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.
- Jean Carlos
Wife and manager for artist Rob Carlos, I know a lot of the behind the scenes and business side. I am also a geek travel agent arranging travel for GoH's for a few conventions and travel anywhere in the world for conventions or geek tours.
- 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.
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. This year, MGL licensing has chosen to represent Rob.
- 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
- Dan Dos Santos
Well known for his colorful oil paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan dos Santos' work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics, film and video games.
He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Activision, Boeing Aircraft, Scholastic Books, The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, UpperDeck, Hasbro, DC Comics, and many, many more.
Dan has been the recipient of many awards. He is a â€˜Rhodes Family Scholarshipâ€™ winner, a five time â€˜Hugo Awardâ€™ Nominee for Best Artist, and has received both Gold and Silver Medals from â€˜Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Artâ€™. His illustrations have graced the #1 spot on the New
- 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.
- Mary Beth Horvath
- 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 nationally knows award winning artist and creator/visionary. He has a 30 year career as a professional artist and was Miscon30 Artist Guest of Honor.