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Creative Accomplishments & Convention Appearances

Creative Accomplishments & Convention Appearances

2015

Founded the group- Luminaries

Luminaries is a group of local and regional artists who wish to celebrate the works and lives of visionary artists who changed the world with their creations. Two or three times a year the group will select an artist who has passed and celebrate them with a tribute art show featuring art inspired by that artist’s style, characters or projects they worked on or portraits of the artist.

2014

Founded the group- Toon’d In

Toon’d In is a group of Des Moines, IA artists who love cartoons. Working together they host art shows set to the theme of a certain show or style of animation. 

2013

Spoilage, Vol.3

Publication of short story- Enter to Win

Des Moines Cityview’s “Best of Des Moines”

Best Local Artist 2013- winner

2012

Des Moines Zombie Walk

I was the zombie artist in residence for the zombie walk. I provided the art for the walk’s promotional materials and created trophies for the walk’s costume contest.

Cabinet of Wonders: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen Library Tour

In August 2012 I started a yearlong tour, displaying my statues in libraries around central Iowa. The display was up for a month at each location. New work was added throughout the tour. (See art show list for details concerning locations)

RAW presents: MIXOLOGY Showcase

I was selected to participate in RAW’s first Des Moines, IA showcase, Mixology. The show featured fine artists, photographers, fashion designers, jewelry designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, two bands (Hath No Fury and Longbottom Leaf), dancers, body artists, and a DJ.

Des Moines Cityview’s “Best of Des Moines”

Best Local Artist 2012- winner

2011

Shades of Decay: A Zombie Coloring Book

In December I had volume 1 of my hand crafted zombie coloring book trilogy professionally published through Really Big Coloring Book, Inc.

Cityview’s “Best of Des Moines”

Best Local Artist 2011- winner

2010 

Warpaint!

Won title of “Marker Master 2010”

Live art competition, set up on a bracket system that included 16 artists. In pairs of two, we had an hour to create a work of art with only a blank board and a fat marker. The subject of the artwork was a mystery until fifteen minutes before the clock started. The winner moved onto the next round.

Cityview’s “Best of Des Moines”

Best Local Artist 2010- runner up

2009

Blue Moon Beer’s Blue Moon/New Year Event

1 of 6 artist invited by Blue Moon Beer and the Des Moines Social Club to create Blue Moon Beer inspired art live during New Year’s Eve celebration. The six paintings toured local bars and are now on permanent display at the Iowa Beverage Systems, Inc. in Ankeny, IA.

2008

Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead by Jonathan Maberry

First published artwork. Contributed 16 drawings to the book.

Des Moines Area Community College- Student Writing Competition

Honorable Mention

2007               

Des Moines Area Community College- Student Writing Competition

Honorable Mention

Convention Appearances

2016

Midwest Comicon (Comic) Des Moines, IA

Crypticon (Horror) Bloomington, MN

Roach Motel Zinefest (Zine) Des Moines, IA

minICON (Comic) Altoona, IA

Wizard World Des Moines (Comic)Des Moines, IA

2015

Midwest Comicon (Comic)Des Moines, IA

Crypticon (Horror)Bloomington, MN

KC Zine Con (Zine/ Small Press) Kansas City, MO

Wizard World Des Moines (Comic)- Des Moines, IA

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 4 (Fantastic Art)- Kansas City, MO

minICON (Comic)- Altoona, IA

LibCON (Science Fiction)-  Des Moines, IA

2014

Crypticon (Horror)- Bloomington, MN

minICON (Comic)- Altoona, IA

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 (Fantastic Art)- Kansas City, MO

2013

I-CON (Comic)- Des Moines, IA

Fallcon Comic Book Party (Comic)- Minneapolis, MN

Crypticon (Horror)- Minneapolis, MN

Chamber of Champions (Gaming)- Des Moines, IA

minICON (Comic)- Altoona, IA

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 (Fantastic Art)- Kansas City, MO

2012 

ICON (Comic)- Des Moines, IA

Fallcon Comic Book Party (Comic)- Minneapolis, MN

Crypticon (Horror)- Minneapolis, MN

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! (Fantastic Art)-  Kansas City, MO

2011

Crypticon (Horror)- Minneapolis, MN

Fallcon Comic Book Party (Comic)- Minneapolis, MN

ICON  (Comic)- Altoona, IA

SpringCon (Comic)- Minneapolis, MN

2010 

Crypticon (Horror)- Minneapolis, MN

SpringCon ‘10 (Comic)- Minneapolis, MN

2009 

ICON (Comic)- Altoona, IA

2008   

FallCon (Comic)- Minneapolis, MN

MinICON (Comic)- Johnston, IA

2007 

MinICON/ Zombie fest (Comic/Horror)– Des Moines, IA

ICON (Comic)– Des Moines, IA