Kyrstin is a Chicago based Game Development Artist. Inspired to pursue art as a career at a young age by a certain red headed mermaid, she currently works at WMS Gaming designing assets and animating for slot-based gaming experiences. In her free time she enjoys painting cute animals, super heroes, mermaids and plants, drinking way too much coffee on a daily basis.
Emi is a designer, illustrator, and cosplayer from Chicago. She currently works as a freelance artist and on the art team for the satirical news publication, The Onion. On the off chance she isn't drawing, you can find her at your local comic con, marking out over pro-wrestling, or at a hip hop dance class. Instagram: @lovemiliz and www.lovemidesign.com.
Milena Deneno is a Hufflepuff who recently graduated from The International School of Comics. Her work is inspired by her Brazilian culture, Japanese culture and the works of Fantasy and SciFi she loved growing up. She is currently published as the colorist for the comic Floppy Cop, written by Dan Dougherty and drawn by Seth Damoose.
Samantha Gorel is a freelance 2D Character Designer / Digital Illustration artist who works full time as a professional illustrator selling prints and commissions. Her first published book, Manga: The Mega Guide was published by England's SEARCH Press in 2016. . She has worked as the Manga art workshop instructor at the International School of Comics in Chicago and with small video game and comic book publishing companies. https://www.samanthagorel.com/
Shawn E Russell
Shawn is an award winning wildlife and fantasy artist living in Lombard, Illinois with her husband, daughter, two leopard geckos and rescue cat.
She specializes in creating creatures and characters with a fantastic twist, drawing inspiration from travel, scuba diving, nature documentary, and film. You can find Shawn's finished work at www.shawnerussell.com and follow her creative process at https://www.instagram.com/shawnerussell.
Allison is an artist and illustrator living in the south side of Chicago. She works as a graphics editor for The Onion, and graduated from Northern Illinois University with BFAs in Illustration and Painting. She likes to cook, play Nintendo and indie games, and hunt ghosts.
Artistic Dragon Studios (www.artisticdragon.com) specializes in anime/ manga art. Addie Afable is an illustrator and instructor. He does art commissions, being known for Chibi Chubbies, anime-style caricatures of people and characters. He studied at Illinois Institute of Art and grew up in Des Plaines, IL. Doing Anime Workshops at libraries and schools, he is also a staff artist with his wife Annie at Anime Central.
Kudo or "Rideth" is a digital mixed media illustrator, who likes to draw out of scale creatures of war in a new light. With an obsession with analog textures and mochi. Attempting to tie new experiences into an abstract digital mixed media, constantly pulling from fragments of analog. Born and raised in Chicago, a B.Arch from IIT and also working as an Architect. Visit his website: ridethemochi.com or follow him on Instagram :@rideth_mochi
Pui Che is a fantasy illustrator exploring philosophy and the spiritual world through visual storytelling. He graduated with a degree in Game Art & Design from the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg in 2008.
He has worked on various freelance projects, from mobile games, cover illustrations, indie game developments, trading card games (Legend of Draxia-2016, Tempest- Shards of the Gods) and many more. More information on Pui or to see his works, please visit www.puillustrated.com.
My name is Chuchugou! I’m a freelance artist who has been drawing and selling my art at conventions since 2013. I started drawing digitally in 2015 and making non-paper merchandise this year. I specialize in fanart, however I have been working on and writing my own original characters for light novels. https://twitter.com/kawaii_aine