Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Boskone Schedule

I'm excited to be the featured artist guest of Boskone this year! I've never been to the show before but have heard so many great things from friends and I expect to have a great time. Here is my weekend schedule, I hope if you're attending you'll drop in on any items that get your curiosity:

Boskone Meet the Guests & Art Show Reception

Friday 21:00 - 22:00
Connoisseurs and philistines alike: welcome! Come meet our special guests while enjoying a feast for the eyes that is the Boskone Art Show. Join us in the Galleria to enjoy refreshments -- and refreshing conversation.
Bill Higgins, Jane Yolen, Seanan McGuire, David Palumbo, Bill Roper, Ginjer Buchanan

Art Demo with Official Artist David Palumbo

Saturday 11:00 - 11:50
David Palumbo

The Future of Art and Artists in SF and Fantasy

Saturday 12:00 - 12:50
As the publishing industry changes, what does that mean for book art --- and for artists who make a living in SF/F? How might creativity be enhanced with the emergence of digital media? What untapped opportunities could benefit freelance artists and art lovers? And what challenges does this new regime bring? Join our panelists to get a look at the big picture.
John Picacio (M), Greg Manchess, Bob Eggleton, David Palumbo

Art Show Tour -- Featuring the Art of David Palumbo

Saturday 14:00 - 14:50
Boskone Guest Artist David Palumbo gives a special tour of the work he's brought to Boston this year.
David Palumbo

Creating an Art Portfolio

Saturday 17:00 - 17:50
Artists and art portfolios go hand in hand. Our panelists discuss tips for new artists looking to create a portfolio, as well as for current artists looking to retool what they already have available.
John Picacio (M), Bob Eggleton, Frank Wu, David Palumbo

Reduced William Shakespeare _Star Wars_ Reading

Saturday 21:15 - 22:45
Join us for Boskone's special reading of Ian Doescher's Shakespearian _Star Wars_ mashup with droids, heroes, heroines, villains -- and rhyming couplets. Abridged and directed by Laurie Mann.
Laurie Mann (M), John Chu, Joan Slonczewski , Bruce Coville, Bob Kuhn, Mary Crowell, David G. Grubbs, Jane Yolen, Kate Baker, Darlene Marshall, David Palumbo

Interview with Guest Artist David Palumbo

Sunday 10:00 - 10:50
Former Guest Artist John Picacio interviews Boskone's current Guest Artist David Palumbo. As a freelance illustrator, David has provided genre-themed artwork for everything from book covers and collectible card games to advertisements and concept designs. He has received multiple honors for his work, including three Spectrum medals and a Chesley Award, and has shown in galleries from New York to Paris. Art enthusiasts: this is a panel not to be missed!
John Picacio (M), David Palumbo

Kaffeeklatsche with David Palumbo

Sunday 12:00 - 12:50

Finding Your Voice as an Artist

Sunday 14:00 - 14:50
Boskone's Official Artist David Palumbo discusses the intimidating journey of discovering your artistic voice. What methods can be used to help an artist set their work apart in an ever increasing pool of talent? Where does the line fall between inspiration and imitation? When do you follow your own path and what part does it play in the business side of art?
David Palumbo

Thursday, January 16, 2014

God-Favored General

One of my cards from the upcoming Magic expansion "Born of the Gods" has just been spoiled. Enjoy!

12x16 inches, oil on panel

Monday, January 13, 2014

Aliens, Prometheus

I've been wrapped up in a number of covers for Dark Horse Comics the past couple of months and am tremendously happy to be able to share the first two. These are part of DH's campaign to re-boot their Aliens line and I can't express how honored I was to be chosen to work on such a project. The 1979 film "Alien" has long been one of my absolute favorite movies and getting to touch that universe in any small way is a real treat. Many more related works to come!

Aliens #1, oil on panel, 16x24 inches. This version is slightly altered from the one which will see print (http://io9.com/see-dark-horses-first-alien-predator-avp-and-prometh-1500505424). After approval of final, I couldn't help myself go back in and adjust some details.

Prometheus #1, oil on panel, 16x24 inches