Illustrating the Mythos

Type: 
Panel Discussion
Date and time: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Scheduled Location: 
Bellmont B

Since the time when Lovecraft was getting regularly published in Weird Tales magazine, artists have had the unenviable (but probably incredibly fun) task of trying to visualize and illustrate his indescribable creations. Decades later, artists are still doing it, not just for books and magazines, but for movies, T-shirts, playing cards, board games, and much more. Lovecraft's creations have inspired truly countless artists to create and re-create his tentacled monstrosities in new and interesting ways. Join our panel of some of the most accomplished Lovecraftian artists for a discussion of Lovecraft in art. 

Paul Komoda is a sculptor, illustrator, and  designer inspired by a lifelong obsession with monsters, dreams and nightmares, medical anomalies, and the weirder side of the zoological spectrum. Over the years he's delved into jewelry, action figures, album artwork, erotic/grotesque illustration, and anatomically inspired body art. In the early 2000s he worked for H.R. Giger, on several jewelry and sculpture projects. More recently, he's done work for Sideshow Collectibles, Darkhorse Comics, Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated, and had sculpted the miniatures for the H.P.

Lee Moyer blends classic painting, pop culture, and naturalist illustration - mixing intensity with impish humor.

Heather Hudson has been a professional illustrator since 1994, working in the fantasy and hobby gaming genres. As the owner of Studio Wondercabinet, she creates traditionally-inspired artwork in traditional and digital media. Heather Hudson received degrees from San Jose State University and the University of Washington in the area of Theatrical Design and production. Subsequently she pursued art studies at the Gage School (formerly the School of Realist Art), Seattle's School of Visual Concepts, and TLC workshops.

Liv Rainey-Smith was introduced to the art of printmaking at Oregon College of Art and Craft where she received her BFA in 2008. Since graduation, she has worked full time as a xylographic printmaker in Portland, Oregon. In 2013 she took the business name Xylographilia, which translates as “Love of Woodcut,” to reflect her passion for the art form. She is inspired by early European prints, folklore, fiction, and the natural world. In addition to her self-directed work, Rainey-Smith enjoys collaborating with writers and publishers.

When not occupied whispering to insects and cataloging esoteric ephemera, Nick Gucker is typically perched at his art table conjuring up nightmare visions and freakish delights out of ink, charcoal and acrylic media. His art has frequently appeared in the pages of Strange Aeons MagazineThe Magazine of Bizarro FictionDark Discoveries and online publications including theLovecraft eZine.

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