Mark is our CON NOOGA 2013 Artwork Spotlight Artist
Dubbed "One of the 15 sickest artists in America" by Girls and Corpses Magazine, Dick Starr has embedded himself nicely into the horror community. Add to his bloody drawings a twisted sense of humor, and you'll understand why his early art got sent home by teachers on a regular basis. Since 2004, Dick's work has been featured in numerous galleries, horror/tattoo magazines, books, album covers, and comics around the world. In late 2006, Dick began picking off famous idiots with "The Celebrity Death Poll"...a rotating list of awful celebrities up for an artistic execution. In less than 1 year, The Celebrity Death Poll became a regular feature in almost every issue of Girls and Corpses Magazine since. Currently, Mr. Starr's resume boasts clients from UFC, Full Tilt Poker, and Suicide Girls, to the legendary producer/director Charles Band. If you aren't already familiar with Dick Starr's nightmarish creations...you will be. Consider yourself warned.
Michael Bielaczyc has been making art his whole life.
I have been drawing and whatnot since as long as I can remember. Any spot in my school notebooks that didn't have notes were filled with sketches. I drew everything imaginable from the D&D adventures that my brother ran, to fantasy books I read, to every character on Animaniacs. Unfortunately when I was in high school I focused on my grades (ie. being a nerd), so I didn't have much time for art. However the summer after graduating, I did two pieces of art based on Terry Brooks' The Sword of Shannara and spent about 30 hours on each. That was the first time I had ever dedicated so much time to individual pieces of art, and the end result excited me.
From an early age, Lindsay declared
that she was going to be an artist.
After seeing her grandfather’s regret at not pursuing his talent, she
vowed to use her gift. In elementary
school she made copies of her early work with her father’s xerox copier and
sold them for change to buy ice cream.
During her high school years she continued her entrepreneurial endeavors
by scultping figurines, painting T-Shirts, and painting items to sell at Pow
Wows. In 1999 Lindsay graduated with honors from The Art Institute
of Atlanta and returned to her hometown in search of work, where she worked for
an advertising company known as Third Wave Digital until she took a teaching
position at Macon Technical College where she taught art and originated their
After observing successful artists, Lindsay took the leap to
professional full time artist in the fall of 2003. Traveling to conventions around the country
selling and promoting her artwork along with the work of other artists, Lindsay
emerged on the fantasy/scifi scene. In 2004 Lindsay was one of Larry Elmore's
first art camp students, and with what she learned it took her artwork to the
Sam Flegal has been fascinated by the strange from a very young age. Fortunately for his budding creativity, he was raised in a household that encouraged his interest in all things weird—Sam’s father was a magician and his mother a ventriloquist and clown.
Born in Ohio and currently living in Woodstock Ga. Tammy is an award winning published artist.
She has been a freelance artist for the past 5 years. Growing up she was always
doing arts and crafts and anything creative.
She also worked at Fenton Art Glass Co. for 5 years as a decorator,
during that time she did hand painting on all typed of glass ware including
things such as bells, baskets and lamp shades.
Several years later her boyfriend found an old forgotten sketch that had
been done for a craft project. Seeing
the talent in it he sent her to an art class with the famed Larry Elmore. Since then she has attended many of his art
classes and continues to grow and develop her skills. Tammy prefers to work in traditional mediums,
her favorite being pencils; she also likes oil painting along with digital. She
has also recently discovered polymer clay and has been creating fun little 3D
creatures in this medium.
Jean Alexander is a professional artist with over 20 years’
experience in a variety of media, including oils, watercolors, acrylic, and
even the occasional fresco. She’s been a successful architectural illustrator since 1994, but her
favorite subject matter by far is people, hence her love of portraiture.
In addition to being an artist, Jean is also a huge sci-fi
and fantasy geek, and has had a wonderful
time for the past few years creating art which commemorates, sometimes
in a humorous way, her favorite sci-fi and fantasy characters, most notably
from Star Wars and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
In speaking of her Harry Potter series of portraits, Jean
said, “ I am so enamored of J.K. Rowling’s story, its message(s), its
characters, and the richness of the world in which it’s set, that I wanted to
try to translate some of the emotion and intensity into paint. I love these
characters so much, and when I’m painting them, I feel their emotions and the
essence of their characters and hope that it comes through in the finished
Jean hopes that her artwork will be enjoyed by all who view
Johnathon Brock is a geek of-all-trades with interests ranging from Aliens to Zombies and everything in between. He is currently working on The Vac, an online science fiction graphic novel. He's also putting the finishing touches on an old school point-and-click adventure game that he hopes to launch this year.
I’m Hillary, and I’m a social worker, jewelry artist, dancer and hippie. I can’t really say much about boardgaming because I am not really a boardgamer. I play games so I can balance purple meeples on top of each other and create sculptures with dice, but that shouldn’t be surprising given that I am on staff at a board-gaming blog and I only ever write about t-shirts and waffles.
J.R. Mounts and Christopher Collins reside near Atlanta GA where they have written and drawn their own comics for Scairy Tales Noir since 2010. Beginning with their ‘Scairy Tales’ comic strip (think “Calvin & Hobbes meets Nightmare Before Christmas”) and continuing with a pulp crime parody,’Fried Pickle Noir’ (think “Sin City meets Veggie Tales”) they do it all for the fun of it and are constantly creating more fun projects like ‘Family Mal-Use’ and ‘Death by Baby’. Their website and Facebook for Scairy Tales Noir offers comics, coloring books, stickers, greeting cards and MORE under their new ON THREE PRODUCTIONS banner!