The Spectrum 21 judging event was held on March 1, 2014 at the San Jose State University’s Animation/Illustration department building. The five member jury, comprising of Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, George Pratt, Shelly Wan and Allen Williams, reviewed over 5000 entries during the daylong event. A Special thanks to the SJSU faculty for making the space available and to the twenty-plus students who volunteered making the day run smoothly. Watch this video for highlights during the day.
This video was shared midday on March 1, 2014 during the Spectrum 21 judging event. The jury went on to vote on the digital submissions shortly after this was posted.
The Spectrum 21 jury will convene in San Jose, California on March 1, 2014. We are thrilled to have the following five respected professionals on the Spectrum 21 jury. Illustrator, animator and educator, Cory Godbey; Fine artist, illustrator, sculpture and special effects artist, J. Anthony Kosar; Painter, writer, photographer and educator, George Pratt; Fine artist, film conceptual artist and illustrator, Shelly Wan; Film conceptual artist and illustrator, Allen Williams.
Spectrum Grand Master and Spectrum Advisory Board Member, Brom is celebrated in The Art of Brom; the largest, most comprehensive retrospective ever published on the work of this extraordinary dark fantasy artist. A special thanks to Helpful Bear Productions for creating this promotional video. You can visit the Flesk Publications website to purchase the book. Flesk has exclusive special Deluxe and Publisher’s editions available from its online store.
Spectrum Advisory Board Member, James Gurney, has released his first full length instructional video. Follow James Gurney every step of the way as he creates two dinosaur paintings for Scientific American magazine. The steps for each painting include conducting research, making thumbnail sketches, constructing maquettes, preparing a line drawing, priming the board, and painting the final picture in oil. To learn more about the video, or to purchase, visit James Gurney's website here.
Video of the action at our Flesk and Spectrum booth at the Alternate Press Expo in San Francisco on October 12 and 13. This footage includes our special guests Terryl Whitlatch, Shelly Wan, Iain McCaig and Craig Elliott!
We had our annual student outreach at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco on October 15, 2013. We gave students access to our entire Flesk catalog at a reduced rate. It gives us great pleasure to get our books into the hands of our future stars at a special student discount. Thanks to Vidur Gupta and Helpful Bear Productions for providing this time lapse video of the event. See you next year!
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, Volume Two commemorates the second annual Spectrum event by celebrating the work of the exhibition’s six special guests. Jon Foster, Peter de Sève, Tara McPherson, Charles Vess, Michael Whelan and Terryl Whitlatch have hand-picked a diverse assortment of images for inclusion in this volume—a collection of six individual galleries with artist statements scattered throughout. Available at fleskpublications.com. Thanks to Helpful Bear Productions for creating this video.
At this year's Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, Flesk Films shot a series of interviews with twenty-four of the event's participating artists and special guests.