Every year the Gen Con Art Show showcases some of the most talented and influential artists in fantasy, sci-fi, comics, gaming, and so much more.
This year, our three featured artists are John Stanko, Jon Sideriadis, and Andrew Thompson. Read on to get to know a little bit more about these incredibly talented artists, admire some of their fantastic pieces below, and be sure to check out their booths at Gen Con Indy August 3-6.
John Stanko is currently a freelance illustrator and teaches graphic design and illustration at University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. Some of his clients include TOR books, Nightshade books, TOPPs, Sony Online, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Fantasy Flight Games, Blizzard, Upper Deck and Star Wars.
Be sure to check out John’s portfolio website to see more of his work.
Jon is an award-winning illustrator, author, and professor whose clients include such names as Hasbro, Dwarven Forge, and Alchemy RPG. On March 14 he launched a 5e compatible RPG adventure called “Lair of the Spider Lord,” which is based on his ground-breaking new series, “Astromythos.”
Andrew (@schmandrewart) is a fantasy pop illustrator based out of Columbus, Ohio. He and his work are hard to miss. They’re both bright, energetic, and full of emotion! Andrew first started his career as an independent artist after leaving a graphic design position at Reebok in 2015. Over the last 8 years, he’s built up quite the résumé, having worked for brands like Bethesda, BioWare, Supermassive Games, Mondo, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Wizards of the Coast.
Speaking of which, he’s an avid Magic: The Gathering player, and swears he’ll do a card one of these days! In the meantime, however, he’s plenty busy designing custom apparel, creating new work, and writing and illustrating a graphic novel. In his downtime, you can find him with friends or relaxing at home with his pit-mix named Cadence. She’s the best and you should absolutely ask him to see a picture of her!
Are there any artists you’re looking forward to seeing this year? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram with the #GenConArtShow. And be sure to look for these and many more talented artists at Gen Con 2023 this August 3 – 6.