about 20 years.. I am also a published author of short vignettes for the Elfin Publishing's table-top role-playing game, Undiscovered. There I created the high priests and priestess NPCs for their world and wrote short backstories for some of them. Lastly, I own my own company, Other Worlds Travel LLC. I specialize in geek travel - ask about some of what a few of us did at Dublin's WorldCon!
- Rob Carlos
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.
- Brenda Carre
Brenda’s Carre writes both long and short fiction. Her work can be found in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fiction River Anthologies, Pulp Literature Magazine and in a variety of collaborative works. Brenda challenges herself to write in many genres but with a harkening to native mythologies and the ‘supernatural’ Pacific Northwest where she lives. Find her at www.brendacarre.com
- Sarah Clemens
Sarah’s early love of science fiction and fantasy art came even before she could read,
from looking at the covers of science fiction magazines. She has been attending
science fiction conventions since the late seventies. The artwork she most enjoys
creating are those connected with the fantastic and she is gratified at the response of
con-goers to her award-winning paintings of Magnus & Loki, the cat and dragon
companions, which have been the most fun of all her fantastic creations.
After a twenty year career as a medical illustrator, she feels herself truly lucky to be able to be a full time fantasy artist.
- Cheyenna Krone
Cheyenna Krone is a student in engineering and fine arts. For her, conventions have been a relief from academia and a huge creative influence.
- Todd Lockwood
Todd Lockwood is an illustrator and author, whose work has appeared on NY Times best-selling novels, magazines, video games, collectible card games, and fantasy role-playing games. It has been honored with multiple appearances in Spectrum and the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, and with numerous industry awards. Always known for the narrative power of his paintings, Todd's debut novel, "The Summer Dragon" was released by DAW Books to rave reviews, named by B&N and Amazon both on their shortlist of "Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels of the Year." View his art at http://www.toddlockwood.com or get chummy at https://www.facebook.com/artoftoddlockwood
- Nikki Rossignol
Nikki Rossignol is a mom, illustrator, art teacher, dancer, mythology buff, and poet from just outside of Missoula, Montana. She has illustrated a mythology-based brand for Down The Road Brewing Company in Boston, MA, worked as a court-room sketch artist for Dateline NBC, and as a concept artist for Peach Pit films. She has danced with Donlavey and Mimoda dance companies in Los Angeles, and for Chicago Opera works.
- Keith Seyffarth
An experienced gamer and GM, having run long-term campaigns in multiple systems, I've been role-playing since 1983, and running games since 1986. Of course, those first games were pretty off the wall and unstructured - so nothing's really changed.
- Jeff Sturgeon
Jeff is a nationally knows award winning artist and creator. He has a 30 year career as a professional artist and was MisCon 30 Artist Guest of Honor.
- Jim Wright
Jim Wright is a retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer and freelance writer. He lives in Floridaa where he watches American politics in a perpetual state of amused disgust. He's been called the Tool of Satan, but he prefers the title: Satan's Designated Driver. He is the mind behind Stonekettle Station. You can follow him on Twitter @stonekettle, or you can join the boisterous bunch he hosts on Facebook at Facebook/Stonekettle. Remember to bring brownies and mind the white cat, he bites. Hard.