Con Nooga's 2014 Artist~! More info Soon
Award-winning artist and
illustrator and sculptor Mark Helwig has a style all his own—quirky, creative,
occasionally odd, and often humorous. His focus on craftsmanship, storytelling,
and images that cause the viewer to “double take” are traits that set him apart
in today’s industry. He is equally at home with a wide range of styles ranging
from cartoons to photorealism and he works in everything from ink to oils. His
illustrations can be found gracing the products of many clients including
gaming companies, book and comic book publishers, conventions, and advertising
for local businesses. He is a frequent artist guest and panelist at shows and
conventions across the southeast, and his work is highly sought by discerning
private collectors. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and is a
member of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
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.
Noodle Kittens sauntered out of the imagination of the artist Ryoko San
and appeared on the Stripgenerator website in August of 2010. The
original Noodle Kittens were a pair of black cats named Soba-chan and
Udon-kun. A few days later the good twins, a pair of white cats named
Lo-mein and Chow-mein, made their first appearance. Since that time the
Noodle family has grown to include two Noodle Poodles, Trxie and
Babette, and a resurrected rat named Cous Cous. The Noodle Kitten
clowder has appeared in an array of comic strips displaying a brand of
humor that is sarcastic and sophisticated. In 2012, Ryoko self-published “The
Kittens Art Series” which is a collection of 13 images based on
her favorite artists, art works, and art movements. Later in 2012, Ryoko
“Noodle Kittens Monster Mini-Comic” which is a collection of Noodle
Kittens horror comics. She is currently completing work on an alphabet
series and intends to release “The Noodle Kittens Alphabet Primer” in
early 2014. Her secret identity is a college and high school Mathematics instructor.
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.
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