Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Art Guests, Pros, and Panelists

MisCon 38

Artists discuss everything related to art: technique, media, history, common fantasy and sci-fi themes and just about anything else you can imagine.

Elies Adams
Elies Adams

I am a paranormal investigator that has investigated about 10 years now. I’m also a cosplayer and run various other groups.

About Elies Adams

John Barba
John Barba

John Barba is a local Missoula artist & 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 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, Robocop, Rorschach, Jango Fett, and the Rocketeer. In creating these costumes, he uses a variety of things, including pepakura, 3D printing, metalworking, leatherworking, & builds small electronics for light and sound.

About John Barba

Andrea BoguschPerkins

Andrea runs the MisCon Art Show.

About Andrea BoguschPerkins

Michael Brugger

Michael Brugger is an award winning Digital Artist and Clinical Engineer who lives and works in the Upper Left Coast. An avid gamer and and watcher of B movies who loves Fandom and all its aspects.

About Michael Brugger

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!

About Jean Carlos

Rob Carlos
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.

About Rob Carlos

Brenda Carre
Brenda Carre

Brenda Carre writes stories with heart that stretch the imagination into the realm of the romantic, the weird and the funny. She has over 40 published works of short fiction. Some can be found in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Pulp Literature Magazine, Fiction River Anthologies, and elsewhere. Her debut adventure fantasy Gret of Roon launches in Fall 2023. sign up for Brenda's newsletter here at www.brendacarre.com or follow her author page on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086982381547

About Brenda Carre

Echo Chernik

Echo Chernik is an award winning art nouveau illustrator. She is well known for her gaming art for the rpg Shadowrun, as well as her sapphic and sexy pinup artwork. She has a gallery in Bellingham, WA. Her most recent collection is her art nouveau cat artwork - and she can be found on instagram @echochernik - Her progeny Cat Chernik is currently touring with her and specializes in a Halloween vibe aesthetic that you can view on insta at @cherni.cat

About Echo Chernik

Jayel Draco

Jayel Draco (he/they) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and storyteller. Along with Lynsey G, he is the co-founder of Oneshi Press. As the co-creator of the epic sci-fi-fantasy series Children of Gaia (COG), he wrote and illustrated COG: The Great Nations of Rendaraia and co-illustrated COG: War & Horses. He has also worked on several short COG comics, with many more COG projects lined up. He’s the co-creator and illustrator of both Tracy Queen and PACK, two comic book series written by Lynsey G. He is the writer, designer, and lead illustrator of the zom-com caper comic book Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter.

About Jayel Draco

Dragon Dronet
Dragon Dronet

Dragon Dronet is a weapon specialist, armorer, actor, prop master, and Sith Lord who has worked in Hollywood for decades. He appears as Darth Malgus from the video game Star Wars the Old Republic.

Dragon has build props for tv shows and movies such as Spiderman No Way Home, Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Heroes, Lost, True Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Total Recall, RoboCop 2, Batman Returns, Eraser, Alien: Resurrection, MacGyver, Alien Nation, Space Rangers, The X-Files, Babylon 5, and Earth 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, (among many others).

About Dragon Dronet

Tony Gregori
Tony Gregori

TONY GREGORI is a cartoonist known for his work on RICK & MORTY, THE WORST DUDES, TMNT, PORKCHOP ROBOT KILLER, DEUCE OF HEARTS, ANCIENT NOISE, KARMA POLICE, TAFT STURGEON, DUST PIRATES, and more

About Tony Gregori

Lynsey Griswold

Lynsey G is an award-winning writerly type with publications ranging from mainstream journalism (Rolling Stone, Playboy, Glamour) to indie comics (Tracy Queen, PACK) to fiction (Dwayne, Monkey Maids), nonfiction (Watching Porn), and beyond. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Oneshi Press, a seasoned editor for Big 5 publishers, a double Aquarius, a druid, and a veggiesaurus.

About Lynsey Griswold

Lizzy D. Hill

About Lizzy D. Hill

Esther Jones
Esther Jones

Esther is the owner of Impulsive Walrus Books, and the co-author of the Gift of Grace series and many other short stories with her husband, Frog. Esther has always loved creating fantastical stories, characters, and paintings. She loves cooking good food, watching k-dramas, and puttering around killing plants in her garden, if she's not already too busy killing her characters

About Esther Jones

Cheyenna Krone

Cheyenna grew up with exposure to veterinary medicine, a passion for art and a deep interest in STEM. She attended her first convention, Miscon 2010, where she met a myriad of professional artists and kindled a professional dabbling in illustration starting at Miscon 2011.

In college, she pursued Biomedical Engineering and then picked up a second major in Fine Arts, completing dual bachelors degrees in 2018. This led to a pursuit into biotechnology and moving to the Seattle, Washington area. Outside of her formal work in STEM she is an illustrator in the PNW fantasy convention circuit.

