AISFP 229 – John Picacio, Hugo Award Winner, Best Professional Artist

The Creative FireBrent Bowen is back, interviewing John Picacio at the 2013 ConQuest.

They discussed:

  • past Hugo winners for Best Professional Artist and the prestigious non-winners.
  • different forms of creating art and how he is trying to adapt to the digital age.
  • John’s early-career experience working with Michael Moorcock, the importance of developing his creative voice early on and how he wouldn’t be here in his career without Mr. Moorcock.
  • How John shifted his approach as a freelancer in 2009 and how his winning the Hugo (after losing seven years in a row) changed him, leading him to create Lone Boy, his own company.
  • The card game Loteria and how he funded a KickStarter campaign to make a calendar with art he made for the game’s card

Check out John Picacio’s article on the making of THE CREATIVE FIRE by Brenda Cooper, a cover that helped him earn the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist.

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Timothy C. Ward
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Timothy C. Ward‘s first publication, Cornhusker: Demon Gene (A Short Story), is available on Kindle for $.99. He is looking for beta readers for his novel, Kaimerus, described as “Firefly crashes on Avatar and wakes up 28 Days Later.”

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