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G-FEST XXVI Artist Alley

For 2019, Artist Alley is again downstairs in rooms Love A & B, and the adjoining hallway on the lower level of the Crowne Plaza.

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The following talented artists are participating in Artist Alley…

Alan OW Barnes

Alan OW Barnes

Alan spends his time in the attic of his home in Providence, RI making things up, including (but not limited to) stories, illustrations, music, and films. Some of the things he’s made up include: Southern Macabre (comic book), Big in Japan (illustrated novels with writer Timothy Price), Wonder Cat (comic with writer Nola McNeal), La Bear (short film co-directed by B.C. Thompson), and The Wesley Project (music album). Occasionally he sneaks out of the attic to teach music, audio, drawing, and animation courses for places like the Art Institute of Kirtland Community College.

Barbi Smith

Barbi Smith

Barbi is a 26 year veteran of self-publishing who cut her teeth with Illusion Studios and Legacy Entertainment: ACC, before co-founding Dragonfyre Studios in 2005. This talented writer and editor has her hands in every aspect of the studio, heading up the editing and authoring for their DVD department (Uprising Magazine and Revenge of the Revenginator), as well as, overseeing the final production of all printed materials such as Dragonfyre Studios Kaiju Assault Expansion Pack and Graphic Novels (Irokus X Atomic Rex: Avatars of the Apocalypse and Irokus: Mirror Image), and the studio’s website design.

Website: facebook.com/Dragonfyre-Studios-217663708259295

Bill Couture

Bill Couture

Bill Couture lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, drawing whatever he’s obsessing over, which is usually Godzilla. Currently Bill is hard focused on a King Kong vs. Godzilla illustrated project. Taking place after the world has ended, humanity has been reduced to warring gangs that worship and fight alongside the two opposing titans as divine warlords. A link to a promo trailer is on his tumblr page with images. Bill loves Peter Jackson’s King Kong and Legendary’s MonsterVerse. More controversially, both the 1998 TriStar Godzilla and 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars are personal favorites. Shin Godzilla is currently his ultimate Godzilla film.

Websites: billcouture.tumblr.com | fanboymediaandart.com | instagram.com/bill.b.couture

Carter Allen

Carter Allen

Carter Allen is a comic book creator, writer, illustrator and graphic artist located in the Des Moines metro area, Iowa. He is the creator, artist, and writer of the independent comics Ectyron Against Lagaxtu, Ectyron: Rise of Nemehiss, The Adventures of Nikki Harris the Cybermation Witch, 252-Z, and Dub Trub for Warning Comics. He was the artist on the Candle Light Press OGN series Man Is Vox. Carter is also a kaiju enthusiast, with several of his works featured in IDW’s Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.

Website: warningcomics.com

Christopher Conde

Christopher Conde

Christopher Conde is a young graphic designer from Massachusetts. Illustrating monsters became his interest after watching Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla at a young age. Nowadays, Chris designs work with the help of various organizations and companies, like Mattel.

Websites: instagram.com/condedesigns | artstation.com/christopherconde

Dan Biesel

Dan Biesel

Artist, Writer, Creator - Dan Biesel is a Madison, WI area artist influenced by a love of science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres in comic books and movies. When Dan is not writing and illustrating his self-published comic book, Gridcurrent, he works on a variety of international projects that include original art for music albums, posters, t-shirts, businesses, and podcasts.

Websites: gridcurrent.com | facebook.com/DanBieselArt

Dane Kroll

Dane G. Kroll

Dane G. Kroll is the author of over a dozen books from horror to fantasy to science fiction, including the Realm of Goryo action adventure series. Inspired by his love of giant monsters, Dane set out to leave his own footprint on the genre. Realm of Goryo takes you to a near apocalyptic future where human, alien, kaiju, and more have to co-exist before endless wars lead to the total destruction of the Earth.

Website: danegkroll.com

Danielle Fey

Danielle Fey

Since she could hold a crayon, Danielle Fey has been obsessed with drawing giant, fire-breathing, city-crushing monsters! She’s a freelance conceptual artist and illustrator who’s worked on fan media such as the feature-length fan film Godzilla: Wrath of the Hybrid by Nico Molnar and Chris Cuypers, as well as the novel Scythian Frost by Raffael Coronelli. This is Danielle’s eighth G-FEST and her first time taking part in Artist Alley!

