Art Appreciation

PAUL KOMODA
Paul is one of my favorite people and favorite artists.
His sketchbook is a thing of eldritch beauty and horror.
And his finished work – whether for HR Giger or film – is wonderful.
This is very small sample, but hopefully one that will whet your appetite:
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Art Appreciation

NICO(LAS) DELORT
I don’t know Nico Delort, but wish that I did.
He has almost singlehandedly made Black and White illustration relevant again, as he combines the scale and tonal qualities of Franklin Booth with a more sinuous line and some steel wool (or Photoshop?) lighting/fog effects. Breathtaking work!
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Art Appreciation

DEAN CORNWELL

Cornwell was one of the greatest American painters and it was a thrill to see so many of his paintings on display in the Kelly Collection.

In addition to classic paintings in rich full palettes, Cornwell did many pieces in then-printable duotone, and others that served as two-page magazine vignettes – designed to have type laid in and around them.
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Art Appreciation

PASCAL CAMPION
Pascal’s work makes me think that I worry to much and work too hard.
But simplicity can be as deceptive as it is elegant – for invariably I find that his work focuses on the “simple” foundations that too many of us leave out entirely – or try (in vain) to shove in through some fiddly technique at the end….
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Art Appreciation

FRANKLIN BOOTH
Booth was amazing. Amazing. Full stop.
He’d come of age when engraving was the standard for printing, and he learned to wield his pen accordingly.
His understanding of tone is clear in every piece whatever the genre (apocalyptic SF, fantasy, boy’s adventure, advertising, et al.), or atmosphere.
And he combined that knowledge with impeccable draftsmanship and scale. Wow.

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Norwescon Schedule 2018

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Thursday

Good God, Holmes, You Never Cease to Astound Me!

2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Cascade 10

Berlynn Wohl (M), Lee Moyer, Renee Stern

This is My First Con

5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Cascade 11

Bridget Landry (M), Donna Prior, Shubzilla, Lee Moyer

Words to Images

6:00pm – 7:00pm @ Cascade 12

Lee Moyer (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Kent Hamilton

 Friday

Bad to the Bone: Villains in SF & F

1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Cascade 10

Julie McGalliard (M), Lee Moyer, Joseph Brassey, Scott James Magner

Interview and Q&A with Galen Dara

2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Evergreen 3 & 4

Lee Moyer (M), Galen Dara

Saturday

Book Covers, Advertising, and Sales Tracking

12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Cascade 9

Sienna Saint-Cyr (M), Lee Moyer, Elliott Kay, Patrick Hurley

Liar’s Panel

2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Evergreen 1 & 2

Caren GS (M), Lilith Dawn, Brian D. Oberquell, K. C. Alexander, Lee Moyer

Autograph Session 2

3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Grand 2

Chris Pramas, Galen Dara, Ken Liu, Matthew Wedel, Nicole Lindroos, Barth Anderson, Tina Connolly, Fonda Lee, G. Willow Wilson, Joseph Carriker, Kat Richardson, Nancy Kress, Sandra M. Odell, Tanya D., Curtis C. Chen, Dawn Vogel, Nisi Shawl, E. Lily Yu, Eva L. Elasigue, Jack Skillingstead, Joseph Brassey, K. C. Alexander, Lee Moyer, Meg Elison, Pat MacEwen, Patrick Swenson, Rhiannon Held, Scott James Magner, Dean Wells

Levelling Up Your Art

6:00pm – 7:00pm @ Cascade 5 & 6

Lee Moyer (M), Bryan Syme, Echo Chernik