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Learn about the Spectrum Call for Entries, how and when you can submit your work, request a poster and more.

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The Spectrum 22 Call for Entries are now open.

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Meet the Judges

Learn about the five member jury team who will select the Gold and Silver awards and artwork for inclusion in Spectrum #22.

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Thank You for Submitting to Spectrum 22!

We would like to thank everyone who submitted to Spectrum 22. We look forward to carefully reviewing all of the entries and notifying those who submitted online with an official confirmation soon! More details coming in a few days.

The Spectrum 22 Call for Entries Deadline is January 26th!

The Call for Entries for Spectrum 22 ends on January 26th. Submit by mail or online! All artworks in all media embracing the themes of science fiction, fantasy, horror and the surreal are eligible. There is no unacceptable way to create art. Imagination and skill are what matters. Work chosen by the jury will be printed in full color in the Spectrum annual, the peer-selected "best of the year" collection for the fantastic arts.

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Seven Reasons to Enter Spectrum by James Gurney!

Premiere storyteller and artist, James Gurney [Dinotopia, Color and Light] has written about the seven reasons to enter Spectrum on his Gurney Journey blog.

Read the post here.

The Strategy of Submitting to Spectrum by Dan dos Santos!

Exceptional illustrator and the man behind the popular fantasy art collective blog, Muddy Colors, has posted an article with many helpful tips when it comes to submitting your artwork to Spectrum. While you are at it you can enjoy the many other intriguing articles written by industry greats.

Read the post here.

Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Now Available!

The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this twenty-first lavishly produced annual. Challenging, controversial, educational, and irreverent, the award-winning Spectrum series reinforces both the importance and prevalence of fantastic art in today's culture. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working in every style and medium, both traditional and digital. The best artists from the United States, Europe, China, Australia, South America and beyond have gathered into the only annual devoted exclusively to works of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and the surreal, making Spectrum one of the year's most anticipated books.

Featured in SPECTRUM 21 are over 300 diverse visionaries, many of them world-renowned, including Paul Bonner, Donato Giancola, James Gurney, Iain McCaig, Shaun Tan, Sam Weber and Allen Williams. With art from books, graphic novels, video games, films, galleries, advertising and the fine arts, Spectrum is both an electrifying art book for fans and an invaluable resource for clients looking for bright new talent. The entire field is discussed in an invaluable, found-nowhere-else Year In Review. Contact information for each artist is included.

Often imitated, never equaled, SPECTRUM 21 continues the freshness and excellence that was established twenty years ago.

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Latest Video

Gary Gianni talks about what Spectrum Fantastic Art means to him and provides advice to students.

Frank Cho draws his Savage Beauty artwork used for one of the gatefolds in Drawing Beautiful Women: the Frank Cho Method available from Flesk Publications.

The Book of Giants by Petar Meseldzija! Take a journey with the artist and writer Petar Meseldzija, who tells how he was allowed unparalleled access through the Invisible Curtain and into the land of giants. A year in the making, this book’s sixteen paintings and nearly ninety drawings bring to life Petar’s experiences on this journey and secrets uncovered, going back to ancient times. He shares stories of new discoveries that free giants from the murky abyss of myth and a forgotten past. Available summer 2015 from Flesk Publications.

Bill Carman paints at his booth during Comic-Con International in 2011. John Fleskes filmed this segment while asking questions about Carman's methods. The candid interview has been transcribed and posted on the Flesk blog. Read it here!

Part two of the interview with Petar Meseldzija as he talks about technique, and the fields of fine art and illustration. This feature was filmed in his studio in October 2013 by John Fleskes.

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