Websites: deviantart.com/daikaiju-danielle | daikaiju-arts.tumblr.com
instagram.com/daikaijudanielle

Dennis Roth

Denny Roth

Born in the coniferous forests of Montana, Denny currently calls Kansas home (in order to throw off those pesky bigfoot hunters). Attending college, he studied paleontology, focusing on anatomy and physiology. Now armed with this knowledge, he applies it to drawing monsters. A fan of science fiction and fantasy worlds, Denny has done artwork for the upcoming Frozen Skies RPG, as well as the character designs and interior art for God’s Wrath Tournament of the Divine Book 1, and some publications in G-FAN Magazine. His most recent projects include the science-fantasy western space opera webcomic, Marshal Star, which calls back to the anime of the 90s; as well as commissions and other kaiju prints. Prints and comics can be purchased from his Etsy Store.

Website: dr-studios.deviantart.com | marshalstar.thecomicseries.com

Destinie Carbone

Destinie Carbone

An illustrator who goes by Kaiju-Hime and enjoys the juxtaposition of monsters with bold contours, vibrant colors, and cute designs.

Website: about.me/kaiju-hime

Frank Parr

Frank Parr

Well known in the world of independent comic books for his work with Lightning Comics, Illusion Studios and his own Newbreed Comix, Frank become co-founder and lead Illustrator at Dragonfyre Studios in 2005, producing a wide variety of prints, posters, buttons, t-shirts, illustrated novels and graphic novels. Frank’s work has also been spotlighted in G-FAN Magazine and graced the cover of issue #80. In the last few years, Frank and his DFS partners, have expanded on their Kaijuverse which includes Wendigo: A Deadtime Story, Kaijuverse Source Book and their current graphic novel crossover with author Matt Dennion: Irokus X Atomic Rex: Avatars of the Apocalypse! Frank’s artwork has been used in the music field for Warriors of Metal Fest, GMG Internationale, Lords of the Trident, Fiakra, Damien, Dethrats, Valhalla and Demonwolf; producing designs for t-shirts, posters, ads, backdrops and album covers. 2018 also saw the release of the Dragonfyre Studios Expansion Pack for the Kaiju Assault Game; featuring 8 of the studio’s Kaiju. Frank has provided artwork for the Draco Azul/Atomic Rex: Shadows of the Raptor comic book, Jason Fry’s Hyenia: The Stripped Protector and the Kaiju vs. Cancer Charity Book. In the last few years Frank has seen his infamous “Silhouette Godzilla” being used over and over without his consent; including the recent release of Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet DVDs and Blu-Rays.

Websites: kaijuverse.deviantart.com | facebook.com/frank.parr.3
facebook.com/Dragonfyre-Studios-217663708259295

Gino Patti

Gino Patti

Gino Patti is a freelance illustrator/character designer who has worked for such companies as Valiant Comics, Curious Pictures, Blink FX Studios as well as many independent patrons. Though in the past Gino concentrated mostly on comic book illustration and animation design, he has fully embraced the world of fan art and genre specific convention art on his Instagram page. Godzilla and Japanese Kaiju have always been a longtime passion for Gino, and in the summer of 2018 his art was featured on the cover of G-FAN magazine.

Websites: instagram.com/ginodraws | ginopattiillustration.com

Giuseppe Bianco

Giuseppe Bianco

Giuseppe Bianco is a digital illustrator for Nickelodeon in their New York office. He is also an aspiring storyteller who self published his novel, A Girl Named Willow Krimble, where he illustrated his own cover and doodled all of the chapter icons. Giuseppe’s favorite pastime these days is staying up late and putting his love for Japanese kaiju to paper. He’s fascinated by the combination of these mystical beasts with the organic, botanical beauty of nature. He has created an amalgam between the two by reimagining some of his favorite monsters as majestic trees.

Websites: instagram.com/kaiju_sketches | willowkrimble.com

Hiroshi Kanatani

Hiroshi Kanatani

Hiroshi Kanatani is a professional comic artist in Japan. Working with pen, pencil, and water colors, his passion for monsters, kaiju and heroes has taken him to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and America. He has released many genre of comics include fighting, comedy, period drama and kaiju, and has collaborated with the estate of Bruce Lee in Hong Kong. Hiroshi has commissioned Godzilla illustrations for Toho Studios, contributed to Famous Monsters of Filmland, Monster Attack Team, and G-FAN magazine. In 2018 he released the series Gotouchi Kaiju and his own kaiju comic IROS in America. Hiroshi is a respected member of the Japan Manga Association. 2019 marks his 4th appearance at G-FEST.

