4 artists will go head to head in the very first Pickman's Apprentice Sculpture Edition! Join us as A S Koi, Dave Correia, Andrew Leman, and Monstark vie for the coveted title of Pickman's Apprentice. They will receive an artistic challenge with prompts from the audience, then they will have 2 hours to sculpt an abominable Lovecraftian creation! The pieces will go up for Silent Auction and the piece with the highest bid wins!
Hailing from the writhing mudflats of the Pacific Northwest, Koi has made a 20+ year career of tinkering with necromancy and trading with space elves. Koi's work has appeared in d20 Call of Cthulhu and Unknown Armies 2nd Ed, among others.
Andrew Leman is one of the founding members of the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and has produced a number of literary, film, theatrical, music, prop and gaming projects there over the decades with his longtime friend and collaborator Sean Branney. He has written and produced more than 20 live-action Lovecraftian role-playing games. He wrote and directed the first HPLHS film, "The Testimony of Randolph Carter", directed "The Call of Cthulhu", and co-wrote and co-produced The Whisperer in Darkness. He co-wrote, produced, and appears in the "Dark Adventure Radio Theatre" series of Lovecraft adaptations. Leman earned his MFA in acting from the University of Illinois, and has been seen on professional stages in Chicago and Los Angeles. He greatly enjoys reading for The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast and being an occasional guest host. When not pursuing any of these many other occupations, Leman is a graphic and type designer, and his typographical work has been seen in books and on movie screens, Trader Joe’s products, and billboards nationwide.
Born in New Orleans and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave Correia has been drawing his entire life. Fascinated by comic books, horror films, and video games as a child, the subjects of Dave’s earliest artistic endeavors were often strange, demonic creatures. Disturbing, yet grotesquely appealing, these characters and their fictional worlds fueled his imagination and had a strong, significant influence on Dave’s creative style today. Dave’s illustrations have appeared in commercials, magazines, print ads, and posters across the United States and Europe. His work was widely seen on billboards and vehicle wraps for Scion’s 2007 XD “Little Deviant” advertising campaign and his art graces the album cover of Swedish metal band In Flames’ certified-gold record, Sounds of a Playground Fading. Aside from his freelance artwork, Dave also self-publishes and exhibits his personal work at various comic shows and art galleries across the country.
Monstark is a creative entity interacting with your world as a frequently humanoid shapeshifter living in Portland, Oregon. He hates raisins but loves fake fur and polyester, and his two cats believe him to be a monstrous bipedal feline who can somehow open cans but needs a grooming. Monstark makes everything from ink drawings and paintings to masks and puppet films.