About Cheyenna Krone

JM Landels
JM Landels

In addition to her work as a writer, editor, artist, and publisher, JM Landels teaches swordplay and riding - sometimes both at the same time - in Langley, BC. She draws on this experience, as well as her time as a rock musician and childbirth educator, to inform her bestselling fantasy trilogy, Allaigna's Song. She is currently working on a new series, La Bergère, featuring a shepherdess-turned-spy in seventeenth-century France.

About JM Landels

Todd Lockwood
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

About Todd Lockwood

Alexandra Martyn

About Alexandra Martyn

Cait May
Cait May

Cait May is an illustrator, Balti-Moron, purveyor of poisonous plants, and absolute super nerd. She is obsessed with cryptozoology, D&D, ghost stories, and all things that go bump in the night. She has worked with Dimension20, The Adventure Zone and Critical Role; and has been published in The Atlantic, Vengeful Ghost, and Cryptid Culture Magazine. Her graphic novel "Another Kind" debuted October, 2021. She wants to tell stories that appeal to all ages and help readers face the crazy world we live in using their personal superpowers.

About Cait May

Sean Ricks
Sean Ricks

Sean Ricks is a Utah based artist who works across a variety of genres such as: fantasy, pop culture, Dutch Impressionism, and traditional landscapes. His paintings have been featured on book covers, card games, business advertising, and large murals in Logan Utah.

About Sean Ricks

Nikki Rossignol McCoy
Nikki Rossignol McCoy

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.

About Nikki Rossignol McCoy

Dave Smeds

A Nebula Award finalist, Dave is the author of novels, short fiction, comic book scripts, and screenplays. His writing spans several sub-genres of science fiction and fantasy including sword-and-sorcery, hard sf, contemporary fantasy, superhero, martial arts, and horror.

His books include The Sorcery Within, The Schemes of Dragons, The Wizard's Nemesis, and X-Men: Law of the Jungle. Over 100 stories have appeared in magazines such as Asimov’s SF, Realms of Fantasy, F&SF, and Pulphouse, and anthologies such as Full Spectrum 4, Peter S. Beagle’s Immortal Unicorn, Return to Avalon, In the Field of Fire, and many installments of the Sword & Sorceress series.

About Dave Smeds

Steven K Smith
Steven K Smith

Steven K. Smith, also known online as SKS Props, is an award-winning artist, fabricator, and owner of SKS Prop and Costume Supply. While he makes and sells professional-grade cosplay props and replica costumes, his goal is to teach people the techniques and fundamentals they need to create their own props and costumes.

Steve has uploaded over 200 instructional cosplay and prop videos to his Youtube channel, SKS Props, and is active in various Facebook cosplay communities.

About Steven K Smith

Jeff Sturgeon
Jeff Sturgeon

Jeff Sturgeon is a northwest artist known for his beautiful, award-winning metal paintings. His career spans over thirty years, coming up through the ranks as a young fan artist in the 80s to being hired in the first wave of computer game artists in the late 80s/early 90s. A long career in the 90s as an artist, animator, concept artist, lead artist, game designer, and art director followed most notably for Electronic Arts. He continued to paint and display his work at science fiction conventions around the country and created new cover and interior work for clients such as Harper Collins Publishing and NASA JPL.

About Jeff Sturgeon

Tiffany Toland-Scott
Tiffany Toland-Scott

Tiffany Toland-Scott is a Chesley-nominated artist originally from the Cascade foothills of Washington state and now living in Georgia. She works primarily in oil and watercolor, but started out as a digital artist. She’s self-published a number of fantasy and gothic art books, coloring books, and the Ancient Wisdom Oracle Deck. She has also worked for and with other companies, producing The Angel Tarot for Llewellyn Worldwide (2025) and a number of illustrations for Flame Tree Publishing, Hot Topic, Out of Step Books, and others.

About Tiffany Toland-Scott

Jim Wright
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.

About Jim Wright

Lacy Zee
Lacy Zee

Lacy Zee is an international tattoo artist with over 25 years in the industry. She currently tattoos at Inked Expressions in Chattanooga, TN & at Blaque Owl Tattoo in Missoula. Her style ranges from realism and portraits to the exaggerated New Skool style. She also enjoys costuming, prop fabrication and cosplay.
Since 2011 Lacy has been plunging audiences into shock and awe as Vox Moxxi. Founder of The Illustrated Circus Burlesque and Sideshow and one of the founding members of The Cigarette Girls Burlesque, Vox brings classic and Neo burlesque to the stage with a sensual flare. But when Her Sexcelency Vox Moxxi graces you with her Sideshow burlesque acts... You'll never be the same

About Lacy Zee