Jacob Bouvet

Jacob Bouvet

Jacob is a writer, zinester and toy photographer born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. He has had work published in several comics’ anthologies, including the sci-fi romance anthology, Speculative Relationships, and the giant monster anthology, Colossal Chaos from Stache Publishing. Jacob collaborates with various artists on toku-centric comedy shorts based on his character Hyper Boostman. Sophisticated Monster is a zine series he started that more often than not mixes political or social commentary with various toku properties. Jacob, along with a collaborators Amanda Johnson and Nikki Powers, has also self-published the first issues of the kung fu, science fantasy mini-series Ko Gaine and the ongoing romance, drama webcomic BURN.

Websites: burncomic.com | jacobbouvet.com | instagram.com/popfenton | twitter.com/popfenton

Jae Hoffmann

Jae Hoffmann

A lifelong Godzilla fan, Jae Hoffmann has been drawing the big G since he was a kid. Graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a BFA in Media Arts and Animation, Jae does freelance illustration, and works as a Production Assistant and Producer at Losterdance Productions, helping build and paint miniature sets for various projects. His first love will always be Godzilla.

Jeff Zornow

Jeff Zornow

Jeff Zornow is a professional comic artist and illustrator. Originally getting his first published works in the early issues of G-FAN in the mid 1990s, Jeff has been working in comics, Illustration, album cover illustration and t-shirt designs since 2005. He is currently working on Godzilla: Rulers of Earth for IDW as a cover artist and fill-in interior artist, as well as illustrating the current zombie/Vietnam war horror comic ‘68 from Image comics.

Websites: facebook.com/jeff.zornow | twitter.com/zornow13

Joe Lucchese

Joe ‘Dopepope’ Lucchese

Dopepope is a Brooklyn based artist specializing in bizarre creature and character design. An illustrator since childhood, he’s swerved his talents into the worlds of digital photo-retouching, graphic design, and more recently 3D digital sculpting, concept art, and toy design. Joe has lent his fantastic imagery to magazine covers, record companies, and music videos; and has collaborated with photographers, illustrators, toy makers, and gallery shows. He is currently concentrating on all aspects of 3D digital modeling for concept art and 3D printing. Joe’s absolute love for giant monsters and all things sci-fi/horror keeps him inspired and eager to create. He’s open to freelance projects and commissions.

Websites: instagram.com/d0pep0pe | twitter.com/d0pep0pe
dopepope.deviantart.com | dopepope.artstation.com

John Bellotti Jr.

John Bellotti Jr.

New York based illustrator John Bellotti Jr. loves all things giant monsters and spends his free time illustrating them to bring joy to the masses. Last he checked it was going pretty well, no lawsuits or unwanted pregnancies. Maybe a rejected credit card or two but other than that John is doing great! When not illustrating giant monsters, John has been busy this year doing commission of movie posters, vinyl toys, poster and t-shirts.

Websites: robo7.com | johnbellottijr.deviantart.com

Justin Hellickson

Justin Hellickson

Justin received his B.A. in Art History from Beloit College and his M.A. in Digital Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He opened Xenomorphic Press LLC in 2015, and has been selling his art at conventions since 2009.

Websites: ebay.com/str/xenomorphicpress | instagram.com/xenomorphicpress/

Larry Quach

Larry Quach

Larry Quach is a concept artist and illustrator from Los Angeles, who has been working in the movie, video game, television, and advertising industries for 8 years. He currently works in the theme park industry as an illustrator. This year will be Larry’s fourth appearance at G-FEST. Besides doing his own renditions of Godzilla concept art, he also enjoys customizing action figures, and sculpting, and is currently enjoying traveling and doing plein air paintings on site.

Websites: larryquachart.com | instagram.com/larryquach

Lenny Romero

Lenny Romero

Lenny Romero is a self-taught, freelance, pencil artist who specializes in realism. At the age of three Lenny watched his first Godzilla movie, Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster. Since then his passion for all things Godzilla has grown and merged with his love for art. Lenny can usually be found at popular comic conventions in California, selling originals and prints of his handmade drawings. This will be his fifth time attending G-FEST; he loves to talk, so stop by his table to say hello, and talk about all things Godzilla.

