Artist Alley

Imagicon’s Artist Alley is intended for professional visual artists who get their inspiration from the genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and/or Comics. Amongst these groups we include illustrators, painters, sculptors, costume designers, actors, etc. These artists are personally approached and invited by the Imagicon Foundation. Are you working as an artist and are you interested in receiving an invitation for the Artist Alley from Imagicon? Send an email to Stichting Imagicon, in which you show us that you’re inspired by Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and/or Comics by sending examples of your work. Examples are a link to a (private) website or a social media profile/portal; We would like to receive (large) files via WeTransfer. After acceptance your name and/or logo, with a possible link to your site/social media profile, will be placed on this page. In addition, your presence will be announced on our site and through our social media channels. Be ware! Sending us an email to request us to consider you for an invitation is no guarantee of a place in our Artist Alley. Are you a fan artist? Rent a fan booth at the Vortex (exhibition floor).

Present (2019)

These were the guests who were present in the Artist Alley in 2016. Ammar Al-Chalabi Ammar works as a graphic designer by day and as a comic artist/illustrator by night. Inspired by reading Lovecraft he wanted to create a comic with cosmic horrors, tentacle monsters and cultists. On the website reddit he came across Chris Welsh, an English writer who wanted to write comics. Together they created the indie comic WART. What started out as a webcomic has slowly grown into a full-fledged comic with three paper issues, available through wartcomic.com. Number four is in the making and starts a new story in the bizarre world of WART. Alongside WART Ammar also works on other comic projects and makes illustrations for i.e. Amersfoort Zoo and Benny Vreden Child Productions. Abe Borst Abe is addicted to what we call ‘strip’, which in Europe is another word for comic, though it’s far from the same. To tell stories in images is his passion he’s very happy that he’s managed to make it into his chosen profession. Diary strips, children’s strips, recipe strips, occult teenage strips, hunks, he’s make all of those. He’ll be at Imagicon with a wide range of comics and illustrations. He’s also taken his button maker along, so this is your chance to have a button made on request with your favorite anime figure, your dog or yourself. You can find previews on his website and his blogspot. Ester van de Bund Esther is a young artist who’ll sell her comics, illustrations and small one-panel comics for the first time at Imagicon. Her love for studio Ghibli, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars, ghost stories and the many Fantasy and SF universes can be seen all throughout her work and is the driving force for the comics and illustrations she makes. Free your inner nerd and visit Esther for buttons, a commission from your favorite fandom or let her immortalize her in a Fantasy, SF or Horror portrait. You can also view exclusive previews of her current comic ‘The Adventures of Noro’ and ‘The Phantom Mill’. Curious yet? View her work on Tumblr and on Instagram. Danielle Futselaar Since 2001 Danielle Futselaar has been an independent graphic designer and illustrator. She came into contact with the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in 2011. Since then, she has been designing all kinds of artwork for SETI, NASA, the Lawrence Hall of Science (University of California, Berkeley, ASTRON), and Danielle is now Creative Director at METI International, an organization that is engaged in discoveries of (exo) planets. Her work is regularly featured in the media and is published in many magazines, newspapers and online news sites such as National Geographic, Nature, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Martin van Gelder Martin has been a professional live caricaturist at parties, get-togethers and on the street for about twenty years. Because of his predilection for comics he has focused on drawing bodies that appear lively and natural, except for when he’s drawing heads. During Imagicon he wants to offer visitors the opportunity to be drawn in the same way as their favorite character. On his site Pretportret you can see examples of his work. In addition, his comic album “Secret” will be for sale, which is inspired by classic SF like Asimov and “The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy”. “Secret” is a comically intended comic with a light philosophical approach.

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Artist Alley Imagicon’s Artist Alley is intended for professional visual artists who get their inspiration from the genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and/or Comics. Amongst these groups we include illustrators, painters, sculptors, costume designers, actors, etc. These artists are personally approached and invited by the Imagicon Foundation. Are you working as an artist and are you interested in receiving an invitation for the Artist Alley from Imagicon? Send an email to Stichting Imagicon, in which you show us that you’re inspired by Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and/or Comics by sending examples of your work. Examples are a link to a (private) website or a social media profile/portal; We would like to receive (large) files via WeTransfer. After acceptance your name and/or logo, with a possible link to your site/social media profile, will be placed on this page. In addition, your presence will be announced on our site and through our social media channels. Be ware! Sending us an email to request us to consider you for an invitation is no guarantee of a place in our Artist Alley. Are you a fan artist? Rent a fan booth at the Vortex  (exhibition floor). Present All guests will be present in the Artist Alley all day, unless otherwise specified. Ammar Al-Chalabi Ammar works as a graphic designer by day and as a comic artist/illustrator by night. Inspired by reading Lovecraft he wanted to create a comic with cosmic horrors, tentacle monsters and cultists. On the website reddit he came across Chris Welsh, an English writer who wanted to write comics. Together they created the indie comic WART. What started out as a webcomic has slowly grown into a full-fledged comic with three paper issues, available through wartcomic.com. Number four is in the works! Alongside WART Ammar also works on other comic projects and makes illustrations for i.e. Amersfoort Zoo. Abe Borst Abe is addicted to what we call ‘strip’, which in Europe is another word for comic, though it’s far from the same. To tell stories in images is his passion he’s very happy that he’s managed to make it into his chosen profession. Diary strips, children’s strips, recipe strips, occult teenage strips, hunks, he’s make all of those. He’ll be at Imagicon with a wide range of comics and illustrations. He’s also taken his button maker along, so this is your chance to have a button made on request with your favorite anime figure, your dog or yourself. You can find previews on his website and his blogspot. Ester van de Bund Esther is a young artist who’ll sell her comics, illustrations and small one-panel comics for the first time at Imagicon. Her love for studio Ghibli, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars, ghost stories and the many Fantasy and SF universes can be seen all throughout her work and is the driving force for the comics and illustrations she makes. Free your inner nerd and visit Esther for buttons, a commission from your favorite fandom or let her immortalize her in a Fantasy, SF or Horror portrait. You can also view exclusive previews of her current comic ‘The Adventures of Noro’ and ‘The Phantom Mill’. Curious yet? View her work on Tumblr and on Instagram. Danielle Futselaar Since 2001 Danielle Futselaar has been an independent graphic designer and illustrator. She came into contact with the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in 2011. Since then, she has been designing all kinds of artwork for SETI, NASA, the Lawrence Hall of Science (University of California, Berkeley, ASTRON), and Danielle is now Creative Director at METI International, an organization that is engaged in discoveries of (exo) planets. Her work is regularly featured in the media and is published in many magazines, newspapers and online news sites such as National Geographic, Nature, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Martin van Gelder Martin has been a professional live caricaturist at parties, get-togethers and on the street for about twenty years. Because of his predilection for comics he has focused on drawing bodies that appear lively and natural, except for when he’s drawing heads. During Imagicon he wants to offer visitors the opportunity to be drawn in the same way as their favorite character. On his site Pretportret you can see examples of his work. In addition, his comic album “Secret” will be for sale, which is inspired by classic SF like Asimov and “The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy”. “Secret” is a comically intended comic with a light philosophical approach.
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