Catherine Cruzan

A New Realm of Fantasy

WonderCon 2013 — ARTISTS ALLEY

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ORIGINALLY POSTED: March 29, 30 & 31, 2013

WonderCon in Anaheim, CA

I Wonder, Wonder, Wonder…  THE ALLEY

ARTISTS’ ALLEY was busting at the seams with a ton of amazing talent this year.  I wish I could do a write-up on each and every one of the artists!  For a full listing, you can visit the WonderCon Artists’ Alley page.

In the meantime, here are just a few of the many things which caught my eye…

Tohru Patrick Awa


This artist had some of my favorite stuff on the alley.  His characters are complex with beautiful, flowing lines.  His images are a wonderful blend of whimsical and bold.  Check out his Dracula, his Dragon Girl and his Red Riding Hood to see what I mean.

Amongst the many things he’s done, he did creature design work for Tim Burton’s movie “9” which was beautifully rendered in stop motion animation.

He also did concept design work for the Japanese Sci Fi anime BATON.

He’s got links on his site to some other amazing artists, so be sure to go check it out.










Justin Harder – Claus Studios


This artists has a really interesting take on angle and perspective which gives his artwork a surreal sense of sophistication.

I’m a fan of his commercial artwork as well.  He did some iconic Sons of Anarchy stuff, for example, that any fan of the show would recognize.  His artwork reflects the derision playing out in the club, and adds to the drama that we admire and appreciate on this show.






Anne Cain Illustration


Anne’s booth stopped me dead in my tracks when I spotted her illustration of one of my favorite movie antagonists, Prince Nuada from Hellboy II, The Golden Army, created by Guillermo del Toro and exquisitely brought to life by actor Luke Goss.

She’s an amazing illustrator.









Thomas M. Baxa


The amount of detail in Thomas’ illustrations is just phenomenal.  He’s amazingly talented.  He’s done interior art, cover art and card illustrations for many of the big fantasy games, including Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.


Jessica C. Feinberg



Those of you who know me, know how much I love dragons.  And one of the wonderful things about Jessica’s art is that it’s full of… That’s right, you guessed it… Dragons.

She also does some amazing elementals, faeries, steampunk and so on…

There’s no better way to get my attention than to combine things I like, such as steampunk and dragons!

It doesn’t hurt that she’s also a Doctor Who fan.


Rachel Walker


I bought a glass pendant from this lovely lady after a lively chat at her booth about performance and costuming.  And I have gotten comments about it EVERY SINGLE TIME I’ve worn it.  In fact, I love the subject so much, I’m sharing the print with you here.  I adore the whimsy of this piece.

Rachel’s faeries and Japanese Geisha are simply wonderful too.  Wearable art is the best!!!

Her website is fun to shop.  Go check it out!

Author: Catherine

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