Websites: lenzations.com | instagram.com/lenzations

Lisa Naffziger

Lisa Naffziger

Lisa Naffziger is a comic artist with a tremendous love for gigantic monsters. Best known for her yearly contributions to the online KaiJuly drawing challenge, Lisa creates thirty-one illustrations of classic creatures every summer. Although she has been established as a slice-of-life, young-adult graphic novel creator, she plans on adding a tokusatsu twist to her book lineup later this year.

Websites: lisanaffziger.crevado.com | petrichor-comic.tumblr.com

Luke Stelmaszek

Luke Stelmaszek

Luke has enjoyed watching and drawing dinosaurs, Godzilla and other daikaiju ever since he was little. He attended DuCret School of Art where he received a commercial art certificate for both graphic design and illustration. Among Luke’s published works are the card games Legends of the 5 Rings, and Kaiju Assault. He has won numerous awards at several east coast conventions and art shows, and freelances on the side. Luke is very excited to continue his dream of attending and participating at G-FEST every year!

Website: kaijuillustrator.com

Marissa Eckert

Marissa Eckert

Marissa is a young artist for all things when it comes to franchises. She started drawing monsters back in 2015, after getting into the 2014 Godzilla film. Marissa is currently working on digital art and sketches for others.

Website: pictame.com/user/king_gojira0679/5650193391

Matt Frank

Matt Frank

Since 2011, Matt Frank has been known in both Japan and America as the “Kaiju King,” becoming the fan-favorite artist for all things giant and monstrous! His first official foray into the Godzilla franchise was as a cover artist for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters for IDW Publishing, and he continued to make covers for Godzilla: History’s Greatest Monster in 2012. By 2013, he headlined the 25 issue series, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, the longest running Godzilla comic ever published, and also provided interiors for Godzilla: Legends, and Godzilla: Rage Across Time. Though Godzilla will always be his first love, Matt is also an accomplished Transformers artist, and has worked on the Ray Harryhausen comics, the popular Project Nemesis novels, Power Rangers, Rugrats, Adventure Time, and Mars Attacks! In recent years Matt has found himself in the unique position of an American artist becoming well known for working on Japanese properties on both sides of the Pacific. In late 2017, Matt officially began working for the legendary Tsuburaya Productions by adapting the cult classic hero Redman into a new comic form, published in Japan by Phase 6 and America by Night Shining Inc. Matt also finally got to create a new Gamera comic story as part of a Japanese release of the classic Dark Horse Gamera comics from the 90s. Finally, as of 2018, Matt is an official Ultraman artist, with plenty more projects to come!

Websites: kaijusamurai.deviantart.com | spankzilla85.tumblr.com

Mike Keller

Mike Keller

Mike Keller is old enough to know better and young enough to do it anyway. The “it” could be a lot of things, but in this case it refers to the creation of pretty pictures of ugly monsters. Mike uses a variety of means to bring these images to life: digital, pen and ink, sumi-é, marker, colored pencil, acrylic paint, watercolor, oil paintings, blood, sweat and tears, but he’s not selling those last three. He also prints his art on a variety of merchandise including t-shirts, pint glasses and really anything else he can imagine or afford to have done. This is Mike’s third straight year in Artist Alley and each haul has been more successful than the last. You can find him at table 35. Please leave him there, but not without taking some of his goods home with you.

Website: deviantart.com/kaijubait

Othell Flowers

Othell Flowers

Othell Flowers is from the northern Chicago suburbs and discovered his passion for art at a young age. In recent years, he has been working on honing his talent. While Othell enjoys expressing his artistic skills in many mediums, ink drawing is his specialty. He currently works as a sketch card artist for Upper Deck and Marvel.

Websites: instagram.com/othell1 | facebook.com/artofothell

Patrick Waugh

Patrick Waugh

Patrick Waugh is an artist and graphic designer from Maryland, specializing in fantasy art and creature concepts. He also develops card games featuring his artwork.

Websites: pwaughart.tumblr.com | instagram.com/pwaugh85/

Raffael Coronelli

Raffael Coronelli

Raffael Coronelli is a Chicago-based author of books involving extremely large monsters, including Big Egg and the still-running Daikaiju Yuki series. He attends conventions with his works, and has been featured on podcasts and blogs.

