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Member of the Week Pashur House

Member of the Week Pashur House

Pashur, grew up in the Music City - Nashville, TN – with no musical talent. Instead, he had a crazy amount of passion for art. He cut out his favorite comic strips from the daily newspapers and begged his dad to take him to a five and dime store to buy a crazy amount of comic books. It took a crazy amount of begging. While in high school he drew a crazy number of caricatures at the local theme park becoming their top artist. All his money went to a crazy amount of art supplies while he studied...

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Member of the Week Bartosz Kosowski

Member of the Week Bartosz Kosowski

Bartosz Kosowski - born in 1979, is an illustrator and poster artist based in Lodz, Poland. He has graduated from Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts and Design where he studied traditional printmaking as well as University of Wroclaw. For the last nineteen years he has been creating award winning posters, editorial illustrations and portraits and has cooperated with such clients as Apple, LucasFilm, Disney, HBO, Canal+, Netflix, Legendary Pictures, "The New Yorker", "The Economist", "The New...

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Member of the Week Chiara Vercesi

Member of the Week Chiara Vercesi

Chiara Vercesi is an award-winning illustrator from Milan (Italy) currently based in Amsterdam. She has gained international recognition for her editorial and advertising illustrations, with a strong emphasis on science and environmental themes. Her work can be found in publications and advertising campaigns across the world. She’s also been spotted giving lectures at universities in The Netherlands and the US, teaching creative practice on Domestika, and mentoring new creatives with The...

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Member of the Week Tom Parsons

Member of the Week Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons is an illustrator, designer and art teacher from North Carolina. He began his career in screen-printing and sublimation, designing cycling jerseys and other printed textiles. Tom is influenced by a wide range of subjects such as narrative art, 3D printing and model making, humorous comics, music, etc. His illustrations start with lots of rough pencil sketches which are then finished digitally with hand painted textures incorporated throughout. Occasionally he also makes small...

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February SILA Sketch Lounge

February SILA Sketch Lounge

Thursday February 22, 2024 7pm – 9pm PT Relax, sketch, fix yourself a drink, and toss it around with other illustrators on Zoom. To get the Zoom link (will be sent an hour before the event starts): RSVP info@si-la.org

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Member of the Week Eric Seaburg

Member of the Week Eric Seaburg

Eric Seaburg is an illustrator and artist living in Sacramento, CA. He is originally from Newtown, Connecticut and has lived in New Zealand, Mississippi, Germany, Connecticut and California. He has a BFA from Paier College of Art and an MFA from Academy of Art University. He has been involved with many types of art. He focuses on book cover and book interior art in the sci-fi, fantasy, mystery/thriller, horror and military historical fiction genres among others. His skills include but are not...

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Member of the Week Kaining Wang

Member of the Week Kaining Wang

Kaining Wang is a concept artist based in Los Angeles. Developing stories and worldbuilding through drawing has always been one of her biggest passions. She loves combining folktales, mythologies, and current events into her stories. Currently she is working on VR games. Her career ranges from theme park design, TV animation, to video games.                   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaining-wang-664133a7/ Instagram:...

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Member of the Week Ed Vargas

Member of the Week Ed Vargas

Ed Vargas was born in a small town in Costa Rica and ever since he was little he loved drawing and observing nature. He majored in graphic design from a local university and with time he realized graphic design wasn’t really his calling. Eventually he discovered Entertainment Art and decided to travel to Los Angeles where he studied Visual Development and storytelling, which led to him shifting his occupation. Since then, he has developed a successful career working for games, animated movies...

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Illustration West 62 Judging Has Finished! Here Are The Accepted Artists –

Illustration West 62 Judging Has Finished! Here Are The Accepted Artists –

© Martin French We received over 1,200 entries from over 441 artists (covering over 30 countires: Australia, Austria, Bangkok, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong Sar China, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Taiwan (R.O.C.), The Netherlands, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States) this year giving our judging panel (Jennifer...

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January SILA Sketch Lounge

January SILA Sketch Lounge

Thursday January 25, 2024 7pm – 9pm PT Relax, sketch, fix yourself a drink, and toss it around with other illustrators on Zoom. To get the Zoom link (will be sent an hour before the event starts): RSVP info@si-la.org

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Member of the Week Tzenko Stoyanov

Member of the Week Tzenko Stoyanov

“Tzenko is a Stockholm, Sweden based Swedish-Bulgarian illustrator who often resides in Los Angeles, California. He has worked as a professional illustrator since 2001. Part of his youth, he lived in Havana, Cuba, where he started developing an interest in aesthetical matters. Later on he joined preparatory Art classes in The Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, followed by studies in Visual Communication at AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts, Enschede, the Netherlands. After graduation from the AKI,...

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Member of the Week Ed Flynn

Member of the Week Ed Flynn

Edward Flynn graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in Illustration and Communication Design a few years before the rise of desktop computers. After graduation, he promptly moved down to New York City to follow his dreams as an Editorial Illustrator/Cartoonist. However like many other young illustrators, he found that falling back on his Graphic Design skills provided a more stable living, especially when he honed in on working in the advertising industry. It was there in which...

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Member of the Week Jamie Stroud

Member of the Week Jamie Stroud

A freelance illustrator and designer, Jamie Stroud is mostly known for his children’s and editorial work, and has extensive experience in publishing as well. Jamie’s primary choice of medium is brush and ink with digital color, but is also comfortable with pencils and oils. He is a long standing member of the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. Growing up in New York, Jamie graduated from School of Visual Art in New York City with a BFA degree studying under...

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****Writing Longform Comics: Graphic Novels & Series With Jim Higgins February 1 to March 21, 2024 ~ 5pm – 8pm PT $450.00****

****Writing Longform Comics: Graphic Novels & Series With Jim Higgins February 1 to March 21, 2024 ~ 5pm – 8pm PT $450.00****

NEW START DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2024 Instead of focusing on doing a short comics story like in the Making Comics class, this eight-week class focuses on writing a detailed outline for a graphic novel, a miniseries, or the first story arc of an ongoing series. Any subject matter, any genre, even non-fiction. The story is workshopped in detail, the structure is analyzed, and the writer makes final decisions about what’s in and out, all with the aid of the group, finishing with a scene by scene...

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Jim Higgins ~ Making Comics: A Class for Writers and Artists Jan 22 to Apr 8, 2024 7PM-10PM PT ~ $495.00

Jim Higgins ~ Making Comics: A Class for Writers and Artists Jan 22 to Apr 8, 2024 7PM-10PM PT ~ $495.00

Learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a story as it relates to the medium of comics and graphic novels. In this workshop, writers and cartoonists learn the essential knowledge needed to write a story with interesting characters, real emotion, an engaging plot, and a satisfying ending. Artists will be given drawing tips, instruction about technique, and examples of work by great masters, new and old, to help with visual storytelling, composition, light and dark, figure...

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December SILA Sketch Lounge

December SILA Sketch Lounge

Thursday December 28, 2023 7pm – 9pm PT Relax, sketch, fix yourself a drink, and toss it around with other illustrators on Zoom. To get the Zoom link (will be sent an hour before the event starts): RSVP info@si-la.org

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