Announcing the 2013 Spectrum Fantastic Art Award Finalists |

Announcing the 2013 Spectrum Fantastic Art Award Finalists

Judging for the 20th edition of the Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual wrapped up yesterday. Five jurors looked at, and evaluated, over six thousand entries. A few hundred of the best entries will be complied into the Spectrum annual, due out next fall. Gold and silver medal winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Spectrum Live, a weekend long celebration of fantastic art, in Kansas City, May 17-19th.

The gold and silver finalists are:


  • Craig Elliott, Forest Awakening
  • Michael C. Hayes, Procession
  • Android Jones, Ganeshatron
  • Greg Ruth, Three Outlaw Samurai
  • Dan Dos Santos, Dragon Empress


  • Brom, Wipi
  • William O’Connor, Wargriffin
  • David Palumbo, Fed
  • Shaun Tan, Never Leave a Red Sock on the Clothesline
  • Charles Vess, Tanglewood: I Didn’t Know She Was a Bottle Witch


  • Jennifer L. Meyer, Aesop’s Ark, Ch. 2, P2
  • David Petersen, Mouse Guard Black Axe #4, Page 19
  • Paolo Rivera, Daredevil #10
  • Paolo Rivera, Captain America #1
  • João Ruas, Fables #121

Concept Art:

  • Daniel Dociu, Guild Wars 2, Norn Lodge
  • Theo Prins, Southsun Cove
  • Paul Sullivan, Franken-animal
  • Justin Sweet
  • Allen Willams, Tree of Tales


  • Dan Chudzinski, Turbulence
  • David Meng, Sashimi
  • Virginie Ropars, Mothra
  • Virginie Ropars, Acanthopis III
  • Katya Tal, Blanket Fairy


  • Sam Bosma, Stability
  • Chris Buzelli, Book Monster”
  • Sean Andrew Murray, He’s Gone Full-Bird
  • Victo Ngai, Best of the Best
  • Sam Weber, Cancer Monster


  • Ed Binkley,  A Cob of Chiseldon-Brimble
  • Lucas Graciano, Dragon Swarm
  • Tyler Jacobson, Ruric Thar, The Unbowed
  • Kekai Kotaki, Stampede
  • David Palumbo, Taken


  • Cory Godbey,  The Fish Master
  • Lucas Graciano, Guardianship
  • Kekai Kotaki, Ride
  • Andrew Mar,  Tell-Tale Heart
  • Tohru Patrick, Awa, Sudden Shower

You can view all the finalists in this video:


…and a glimpse at the judging process:

Congratulations and good luck to all the finalist! Follow Spectrum’s website to see photos of the judging and further announcmnets of who was selected for the annual.

Spectrum 20 will be out in the fall — it always excels at showcasing the broadest array of fantasy inspired art the field has to offer. I’m looking forward to seeing the book and many of the artists included at Spectrum Live in May.


Spectrum 20 jury.

Spectrum 20 jury and dierctors: Tim Bruckner, Mark A. Nelson,
Irene Gallo, Michael Whelan, Cathy Fenner, Tim Kirk, and Arnie Fenner


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