When you hear about San Diego Comic-Con, you usually hear about blockbuster franchises: Marvel, Star Wars, DC, and major streaming platforms. All of this is great, but the SDCC Exhibition Hall is full of hidden treasures, from small presses to funky vendors to rare cartoons. One of the best parts of the exhibition hall is Artists’ Alley, where indie artists and illustrators sell their work. Now that SDCC 2022 is over, this is some of the best indie artists we’ve met!
If you didn’t attend the Comic-Con, or if you missed the tables of these artists while strolling through the exhibition hall, don’t be afraid. Below is a link to their website.
Celine Chapas’s graceful watercolors explore the world of fantasy and fandom, with mermaids and other mythical creatures playing with Marvel and Star Wars characters.
Full Disclosure: I’m a Briana Garcia fangirl.In fact, I included her hilarious silky art in this Loki Season 2 update!Garcia’s cartoon-inspired drawing style is fun and energetic, and she specializes in properties such as: My little pony And Disney Princess.
Harmony Gong’s style combines anime and Art Nouveau to create breathtakingly rich portraits. Her Sailor Moon art makes her character her own while capturing the beauty of Naoko Takeuchi’s original drawing style, and her original art focuses on fairies, witches and other fantastic women. I’m guessing.
If you look at the inspiring portraits of historical and fictional characters floating around the internet and see each person have one word summarizing why they are so great, Karen Harion You probably met the work of. In fact, her “She” series has become an intermediate book to be released soon! But the “She” series is more than just inspiration. Harion is also enjoying it.
Derek Knierim’s work includes a lot of desert landscapes full of androids, bounty hunters, superheroes and other fantastic beings. His art is vast with a pop saturated color palette.
Jospeh Michael’s intricate art is reminiscent of vintage screenprints and woodblock prints. Each image is incredibly detailed and his process reel on Instagram is captivating.
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Another Art Nouveau-inspired artist (her table is right next to the Harmony Gong, which has become a serious eye-catcher for Art Nouveau enthusiasts), Melissa Pagurika is the creator of graphic novels. Above the clouds And web comics Monster heart.. In particular, I was fascinated by the tea-themed stickers depicting adorable vintage women representing flavors such as Earl Gray.
Toma Vagner’s fantastic paintings explore themes such as mental health and addiction. If she feels she has seen her work before, her clients include: Harry Styles When New Yorker..
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