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
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
- 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 ‘Rhodes Family Scholarship’ winner, a five time ‘Hugo Award’ Nominee for Best Artist, and has received both Gold and Silver Medals from ‘Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art’. 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.
- 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.
- 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.