We are pleased to announce our Artist Guests for CyPhaCon 2017! April 7th-9th!
Featured Artist Guest for 2017
Jessica von Braun is a Mixed Media Artist, traditional and digital painter, photo-manipulation // photo collage illustrator, sketch artist and collector of pretty dresses. She is mixed media both when working traditionally and digitally. Most of her digital illustrations are digital paintings paired with photo-manipulation and/or photo-collages (made with either personal photos, stock or work that is in the public domain). Most pieces include all of the above techniques combined for a finished piece of artwork. Her traditional pieces vary in medium, crayon, colored pencil, watercolor, ink and acrylic. Most of her traditional pieces include all of these mediums.
Born and raised in San Diego, CA she now resides in Fort Worth, TX. Her work is sometimes cute and and sometimes melancholy, sometimes both.
Her pinup work is published by Image comics (Moriarty hardcover, Red City issue #3) and Action Lab (Zombie Tramp issue #4). She is the cover artist for The Greystone Valley Series (Grey Gecko Press) and Extra Mojo (Hidden Charms Press). She has published shirts and posters for The Stan Lee Foundation as well as poster art for performer mc chris, illustration work for Elizabeth Killbride (author Daniel Corey), Doom Ranch 5000 and is a regular designer for Chibi Essence. Her illustrated story starter book titled ‘The Dreams of the Invisible Girl’, authored by Chuck Huber, was published with Hound Comics this past year. Her illustrations will be featured later this year in an Oracle card deck published by Blue Angel Publishing. She is also a resident artist at the PoP Gallery, located in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) in Orlando.
She used to think that if you rode in a hot air balloon you could catch clouds in a jar, but you can’t. When she was a child she aspired to be a tree frog and would hop around her house with olives on her fingers.
She can be found online at the following links:
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A Grimes Studio is an art studio located in Oklahoma City created by Allen Grimes. The studio specializes in digital illustrations, comics, portraits, caricatures, gaming artwork and animation. A Grimes Studio has done work for local and national companies, colleges, fandom groups, comic book stores, special events and churches. The studio has illustrated children books, artwork for local commercials, produced artwork for several mobile game apps and illustrated art for the fandom group, the 501st Legion Star Garrison of Oklahoma. Check out the website agrimesstudio.com for more information.
Eric M. Martin from Lafayette is an art teacher at a private school in New Iberia. His six-year tenure revitalized his artistic love after a period of dormancy and now he explores paintings and compositions alongside his students. Eric has always had a love for science fiction and video games, which is shown in many of his pop culture paintings. He has recently begun to explore landscape compositions focused on forms he calls “Peacock Trees”, named after the observation of a dear friend.
Morgan Allain is a pop artist and native of Southwest Louisiana. Originally from Lake Charles, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Mcneese State University before migrating to DeQuincy. Morgan’s artwork tends to employ bright and bold colors, paint splashes and splatters, and a marked whimsical quality. She works in watercolor on paper for the most part, with touches of ink and color pencil mixed in. Her subject matter ranges from portraits to animals to pop culture and occasionally the abstract. She has shown her work at gallery exhibits in both Sulphur and Lake Charles, and often participates in local art and music festivals under her business moniker, The Inkling Girl.
Hailing from DeQuincy, Louisiana, Danny Allain began teaching art and painting murals, and writing comic books when he was only sixteen. He taught a Leisure Learning course at McNeese State University for over a decade, while also earning two degrees from the university in Art and Art Education. After teaching elementary art for six years, Danny left the classroom to pursue his first love of creating art and telling stories with his work. He has self-published four graphic novels: The Bounty, Dead Reckoning, The JoyKill Club, and most recently The King’s Lost Ruby. He has painted many murals in Lake Charles and Dequincy, and has an upcoming exhibition of his series of paintings called “Bones” this May.
Derryc Leath is a relative newcomer to the professional art scene but has already set himself apart with numerous awards and publications.