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FINALISTS: 2013 Spectrum Fantastic Art Award

Irene Gallo at tells us that judging for the 20th edition of the Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual wrapped up. Here are the gold and silver finalists:

  • Craig Elliott, Forest Awakening
  • Michael C. Hayes, Procession
  • Android Jones, Ganeshatron
  • Greg Ruth, Three Outlaw Samurai
  • Dan Dos Santos, Dragon Empress
  • Brom, Wipi
  • William O’Connor, Wargriffin
  • David Palumbo, Fed
  • Shaun Tan, Never Leave a Red Sock on the Clothesline
  • Charles Vess, Tanglewood: I Didn’t Know She Was a Bottle Witch
  • Jennifer L. Meyer, Aesop’s Ark, Ch. 2, P2
  • David Petersen, Mouse Guard Black Axe #4, Page 19
  • Paolo Rivera, Daredevil #10
  • Paolo Rivera, Captain America #1
  • João Ruas, Fables #121
  • Daniel Dociu, Guild Wars 2, Norn Lodge
  • Theo Prins, Southsun Cove
  • Paul Sullivan, Franken-animal
  • Justin Sweet, Thor II, Marauders 2
  • Allen Willams, Tree of Tales
  • Dan Chudzinski, Turbulence
  • David Meng, Sashimi
  • Virginie Ropars, Mothra
  • Virginie Ropars, Acanthopis III
  • Katya Tal, Blanket Fairy
  • Sam Bosma, Stability
  • Chris Buzelli, Book Monster”
  • Sean Andrew Murray, He’s Gone Full-Bird
  • Victo Ngai, Best of the Best
  • Sam Weber, Cancer Monster
  • Ed Binkley, A Cob of Chiseldon-Brimble
  • Lucas Graciano, Dragon Swarm
  • Tyler Jacobson, Ruric Thar, The Unbowed
  • Kekai Kotaki, Stampede
  • David Palumbo, Taken
  • Cory Godbey, The Fish Master
  • Lucas Graciano, Guardianship
  • Kekai Kotaki, Ride
  • Andrew Mar, Tell-Tale Heart
  • Tohru Patrick, Awa, Sudden Shower

Here’s a video of all the nominated works.

Gold and silver medal winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Spectrum Live, a weekend long celebration of fantastic art, in Kansas City, May 17-19th.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

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2 Comments on FINALISTS: 2013 Spectrum Fantastic Art Award

  1. The Spectrum books are always full of wonderful Fantasy and Sci-Fi art. There were over 6000 entries for this edition, and Michael Whelan was one of the judges. I’m sure this book will be excellent.

  2. I’m sure the book will be excellent as well, they consistently are. I am excited for the upcoming Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 weekend coming to my town, Kansas City, Missouri, in May. If you are a fan of SFF art you owe it to yourself to try to make it to this event. It is a surprisingly intimate affair that gives you access to some of the very best artists working in the field today. I think I talked to Michael Whelan 1:1 three or four times last year and it wasn’t because I was being an obnoxious fanboy but just because I ended up at his booth that many times looking at original art and he was gracious and would strike up interesting conversations.

    It was incredible to see original work from Michael Whelan, Dan Dos Santos, Gregory Manchess, Greg Spalenka, Boris and Julie, Donato and so many others. Wow.

    Come! There are artist panels and live painting events and three days of hanging out with kind and generous artists.

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