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ROF Art Department: Latest Artists

  • Nov. 7th, 2009 at 3:11 PM

So another round of assignments went out to some artists the other day, and now that I have a moment to breathe, allow me to share their names:

--Alan M. Clark

--Carol Heyer

--Jill Bauman

I've worked with all three of these artists before and was very pleased with the pieces they handed in.  Alan's work appears in the current issue with his illustration to "Narrative of a Beast's Life" by Cat Rambo.  Carol's work is also in the current issue, with her illustration to "Stories of the Sand" by Dirk Strasser, which also ended up as our cover (please note: this cover image was tweaked before going to press, though the art remains the same).  Jill's work hasn't appeared in the magazine yet, and alas, I have no "Sneak Peek" to link to, but she handed in her finished piece quite recently and it is made of good fun and much awesomeness.

So I'm still very early into being the art director at RoF, but it's definitely fair to say that when an artist hands in something I like I'm very happy to work with them again when the right story comes along.  A look back at the early issues of RoF seems to reveal a similar pattern, as a number of the same names popped up quite often (including Carol).

I will hasten to add that I'm still very much interested in working with artists I haven't worked with before.  Like the fiction department, I would love there to be artists you might consider regulars in the magazine, while also introducing folks who are new to our pages.  In fact, there is another artist I haven't worked with before that I'll probably be announcing here soon.  But there are still a couple of details to hammer out before everything is official, so for the time being I think it's best not to post his name. 

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(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Nov. 7th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
douglascohen wrote:
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Can you be a little more specific? Off the top of my head, I can think of artists I've worked with who have dealt in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and some digital. James A. Owen comes from a heavy comic background and handed in some killer work for "Red Dirt Kingdoms" by Jay Lake. So there is some nice variation going on early, imho.

I'm not trying to dismiss you. I just want a better understanding of your question. Please feel free to elaborate ...
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Nov. 8th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
douglascohen wrote:
Nov. 8th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
I don't think I could ever rule out an entire medium. That would be too shortsighted. I think it would all boil down to what I think of that particular artist's work--regardless of medium--and whether I think it would prove to be a good fit with any of the stories I need to send out for assignment.

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