Come see the comic book superstars of tomorrow at our New Artist Showcase on Saturday August 17th from 12pm-5pm at our Sidekick store! You can RSVP on the Facebook Page here https://www.facebook.com/events/471990792896366/
Every comic book artist has to start somewhere, so why not at Stadium? We’re going to be showcasing some of the Brampton and Mississauga Area’s best undiscovered pop culture artists on the weekend before Canada’s largest comic convention! The artists you see at this event may very well be the ones you see at artist alley next year!
Participating artists will have prints and artwork available for sale, and may be available for sketches and commissions.
**Along with the showcase, we’ll be having a sale of epic proportions at our Sidekick store. More info coming soon!**
We are fully booked for artists! Currently scheduled to appear at this show:
TETSUO by Patrick Suin
My name is Patrick Suin; born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. I’m an independent graphic artist with a bachelor’s degree in design from OCAD University in Toronto. Despite focusing on illustration, I’m first and foremost a graphic designer. Design defines our culture and makes sense of everything in the world. This is what drives my work.
Japanese pop culture, Western comics, and the fighting game community have been the most consistent sources of inspiration throughout my life. Be it from films, books, games, or artwork, you’ll see a bit of them in everything I do. I have too many artist that I look up to, but the top people that come to mind would have to be: Shohei Otomo, Yoshitaka Amano, Michael Turner, Joao Ruas, Martin Ansin, Sachin Teng, Bone Face, and Yi Lee.
At the end of the day, I wouldn’t mind being known for telling one page stories if you will, as a cover artist and / or alternative poster designer.
You can check out my work via http://hexadecimal.ca/
Luke Van Den Hoek
D. Lucas Hoek is an aspiring comic book inker who works both digitally and traditionally. He has dabbled in penciling but prefers inking due to its relaxing nature (and come on, there’s nothing sexier than a beautiful brush stroke full of rich black ink). He has finished schooling in 3D Animation, Art and Design, and is now looking for work in the comic book industry. For a view of his work, look to http://www.hoekart.com/
Ian Yuan is associate editor for the videogame blog www.leftstickright.com and also creator of the relatively new weekly webcomic Critical Bit (also featured on LeftStickRight).
Ian has been playing games for as long as he can remember and pretending to write about them for some significantly shorter amount of time. Words often mistakenly used to describe him include: sophisticated, gentlemanly, scholarly and Korean. His favourite time-wasters beside videogames include reading pulp detective novels, making hand sewn sock animals and adding to his skinny tie collection.
His main artistic influences include classic videogames such as The Secret of Monkey Island and Earthbound. While not they do not directly inspire his work, he is also an avid fan of vintage pin-up art by illustrators such as Gil Elvgren and Bill Ward.
Critical Bit Webcomic by Ian Yuan
Captain America by Identity Pollution
Damien Murphy (artist alias IdentityPollution) is a free-lance artist that specializes in digitaly painting characters from video games, comics and tv shows (especially TF2 and adventure time) and runs a small geekery shop online! Damien’s painted works are semi-realistic with a dash of cartoony charm, drawing influence from artists such as wantstobelieve and purplekecleon. IP is looking to pursue a career in illustration and concept art.
You can find Identitypollution’s works on…
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/IdentityProductions
My name is Aaron wilkerson, I’ve lived in Canada for most of my life.
I’ve worked on a number of independent video games since graduating and gained a lot experience. Currently I’m looking for work in the film or video game industries.
More work can be seen at http://mutiny-in-the-air.deviantart.com/.
My 3d demo reel can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O1hzj0RNUM
Market by Aaron Wilkerson
My name is Allen Ribo and I am a freelance illustrator and aspiring comic book artist/writer from Mississauga. My porftolio consists of illustrations that are satirical, or emotive. I am currently working on my first comic book and hope to generate more material in the years to come. I applied to this show because I would like to know more about the process of making comics, networking and self-promotion.
Here is a link to my portfolio with samples of my artwork: http://www.allenribo.com/ and my blog: http://ribodraw.tumblr.com/
My name is Deanna Laver, I grew up in Toronto. I am an aspiring children’s book illustrator, and I have done illustrations for a cute published children’s book called “Stop the Train Monkey” and am working on several other projects. I love the works of William Joyce and Joy Ang, they have had a huge influenced my style.
I grew up playing video games and reading comic books. If I’m not playing video games or reading comics I can be found drawing. Batman and Catwoman are my favorite choices in comics and the styles of Tim Sale and Darwyn Cooke are my favorites.
My work can be seen at: http://deaillustrations.tumblr.com/
Darryl Apple is an aspiring illustrator and concept artist. He holds a varied range of influences and interests in his work but is mostly influenced by video game concept art. He draws inspiration from a range of artists such as Stanley Lau, Alex Pascenko and Benjamin Zhang Bin. At the moment he is currently enrolled at Sheridan College in their Illustration program and seeks to continue his career after school either as a freelance artist or at a studio of his choice. To see more of his work then please visit his deviantart page at http://poisonofasoul.deviantart.com
Heads up to those wanting to be comic book writers – this event may be the perfect place to get paired up with a collaborator for that comic book story idea you’ve been dying to write!
Stay tuned for more details coming soon – hope to see you all there!