Websites: daikaijuyuki.com | facebook.com/DaikaijuYuki
twitter.com/raffleupagus | raffleupagus.tumblr.com

Ray Fromme

Ray Fromme

Ray Fromme is an illustrator who’s a kid at heart. With a passion for art that began with a love for giant monsters, Ray started doing shows in 2010, and he’s always ready to branch out to new experiences, meet new people, and make great memories. Knowing he can learn new techniques and try different mediums, he forever considers himself a student of art.

Websites: almightyrayzilla.deviantart.com | teepublic.com/user/AlmightyRayzilla
patreon.com/AlmightyRayzilla

Rodney Rodis

Rodney Rodis

Rodney Rodis founded Bustillo Publishing as a graphic design company in 2006. In 2010, he decided to pursue self-publishing and launched his anthology series, Bustillo Publishing Presents with Dynamic Guardian. Soon the series was showing off other characters including Cosmic Behemoth, Matthew Marks and the Titanic Toy, Sampson: Son of Herakles, and Karnaka: Atomic Super Demon.

Website: bustillopublishing.com

Rudy Gardea

Rudy Gardea

Rudy Gardea is an illustrator, graphic artist, and teacher with a BFA in Illustration and MFA in Graphic Design. He’s worked as an in-house creative, as well as freelanced for commissions, and non-profit organizations ranging from the military to our wildlife and natural environment. Rudy’s clients have included: The National Football League, City of Los Angeles, Northrup Grumman, Boeing, Old Guys Rule, Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Wetlands, and Wildlife Care Center. He’s also contributed to G-FAN Magazine. Rudy has taught Art and Design since 2000 as a full-time faculty member at Mt. Sierra College, and the Art Institute of Orange County. He currently teachers the Advanced Drawing and Graphic Art courses at Santa Margarita High School in Southern California.

Website: etsy.com/shop/RudyGardeaArt

Sean Mcguinness

Sean McGuinness

Sean McGuinness is an award winning artist and ne’er-do-well out of Columbia, South Carolina who makes art better… with Godzilla. He inserts a seemingly endless collection of kaiju figures into impressionist paintings, Civil War lithographs, war propaganda posters, and random photobombing, using unconventional techniques. McGuinness’ vision is aimed to destroy any preconceived notions of what art should and can be. He excites imagination through monster manipulation!

Websites: neomonsterisland.com | facebook.com/neomonsterisland

Tanner Wright

Tanner Wright

At the age of three Tanner saw his first Godzilla film. That same year he picked up a pencil for the first time and began to draw. Fast forward to the age of twenty-four and Tanner has followed a life long passion for art and kaiju, specifically combining the two. He’s practiced a variety of styles over the years, but largely gravitate towards watercolor and a mixed media approach of traditional linework and digital coloring. Tanner is excited to be back at G-FEST for the best weekend of the year, so come say hello and see what’s up!

Tom Most

Tom Most (Mostly Fantasy)

Tom Most is a Berkeley IL based artist specializing in the bizarre and unusual, especially creature and character design. With a degree in sculpting and a background in prosthetic makeup and prototyping, he’s adapted his work experiences into 3D digital sculpting (ZBrush), concept art, and toy design. Tom has done work for major studios and toy companies. He is currently concentrating on his own line of 3D digital models for concept art and 3D printing. A long time love of kaiju and all things sci-fi/horror keeps Tom inspired and eager to create. He’s open to freelance projects, collaborations, and commissions.

Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith

Forming Illusion Studios in 1993 and Legacy Entertainment: ACC in 1998, Wayne’s work in the independent publishing world can be matched by few others. The veteran writer/creator turned his attention to the world of Kaiju when he co-found Dragonfire Studios in 2005. After writing two illustrated novels, the first one, Irokus: Mirror Image, was adapted into the studio’s first graphic novel, with Wendigo: A Deadtime Story soon to follow. In 2018 Wayne teamed up with author Matt Dennion to write the graphic novel crossover Irokus X Atomic Rex: Avatars of the Apocalypse. Along with his partners at DFS, Wayne has worked on various music projects over the last few years, designing t-shirts, posters, ads, backdrops, and album covers for Warriors of Metal Fest, GMG Internationale, Lords of the Trident, Damien, Dethrats, Valhalla, Demonwolf, and Nashville recording artist Johnnie Branham. As well as hosting the Uprising Magazine DVDs, he also co-wrote and starred in DFS’s first mini-movie: Revenge of the Revenginator.

Websites: facebook.com/Generation-Metal-151238908252044
facebook.com/Dragonfyre-Studios-217663708259295